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May is asking for Brexit-delay of three months (13.12 PM)EU imposed billion penalty against Google (12.10)earthquake shakes southwestern Turkey (8.32 PM), the Second man accused of dissemination of attack-Video (7.02 p.m.) – Heavy Floods in Afghanistan (5.00 PM), Christchurch: the First victims of terror buried (1.22 PM)

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+++ 13.40 PM: EU Commission sees “serious” risks in the case of Brexit-a postponement to June +++

The EU Commission’s “serious legal and political risks” for the European Union, if it agrees to a postponement of the Brexit-date until the end of June. This is from an internal document that was discussed at the weekly meeting of the authority and to the AFP news Agency. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has in the meantime requested the EU to postpone the Leaving date of the end of March to the end of June.

+++ 13.24 PM: Lockerbie bombing: Scottish justice is examining the Stasi-connection +++

In the investigation of the plane-bombing of Lockerbie in 1988, leads a new track to Germany. The “image”newspaper reported, the Scottish prosecutors looked into the question of whether the Stasi agents were possibly part of the terrorist conspiracy of the former Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, who is said to have arranged the assassination attempt.

According to a spokesperson for the Prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt (Oder) received between the 28. June 2018, and the 13. March five “European investigation orders”. In the process, were interrogated according to the Prosecutor’s office so far, no Suspects. “It is solely for the hearing of witnesses,” said the spokeswoman. The respondents are former employees of the state security of the GDR.

+++ 13.21 PM: court looks at compensation claims for justice of victims Mollath +++

The regional court I of Munich for damages claims for justice of victims of Gustl Mollath. A “variety of procedural errors” had led to, that Mollath had been sentenced to placement in a psychiatric hospital, said the presiding judge. The court in Nuremberg was “strive to finish the procedure quickly. As has probably suffered the facts of the case something on underneath.”

How high the damages could be, remained completely open. The fact that Mollath and the Ministry of justice as a process to replace the parties in a written procedure. A date for a further public hearing was not set.

+++ 13.12 PM: May EU asks for Brexit-delay to 30. June +++

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, the EU has to a displacement of the Brexit until the end of June asked. May said in Parliament in London, they have informed EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter, that the United Kingdom is an extension of the deadline referred to in article 50 of the EU Treaty, to 30. June would like it to. The deadline is actually 29. March.

+++ 12: 40: pensions increase by more than three percent +++

The well 20 million pensioners in Germany, as planned, a significant increase of their pensions: pensions increase on 1. July in West Germany, to 3.18 per cent, in the East to 3,91 percent, as the Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD), told. The increase corresponds exactly to the most recent forecasts.

The level of pensions increases, even slightly, to 48,16%. The level in the East increased from 95.8% to 96.5 percent of the current value in the West. “This year, pensioners will benefit from the good situation on the labour market and the wage increases of the past in the Form of better pensions,” said Heil. He was convinced that the pension value in the East will match up to 2024 in the West level.

+++ 12.10 PM: the EU’s competition guardian, Google for the fillies to 1.49 billion Euro fine +++

The EU’s competition authorities have imposed a penalty of 1.49 billion euros against the US Internet giant Google. In the case of search engine advertising on the part of the service “AdSense for Search” had been disabled other providers unauthorized manner, informed the EU Commission.

+++ 12.02 PM: unmarried couples in Indonesia is punished with strokes of the Cane for body contact +++

In the Indonesian province of Aceh, several unmarried couples have been publicly punished with strokes of the Cane, because they had contact with the forbidden body. The five couples were beaten in front of a mosque in the provincial capital of Banda Aceh, between four and 22 Times with a cane. All of them had previously served prison sentences of several months.

+++ 11.11 am: the CDU and the CSU are apparently for suspension of Orban’s party EPP +++

the CDU and the CSU, are in favour of the membership of the national Fidesz party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the European people’s party until Further notice to suspend. The Union tops will support in the crucial vote, the line that Fidesz may not participate in meetings of the party family, as the German press Agency learned from Union circles. Thus, the Fidesz would lose its voting rights. It is questionable, however, whether Orban will not leave you in such a decision, the EPP.

+++ 10.46 PM: Cabinet approves draft budget for 2020 and medium-term financial planning +++

The Federal Cabinet has set the budget for 2020, and the financial planning for subsequent years be approved. The Bulgarian Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz (SPD), the Federal budget will grow next year by 1.7 percent to 362,6 billion euros. By 2023, a further increase of the Budget up on 375,1 billion euros is provided in its medium-term financial planning. New debt should not exist, as in the past years.

+++ 10.23 PM: Alstom more than 40 trains can deliver to Germany +++

The French Zugbauer Alstom has secured a contract for the delivery of 41 regional trains to Germany. He signed the contract for 150 million euros with the transport group Transdev, such as Alstom announced on Wednesday in Paris. The trains will be built at Alstom’s headquarters in Salzgitter, lower Saxony, and until September 2022 to be delivered.

+++ 10.01 PM: procedure to millions of complaint of Gustl Mollath in Munich started +++

Before the regional court of Munich I, the civil process has started on a million suit for many years against his will in the psychiatric ward, housed Gustl Mollath. The 62-Year-old demands by the free state of Bavaria EUR 1.8 million for loss of Earnings and Pain and suffering. The free state had paid to him after his release from psychiatry, 70,000 Euro, but looks no further claims.

+++ 9.48 PM: building collapse in India – mindeat least four of the Dead +++

The collapse of an under construction commercial complex in India, at least four people have been killed. After yesterday’s collapse of the three-storey building in the South-Western Indian city of Dharwad, other victims are presumed to be under the rubble, the police announced. The rescue work continued. More than 40 people injured had to be treated in the hospital. The cause was initially unclear. According to media reports, had opened on the ground floor already, some retail shops, although the complex was still being built.

+++ 9.18 PM: Bayer stock crashes after glyphosate-judgment by more than ten percent from +++

After re-glyphosate-judgment in the United States, Bayer stock has plummeted on the stock exchange in Frankfurt am Main. The paper of the group crashed at Opening the stock exchange in the Morning by more than ten percent. The Jury in a U.S. Federal court in San Francisco yesterday had found that the glyphosate contributed-containing herbicide Roundup, the US manufacturer, Monsanto, which belongs to Bayer, a cancer disease of a claimant.

+++ 8.53 PM: in the media: May want to ask for Brexit-delay of three months +++

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is to ask according to Reports, the European Union, only a short Brexit-delay of about three months. This wool they provide today in a letter to the President of the Council, Donald Tusk, were reported by several British media, citing non-closer-called government circles. Downing Street refused to make any statement on request. Originally the UK wanted to be on the 29. March of the community of States separate.

+++ 8.33 PM: Juncker, a decision on Brexit-date +++

the EU is expected this week-President of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker is expected this week at the EU summit still no decision on a postponement of the Brexits. Probably you’ll have to again next week to discuss said Juncker in the Germany radio.

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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