Study on child satisfaction: more shouting

According to Unicef, Germany’s children are more dissatisfied than in neighboring countries. The happiness of the little ones is too rarely the focus, says our author.

Adults don’t yell enough for children Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

An unhappy child is like a summer thunderstorm – or should be: one that comes out of nowhere and hits hard. After the storm, the coast is clear, the tears evaporate, and there’s a big ice cream.


Dispute about the rigaer94 house project in berlin: a street has its say

The dispute over the left-wing house project Rigaer94 is occupying the entire city. But what do the residents have to say? A walk.

"A kilometer of anarchy" was the headline of a tabloid newspaper about Rigaer Strabe Photo: dpa

Down the stairs at the Frankfurter Allee S-Bahn station and then keep to the right, to where pizza stores are lined up with tailor stores and kebab bars: This is where it begins, currently the most discussed street in the city. "A kilometer of anarchy" was the headline of the B.Z. in January of this year – today the debate is even more heated.


Dispute over clearing moratorium: rwe saws away at coal commission

The company wants to clear the Hambach Forest for lignite starting in October. Environmentalists now threaten to withdraw from the coal commission.

RWE wants to clear-cut the Hambach Forest Photo: dpa

The German government’s coal commission is facing a crucial test. Energy company RWE has announced that it will begin preparations for clearing the Hambach Forest near Aachen in the fall in order to secure its lignite production. Environmental associations and residents of the Rhenish coalfield, on the other hand, are now calling for a moratorium until a decision is made on the future of coal. They speak of "provocation" and "demonstration of power" by the corporation and threaten to withdraw from the coal commission that will debate the issue on Thursday.


Change of status: criminal becomes refugee

The Federal Office for Migration must recognize a Kurdistan Workers’ Party supporter persecuted in Turkey as a political refugee

Kurdish demonstrators march through downtown Hanover demanding freedom for Abdullah ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK Photo: Alexander Korner/dpa

This is a ruling of arguably fundamental importance: a Kurd who fled Turkey, supported the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK and was persecuted in his homeland because of it, must be granted refugee status by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf). This was decided by the Lower Saxony Higher Administrative Court in Luneburg on Monday.


Students from non-academic families: information on advancement.

High school graduates from non-academic households are rarely encouraged to go to college. That can easily be changed, scientists now prove.

This is where working-class children are less likely to dare to go: Lecture hall at a university Photo: dpa

Timely information about the benefits and financing of studying motivates more high school graduates from non-academic families to attend university. This is the result of a long-term survey of 1,500 Berlin schoolchildren initiated by the German Institute for Economic Research and the Berlin Social Science Research Center. For the first time in Germany, it can be shown that targeted information can influence the study intentions of high school graduates, the institutes announced on Thursday.


Strike for wind power company enercon: works council may continue to work

He stood up for the interests of temporary workers. For this reason, an Enercon employee representative was to be fired. A court has now prohibited this.

Still an Enercon employee: works council member Nils-Holger Bottger. Picture: dpa

A defeat in the labor court has taken the leading German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon. On Wednesday, the Magdeburg Labor Court announced its decision that the works council of an Enercon subsidiary may not be dismissed. The decision is not yet final, and the company can appeal.


Fun guerrilla teases ex-federal president: kohler and his cuckoo clocks

The ex-Federal President was invited to Warsaw by the "Executive Club". Kohler’s biography on the club’s homepage reads strangely.

A picture from Mr. Kohler’s hobby cellar? Hardly. Picture: imago/sepp spiegl

They actually advertise it: Horst Kohler, off-duty German president, "was a central figure in Argentina’s 2001 financial crisis and proved himself a righteous believer in neoliberal policies."


Un blue helmet mission in congo: ukrainian soldiers as smugglers

Wearing uniforms of Kabila’s presidential guard, Ukrainian pilots allegedly wanted to "go hunting" back home. Now they are under arrest in Goma.

They all look the same anyway, these uniforms: Congolese presidential guards. Picture: ap

New scandal for the largest UN blue helmet mission in the world: Six Ukrainian pilots of the UN mission in Congo (Monusco) were arrested on Wednesday at the airport of the eastern Congolese provincial capital Goma. Six uniforms of the Congolese presidential guard were found in their luggage along with the corresponding pistols, local radio stations reported.


Protocol work and corona: “on the infection front”.

Benjamin Walter’s hairdressing salon is hit hard by the new partial lockdown. He is particularly annoyed by the "back and forth" in German Corona politics.

Protest action in Spain: A hairdresser cuts a woman’s hair in front of the parliament in Madrid Photo: Manu Fernandez/ap/dpa

Benjamin Walter, 37, from Karlsruhe, has worked as a hairdresser for 20 years and independently in his one-man business for 7 years.


Rapper haiyti: jet-set diva in the crook milieu

Haiyti pop is full of contradictions. From Chanel to Gansterrap, the 26-year-old rapper from Hamburg plows all the stops of glamour.

Are these the tiles from the house in Ibiza? Photo: Universal

If you were to string together the lyrics of Hamburg rapper Haiyti’s countless songs released on albums, mixtapes and EPs over the past five years, you’d come up with a great cut-up pop novel. Because her sound is pop and her rhymes could be literature, but rhythmized on beats they just sound better than written on paper.