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Germany records higher number of excess deaths since September

Germany has seen significantly more deaths than usual since the start of September in part due to the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching as much as 17% above average in the second week of November, the Statistics Office said on Thursday. About 7.5% more people died between March 2020 and February 2021, whenContinue reading “Germany records higher number of excess deaths since September”

Germany: Right-wing criminality at a record high

Violent and racist crimes are on the up in Germany, according to official statistics on politically motivated crimes. Crimes by right-wing extremists hit their highest levels since records began in 2001. Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer presented the official statistics for politically motivated crimes committed in 2020 on Tuesday. The minister expressed concerns over increasingContinue reading “Germany: Right-wing criminality at a record high”

German spy agency watches Querdenker anti-lockdown movement

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says some parts of the anti-Covid lockdown movement are being kept under observation amid concerns they may be trying to delegitimise the state. They are focusing particularly on some members of the “Querdenker” (lateral thinkers) movement and say they do not fit into previous extremist categories. The BfV agency highlighted linksContinue reading “German spy agency watches Querdenker anti-lockdown movement”