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Leipzig elections: Die Linke and Grüne win; AfD grows

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European Parliament in Brussels. Public domain photo

In Leipzig, Die Linke won in percentage of votes for city council, and Die Grünen for the European Parliament. Still, the far-right AfD had the most impressive gains, now having more city council seats than the SPD, besides a lawmaker in Brussels.

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Meet the Candidates: Constanze Krehl, MEP (SPD)

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meet the candidates: Constanze Krehl
European Parliament. Public domain photo

Leipziger Constanze Krehl (SPD) has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 1994 and is running for re-election. She took the time to answer the interview questions we sent her, and we publish the answers here in the lead-up to the elections this weekend. Auf Deutsch und Englisch.

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Meet the Candidates: Hermann Winkler, MEP (CDU)

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meet the candidates
European Parliament in Brussels. Public domain photo

Originally from the Leipzig area, Hermann Winkler (CDU) is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and is running for re-election. Dieses Interview mit ihm ist Teil unserer Reihe über die Stadtrats- und Europawahlen am 26. Mai 2019. In English and German.

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When bike trails meet new lakes, old mines

in Glocal/Leipzig/Philosophies
Remainders of coal mining at Leipzig's sparkling lakes. (Photo: public domain)
Remainders of coal mining at Leipzig's sparkling lakes. (Photo: public domain)

It may become easier to cycle in nature, as a European network plans to help improve such infrastructure in Leipzig’s rural surroundings. But how do we make sure we prevent the development of the lake region from completely erasing its (mining) past?

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How to break free from plastic waste

in Food/Lifestyle/Society
Plastic waste pollutes the oceans and kills maritime life. Image © One Green Planet
Plastic waste pollutes the oceans and kills maritime life. Image © One Green Planet

No need to wait until throwaway plastics are banned in 2021. Find out how you can spend a life less plastically without spending a fortune, starting right now.

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3 key factors in the French elections Sunday

in Opinion/Politics

From the elections to be held across Europe this year, none are so transcendental – or so uncertain.

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