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Reduction in value-added tax dampens inflation

Reduction in value-added tax dampens inflation

Inflation in germany slipped below the zero mark in september for the second time since the reduction in value-added tax.

Consumer prices were 0.2 percent below the level of the previous month, as the federal statistical office announced on tuesday on the basis of preliminary data. Annual inflation thus fell to its lowest level since january 2015, when it was minus 0.3 percent.

Statisticians in wiesbaden had already calculated negative annual inflation of minus 0.1 percent in july of this year, and consumer prices stagnated in august.

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Cultivating tradition is once again on the back burner

Cultivating tradition is once again on the back burner

Due to the corona pandemic, stockheim's popular miners' tradition is once again on a dip. Miners' christmas, christmas market, barbara celebrations with a layer of meat and the miners' band's christmas concert fall victim to covid-19. Especially the rough mountain parade used to attract a lot of guests. Only on saturday, 4. December, takes place at 5 pm in the house of god st. Wolfgang with pastor hans-michael dinkel a service for the deceased miners takes place. The singers of the folkstrachtenverein "zechgemeinschaft" neukenroth will provide the vocal accompaniment. The obligation to wear a mask still applies.

Chairman heiko eisenbeib regrets the standstill. Finally one had acquired uniforms for new active members in the past year, which were privately financed. In this respect, the miners' association of stockheim and the surrounding area is well positioned, eisenbeib emphasized.

Although the last coal mine "st. The "katharina" mine was closed forever in 1968, the mining heritage in the community of stockheim and also in the district of kronach is still considered to be of great importance. The local coal mines in stockheim, reitsch and in the neighboring neuhaus have had a decisive influence on the region and have contributed significantly to its industrial development. From 1935 to 1968, about 1500 miners worked in the stockheim mine. In the meantime, the ruhr region, with its 173 mines, has also reached the end of the line.

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