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For school materials, consumers had to spend more money in July than a year ago. As the Federal Statistical Office announced in Wiesbaden on Tuesday, the prices for school booklets and drawing blocks rose by 13.6 percent compared to the same month last year. Overall, consumer prices rose by 7.5 percent in the same period.

Schulmaterialien in einem Laden. © Herbert Bucco school materials in a shop.

"Reasons for the high price increase in school issues and drawing blocks should be the continued shortage of paper and the increasing costs in paper production," said the statisticians.

for pencils and color boxes as well as for fountain pens and fountain pens 5.2 percent more had to be paid than in July 2021. The prices for school bags were 4.7 percent above the level of the previous year.

in North Rhine-Westphalia, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein are already over. Next, the new school year begins in Hamburg, Berlin and Brandenburg. In Bavaria, the school only starts in mid -September. (dpa)

After the buses, the shortage of drivers at RATP is invited into the .
© DNOVAC / Pixabay metro. Photo of Illustration in Paris, metro users have more and more long -term waiting times and overloaded trains since the start of the school year in September 2022. These difficulties would be linked to a shortage of drivers at RATP. While a strike is scheduled for November 10, a vast recruitment plan will be set up in 2023, promises the company. The difficulties accumulate in the Paris metro, when Jean Castex is preparing to take control of RATP .

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