Djokovic's deportation exposes Australian border debate
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Weary after two years of some of the harshest COVID-19 border restrictions in the world, many Australians wanted Novak Djokovic kicked out of their country for traveling to a tennis tournament in their country without being vaccinated. But the backdrop to the government's tough line on the defending Australian Open champion — and Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s description of the expulsion as a “decision to keep our borders strong” — dates to nearly a decade ago. It also shines a light on Australia's complicated, and strongly criticized, immigration and border policies.
The economy recoveres more slowly than expected by professionals. That also recognizes the Federal Government. Nevertheless, Minister has been confident. © Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka / DPA Robert Habeck, Federal Minister of Economics and Climate Protection, introduces the annual economic report 2022.
The Federal Government has lowered its economic forecast for this year because of the pandemic. Minister of Economic Affairs Robert Dabeck spoke in his annual economic report presented on Wednesday from a difficult economic catch-up phase.
For 2022, the government is therefore expected to grow the gross domestic product of 3.6 percent. The predecessor government was out of 4.1 percent in the fall.
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In the first quarter, is expected to impair economic output by the pandemic and the restrictions, especially in the services, it was said in the report.
"With increasing vaccination, it should be possible to sustain the pandemic damage soon sustainably and reduce the crisis aids," said DAUL . "Then the economic recovery will also speed up."
2021 gave the German economy with expected 2.7 percent growth again. However, the increase of less than long as a long hoped for. In the crisis year 2020, economic output was broken by 4.6 percent.
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, despite the fifth Corona wave, delivery problems and increased energy prices, there were news, which gave optimists food. So rose the Ifo business climate, Germany's most important economic barometer, surprising in January. It was the first brightening since the middle of last year.
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On Wednesday, the economic researchers then announced that the index of export expectations has increased, with 17.4 points even at the highest value since September rose. Particularly significant growth expects the electrical industry and mechanical engineer.
At the prices, people in Germany may not hope for a rapid relaxation. "Overall, it is expected that the increase in consumer price levels this year is highly 3.3 percent again," says in the annual economic report.
Public Health Agency of Canada involved in 'error' on trucker vaccine rules: CP sources
Turmoil and confusion over whether truckers would remain exempt from the vaccine mandate last week stemmed from bureaucrats misinterpreting policy in more than one federal agency — including the one that co-ordinates Canada's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trucking industry was caught by surprise on Jan. 12 when the Canada Border Services Agency sent a statement to media saying that unvaccinated and partially vaccinated truck drivers crossing into Canada from the United States would remain exempt from the vaccine mandate which was expected to come into force last weekend.
on average of the past year, consumer prices increased by 3.1 percent. Above all, higher energy costs are heated in inflation.
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As an important price drivers, the government sees in Continue delivery bottlenecks this year, for example with semiconductors. It is only possible to expect a gradual relaxation during the course of the year, it says in the report. Until then, companies may noticeably increase prices.
In addition, according to the Government, in the first half of the year, it will come to increased significance rates compared to the previous year, because these prices increase so much only in the course of the year 2021. (dpa)
Atlantic premiers meet to discuss clean energy loop, COVID-19 management .
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston says he and his Atlantic counterparts heard encouraging statements from Ottawa on Tuesday about the importance of the proposed Atlantic Loop clean energy project, but no firm financial commitment. The estimated $5-billion proposal was among the priorities discussed during a virtual meeting hosted by Houston that involved the region's four premiers. In a post-meeting interview, Houston said federal Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc updated the leaders on Ottawa's position on the Atlantic Loop, which would connect the four provinces to hydroelectricity from Quebec and Labrador.