North Rhine-Westphalia

Tension escalates in Germany over the handling of the sexual attacks

Ferocious talks emerged in Germany and other European countries over the sexual assaults against women occurred by men of Arab or North African origin on New Year Eve’s  in five German cities and other cities in Europe.

German people demand explanations from German authorities about the handling of the attacks and ask them to reveal the identity of the perpetrators.

Bulgaria Appoints Werner Jostmeier Honorary Consul in Germany

Bulgaria's government has appointed Werner Jostmeier as the country's Honorary Consul in Germany with consular district the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Werner Jostmeier is member of the provincial parliament (Landtag) of North Rhine-Westphalia. He will be headquartered in Münster.

Lufthansa Strike to Affect Most Flights Between Sofia, German Airports

Eight flights between the Bulgarian capital and the airports in Frankfurt and Munich will be cancelled on Monday as the strike of flight attendants of Lufthansa continues.

The strike will not affect two of the scheduled flights between Sofia and Munich, the airport of the Bulgarian capital informed, daily Dnevnik reports.

All Flights Between Sofia, Frankfurt Cancelled as Lufthansa Strike Continues

All flights between the Bulgarian capital and Frankfurt operated by Lufthansa are cancelled on Saturday as the strike of the flights attendants of the German airline continues.

The latest strike, which began on Friday, cancelled 290 flights and affected 37 000 passengers, including people travelling between Sofia and Frankfurt.

Strike of Lufthansa Pilots Cancels All 37 Flights Between Sofia, Germany

All 37 Lufthansa-operated flights between Sofia and Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf are cancelled on Wednesday due to a strike of the pilots of the German airline.

After a strike on long-haul flights on Tuesday, the pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) announced a strike on its short- and medium-haul flights from and to Germany on Wednesday.