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EUChristmas

EUChristmas

Sofia, Bulgaria, beggar woman shows real values the capital of the new EU partners Bulgaria holds some surprises, such as fog for his visitors. Fog can be in Sofia due to the framing by mountainous ridges won’t pass, so also not in the three days I was allowed to spend in Sofia for a report. For the first time in Bulgaria, I unlocked my soul as a journalist, to include in other, me new cities, the atmosphere and aura of the city. Sofia, a metropolis of the East? – or of the South? In addition to Orthodox cathedrals, mosques and Kappelen from the 11th century, as well as monumental buildings, building ruins from the Socialist heritage and new consumer Temple, the chaotic road traffic noticed immediately. He runs\”, he does not. To the chagrin of the people, the fog pushes even the whole smog over the city and in the three days I spent here, it remained dark.

Accordingly, this affected my mood and I was sensitized for Visual and mental stimulation. A week ago Christmas 2006 and immediately prior to Bulgaria joining the EU, I left the Christmas decorations and the curiosity on the Bulgarians to walks through the city of animate me yet, despite smog and fog. I watched people on the road, and let my thoughts about their fate, fears and desires, in particular in terms of EU accession and the changes which they expect free rein. In a subway underpass was waiting for me one of the probably most impressive personalities of Sofia. Urban subways are the ganglia of a vibrant city. Busyness, stress, mass loneliness\”meet here greetings and farewell full shopping bags and business case, beggars and tramps, teenager and teenagers, grannies and stroller, all social layers of a city. Between the social centipedes, indefinable smells and noise seemed, like a Hollywood movie: NICKI! The eleven-year old blonde Angel played violin at a corner.

Festival Driving

Festival Driving

Stefan Heins to the first Ambassador of the campaign ‘ Don t drink and drive’ appointed: novice between 18 and 24 years of age and young adults are especially at risk. On the way home from the disco or party accidents happen often. And this is also alcohol in the game. For this reason, the brewery Association NRW participates since 1993 in the promotion of Don t drink and drive. In Ratingen, the first Ambassador of the oldest German road safety campaign was awarded with the CDU Board member of Stefan Heins. As a first measure, he has bought a young driving beginner professional safety training. The 18-24 year olds up 21 percent of all car accidents in North Rhine-Westphalia cause a population share of eight percent. And 18 percent of those killed in road traffic are young adults.

As industry association we want to contribute, in any case, alcohol-related accidents in our country go back”, warns Jurgen Witt, Managing Director of the brewery Association NRW. Our Member breweries are clearly committed to do so, that a drunk driver at the wheel has no.” For the first time the brewery Association NRW now has a local politician to the Ambassador of the successful campaign, don’t drink and drive”made. On the potato Festival of the Ratinger CDU was Stefan Heins now officially appointed Ambassador. Parties is simply in our rural area”, says the Deputy CDU leader in the Ratingen Municipal Council. But we have to clearly separate: celebrations and drinking alcohol on one, driving a car on the other side.

Who has drunk alcohol, does not belong at the wheel of a vehicle. That is why I am engaged as new Ambassador happy for this action.” As a first measure, a full-day driver safety training at the transportation departments in Bielefeld was giving Stefan Heins of the Ratinger driving beginner Meike Werner. I may permit with no error in the coming years”, says the 18-year-old. While alcohol is absolutely taboo for me, when I sit at the wheel of my car. But even after the trial period, I’m it hold. For my driver’s license is simply too important. “And I would assume no responsibility for accidents I could borrow.” Also Fahrlehrerin Dorothea Ziegler Schonemann agrees with the, which operates a driving school for women in Ratingen Hall. I’m no big worries when Meike. Women ride always carefully and more responsibly. Young men sit in the so-called disco accidents ‘ at the wheel. I Don ‘t drink and drive’ actions therefore expressly welcome. Only with education we approach our common goal, to minimize the number of traffic accidents.” Holger Bainbridge