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Reul: stricter security precautions footballEM

Tuesday, March 26, 10:19 a.m.: The Minister of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herbert Reul (CDU), announced stricter security measures for the European Football Championship. An international police center will be created in Neuss near Düsseldorf, Reul reported on Tuesday in Deutschlandfunk. From there, all information and situation reports would be linked. police officers In North Rhine-Westphalia, holidays are prohibited during the European Championship.

NRW maintains very intense contact with UEFA. “We need a clear picture of the situation, we need enough information. That's the most important thing. “That's always underestimated,” Reul said. The European Football Championship begins on June 14. Only in North Rhine-Westphalia are matches played in stadiums in Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Düsseldorf and Cologne.

Following the terrorist attack on a concert hall near Moscow that left almost 140 dead, police and security authorities must now prepare carefully and gather all the information they can, he said. CDU politician. The terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack. Western security authorities and experts suspect that the Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISPK) branch was behind the attack.

Reul also sees the ISPK as one of the biggest terrorist threats of the moment. He noted that the group would also have had contact with men who were allegedly involved in plans to attack Cologne Cathedral on New Year's Eve. Faced with the challenge that more and more individual perpetrators are on the move, it is important to know from the beginning “what is being planned, what is being prepared, where things are coming together,” the NRW minister said.

To achieve this, politicians need better instruments, such as the controversial data retention. Security authorities would have to be able to trace telephone and Internet connections, at least after a certain period of time. “Every time something happens, we all wake up again and say, 'Yes, you should.' And then it stays there again.”

ed Sheeran and Nelly Furtado at the EM Fanfest in Munich

12:05 p.m.: Superstars at the European Football Championship Fan Fest: Ed Sheeran and Nelly Furtado will play on June 12 at the Theresienwiese in Munich, two days before the opening match. Mark Forster will also perform at the big concert in front of around 90,000 guests, as the organizers announced on Thursday. Pre-registration for 95 euro tickets is open from Wednesday. Pre-sale begins March 28 at 10:00 am, for pre-registered customers only; remaining tickets will be available for free sale starting at 12:00 p.m.

“Football and music bring people together. This is exactly what strengthens our civil society and our democracy,” said tournament director and world soccer champion Philipp Lahm, who was able to meet with Sheeran in advance.

This is another important musical event for the city of Munich. Stars like AC/DC and Taylor Swift have been announced for this summer. And Adele will give ten concerts in August in Munich. On appearances alone, the city's economic department hopes to generate tourism-related sales of more than 500 million euros. The department announced in a forecast at the end of February that visitors to the six European Championship football matches could generate sales of around 144 million euros.

Beste has to leave early

Thursday, March 21, 09:50 a.m.: Bitter end to the first international trip! Jan-Niklas Beste has to go “Darling”-Information coming out of the national team's training camp. The 25-year-old FC Heidenheim professional suffered an adductor strain during training and is at risk of being out for up to ten days. This was revealed by an MRI on Wednesday.

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On open TV: the last DFB test matches before the European Football Championship

13:20: Shortly before the start of the European Football Championship, two control matches are held between the German team and Ukraine Greece. Two channels broadcast the matches on open television. Here you can read more about it.

The DFB announces the last two rivals before the start of the Euro Cup

10:18 am: Julian Nagelsmann has chosen “two strong and passionate opponents” for the last test matches before the European Championship at home. The national soccer team will face Ukraine on June 3 (8:45 p.m./ARD) in Nuremberg. The dress rehearsal before the start of the tournament will take place on June 7 (8:45 p.m./RTL) in Mönchengladbach against Greece. This was announced this Tuesday by the German Football Federation (DFB).

“The last international matches before the start of the tournament are always something special. The team is already in the full preparation process, each player is fighting for his place in the team and the national coach can test the final details,” said sports director Rudi Völler.

Ukraine and Greece are still playing in the playoffs to participate in the European Championship. Ukraine will first face Bosnia-Herzegovina on Thursday, while Greece will face Kazakhstan first. “We have to prepare for different styles and playing systems ahead of the Euro Cup and our group rivals. “Ukraine and Greece are two strong and passionate teams; lately we have had difficulties with rivals of this type,” said Nagelsmann.

The national coach also described the rival as a contrast to the strong teams. from France and The Netherlands, against whom Germany begins the year in the Euro Cup next Saturday and Tuesday of next week in Lyon and Frankfurt. On Monday, Nagelsmann gathered his team to prepare for the prestigious duels in Frankfurt.

DFB begins HomeEM new initiative against racism

Tuesday March 19, 7:06 am: At the European Men's Football Championship to be held this summer in Germany, the German Football Federation (DFB) wants to set an example against racism. Fans are already being asked to share photos with their hands crossed on social media. Its objective is to symbolize the “extinction” of racism, as said on Monday at the presentation of the initiative.

also calls the DFB With the support of the federal government's anti-racism commissioner, Reem Alabali-Radovan, he launched a pilot project against racism specifically in amateur football. Together with the North-East German Football Association, Makkabi Germany and its educational network “Together1”, anti-racism measures will initially be developed in the pilot region of North-East Germany and applied to selected amateur clubs.

Under the motto “The football season is the best time against racism”, the DFB also provides interested clubs with corner flags with an anti-racist motif upon request. “Football is for everyone and is therefore incompatible with racism and discrimination,” said DFB president Bernd Neuendorf.

The Minister of Sports, Nancy Faeser (SPD), explained that football represents unity and not exclusion and unites people. “We will show racism the red card. The European Football Championship in our country will be synonymous with respect, tolerance and diversity.” 2.7 million fans are expected in the stadiums and up to 12 million fans in the fan zones of the ten host cities. The European Championship will be accompanied by more than 60 volunteering, education and fan culture projects.

Special forces rehearse emergency: terrorist attack EM simulated

Sunday, March 17, 5:32 p.m.: To be prepared for an emergency at the European Football Championship, special units from the police, customs, emergency services and the Bundeswehr from all over Germany and Austria trained for two days. Around 2,000 participants simulated a terrorist attack in Middle Franconia and Upper Palatinate. “We always have to count on what we all hope will never happen,” said Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) on Sunday afternoon in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, where he held the last exercise of the “Counter-Terrorism Exercise 2024” (CTE). visited project. According to the minister, there are no specific terrorist threats.

The fictional scenario involved terrorists attempting to fly a drone loaded with explosives into a crowd. There were also simulated sniper shots from a rooftop at emergency services, a knife attack on a building where football fans were taking refuge, as well as shots at a subway station and a hostage taking in a newsroom, according to explained a police spokesperson. . Protection against chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear hazards was also tested.

The training took place mainly at police and Bundeswehr facilities in Nuremberg, Roth, Sulzbach-Rosenberg and Amberg. The emergency services have impressively demonstrated “that, hand in hand, they are well equipped to deal with the most diverse dangers and threats,” Herrmann said. The last CET took place twelve years ago in Schleswig-Holstein.

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