Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) will make a government statement in the Bundestag on Thursday (9 a.m.). The reason for the 20-minute statement is the EU special summit, which is to be held in Brussels at the end of May to deal with the current situation surrounding Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Thursday, May 19, 6:42 a.m.: Chancellor Olaf Scholz is presenting himself to Parliament today. At 9:00 a.m., Scholz first makes a government statement. This is followed by an hour and a half debate with Parliament. FOCUS Online accompanies the session in the live ticker.

A traffic control has escalated in Munich. Because a Porsche driver raced towards them, two police officers were forced to use their firearms.

A 13-year-old boy found 14,900 euros in cash at an S-Bahn station. But instead of taking the money he found to the police, he made a nice living with friends and squandered a large part of the sum. Only the parents of the children ended the life of luxury.

More than a year and a half after the theft of millions in the main customs office in Emmerich in North Rhine-Westphalia, four suspects have been identified. A German customs officer is among them. He is said to have provided the thieves with insider information.