Esbjerg Municipality is a municipality in Region of Southern Denmark on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Its mayor is Jesper Frost Rasmussen, from the Venstre political party. By 1 January 2007, the old Esbjerg municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen, merged with the former Bramming and Ribe municipalities to form the new Esbjerg municipality; this municipality has an area of 741 km² and a total population of 114,244. The main town and the site of its municipal council is the city of Esbjerg, the fifth largest city in Denmark. Neighboring municipalities with land connection are Tønder to the south, Haderslev to the southeast, Vejen to the east, Varde to the north; the neighboring municipality to the west is an island municipality located in Fanø Bay. Beyond the island of Fanø and Fanø Bay is the North Sea. Esbjerg's municipal council consists of 31 members, elected every four years; the municipal council has seven political committees. Below are the municipal councils elected since the Municipal Reform of 2007.
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Vincenc Strouhal was a Czech physicist specializing in experimental physics. He was one of the founders of the Institute of Physics of the Czech part of Charles University, he was engaged in hydrodynamic phenomena and electric and magnetic properties of steel. Strouhal's major contribution to the fundamentals of fluid mechanics was his discovery in 1878 of the Strouhal number; this dimensionless number describing oscillating flow mechanisms was discovered by Strouhal while experimenting in 1878 with wires experiencing vortex shedding and singing in the wind. 7391 Strouhal, a minor planet named after Strouhal in 1983 by the Czech astronomer Antonín Mrkos. Experiments of Dr. Strouhal
Sahra Wagenknecht is a German left-wing politician, economist and publicist. Along with Dietmar Bartsch, she was the parliamentary chairperson of Die Linke from 2010 to 2019. Since 2009, she has been a member of the Bundestag. Wagenknecht was born on 16 July 1969 in the East German city of Jena, her father is Iranian and her mother, who worked for a state-run art distributor, is German. She was cared for by her grandparents until 1976, when she and her mother moved to East Berlin. While in Berlin, she became a member of the Free German Youth, she completed her Abitur exams in 1988 and joined the Socialist Unity Party in early 1989. From 1990, she studied Philosophy and New German Literature as an undergraduate in Jena and Berlin but dropped out, she enrolled as a philosophy student at the University of Groningen where she earned an MA in 1996 for a thesis on the young Karl Marx's interpretation of Hegel, published as a book in 1997. From 2005 until 2012 she studied economics at the TU Chemnitz, where she earned a PhD with a dissertation on "The Limits of Choice: Saving Decisions and Basic Needs in Developed Countries", subsequently published by the Campus Verlag.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the transformation of the SED into the Party of Democratic Socialism, Wagenknecht was elected to the new party's National Committee in 1991. She joined the PDS's Communist Platform, an orthodox Marxist faction. In the 1998 German federal election, Wagenknecht ran as the PDS candidate in a district of Dortmund, garnering 3.25% of the vote. Following the 1999 European elections, she was elected as a PDS representative to the European Parliament. Among her duties in the parliament is serving on the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Delegation, as well as the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly. Following the merger of the PDS and the WASG that formed the Left Party, Wagenknecht considered campaigning for the position of party vice-chair. However, party leaders such as Lothar Bisky and Gregor Gysi objected to the idea because of her perceived sympathies for the former German Democratic Republic. Following the controversy, she announced. Wagenknecht contested a seat in the 2009 federal election in North Rhine-Westphalia.
She became the Left Party's spokesperson for economic politics in the Bundestag. On 15 May 2010, she was at last elected vice-president of the Left Party with 75.3% of the vote. Early in 2012, the German press reported that Wagenknecht was one of 27 Left Party Bundestag members kept under surveillance by the security services, she has been one of the main driving forces in the formation of Aufstehen, a left-populist movement established in 2018, which exists outside of traditional political party structures and has been compared to the French movement La France Insoumise. In March 2019, Wagenknecht announced her withdrawal from her leadership role within Aufstehen, citing personal workload pressures and insisting that after a successful start-up phase, for which political experience was necessary, the time had come for the movement's own grass roots to resume control, she complained. She would nonetheless continue to make public appearances on its behalf. Wagenknecht has argued that the Left Party must pursue radical and anti-capitalist goals, thereby remaining distinct from the more moderate Social Democratic Party and Green Party.
She has criticized the Left Party's participation in coalition governments the Berlin state government, which has made cuts to social spending and privatized some services. She has expressed strong support for the rise of left-wing leaders in Latin America, such as Hugo Chávez, for SYRIZA's 2015 electoral victory in Greece, she serves as a spokesperson for the Venezuela Avanza solidarity network, as an alternate on the European Parliament's delegation for relations with Mercosur. On 28 May 2016, an activist from the anti-fascist group Torten für Menschenfeinde pushed a chocolate cake in Wagenknecht's face at a Left Party meeting in Magdeburg in response to Wagenknecht's calls for limits on the number of refugees. Wagenknecht has criticised Angela Merkel's refugee policies, arguing that her government has not provided the levels of financial and infrastructural support required to avoid increasing pressure on local authorities and the labour market, thereby exacerbating tensions in society.
She has claimed that Merkel's policies were to blame for the 2016 Berlin truck attack. Wagenknecht married businessman Ralph-Thomas Niemeyer in May 1997. However, on 12 November 2011, politician Oskar Lafontaine stated publicly that he and Wagenknecht had become "close friends". At the time and Lafontaine had separated from their respective spouses. Wagenknecht married Lafontaine, 26 years her senior, on 22 December 2014, she is an atheist. Kapitalismus im Koma: Eine sozialistische Diagnose. Edition Ost, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-360-01050-7. Die Mythen der Modernisierer. Dingsda, Querfurt 2001, ISBN 3-928498-84-3. Kapital, Krise… Kein Ausweg in Sicht? Fragen an Sahra Wagenknecht. Pahl-Rugenstein, Bonn 1998, ISBN 3-89144-250-5; the Limits of Choice. Saving Decisions and Basic Needs in Developed Countries. Campus, Frankfurt am Main 2013, ISBN 978-3-593-39916-4. Kapitalismus, was tu