In Brief: New policy suggested for organ donation, and more headlines

The head of the German Medical Association has suggested a new standard for organ donation. Also, security is being tightened at Berlin’s state parliament house in order to protect against attacks by people in cars or other vehicles.

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The new president of the German Medical Association has suggested people should be incentivized to opt into organ donation in order to receive organ donations themselves.

Klaus Reinhardt, who became head of the association in late May, made the comments in an interview with the Funke Mediengruppe. He said under this proposed policy, people who opt into donating their organs would be placed at the top of the waiting list for organs themselves, making them more likely to receive a donation than those who are not registered as donors. Similar laws exist in Israel.


Security precautions are being tightened at Berlin’s Abgeordnetenhaus, or state parliament.

According to Der Tagesspiegel, bollards are being installed to protect against attacks by people driving cars or trucks.


If you get emailed a fine for speeding, Berlin police say don’t open the message.

They say the emails are not coming from their official offices as claimed but are viruses that should not be opened.

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