Studio Berlin, broadcast July 20, 2019: What action is being taken against rising rents in Berlin?

In this week's Studio Berlin, host Erik Kirschbaum breaks down proposals that take aim at the housing situation in Berlin, like expropriating property and the rent freeze ("Mietendeckel").

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Show broadcast July 20, 2019: “What action is being taken against rising rents in Berlin?”

This week on Studio Berlin: What action is being taken against rising rents in Berlin?

Host Erik Kirschbaum breaks down proposals, like expropriating property and the rent freeze (“Mietendeckel”), with Thomas McGath from “Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen” and journalist Grace Dobush who has written about urbanization and the Berlin housing market for Handelsblatt and Fortune.

This show was produced by Monika Müller-Kroll with production assistance from Léo Bräuer-Potier, Arie Burshtein, and Sylvia Cunningham. 

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