Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet today are discussing what to do when Germany takes the helm of the EU Council on July 1. The presidency comes at a crucial time as Europe grapples with recovery measures to handle the unprecedented health and economic crisis. What are the expectations and challenges ahead?
Host Sumi Somaskanda delves into modern-day discrimination in Germany and its history of racial injustice with Malcolm Ohanwe, journalist for German public broadcaster BR; Larry Olomofe, executive director of PADLINK; Joshua Kwesi Aikins, a political scientist with Afrozensus, and Peggy Piesche, a literary and cultural studies scholar.
The Bundesliga resumed this month with soccer teams playing to empty stadiums. It’s the first major sports league in the world to restart amid the coronavirus health crisis. But is this a manageable solution in the pandemic era for soccer and other sports? And how are fans reacting to the so-called “ghost games”?
Since the health crisis began, we’ve brought you dozens of stories of hope and resilience on “The Coronavirus Chronicle.” As we enter this next phase in the pandemic, this will be the last episode in the series for now. We hear from Joanna Satanowska who lives in Warsaw. The 31-year-old film director started to shoot her debut feature when the pandemic shut down public life in Poland.