Berlin Mayor Michael Müller says he supports an annual 1 euro per day BVG pass, modeled after public transport in Vienna. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
A new analysis shows Berlin workers handed over nearly 786 million euros worth of unpaid overtime to employers. A new campaign #Fairdient wants to put a stop to unpaid overtime in Germany and prevent an increase in the legal maximum daily working hours. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
SPD leadership says the dissatisfaction over the nomination of CDU politician Ursula von der Leyen as EU Commission President won’t break Germany’s coalition government. In other news, Germany’s Federal High Court rules Deutsche Umwelthilfe, or Environmental Action Germany, can continue to issue cease and desist warnings and sue as a consumer protection agency. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
The German government bans arms exports to nations outside of NATO or the EU. In other news, Germany’s production of clean energy reaches a new half-year record of 44%, but the federal energy office says it’s not enough to reach energy goals. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
Greater than you think” by musician Diane Weigmann is a catchy Summer pop tune about believing in oneself. We caught up with Weigmann, who was born and raised in Berlin, about the upcoming release of her fourth solo album “Größer als Du denkst”, and how motherhood has impacted her music.