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.
The Berlin Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would allow for a citywide rent freeze. A planned road tax was shut down by the EU Court of Justice. And German authorities have made their biggest-ever drug bust: 670-kilogram of heroin in transit near the Polish border. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
In Berlin, the Plansche im Plänterwald water playground in Treptow has been temporarily closed after 30 children complained of itching and skin rashes. In other news, CDU politician Octavian Ursu defeated AfD candidate Sebastian Wippel for mayor in the Saxony town of Görlitz this Sunday.