German Chancellor Angela Merkel turns 65 on Wednesday. In other news, how can drugs and treatment methods be developed without testing them on animals? Berlin will award a research prize of 30,000 euros for the most groundbreaking ideas.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told press on Wednesday there’s no need to worry about her, following her third shaking incident in less than a month. In other news, Ursula von der Leyen spoke to members of the European Parliament on Wednesday, a week ahead of the vote to confirm her nomination as EU Commission president.
The water at all 39 of the official bathing sites in Berlin is of excellent quality, said Berlin Senator for Health, Care and Equality Dilek Kalayci. In other news, the Berliner Morgenpost reports the Gewerkschaft der Polizei, or police union, is calling for people to wear helmets when operating e-scooters.
In a press release, Berlin police reminded people that the same blood-alcohol limits apply for operating an e-scooter as they do for driving a car. There have been eight e-scooter related traffic accidents since the introduction of e-scooters in Berlin, many involving alcohol. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.