Though there’s been a reversal in the verdict against gynecologist Kristina Hänel for the “advertisement” of abortion, her legal battles are not yet over. In other news, the German Farmers’ Association reports they’re expecting a grain harvest that’s just below average this year.
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.
As an alternative to Hartz IV, Berlin plans to pilot “solidarisches Grundeinkommen” or a solidarity basic income for 1,000 unemployed people over five years. In other news, governing Mayor Michael Müller hoisted a rainbow flag outside of the Rotes Rathaus on Monday, signifying the start of “Berlin Pride Weeks.” Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
The German Ethics Council said a general vaccination requirement for all adults or children is not justified, referencing the already-high vaccination rates for German children. In other news, a report presented by Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer identified a rise in the number of people in Germany classified as far-right extremists. 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.
Following the collision of two Eurofighter jets in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany’s military has suspended training flights from the Laage air base near Rostock for the time being. Also, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports Germany’s federal prosecutor has brought charges against eight members of “Revolution Chemnitz,” an alleged right-wing terror group. Read more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.