In her first comments on the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Angela Merkel says all of Germany’s 83 million people must act together in solidarity to protect vulnerable people within the population.
Germany is one of several EU member states that has agreed to be part of a so-called “Coalition of the Willing” to take in refugee children stuck at the border between Greece and Turkey. In other news, Germany’s governing coalition wants to keep companies afloat that suffer financially because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Despite laws to close the gender pay gap, Germany’s gap remains one of the largest among all EU countries. As Berlin celebrates the second official International Women’s Day, Studio Berlin takes a look at how far Germany has come and speaks with Berlin women who are working for greater gender equality.