The joint decision from Merkel’s conservative bloc and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) brings the total of incoming refugees from the Greek islands to about 2,750, a government spokesman confirmed.
Cases of COVID-19 are rising and despite warnings from Berlin to remain alert, a growing number of Germans are pushing back against hygiene and social distancing rules even as their neighbors — the French — embrace those measures to try and avoid another lockdown. Host Sumi Somaskanda explores the subject.
The debate over unconditional basic income is not a new one, but it has gotten more attention in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis. A new long-term study on how society would change if people were to receive a basic income is underway in Germany. Host Sylvia Cunningham explores some of the arguments for and against.