In a statement, Germany’s Finance Minister Olaf Scholz highlighted some of the new tax new measures, including making train travel cheaper by reducing the value-added tax while at the same time increasing the tax rates on airline tickets.
Studio Berlin host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson discusses the importance of the Polish election and its impact on Europe with Wojciech Szymanski, correspondent for the Polish service of the Deutsche Welle network and Lucasz Pawlowski, managing editor of Kultura Liberalna.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls for solidarity in society against anti-Semitism. In other news, average incomes are up across Germany, prompting increases in social security contributions for higher earners. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants more EU countries to agree to a distribution plan for migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, but efforts to seal a new deal in Luxembourg have failed.
Several streets in Berlin remain blocked by Extinction Rebellion climate activists. In other news, officials praised police cadets who captured and held a man who rammed a truck into motorists in the town of Limburg. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.