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.
The interior ministry said the aim of the increased border checks is to combat what’s known as “secondary migration,” or when non-EU individuals move illegally between EU member states. In other news, the first hearing began on Monday in a mass class action lawsuit against Volkswagen.