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.
The suspect in the killing of CDU politician Walter Lübcke has confessed, admitting he shot Lübcke earlier this month. In other news, in Berlin and Brandenburg, police are deploying drones to help patrol traffic along the A12 Autobahn. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
This July’s Tech Open Air festival explores technology’s influence on business, music and art. We spoke to the festival’s head of content, Danielle Lemieux, to find out more. Also – visit our website to find out how you can win tickets.
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.
We’re pleased to announce our upcoming cooperation with Forecast, an international platform that promotes emerging talents. From their Forum in July 2019 through to their festival in Spring 2020, Forecast offers artists and creative thinkers from anywhere in the world the chance to work with mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition. Check our website for more information.
The BVG is making some changes to bus routes in Berlin. Cannabis consumption is on the rise among young people. Berlin is cracking down on the number of Spielhallen, or gambling halls in the city. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
CDU party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said in an interview on ARD’s talk show “Anne Will” that she can’t imagine cooperating with the right-wing populist Alternative für Deutschland party at this time. Meanwhile, the SPD considers dual leadership to replace former party leader Andrea Nahles.
The head of the German Medical Association has suggested a new standard for organ donation. Also, security is being tightened at Berlin’s state parliament house in order to protect against attacks by people in cars or other vehicles.
Just weeks after the June 2 murder of Kassel district president Walter Lübcke, some other German politicians are receiving death threats. Also, details on the historic thatched-roof kiosk at the Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn station that burned down Wednesday night.