It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to catch a glimpse of someone else’s life: a memory, a worry, a funny encounter or an observation. Our latest story in the Wednesday 3 p.m. series is titled “Miezi” by Susannah Edelbaum.
The compromise reached by Berlin’s Red-Red-Green coalition has been praised by the Berlin Tenants’ Association and sharply criticized by both the CDU and two dozen real estate companies, construction businesses, and other organizations in the housing industry.
Migration to Europe is rising again. In September alone, more than 12,000 refugees arrived in Greece. This week on Studio Berlin: how is Europe tackling this challenge? And why can’t European countries seem to agree on a common approach to migration?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed that under the “current conditions” the federal government will not provide any weapons to Turkey, adding she is glad that this is also the position of the European partners.
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.