In Brief: Germany’s High Court rules Deutsche Umwelthilfe can continue to sue as a consumer protection agency

SPD leadership says the dissatisfaction over the nomination of CDU politician Ursula von der Leyen as EU Commission President won’t break Germany’s coalition government. In other news, Germany’s Federal High Court rules Deutsche Umwelthilfe, or Environmental Action Germany, can continue to issue cease and desist warnings and sue as a consumer protection agency. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.

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In Brief: Berlin governing Mayor Michael Müller hoists rainbow flag at Rotes Rathaus, and more headlines

As an alternative to Hartz IV, Berlin plans to pilot “solidarisches Grundeinkommen” or a solidarity basic income for 1,000 unemployed people over five years. In other news, governing Mayor Michael Müller hoisted a rainbow flag outside of the Rotes Rathaus on Monday, signifying the start of “Berlin Pride Weeks.” Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.

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