Though there’s been a reversal in the verdict against gynecologist Kristina Hänel for the “advertisement” of abortion, her legal battles are not yet over. In other news, the German Farmers’ Association reports they’re expecting a grain harvest that’s just below average this year.
Current German Defense Minister and CDU politician Ursula von der Leyen has been nominated as the next EU Commission president, a move which has angered leading politicians in the SPD, FDP, and the Greens. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
In a press release, Berlin police reminded people that the same blood-alcohol limits apply for operating an e-scooter as they do for driving a car. There have been eight e-scooter related traffic accidents since the introduction of e-scooters in Berlin, many involving alcohol. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
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.
According to Schmutz, metal musicians eschew the beach, which is why their gig recommendations for July seem to be mostly punk and metal based. Listen in for inspiration as Gabriel Dunn and newbie Mark Byrne run through their must-see shows for July including Sho Madjozi, FloFilz, Sun and Gouge Away.