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• Ursula von der Leyen gives a European speech: Climate protection, digital strategy, corona consequences, migration and foreign policy – according to the EU Commission chief, the EU has numerous problems and construction sites. What von der Leyen promises to advance Europe – and what it can deliver.
• Right-wing extremist chat groups at the police in NRW uncovered: 29 police officers in North Rhine-Westphalia are said to have exchanged right-wing extremist pictures of Hitler, for example. Interior Minister Herbert Reul speaks of a “disgrace”.
• Berlin administration files a complaint about the decision on pop-up cycle paths: The so-called Corona cycle paths in Berlin are illegal – the administrative court decided. The administration is now filing a complaint against this.
• Federal government probably wants to save Nord Stream 2 with billions in investment: President Trump is threatening sanctions so that Germany buys gas from the US instead of Russia. Now the federal government is said to have proposed a deal.
• Arrests for alleged arson in Samos: On the Greek island, fire fighters can control a fire near a refugee camp. The authorities suspect arson. The situation on Lesbos remains tense.
What was discussed?
• 29 right-wing extremist police officers exposed in NRW: Brown activities in the security authorities are a structural problem, writes my colleague Fatima Abbas, who has been researching the subject for weeks. Politicians must finally recognize that these are not isolated cases.
• The EU-Turkey dispute in the eastern Mediterranean: After China and Russia, Turkey is the next big problem for the EU. Nevertheless, she still receives EU pre-accession aid. That needs to change! A comment.
• Germany helps – Athens decides how: In the conflict between humanity and order, the federal government wants to accept more refugees – but other than helpful cities wish analyzes my colleague Christoph von Marschall.
What can Tagesspiegel subscribers read?
• The fear of women at the Silesian Gate: The number of crimes at the “Schlesi” in Berlin-Kreuzberg has risen rapidly, and local women are being harassed by dealers. The area is now a crime hotspot. My colleague Julius Betschka was there.
• Why do people have less and less sex, Ms. Illouz? The sociologist Eva Illouz speaks in an interview about the curse of dating apps – and what the new form of relationship “Situationship” means.
• The balm for the soul: The sports psychologist Dorothee Alfermann on the healing effects of sport, how often one should move and when it is too much.
• How automotive suppliers switch to the e-bike trend: In order to become more independent from the car, companies like Brose also rely on two-wheelers. With prices, that you otherwise know from the car trade.
What can we do?
Go to the cinema! The Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson explored with “Beyond Infinity” again the absurdity of human existence.
Listen to music! The musician Julia Reidy came to Berlin from Sydney six years ago.She plays in various bands and is now presenting her experimental solo album “Vanish” at HKW.
Read non-fiction books! This time: a political self-questioning, a Hamburg cultural history and news about the soldier king.
Netflixen! The German Netflix series “The Last Word” with Anke Engelke and Thorsten Merten reminds of a great role model.
What should I know for tomorrow?
Defense Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer provides the Study on how the Bundeswehr deals with homosexuality vor: The investigation by the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr deals with the years 1955 to 2000 under the heading “Between taboo and tolerance” and is part of the processing of the discrimination.
The European Parliament debates EU migration policy after the fire in the Greek registration warehouse Moria. MEPs talk about the status of the migration debate after the serious fire in the refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Number of the day
300 Taxis from Berlin are allowed to stop at the new BER airport. The number is expected to rise to 550 in the future. This settled the heated taxi dispute between Berlin and Brandenburg. It lasted seven years. Actually quite fast by Berlin standards.