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Podcast: State Politics

"Landespolitik" from Berlin and Brandenburg summarizes the most important political events at the end of the week. The correspondents analyze what is happening, ask questions and classify - a compact summary with added value.

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State politics, May 22nd, 2021, 10:23 a.m. - Giffey - out in the federal government, for Berlin still in the race

The Berlin SPD leader Franziska Giffey resigned as Federal Family Minister on May 19 due to the affair surrounding her doctoral thesis, but she wants to remain the top candidate for the House of Representatives election. As great as the support from their party is, the criticism from other quarters is just as great. By Thorsten Gabriel

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State politics, May 15, 2021, 10:23 p.m. - On your marks, get set, go! Easing of corona measures in sight

The people in the Berlin-Brandenburg region have been waiting for this for a long time: Finally there is a ray of hope in the corona pandemic. In both federal states, incidences have fallen significantly recently, and easing is within reach. From Sabine Müller

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State politics, May 8th, 2021, 10:23 p.m. - The vaccination campaign in the region is still bumpy

The vaccination against Corona is progressing in the region - but still not smoothly. In the Berlin vaccination centers there is a threat of a shortage of second vaccinations with AstraZeneca and in Brandenburg even the doses for first vaccinations are scarce. By Birgit Raddatz
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State politics, April 24th, 2021, 10:23 a.m. - The signs point to the election campaign

So much red-red-green harmony is rare in Berlin: the Greens, the Left and the SPD are holding their state party conferences almost parallel to this weekend. It's about long-term election programs, but there is also no way around the current issues of the corona emergency brake and rent cover. By Christoph Reinhardt
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State politics, April 17, 2021, 10:24 a.m. - End for Berlin rent caps: And now?

The constitutional court tipped the rent cap and the Berlin state government proposed political malice against the opposition. Was it a breach of the constitution or a useful tool? Will a federal law on rent limits now follow? Birgit Raddatz will discuss this with Thorsten Gabriel and Iris Sayram.

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State politics, April 10th, 2021, 10:24 a.m. - New school strategies after the holidays

After the Easter break, schools in the region should reopen - at least partially, with Berlin and Brandenburg going different ways. Corona does not stop at the Berlin state budget. In an interview, Finance Senator Matthis Kollatz reveals why there is still a ray of hope. By Jan Menzel

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State politics, April 2nd, 2021, 6:00 am - between emergency brake and vaccination acceleration

After Brandenburg, Berlin has also tightened its measures to contain the corona pandemic. The urgent appeal is to stay at home for Easter. In addition, both countries are looking to deal with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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State politics, March 27th, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - Incidence of corona - How to intervene?

How are the state governments in Berlin and Potsdam reacting to the rising incidence figures? The "emergency brake" agreed by the federal and state governments is defined differently by both. Another topic in the weekly political review is the Berlin crime statistics.
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State politics, March 20, 2021, 10:24 a.m. - Rising infections, stagnating vaccination campaign

Neither Berlin nor Brandenburg allow any further easing as the corona incidence values ​​are rising. After an up and down in the fight against the pandemic with the vaccine from AstraZeneca, it can now be inoculated again. The state party conferences of the Berlin Greens and the Brandenburg AfD are also under Corona signs.
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State politics, March 13th, 2021, 7:24 p.m. - Berlin AfD clarifies leadership issues

After the Berlin Alternative for Germany had been run for months by an emergency board, the weekend was voted properly. But the question of who has the say in the party arises regardless of the position on the board.
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State politics, March 6th, 2021, 10:24 a.m. - Lockdown - extended, defused

Berlin and Brandenburg are implementing the resolutions of the Prime Minister's Conference - with a lockdown extension and gradual easing. In Berlin, for example, all primary school students are called to schools. And: In both countries, the AfD is outraged by the protection of the constitution and is hoping for the courts. By Jan Menzel
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State politics, 02/27/2021, 10:24 a.m. - Commemoration of the victims of Hanau

Politics should hold society together, protect it. From illness and need, from hatred and violence. This week there was a lot about Corona and how to find normality, for example in schools and in business. But also about the domestic violence that comes with the crisis. And about the hatred of fellow citizens - a year after the Hanau attack. By Christoph Reinhardt

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State politics, 02/20/2021, 10:24 a.m. - Schools are gradually opening

After more than two months of emergency operation in schools, things are starting again. Politicians are watching intently whether this is the turn for the better - or whether the school openings endanger what has been achieved. The state governments do not have much time left to find the right vaccination strategy. And a concept against low water is still needed.

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State politics, 02/13/2021, 10:24 a.m. - Continue in lockdown mode - with small progress

Life remains shut down in Berlin and Brandenburg too, but there are prospects for schools and daycare centers. Berlin is trying to make everyday life safer there with corona tests. But the test strategy still leaves questions unanswered. By Thorsten Gabriel

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State politics, 02/06/2021, 10:24 a.m. - prospect of easing the lockdown?

Politicians are cautiously starting to talk about openings after February 14th, in the daycare centers in Brandenburg there is resistance against the full daycare centers and another investigative committee is starting in Berlin. These are some of the national political issues with Ute Schuhmacher.

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State politics, January 30th, 2021, 10:24 a.m. - A (false) report and its story

Health Senator Dilek Kalayci surprised the House of Representatives with the news that the Berlin-based company Berlin Chemie is getting into corona vaccine production. But the company itself was caught off guard by the announcement. So how did the senator get her supposedly good news? By Thorsten Gabriel

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State politics, January 23, 2021, 10:24 a.m. - State governments decide on corona measures

The schools empty, the daycare centers in emergency operation. But the administration of all people lacks the technology for home office. Berlin and Brandenburg are plaguing themselves and the citizens in the fight against the pandemic, while the AfD fights back with claws and teeth in order not to be observed by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. By Christoph Reinhardt

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State politics, January 16, 2021, 10:24 a.m. - Further protective measures against corona pandemic

Stricter corona rules have been adopted in Berlin and Brandenburg, the number of corona infections continues to rise - and the Berlin Senator for Education Sandra Scheeres had to submit an application for voting out. These are some of the topics Ute Schuhmacher addressed in the weekly review of regional politics.

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State politics, January 9th, 2021, 10:24 am - dispute over school openings - and the consequences

In Germany, the lockdown will continue and tightened, but Berlin wanted to gradually open schools from Monday. A debate about this now has consequences for graduating classes and elementary school students. By Thorsten Gabriel
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State politics, December 19, 2020, 10:24 a.m. - Shut down: Berlin and Brandenburg in lockdown

Since Wednesday, public life in our region has largely been shut down. At the same time, the countries are preparing intensively to be able to start vaccinating before the end of the year. Meanwhile, the hospitals are reaching their limits. Also: Interior Senator Andreas Geisel presents a new anti-terror plan for Berlin.

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State politics, 12.12.2020, 10:24 a.m. - Berlin and Brandenburg are planning further corona protective measures

Because of the high number of corona infections, two weeks before Christmas everything points to another hard lockdown. And the Berlin House of Representatives amends the constitution to allow parliament to enter a crisis mode.
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State politics, 05.12.2020, 10:24 a.m. - Preparations for the corona vaccination

Berlin and Brandenburg are feverishly preparing for the use of the first corona vaccine, while in the background there are already arguments about the high costs of the pandemic. Meanwhile, the constitutional protectors are looking at the radicalizing lateral thinking movement with increasing concern. Also: The new BVG boss Eva Kreienkamp presented her strategy.

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State politics, 11/28/2020, 10:24 a.m. - New start for the Berlin SPD

With Franziska Giffey at the helm, the Berlin Social Democrats want to regain their old strength. They will initiate the change at a virtual party congress this weekend. It is also about the Corona decisions of the state governments of Berlin and Brandenburg.
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State politics, November 21, 2020, 10:24 a.m. - The dilemma with the corona measures

The corona measures are increasingly dividing society. During demonstrations in Berlin this week there were violent riots between demonstrators and the police. In contrast, the current Brandenburg trend shows: More people than in April want tougher measures against the virus. Meanwhile, the region is preparing for the arrival of the first vaccines.

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State politics, 11/14/2020, 10:24 a.m. - Giffey waives his doctorate

After the Free University announced last week that it wanted to re-examine the doctoral thesis of Federal Family Minister Franziska Giffey, the SPD politician now announced that she would forego her title in the future. Is this step a liberation for you and your party? far

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State politics, November 7th, 2020, 10:24 am - Attack in Vienna: What can be done against Islamism?

After the terrorist attack in Vienna, politicians in the region also discussed how Islamism can and should be combated in this country. However, the corona pandemic was again the predominant national political issue this week - and is putting increasing pressure on politics, reports Ute Schuhmacher.
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State politics, October 31, 2020, 10:24 a.m. - Corona tightening causes a gloomy mood

The tightening of the corona is dampening the political mood: In the state parliaments, the representatives of the people are fighting for support from the population, the Berlin SPD has to postpone its change of leadership. The Brandenburg AfD parliamentary group elects a new chairman, who immediately tightened the tone. And: BER is actually opened.

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State politics, 10/17/2020, 10:24 a.m. - A parcours of the Corona regulations

Stricter corona rules, health authorities under pressure and the dispute over the accommodation ban: The pandemic had the region firmly under control again this week. Editor Birgit Raddatz gives the political review.
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State politics, 09/26/2020, 10:24 a.m. - yellow traffic lights, Corona Committee, Berlin trend figures

The possible consequences of the yellow corona traffic lights in Berlin, the new corona investigation committee in Brandenburg and an analysis of the new Berlin trend numbers: What happened and what does that mean? Editor Ute Schumacher gives this political review.
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State politics, 19.09.2020, 10:24 a.m. - How does Berlin want to organize its traffic?

The Berlin Senator for Transport, Regine Günther, presented the draft for the last section of the Mobility Act this week, which includes the organization of commercial traffic. What are the plans, how are the reactions?

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State politics, 09/12/2020, 10:24 a.m. - Pop-up cycle paths in Berlin are illegal

The urgent decision of the administrative court on the Berlin pop-up cycle paths and the ever increasing number of right-wing extremists in Brandenburg - these are two of our topics of the weekly political review with Ute Schumacher.
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State politics, 05.09.2020, 10:24 a.m. - Reich flags in front of the Reichstag

The past weekend demonstration in Berlin had consequences in the Senate and the House of Representatives: the government adopted stricter rules for meetings, and parliament took stock of the police operation. Thorsten Gabriel sums up the debate about the consequences.
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State politics, 08/29/2020, 10:24 am - Dispute over demo against corona policy in Berlin

Thousands of people want to come to Berlin on the weekend to protest against the government's corona regulations. This has also preoccupied state politics, the police and the courts this week. At the same time, with a view to increasing new infections, the Senate has extended the participation restrictions at major events until the end of the year. How much freedom is each individual allowed and how much protection against infection must be?
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State politics, 08/22/2020, 10:24 a.m. - After the attack on Autobahn 100

Was the transfer of two public prosecutors politically motivated? Why didn't the police stop the alleged Islamist before he rammed motorcyclists on the A100? The most difficult political question of the past week was: How much can we trust our security authorities?

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State politics, 08/15/2020, 10:24 a.m. - School starts in Berlin and Brandenburg

The start of school and the consequences in Corona times was one of the dominant topics this week. But a possible ban on alcohol was also discussed. Ute Schuhmacher summarizes the most important discussions in retrospect.
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Weekly review: easing, infections and power struggles

Berlin decides to further relax the corona, at the same time the number of infections is increasing. In Brandenburg, meanwhile, the power struggle between the AfD federal leadership and Andreas Kalbitz rages on. But there is something conciliatory in the dispute over the anti-discrimination law.
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