Let’s make the best out of the diesel scandal and clean things up around here. Let’s finally ban cars from our cities. The space belongs to us, says Linda Vierecke.
Only days before a summit in Berlin on the future of diesel cars in Germany, policymakers are suggesting different ways of bringing cheating carmakers to reason. But a lot is just pre-election rhetoric, experts say.
Although Tokyo topped the list, Monocle magazine's editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé tells DW why German cities like Berlin and Munich made the annual Quality of Life Survey global ranking from 2017.
The eastern outskirts of the German capital have remained bastions of support for the left ever since the collapse of the GDR. But in the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, the far-right AfD made staggering gains.
Germany has told a second employee of the Vietnamese Embassy in Berlin to leave the country after the alleged kidnapping of Trinh Xuan Thanh. Vietnam maintains the former oil executive voluntarily returned home.
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