November 2022 will see the World Cup in Qatar. There's a huge construction program underway in the country, and it's a very controversial one. DW takes a closer look.
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Germany's meat industry is preparing for upheaval after coronavirus outbreaks exposed unsafe conditions for its large base of Eastern European workers. But will the government's plans do enough to strengthen protections?
Demand for construction sand is rising faster than supply, pushing even countries in the Middle East to import it from as far away as Australia and Canada.
The German and Dutch national teams have joined Norway in publicly supporting human rights ahead of Qatar World Cup qualifiers. Given football's relationship with Qatar, and financing generally, it's an uneasy stance.
The German government has announced reforms to the meat industry to improve working conditions. DW's Jens Thurau writes that people should think twice before buying — and eating — cheap meat.
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