Today is expected to be an exciting day: After Chancellor Angela Merkel made it clear to “Anne Will” yesterday that she would not watch the number of infections continue to rise, it is now the turn of the country leaders. Although the seven-day incidence in many countries is over 100, some ministers shy away from using the emergency brake – to the displeasure of the Chancellor, as she openly said on the ARD talk show. The reactions to this will occupy us today. You can also read all developments in our Corona live ticker. What else is still to be done today:
- The trial of the murdered American George Floyd: The main trial against the white ex-police officer Derek Chauvin for the killing of the unarmed African American George Floyd begins at 4 p.m. in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged, among other things, with second degree murder, which has resulted in up to 40 years in prison in Minnesota.
Supporting events for the 5th Brussels Syria Conference: At the online conference organized by the EU and the United Nations, new aid pledges for the suffering civilian population are to be made on Tuesday.
EU Interior Commissioner Ylva Johansson visits the refugee island of Lesbos and Athens: After the fire in the Moria camp in September 2020, the EU and Greece promised to build a new camp as soon as possible. Around 270 million euros from the EU are to flow into new reception camps on Lesbos and on the other refugee islands of Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros.
AfD Landesverband Sachsen-Anhalt presents its state election program for 2021: A new state parliament is to be elected on June 6th in Saxony-Anhalt.
The trial of three members of the Dresden hooligan group “Faust des Ostens” (FdO) begins: The men between the ages of 30 and 37 are accused of membership in a criminal organization, theft and bodily harm. The indictment also concerns a case from April 2011 in which around 50 FdO members attacked around a dozen foreigners.
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