World Germany: Berlin clubs and concert halls have received aid of 80,000 euros
Germany's Merkel pictured wearing mask in public
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has started making official appearances wearing a mask, after being called out for never having being pictured wearing one despite it being part of the government’s official guidance in the fight to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Merkel appeared in the upper house of parliament in Berlin on Friday wearing a black mask sporting the logo of Germany's European Union presidency, taking it off after she took her seat at an appropriate distance from others in the chamber.
These mainly techno clubs which have built the reputation of Berlin's “party city” have, for the most part, found themselves in a situation difficult financialNIGHT LIFE - These predominantly techno clubs that have built the reputation of Berlin's "party city" have, for the most part, found themselves in a difficult financial situation.
puts its hand in its pocket. Closed for four months due to coronavirus pandemic, the and of the German capital have each received an average of 81,000 euros in aid from the city, according to figures published this Sunday by the daily .
Less money for cup finalists FC Bayern and Bayer 04
The opponents of the final, FC Bayern Munich and Bayer 04 Leverkusen, have to expect noticeably lower payments at the DFB Cup final on Saturday in Berlin. © imago images As in the Bundesliga, the Berlin Olympic Stadium will also take place at the cup final without spectators. Accordingly, the finalists can expect financial losses. At least 4.94 million euros for the winner of the DFB Cup, and at least 3.66 million euros for the losing opponent, the participants in the DFB Cup were certain until
Pillars of the nightlife, these mainly techno clubs that have built the reputation of Berlin's "party city", have for the most part found themselves in a difficult financial situation since their closure on March 14 due to the spread of the virus.“An important part of Berlin”
The City-State of Berlin has however decided to grant emergency aid to 46 clubs, festivals and concert halls, according to figures communicated by a local politician, Georg Kössler, cited by the Tagesspiegel. Among them are clubs known far beyond the German capital, such as the Tresor, the Kater Club and the gay club Schwuz.
"We must ensure that these clubs do not sink, because they are an important part of Berlin and are among the sectors that are most affected by the coronavirus crisis," said the elected environmentalist, quoted by the Berlin daily. . "I want people to be able to dance and party when the time for coronavirus is over, so our clubs must survive," he added.
FFR chief Laporte announces re-election bid 'to keep work going'
Bernard Laporte told AFP on Tuesday he will run for re-election as French Rugby Federation (FFR) president later this year. There are some which are right in the process of being realised, it's not over," he told AFP. "We did a lot for the clubs but we want to continue to listen to the clubs and to be a federation which gives back to the clubs," he added.Laporte, 56, who coached Les Bleus between 1999-2007 before becoming the country's Secretary of State for Sport, faces competition from the chief of Paris' greater region's rugby federation Florian Gill.
No date for reopening envisaged
Despite extensive relaxation of the restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic throughout Germany, no date has yet been envisaged for the reopening of clubs and discotheques. Germany has decided to ban large rallies until the end of October.
The head of cultural affairs in Berlin, Klaus Lederer, opened the door last month to new aid for the many cultural places in the capital, citing a new envelope in two stages of 60 million euros after having already released 30 million euros of emergency aid in May.
DIW - "Property inequality has been significantly underestimated so far" .
© Reuters / BENOIT TESSIER 50 euro banknotes are displayed in this picture illustration Berlin (Reuters) - According to a study by the Berlin institute DIW, wealth in Germany is much more unevenly distributed than previously assumed. The paper will be published on Wednesday and was "Zeit online" on Tuesday. According to this, one percent of the population owns 35 percent instead of the previously assumed 22 percent of net assets in Germany.