Nachrichtenpodcast: Deutschlands Stadtzentren sind grün

Germany’s cities are politically divided. A data analysis by ZEIT ONLINE reveals a pattern: The green core in German cities is particularly noticeable. Green is predominantly chosen in the center of the million cities Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and Cologne. In other cities, there are sometimes party political islands that differ significantly from their surroundings. Parties that cannot achieve a majority elsewhere in the city can win here. Christian Endt, Deputy Head of the ZEIT ONLINE Data and Visualization Department, puts the data into context and explains which finding was the most curious to him in the podcast.

During the meeting in Brussels, the EU ministers of interior discussed the asylum policy. Germany, led by the Green Party, had threatened not to agree to the asylum compromise. However, after Olaf Scholz stated that Germany would not be the reason for failure, Federal Minister of Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) referred to the compromise as „excellently negotiated“ on Thursday in Brussels. The European Parliament will now continue to negotiate the asylum reform. The goal is to pass the reform before the upcoming European elections in May 2024.

im Update:  

  • Aserbaidschan hat die Auflösung von Bergkarabach
    gefordert – die hat die separatistische Regierung nun verkündet. Bergkarabach werde „aufhören zu existieren“.
  • After an IT error caused the infrastructure of Volkswagen to shut down the previous day, the production lines are now operational once again.

What else? It’s hard to imagine what life at ZEIT ONLINE will look like after Saturday.

und Produktion: Fabian Scheler

Rauschenberger, Constanze Kainz

Laurena Erdmann

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