Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with the Heads of Government of the Länder. During the video conference, Angela Merkel, Berlin’s Governing Mayor Michael Müller and Bavarian Minister President Markus Söder underlined common ground in the field of digitalisation. Also on the agenda were the energy transition, the Pact for the Rule of Law, and of course the current situation with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We must make the 2020s a decade of sustainability,” declared Chancellor Angela Merkel at the 20thannual meeting of the German Council for Sustainable Development, to ensure that we are not living today at the expense of future generations.
people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far in Germany (as at 12 June 2021). 21.350.096 people have already had both vaccinations. The Federal Ministry of Health’s vaccination dashboard has more details.
We can only overcome the pandemic once a high percentage of the world’s population is vaccinated. From the start of the pandemic, the EU has worked to step up vaccine production and make the vaccines available worldwide.
Provided the EMA authorises the use of a COVID-19 vaccine for this age group, it should be possible to vaccinate children and young people aged 12 and over. After her meeting with the Heads of Government of the Länder to discuss vaccination, Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed that it is important to note that safe schooling will continue to be “completely independent” of whether or not a child is vaccinated.
Berlin is launching the first large-scale cultural event following long months of lockdown – the Berlinale Summer Special. For twelve days film fans will be able to experience the diversity of international cinema in 16 open-air cinemas.