Common Ground: How Covid-19 exposed German inefficiency

In this week's episode: Why has the country's federal system struggled to cope with the threat of corona?

Weathering the storm.
Weathering the storm.Sabine Gudath

Berlin-Every week, host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson brings together prominent guests from all walks of life in the Common Ground podcast in cooperation with Berliner Zeitung English Edition.

Germany’s handling of the pandemic has sparked a debate about whether the country’s form of government still makes sense. Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson untangles the complex federal and state relationship with Bloomberg opinion columnist Andreas Kluth and Wolfgang Renzsch, professor emeritus at the University of Magdeburg, who has written extensively about German federalism.

This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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