Berlin's Senator for Urban Development and Housing Katrin Lompscher is used to verbal attacks from the conservative opposition. These days, she is getting plenty of those because of the 'Rent Cap' she is demanding for Berlin.
It has been 25 years since the Jewish Film Fest Berlin Brandenburg took place for the first time. The anniversary edition 2019 will feature special documentaries and movies in different languages which give insight into Jewish life in Israel and other parts of the world.
The Berlin Senate intends to introduce a monthly free admission day for state-owned museums in the city. New groups of people, who usually do not visit museums much, are supposed to be attracted. The step is not exactly revolutionary.
Berlin was the first federal state within Germany to start its summer vacation. This was the good part. Unfortunately, the coin has a flip side: Berlin is also the first federal state which sends its kids back to school.