Dealing with Minsk: a new toughness

Dear Reader,

How do Germans see the migrant crisis on the border between Poland and Belarus and what is Berlin likely to do to try and resolve the situation? That’s the question I’m asking this Friday.

2G or not 2G?

First, a brief comment on the other unavoidable subject of the week. The government announced plans today to bring in ‘2G plus’ for indoor events. That basically means that only vaccinated and recovered people can enter, but that they also need to provide a negative test result.

As you might expect, a very emotional debate has been raging over whether 2G rules are a form of mandatory vaccines “through the back door” and over whether they really help to bring down infections.

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