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to get out of the. plane am. this is d.w. news live from berlin a massive economic bailout for europe's largest economy the german government says yes to 130000000000 euros in a deal comes after marathon talks within the governing coalition the package was meant as a question and economic blow it dealt to germany by the pandemic also coming up. 3 more police officers are charged in the death of george floyd and the prime suspect it faces the tougher new charge of 2nd degree murder their actions have sparked mass protests at a moral reckoning in the united states. am
. i'm claire richardson thanks for joining us germany's government has agreed a massive stimulus package to kickstart an economy battered by the coronavirus crisis the 130000000000 euro deal will see taxes cuts and money given directly to families germany faces the worst recession since world war 2 following weeks of lockdown chancellor angela merkel said the agreement would also help the economy adapt to future challenges because. if you just launch an economic stimulus package which would be the usual thing to do you would have to also be a package with an element of looking towards the future and we've placed great importance on that to do for the years 20202021 the package will comprise 100004.
1000000000 euros. of that $120000000000.00 it will be government expenditure so we've got a stimulus package a package for the future and of course also bill it's not as relevant to us here but obvious points ability to 0 and the international dimension. went into knots and. well joining me in the studio to break this down as a reporter pablo for the las although this is a massive stimulus package what can you tell us about the main points of the deal it is a really really big package as you've seen from see the figure $130000000000.00 euros 1st one of course about reduction is going to be dropped it is a big reduction from 19 percent to 16 percent for 6 months and that actually starts at next month's a very quick also a lower v. 80 rate for the hospitality sector as we know it sector has been really suffering very bad the during the coronavirus pandemics about will surely give them a boost at this difficult time for them also billions of euros are going to be
given to municipalities across germany who have been suffering with lower tax receipts and the idea is actually to spend on infrastructure and public housing as well increased rebate for the purchase of electric cars as well so that's also a big industry here the automotive industry in germany very important for families $300.00 euro payment for each child in each family so you know and this comes on top of already the aid at the liquidity aid and the loan guarantees are already in place here in germany well that's exactly right germany has been spending to try and shore up its economy does this deal go further than was expected what was interesting there to listen to marco she said how it's a package for the future so obviously the idea is to you know boost the economy invest in the economy and get things moving again going forward it's very important for germany obviously and it came after a maurice and 21 hour negotiation session between the c.d.u. the coalition partners. as being of course the sister party c.s.u.
a more money in many ways than have been expected because there was a lot of talk that it was only going to be around 18000000000 euros it turned out to be 50000000000 euros more so quite a lot more and let's not forget as well that germany from the indicators that arrived there several are saying that the economy may shrink at over 6 percent this year so it is very worrying and they really want to make sure that they deal with this quickly and germany of course in previous years. quite a lot of money will say saved so they can and reinvest in the economy and one very important factor of course next year is an election year here in germany so of course both parties both parties really want to make sure that they're appealing to their accurate public fully alias in a berliner thank you so much for your analysis as. well in the u.s. the police man arrested over the killing of george floyd it will now face an upgraded charge of 2nd degree murder 3 other officers who helped him to fly down
last week will now also face charges on wednesday floyd's family visited a memorial at the street corner in minneapolis where he died. a son grieving the loss of his father this is where george floyd begged for his life handcuffed under the weight of 3 officers while another stood by after 8 minutes and 46 seconds george floyd lost his struggle quincy has come in search of one thing. here reunited with my family. trying to just my father. everyone for joining us of sport and love. and i thank you for that. now there is new hope and his pursuit of justice in the men did complain the charges the charges former minneapolis police officer derrick shaaban with murder
in the 2nd degree for the death of george floyd i believe the evidence available to us now supports the stronger charge of 2nd degree murder and the state has also issued arrest warrants for the other officers involved they face felony murder charges in the 2nd degree for aiding and abetting and to everyone that is watching i say george floyd mattered he was loved his family was important his life had value and we will see justice for him and for you and we will find civil rights attorney benjamin crump says this moment is a tipping point for a quality if america truly believes in the words of thomas jefferson. that we hold these truths to be self evident their old man or credit equally they're down about their creator with certain 2 inalienable rights
that among them are life liberty and pursuit of happiness well america that means black people true. from coast to coast and around the world protesters have marched for floyd but also to push against a u.s. justice system that they say too often treats black citizens without humanity many believe after decades of failed starts that the u.s. is ready for change. well i'm joined now from minneapolis by d.w. correspondent stuff on xian's stuff on tell us more about the state attorney general's decision to upgrade the charge from 3rd to 2nd degree murder what's his reasoning. there's a lot of people out here saying the reasoning for this is twofold a political pressure relentless pressure from the. people of
color here in minneapolis in minnesota well nationwide externally to throw the book really in an equal manner and why police police officers the other tale is that the attorney general who took over the case from the county attorney who is absolutely not trusted here by any body we have talked to that he gave the 3rd degree murder charge up front about a week ago a few days ago just 2 holds shelf and now that was all along the plan operate this charge and also get the other 3 officers charged with. abetting and even the batting on the 2nd degree murder charge so what is true it doesn't matter actually because why because the black community here the african-american community in minneapolis says ok well don thank you that is some kind of equality right now but what's next
a do not work with the district attorney here with the county attorney who we don't like who we don't trust who is too close to the to the police department which is not trusted so there's a lot of there's a lot of leeway still and that is nice to be seen what happens here for the attorney general with this decision and tomorrow don't forget here in the background of the car will be thousands of people. trying to attend a memorial for george floyd so there's a lot of pressure for those guys sitting in the capitol in the governor's mansion. so we can expect more protests coming up but we can also expect the cases against of these officers do you have a sense of how difficult it will be to get a conviction against them. and question. it will be difficult why is that because. there are specific.
laws for a police officer who make them to some degree more in you into charges then i would be or you would be and maybe they are there for a good reason however if you experience this is a black person over decades of a many many decades in the call of the police brutality and then see the person who murdered your son your child your husband or whoever. go being acquitted then something is definitely wrong now however the attorney general said like he took his time to formulate this charges which we have now the 2nd degree murder charges . because you need at the time to make it watertight so at the so that in court there's really a conviction will is that has to be seen if this is really working out like that it's all right correspondent stephanie ones in minneapolis thank you hundreds of people gathered in the german financial capital frankfurt on wednesday to honor the
life of george floyd the rally in support of the black lives matter movement was intended to draw attention to systemic racism both in the united states and in germany it's one of many protests around the world that came in the wake of flights death last week. in london to thousands came together to take a stand against racism. speaker's corner in london's hyde park a meeting point for demonstrates has over the years. i thought this time they gathered to draw attention to injustices against black people sparked by the death of george floyd in the u.s. . among the protesters star was actor john boy into a prominent voice against racism. who those present were also eager to stress that these problems were not limited to america. he came and said all people displaced
there's been many gun nuts i'm not proud of the guy that's what it takes to get us a possible war but as. i said i would if i thought i could and. i think still the race i think i was just very competent to see the collective grief of most everyone and their willingness to change the current situation called for a successful career you see this is kind of the 5th and antithesis of what this is all about. then the crowd marched through the city stopping at the prime minister's office and residence on downing street. i was. i did not receive an audience from boris johnson although he addressed the matter and parliament. i think what happened in in the united states was appalling it was
inexcusable we all saw it on our screens and i perfectly understand people's right to protest what took place they will miss lee i will say believe the protests should take place in a new form and reasonable way. currently the largest gatherings allowed in the u.k. a limited to 6 people because of the coronavirus threat which has been devastating for the country that rule was not enforced at this rally although the event comes at a time when britain is easing lock down restrictions. scuse me while police here in germany say they have identified a new suspect in the 2007 the disappearance of british girl madeleine mccann the suspect is a german man who is currently in prison and mccann disappeared in portugal in may 2007 despite an enormous international search and media coverage her fate still remains a mystery. earlier we asked our correspondent hans branch to tell us more about
what we know of the suspect the suspect as you say it is a 43 year old man and one of the leading investigators on the matter spoke on german television tonight just fairly recently and he confirmed that the man in fact is in prison in germany for sexual offenses concerning children and for dealing in drugs he has previous convictions for sexual offenses with children so he is somebody who fits the profile of for the suspected doctor to move possible murder of maddie mccann very clearly the police know that he was in the tone in the area at the time of the disappearance of the school he was using mobile phone at the time he made a phone call at around the time that the crime was committed and the police are now looking for the person that he called at that time they are publicising the number of that other person and they're hoping that there are other people involved there
suspecting other people were involved in this crime and they're saying those people might lead to the place where the body is being hidden in other words they are treating this as a murderer. you're watching the w. news i'm claire richardson in berlin thanks so much for joining us. how does the virus spread. why do we panic and when will all of this. time for just 3 of the topics covered in the weekly radio show is called spectrum if you would like to me share information on the coronavirus or any other science topic you should really check out our podcast so you can get it wherever you get your podcast.