Sumi Somaskanda

Host, Studio Berlin

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This week on Studio Berlin, host Sumi Somaskanda discusses the crucial questions of German domestic and foreign policy with Siobhán Dowling, editor at the Berlin Policy Journal, and…

What are the big challenges facing Germany in 2020?

This week on Studio Berlin, host Sumi Somaskanda discusses the crucial questions of German domestic and foreign policy with Siobhán Dowling, editor at the Berlin Policy Journal, and…

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As 2019 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the important news stories that we’ve covered on Studio Berlin.

What were the biggest news stories of the year?

As 2019 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the important news stories that we’ve covered on Studio Berlin.

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Germany’s homeless population has increased by more than 4% over the previous year. What’s the reason behind it and what can authorities do to address the issue?

Homelessness in Berlin and Germany

Germany’s homeless population has increased by more than 4% over the previous year. What’s the reason behind it and what can authorities do to address the issue?

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