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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Merkel Calls for More Climate Action in Wake of Deadly German Floods” – below is their description.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government pledged to upgrade warning systems following fierce criticism that Germany’s emergency alerts failed as flooding killed over 160 people.
While alarm systems, including a warning app backed by the federal government, had functioned, last week’s catastrophic flooding “show that we need to do more and to improve,” Martina Fietz, a deputy government spokeswoman, said in Berlin on Monday.
The flooding in two western German states sent shockwaves across Germany 10 weeks before the voters to go polls, potentially shaking up a campaign in which Merkel’s Christian Democratic-led bloc appeared poised to retain the chancellorship.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Germany
Germany is a federal parliamentary republic led by a chancellor. With over 83 million inhabitants of its 16 constituent states, it is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Berlin, and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.