12 July 2020 – Whether it be climate change, financial crises or, most recently, the corona crisis: in a globalised world, political challenges are increasingly reaching beyond previous borders. Occurrences at a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan can lead to deaths in Mannheim; developments in the Brazilian jungle can affect the climate in Chemnitz. As no one state can stop global warming or halt a pandemic, increasing cooperation is needed. At least in theory.

On 12 July 2020 the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel published an interview with Chair Peter Kurz entitled “Städte an die Macht” (“Power to the Cities). ”

Please click here to read the German article in Der Spiegel.

For the English version of the interview, click here.