On 31 August over 200 police officers from Germany’s special and state protections units raided 26 individual apartments in the Hamburg and North Rhine-Westphalia radius and targeted 22 comrades of Roter Aufbau. Upon being raided, members of the group reported that they were awoken by police with machine guns pointing directly at their faces. The raids involved a confiscation of technology, clothes and other items that the police deemed to have links to the supposed crimes.
EU leaders yesterday (22 July 2020) agreed on a €750bn coronavirus recovery fund after the longest summit meeting since 2000.
There was a stir in the international media over the weekend (20 June 2020) around the unveiling of a new statue honouring leader of the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin, over the weekend.