The Verdi trade union is trying to join the climate movement. A large majority is against further clearing of the Hambach Forest.
The new head of Verdi, Frank Werneke, wants to "work closely together" with Fridays for Future Photo: dpa
The applause for Freya Matilda Schlabes was tremendous. On Friday directly after the lunch break, the 16-year-old activist of Fridays for Future entered the big stage of the Verdi national congress in Leipzig. "We all know how uncomfortable big changes can be for us," the 11th grader told the nearly 1,000 delegates in a determined voice. But it was "now really urgent, because we don’t have a second Earth in reserve."