47 - British ambassador interview, Middelhoff sentenced for embezzlement and a chocolate museum

This week, we have a special one-on-one interview with British ambassador Sir Simon McDonald. Find out what happens behind the scenes as we bust some diplomatic myths. Did you know ambassadors fly budget airlines?

We'll also be featuring a story on the preliminary discussion by the Bundestag on the legality of assisted suicide. Currently there are no laws to prevent it and politicians are discussing if this should be changed.

Finally, Thomas Middelhoff, the CEO of Karstadt's bankrupt former holding firm Arcandor, is sentenced to three years in prison for misuse of company funds.

This week: 

  • Our interview with British Ambassador to Germany, Sir Simon McDonald
  • The Bundestag debates the legality of assisted suicide
  • The former CEO of Karstadt's holding company is sentenced to three years in prison for embezzlement
  • Learn about German diplomacy and writers in our quiz, plus the news in brief and much more besides!

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