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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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What happened in Saxony earlier this week – are these just PEGIDA supporters and the like going about their business as usual or is this real neo-Nazi violence rearing its ugly head? This is what political scientist Matthias Quent had to say. Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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A weekly round-up of news stories that piqued our interest or made us scratch our heads. This week: Antisemitism on the streets and on stage, the AfD and the world's famous club... Read more

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The election has not changed Merkel's mind – the German policy on refugees is still: keep them out and pretend you're not racist. Read more

Opinion

It was fun watching Frauke Petry walk out of the AfD's triumphal press conference this week. But it doesn't mean the party is disintegrating. Read more

Opinion

How the hell did the AfD get 12.6 percent? Wladek notes that even "The Left", and in particular Die Linke figurehead Sahra Wagenknecht, is moving to the right. Read more

Opinion

While the charismatic likes of Jeremy and Bernie have led left-wing surges in Britain and the US, the German left still hasn’t been able to come up with an alternative to Merkel. Ben Knight talked to members of Die Linke and the SPD to find out why. Read more

Politics

They’re losing their funding and their campaigns are increasingly desperate – but with their competitors in the AfD plagued by infighting, will the 2017 elections be the NPD’s time to shine? Read more

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The AfD and their voters hate Germany's integration commissioner because they don't believe in integration. That's the whole point. Read more

Opinion

Seymour loves Tegel, no question about it, but he also knows when it's time to say goodbye. Read more

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In the aftermath of Trump’s win, Germans have been worried about the viral spread of fake news – and how it could play out in September’s Bundestag elections. Read more

Politics

Just last week the German government released of a study confirming the prevalence of right-wing extremism in the East. Researcher Emmanuel Droit explains the AfD's East-West divide, and why he thinks it's condemned to remain a protest movement. Read more

Politics

INTERVIEW! A chat about Muslims, Merkel and motherhood with AfD’s Beatrix von Storch, the most controversial female politician in Berlin. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Writer and director Falk Richter takes a retrospective look at "Fear", the 2015 play the AfD tried to censor, and talks artistic freedom It returns to the Schaubühne this Apr 22-23 and May 20-21. Read more

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We asked academics and experts about the ride of German populism and what to do about it. Read more

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Political philosopher and author Joseph Vogl on how conservatives have been fostering xenophobia since decades before the AfD. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Anna* is a friendly, laid-back Berliner who speaks fluent English and works at an international start-up. Formerly a Die Linke voter, she recently confided she’d now rather vote for the AfD. Here’s why. Read more

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Long rumoured to be starting an office in Berlin, the American alt-right news site Breitbart is finally making its move – and they're doing it start-up-style. We've got the exclusive scoop. Read more

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