Konrad Werner: The government keeps letting VW poison everyone

There's new news in the VW scandal: 1) An insider said the test cheating was an open secret. 2) US VW owners will get compensation, but EU owners won't. And the German government has still not said anything. more »

Jan 25, 2016 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog


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Konrad Werner: Germany protects its corrupt multinationals? No shit!

Whether it's Volkswagen or Heckler & Koch, the German government goes out of its way to help its corrupt export companies. That's what it means to be the German government. more »

Sep 28, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments


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Seymour Gris: Bureaucracy hackers

Three entrepreneurs have created a clever algorithm that hacks the Bürgeramt's dysfunctional system and allows them to sell online appointments to their fellow Berliners. Should we pay to get stress-free access to public service? more »

Aug 7, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

EXBlicks: Dorothee Wenner's DramaConsult

INTERVIEW. This month's EXBlicks film DramaConsult follows three ambitious Lagos businessmen as they travel to Germany vying for business contacts. Director Dorothee Wenner joins us on Apr 8, 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino. As always, with English subs. more »

Apr 2, 2014 4:45 PM Film

Kultur(brauerei) for sale

Formerly a meeting place for a dissident artistic intelligentsia, the Kulturbrauerei is to be sold off to private investors. Will it lose what little culture it has left? more »

Dec 12, 2012 12:00 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Silicon Allee

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Seymour Gris: Heard on the Allee – Silicon Scheiße

The "Shit Whoever Says" meme hits Rosenthaler Platz. Gris discusses. more »

Feb 6, 2012 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog


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Nov 16, 2011 9:00 AM , Survival

Forget Silicon Valley

While thousands of occupiers take to the Reichstag, capitalism is alive and kicking on Rosenthaler Platz. more »

Nov 16, 2011 9:00 AM Zeitgeist 2 Comments

Five Berlin start-ups to watch

Nov 16, 2011 9:00 AM People