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Angela Merkel's fourth government will be one long coalition negotiation. Just like life, isn't it? more

Oct 30, 2017 2:20 PM Opinion

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

Oct 11, 2017 12:30 PM 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. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM Politics

Over 200,000 placards line Berlin’s streets this election season, put up by eager volunteers or the candidates themselves. As the starting whistle blew on the campaign back in August, we joined party members for the postering ritual. more

Sep 18, 2017 11:00 AM Interviews & Portraits

The September 3 debate between Angela Merkel and the SPD's Martin Schulz sealed it: it's more clear than ever that we're gearing up for another four years of "Mutti". What does it mean for Berlin? Read more in our election special, on stands now... more

Sep 4, 2017 1:00 PM Politics

Yet another debate on English-speaking staff in the service industry? CDU politician Jens Spahn thinks it's "dumb" to speak English in the German capital. Is this a case of a provincial politician lost in the Weltstadt or a downright xenophobe? more

Aug 15, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion 3 Comments

The North Rhine-Westphalia result is sad, but then again it's the SPD's own fault. more

May 16, 2017 12:15 PM Opinion

Merkel just hired Opel's chief lobbyist as her campaign manager. Because that's what CDU governments do. more

Mar 30, 2017 11:15 AM Opinion

Go ahead and ban burqas, but then can we get on to an issue that affects our lives? more

Aug 22, 2016 1:40 PM Opinion 4 Comments

The CDU has done a cow-based campaign video. It cud almost make you vote for them. more

May 9, 2014 11:00 AM Opinion

Putin loves having dinner with German men so very much. What's going on there? more

May 2, 2014 12:30 PM Opinion

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