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This summer, EXB is taking you off the beaten track with insiders' hangout tips, hot Berlin debut novels, a trip to a Kurdish village full of Berliners, Max Czollek's original take on how Germany is really treating Jews and much more! Out now! Read more

No shit! EXB is another year older and dedicating its anniversary issue to the lucky, yucky and fertile topic of poop. From real shit workers to the many faeces of German history, from anal douching to doggy-doo delinquency and much more! Out now! Read more

On May 26, Berliners will be voting Germany's MEPs into office for five years. Are you a EU citizen? Voting in Berlin? There's a sea of choices out there (41 parties in total!). Here's an overview of what the top 20 contenders have to offer... Read more

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Take a spring trip – in Berlin! We've rounded up some of the best local getaways including a riviera walk, island hopping, time travel, kitsch excursions, intercultural wedding crashing and much more! Out now! Read more

As Berlin kids are joining the global strikes for climate justice, what's the rest of Berlin doing to save the planet? From idealistic club owners to ingenious startups and sustainable architecture, read about the city's green pioneers. Out now! Read more

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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Remember Jens Spahn? Well, Germany's new Health Minister thinks we should all eat cake. Read more

Opinion

It would be nice this year if like 10 percent of the news didn't make everything easier for the far-right. Read more

Opinion

Not everyone can be in opposition. Someone has to actually run the place. Read more

Opinion

The Jamaica coalition was always a homunculus – dead because it was never supposed to live. Read more

Opinion

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

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. 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

A black-yellow-green coalition not may be perfect, but yeah, it's what we're most likely to get, so let's look at the bright side, at least for a moment, says Gris. Read more

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You’d call yourself a progressive leftist, but you don’t see much hope for change from the SPD, the Greens or even Die Linke. These small parties want to get you inspired and involved. We met with their leaders to find out what makes them stand out. Read more

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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

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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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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. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Remember when politics was fun? On Mon, Sep 11 at Lichtblick, don't miss "CHANCE 2000 – Farewell to Germany", a doco on art maverick Christoph Schlingensief's disruptive foray into politics during the 1998 election campaign. With Eng subs and Q&A! Read more

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