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

Nov 27, 2017 11:00 AM Opinion

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

Nov 21, 2017 11:15 AM Opinion

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

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. more

Sep 27, 2017 2:00 PM 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. more

Sep 26, 2017 3:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

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. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM , , , , , , , Politics

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

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? more

Sep 19, 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

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! more

Sep 5, 2017 12:00 AM Film

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

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

Aug 30, 2017 4:15 PM Opinion

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

Aug 24, 2017 1:30 PM Opinion 9 Comments

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

Berlin's secret service warns: You might be murdered by left-wing extremists! Wait, really? more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

Early Monday morning, anonymous lefties set fire to train lines across Germany. Wladek says: Time for a re-think. more

Jun 22, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

Here's something nice about Helmut Kohl. more

Jun 22, 2017 11:15 AM Opinion

The Humboldt Forum wants to plant a golden cross on top of its political wipe-out of East German culture in the name of "history". Any claim to history on the side of the pro-Schloss folks is a sham anyways, says Gris. more

Jun 7, 2017 2:15 PM Opinion

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

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