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Hartz IV

Citizens in Berlin enjoy unbeatable living standards and record-low unemployment levels supported by the continent’s strongest economy. Right? Wrong. Germany's booming capital is the capital of welfare and homelessness. Meet those left in the cold. more

Politics

The Deutsches Theater takes on populist insanity in a timely production of Marat/Sade Jan 8, 15 and 24. more

Theatre & Dance

Ready for some teenage kicks? Our March issue's all about the real, live young Berliners coming of age in the land of eternal adolescence. Meet them and get the lowdown on your month in film, art, music, stage and food on newsstands now! more

Features

The truth about the Iberian welfare invasion: as immigrants from Spain and the rest of the crisis-stricken EU continue to flood into Germany, fears of Hartz-IV parasitism abound. But are they justified? more

Zeitgeist 4 Comments

Think finding a flat is hard? Try it as an unemployed welfare recipient. For Berlin’s most vulnerable residents, the housing shortage is becoming a homeless crisis. People in Germany's Hartz-IV system are facing the streets. more

Zeitgeist

This month: the truth about "benefit tourism", the German saviour of Neukölln's Roma, the Oranienplatz camp revisited, why the BVG can go screw itself and much more! more

Features 5 Comments

Konrad wanted to get stoned and go to the movies. But because the CSU are such dicks he had to write this instead. more

Opinion 1 Comments

The new government says it's going to be all about fairness. But Germany under Merkel is getting less and less fair. more

Opinion 3 Comments

Why does it always take a left-wing politician to destroy the welfare state? more

Opinion 3 Comments

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