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Mar 1, 2016 1:00 PM 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

Mar 17, 2014 12:00 PM 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

Mar 3, 2014 2:20 PM 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

Feb 26, 2014 11:30 AM Features 5 Comments

Konrad Werner: Bulgarians, Romanians and Bavarians

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

Jan 3, 2014 10:00 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: Coalition of the chilling

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

Dec 20, 2013 10:30 AM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

Konrad Werner: Creating Germany's underclass

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

Nov 23, 2012 9:30 AM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

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