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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

Sep 28, 2017 11:00 AM Politics

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

Jan 4, 2017 12:15 PM 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

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 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 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

Dec 20, 2013 10:30 AM Opinion 3 Comments

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

Nov 23, 2012 9:30 AM Opinion 3 Comments

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