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Konrad Werner

There's plenty of Brexit talk in Berlin -- but what does it actually mean for the approximate 105,965 British citizens living in Germany? Here's a breakdown ahead of the June 23 vote. more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion 2 Comments

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

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

After 375 trial days, this week the prosecutors in the NSU trial started presenting their closing argument – and left everyone wondering if they knew what was happening. more

Jul 28, 2017 11:30 AM Opinion

Turkey is imprisoning people at will, Poland is subjugating the judiciary, Hungary is putting up anti-semitic posters and beating the shit out of migrants. Why are we still complaining about politics when democracy is being unravelled? more

Jul 21, 2017 4:00 PM Opinion

The Volksbühne under Frank Castorf was funny and exhausting and ingenious and dense and uncompromising and communist. Konrad will miss it. more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

Here's something nice about Helmut Kohl. more

Jun 22, 2017 11:15 AM Opinion

Why doesn't the "Die Welt" balloon have "Die Welt" anymore, and what's that have to do with the reason why German newspapers almost never criticize German businesses? more

Jun 13, 2017 11:30 AM 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

Saudi Arabia has said it won't bother Germany for more weapons again, because of the political problems. The German government is all like: Oh, we don't mind. We sold a load of "Dingos" to a Kurdish warlord. more

May 3, 2017 1:00 PM Opinion

Some Turkish people in Germany voted "Evet" (yes) in Erdoğan's referendum last Sunday. The German newspapers decided that this means society is collapsing, and Turkish people have to sort it out. more

Apr 20, 2017 12:30 PM Opinion

Merkel just hired Opel's chief lobbyist as her campaign manager. Because that's what CDU governments do. more

Mar 30, 2017 11:15 AM Opinion

There's more to the centre than just centrists – Martin Schulz is a real alternative to Angela Merkel. more

Mar 17, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

Politics and diplomacy are alright, but sometimes it takes dull bureaucracy to resist dictators like Erdoğan. So cheer for health and safety regulations in the town of Gaggenau. #FreeDeniz more

Mar 3, 2017 11:15 AM Opinion

Germany has an old rule when it comes to foreign despots – condemn first then do business. It's working for Trump too. more

Feb 6, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

There is no tolerating Nazis. That is the whole point of Germany. more

Jan 24, 2017 12:15 PM Opinion

Terrorists feed on our news-fevered brains. more

Jan 10, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

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