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Konrad Werner: The Brits are going

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 The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

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Graal-Müritz, Franz-Kafka-Weg. Photo by Assenmacher (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Konrad Werner: Merkel's coalition talks will never end

Angela Merkel's fourth government will be one long coalition negotiation. Just like life, isn't it? more

Oct 30, 2017 2:20 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: The pointless AfD-appeasing refugee cap

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 The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: No, the AfD isn't falling apart

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 The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: If you vote for a racist person, you might be racist

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 The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: The NSU prosecutors' argument is a joke

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 The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: When is Europe going to stand up for itself?

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 The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Goodbye, Volksbühne

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 The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: Helmut Kohl, at least he believed in something

Here's something nice about Helmut Kohl. more

Jun 22, 2017 11:15 AM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Deflated innocence

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 The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: No more love for the SPD?

The North Rhine-Westphalia result is sad, but then again it's the SPD's own fault. more

May 16, 2017 12:15 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Saudi Arabia is Germany's new moral guru

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 The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Worrying about integration again

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 The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Merkel's government and the car industry are identical

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 The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Why Schulz is an upgrade on Merkel

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 The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: The good kind of banality

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 The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Germany condemns Trump, but makes money off him

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 The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: Punching Björn Höcke in the face would be patriotic

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

Jan 24, 2017 12:15 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: It's not just terrorists spreading fear

Terrorists feed on our news-fevered brains. more

Jan 10, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Andrej Holm, the Stasi teenager

Everybody has an opinion about Andrej Holm, but it depends a lot on what you thought about the capitalist orgy of Berlin's housing situation before. more

Jan 4, 2017 12:30 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Die Welt does a Breitbart

Another week, another tiresome hatchet job on Muslims in Germany. Only this time the Springer Verlag pre-emptively plays to the Breitbart audience. more

Dec 15, 2016 4:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

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