May 26 is this upcoming Sunday and that means EU Parliament elections across the continent. Should you even give a toss? Yes, you should. And Konrad explains why and what you need to know. Read more


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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. Read more


Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to Read more


The Berlin election results are a big thumbs down for the status quo. Read more


If you’re an Anglophone reader who by a twist of lineage and law finds themselves eligible to vote here, do it! And don’t be confused about it either. Konrad's walks you through it. Read more

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There's a Volksinitiative petition going round Berlin now to try and make petitions mean something. It's basic and good, even if doesn't give non-Germans any rights. Read more


Berlin's affordable housing crisis is no joke. Enter the Berliner Mietenvolksentscheid to take some real steps towards addressing the problem. You've seen the petitions, but what is it exactly? Seymour Gris explains. Read more

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

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Jacinta Nandi has a conversation with her kid about voting in Germany. Read more

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In coordination with groups around the planet, this Sat, May 5 at Amerika Haus in Charlottenburg the Democrats Abroad Berlin chapter is holding a “Global Primary” event. Stick with or stick it to Barack Obama! Read more

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