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The latest about the coronavirus, politics, culture, business and more from Berlin and beyond.
Red Flag: Capitalism brought these floods
Nathaniel Flakin looks at the links between big business, climate change and the devastating floods in western […]
How to be Happy in Berlin, Isherwood style
We speak to the curator of an exhibition exploring how British writers like Christopher Isherwood and Virginia […]
Red Flag: Does your rent finance the AfD?
Henning Conle is a billionaire landlord who donates money to Germany’s largest far-right party. Nathaniel Flakin tells […]
Election time: The politics of anti-Semitism
Allegations of anti-Semitism are flying around in a pre-election game of political one-upmanship. Konrad Werner looks at […]
Red Flag: 350,000 signatures against Deutsche Wohnen
The campaign to expropriate the city's biggest landlord is over – and it was the most successful […]
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Red Flag: Is this the end for the SPD?
Last weekend's SPD congress was an expensive and pathetic show by a party staring into the abyss, […]
One year on: Has Berlin’s rent cap actually worked?
It's been a year since Berlin’s Mietendeckel rent freeze came into effect. But has it actually helped […]
Red Flag: Goodbye to Berlin’s last left-wing historian
Wolfgang Wippermann died on January 3. Now who’s going to yell at Germany's historical revisionists?
The Green Robin Hood returns
Fresh out of quarantine, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district councillor Florian Schmidt is vowing that, Corona or not, he'll keep […]
The EXB news briefing: January 30, 2020
In the German papers this week: Berlinale to suspend Alfred Bauer Prize amid Nazi allegations, Berlin Mayor […]
The EXB news briefing: December 12, 2019
In the German papers this week: BVG want to become a World Heritage Site, new business park […]