30 years after Berlin Wall fell, Stasi archive move sparks controversy

By |september 27th, 2019|Communism, East Germany, fall of Communism, human rights abuses, News|

Almost 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, Germany's parliament voted Thursday to transfer the vast secret police files of the former East German communist regime into the Federal Archives -- despite concerns voiced by some historians and ex-dissidents.

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How the Greens want to become the people’s party

By |april 2nd, 2019|2019 European elections, Annalena Baerbock, Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, East Germany, German Greens, Germany, News, Robert Habeck|

Germany's Greens (die Grünen) want to stabilise their steep rise in popularity and formulate new basic principles. What do they want to do differently? Read a point-by-point explanation by EURACTIV Germany's media partner Der Tagesspiegel.

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Future EU regional policy – less funding for East Germany?

By |april 10th, 2018|Brandenburg, cohesion policy, East Germany, European Regional Development Fund, News, Regional Policy|

The EU budget for 2020 onward is not yet fixed but the German federal states already fear cuts in the funding for promotion of local projects. East Germany is especially concerned - a lot is at stake because many regions benefit greatly from EU subsidi...

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Merkel, called ‘traitor’, defends refugee stance in rowdy east Germany

By |avgust 18th, 2017|AfD, Angela Merkel, East Germany, German elections 2017, News, refugee crisis|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was greeted with shouts of "traitor" by a rowdy group of right-wing protesters in east Germany yesterday (17 August) as she defended her decision to allow hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country.

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