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Berliner brief

Angela Merkel may well win another term as chancellor, but she'll probably get stuck with the Social Democrats again. Plus, Helmut Schmidt makes a comeback
Hugh Williamson  

Berliner brief

German politics is once again veering to the left. Meanwhile, former foreign minister Joschka Fischer's memoirs are thick on self-regard and thin on historical perspective
Hugh Williamson  

Berliner brief

While Angela Merkel soothes a Germany that is sick of politics, her SPD coalition partners are haemorrhaging leaders. Plus some Stasi revisionism
Hugh Williamson  

Berliner brief

Germany's long road to normal nationhood takes a new turn, with even the rock stars getting nationalistic and the liberal Die Zeit being rude about Turks
Hugh Williamson  

Berliner brief

East Berlin wins the battle of the airports. And Schröder's reforms are more radical than most people realise - especially for the long-term unemployed
Hugh Williamson