It’s Berlin’s best-known shopping and strolling street: Kurfürstendamm. A mirror of the city’s history, from the Golden Twenties through the city’s division to reunification.
Thousands of people, many of them children, with a right to rejoin family in Germany are stuck in Greece. Berlin blames Greek inefficiency, while critics say Germany doesn't try to expedite the refugees' arrival.
Berlin might be seen as a place for the young, but it is also a place of the old(er). Tamsin Walker has been exploring what it might feel like to gently age in the German capital.
As Germany negotiates a new government, pressure is growing to ax a tax for special economic aid to the formerly communist East. Are Germans tired of paying reunification costs, even as the eastern economy lags behind?
The head of Germany's political education agency believes former East Germans still feel alienated from mainstream society. He argues that this leads many in the East to mistrust the government and even democracy.
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