East Germans worked, cooked dinner and spent time with family and friends just like West Germans did. But they were also spied on by the Stasi and kept from leaving by the inner-German border. Click on the links below to find out more about what life was like for those living in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
Allianz has announced its first investment in the US renewables market. Europe's largest insurer is committing part of the tax equity for two wind farms developed by EDF in New Mexico in a bid to look beyond Europe.
Fifty years ago, several films produced in East Germany were shelved by the country's authorities. Now digitally restored, the Berlinale will present a retrospective of these once forbidden movies.
People smugglers in the Balkans are doing a roaring trade. The village of Lojane in Macedonia is a good example of how the complex network of smugglers, helpers and corrupt policemen works, says DW's Nemanja Rujevic.