German business leaders are calling on Berlin to quickly form a new government after Sunday's parliamentary election. They fear the entry of the far-right AfD party into the Bundestag could damage Germany's reputation as a business location.
Criticizing Berlin's Berghain club as a place that enables sex, drugs and sleep-deprived partying, an AfD councilwoman proposed closing it. Following a backlash, the party distanced itself and said it stopped the plan.
Nearly three decades after reunification, economic and cultural divisions between eastern and western Germany live on. The former leader of the far-right AfD has told DW the party is using those rifts to its advantage.
German Bundestag staff have denied an entry card to a soldier recruited by an opposition right-wing parliamentarian, according to the newspaper Die Zeit. The soldier was a further suspect in an alleged far-right plot.
As a former member of the advisory board for the Echo prize, Christian Höppner accepted the nomination of the controversial rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang. Their popularity demonstrates a deep social rift in Germany.
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