While they were in the Bundestag they were important. But studies show that once out of office many former deputies find they are not wanted. There's only a limited demand for former parliamentarians on the labor market. 15% say they are unemployed.
Many tourists come to see the Berlin Wall and other places of the once-divided city. The infamous GDR police prison near Alexanderplatz will become another main attraction in the foreseeable future.
Both Israelis and Palestinians claim the holy city as a capital. Former German Ambassador to Israel Rudolf Dressler told DW that the United States would seriously harm the Middle East peace process with an embassy move.
The breakdown of the "Jamaica" coalition talks meant the Greens' dream of being part of government has been derailed. During a party congress in Berlin they aired their frustration — and focused on their strengths.
German robotics firm Franka Emika has been awarded the prestigious German Future Prize 2017. Its Panda robot is affordable, safe, made in Germany and easy to use for everyone.
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