It's been 20 years since East and West Germany reunified, but the terms "typically Ossi" and "typically Wessi" are still bandied about. We've selected some of the most common cliches.
German President Christian Wulff has vowed to focus on the hot button issue of integration of immigrants. And the president made good on that pledge in his speech marking German Unity Day, DW's Volker Wagener says.
In the grand scheme of history, 20 years are a nanosecond. Deutsche Welle's Marc Koch stresses how far reunified Germany has come in such a short time - despite errors and challenges along the way .
The sports doping program carried out by the former East Germany may be decades in the past, but many one-time athletes still carry the scars - physical and mental - from that time.
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