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.
People in the former Eastern bloc are different from those in the West. They are more realistic. This applies to both "Eastern Europeans" and East Germans. For them, idealism is the gate to hell, says Boris Kalnoky.
Chancellor Merkel has cautioned Germans against playing the blame game over the success of the AfD party in last week's election. Support for the far-right populists was strongest in the former communist East.
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