Economies of eastern German states show more spark

Economies of eastern German states show more spark

The economies of Germany’s formerly communist states have proven more dynamic than their western counterparts over the past three years, according to a study released on Friday.

Berlin Wall checkpoint up for auction on eBay

Berlin Wall checkpoint up for auction on eBay

Brandenburg parliament rocked by Stasi scandal

Brandenburg parliament rocked by Stasi scandal

Court rules ‘reunification tax’ unconstitutional

Court rules ‘reunification tax’ unconstitutional

Children’s TV character the Sandman turns 50

Children’s TV character the Sandman turns 50

Köhler honours activists who stood ground against East Germany

Köhler honours activists who stood ground against East Germany

Child victims of ex-East German regime to get compensation

Child victims of ex-East German regime to get compensation

Why Germany will never forget the Stasi era of mass surveillance

Why Germany will never forget the Stasi era of mass surveillance

German man left disabled by 1982 border shooting offered compensation

German man left disabled by 1982 border shooting offered compensation

Plans to rebuild Berlin Wall for art project blocked

Plans to rebuild Berlin Wall for art project blocked

Researchers row over number of Cold War border deaths

Researchers row over number of Cold War border deaths

Western firms tested drugs on East Germans in Cold War

Western firms tested drugs on East Germans in Cold War

Victims of East German doping to get €10 million aid

Victims of East German doping to get €10 million aid

US planned East Berlin’s ‘systematic destruction’

US planned East Berlin’s ‘systematic destruction’

What if Germany had never been reunited?

What if Germany had never been reunited?

‘Welcome back, Lenin’: Soviet leader returns

‘Welcome back, Lenin’: Soviet leader returns

The day that ‘sealed East Germany’s fate’

The day that ‘sealed East Germany’s fate’

East-West spy drama to get American debut

East-West spy drama to get American debut

Stasi documents trove released online

Stasi documents trove released online

Left aims for the centre in first government

Left aims for the centre in first government

Gysi: keeping up the family business

Gysi: keeping up the family business

Victims of GDR regime get benefit boost

Victims of GDR regime get benefit boost

Google commemorates 1989 Leipzig demos

Google commemorates 1989 Leipzig demos

Germany sues Swiss bank over missing marks

Germany sues Swiss bank over missing marks

Berlin Wall anniversary forgotten by many

Berlin Wall anniversary forgotten by many

From punk photographer to Berghain bouncer

From punk photographer to Berghain bouncer

GDR prisoners made Aldi and VW goods

GDR prisoners made Aldi and VW goods

Researchers find 138th Berlin Wall victim

Researchers find 138th Berlin Wall victim

The enduring appeal of East Germany’s Trabi

The enduring appeal of East Germany’s Trabi

Stasi victims share memories on stage

Stasi victims share memories on stage

Big pharma ‘human guinea pigs’ spark anger

Big pharma ‘human guinea pigs’ spark anger

GDR football coach tackles Singapore team

GDR football coach tackles Singapore team

Fascists claim ‘We are the people’ slogan

Fascists claim ‘We are the people’ slogan

Magdeburg waterworks keeps crocodile mascot

Magdeburg waterworks keeps crocodile mascot

Deserting the wrong way: Why soldiers went East

Deserting the wrong way: Why soldiers went East

Bank Austria ordered to pay East German cash

Bank Austria ordered to pay East German cash

Post-Wall children more likely to be criminals

Post-Wall children more likely to be criminals

Young easterners as anti-foreigner as old in west

Young easterners as anti-foreigner as old in west

Stasi murder theory haunts footballer’s death

Stasi murder theory haunts footballer’s death

The world-changing history of the Berlin Wall

The world-changing history of the Berlin Wall

Nostalgia stokes demand for East German brands

Nostalgia stokes demand for East German brands

Neo-Nazis blamed for stunting east Germany

Neo-Nazis blamed for stunting east Germany

Old lady stuck on eighth floor for three months

Old lady stuck on eighth floor for three months

Official wants Stones to rock Stasi archive

Official wants Stones to rock Stasi archive

East Germany sold sick for West pharma testing

East Germany sold sick for West pharma testing

Minister: former East Germany needs a trillion

Minister: former East Germany needs a trillion

East German death strip exodus ‘still traumatic’

East German death strip exodus ‘still traumatic’

East Germany world’s most Godless area

East Germany world’s most Godless area

East German propaganda art gathers dust

East German propaganda art gathers dust

Secret files: Communist Honecker cheated on wife

Secret files: Communist Honecker cheated on wife

Restored Stasi HQ opens doors to public

Restored Stasi HQ opens doors to public

Renowned East German author Christa Wolf dies

Renowned East German author Christa Wolf dies

Berlin’s TV tower to get €1 mln make-over

Berlin’s TV tower to get €1 mln make-over

Koreans look to Germany for reunification advice

Koreans look to Germany for reunification advice

East Germany’s iconic traffic man turns 50

East Germany’s iconic traffic man turns 50

Ikea helps Chemnitz renovate iconic Karl Marx statue

Ikea helps Chemnitz renovate iconic Karl Marx statue

Spymaster’s widow loses pension battle

Spymaster’s widow loses pension battle

Village remembers Iron Curtain coming down

Village remembers Iron Curtain coming down

‘I don’t think people expected the Wall would last 30 years’

‘I don’t think people expected the Wall would last 30 years’

Berlin tries to preserve remaining traces of the Wall

Berlin tries to preserve remaining traces of the Wall

Unseen eastern side of the Berlin Wall revealed

Unseen eastern side of the Berlin Wall revealed

Refugees airing East Germany’s dirty laundry

Refugees airing East Germany’s dirty laundry

FDP threatens to abolish solidarity tax for former East Germany

FDP threatens to abolish solidarity tax for former East Germany

Stasi files chief says GDR was more than spies

Stasi files chief says GDR was more than spies

Exhibition shows everyday life as communism crumbled

Exhibition shows everyday life as communism crumbled

Jahn determined to remove ex-Stasi workers from files authority

Jahn determined to remove ex-Stasi workers from files authority

Germany’s imperfectly balanced reunification

Germany’s imperfectly balanced reunification

Giant seesaw to honour German reunification

Giant seesaw to honour German reunification

The sad tooth: one in three people avoid dentists

The sad tooth: one in three people avoid dentists

More than 50 ex-Stasi work for files authority

More than 50 ex-Stasi work for files authority

Cottbus chamber of commerce head resigns after Stasi allegations

Cottbus chamber of commerce head resigns after Stasi allegations

Police officer suspended following Stasi informant allegations

Police officer suspended following Stasi informant allegations

FDP woes likened to East German downfall

FDP woes likened to East German downfall

Women’s equality stronger in former east, study finds

Women’s equality stronger in former east, study finds

Last East German patent expires

Last East German patent expires

US Senate candidate lauds deadly East German border control

US Senate candidate lauds deadly East German border control

German President Wulff honours 20th Unity Day

German President Wulff honours 20th Unity Day

Germany marks 20 years of reunification

Germany marks 20 years of reunification

‘Unity Chancellor’ Kohl makes rare speech

‘Unity Chancellor’ Kohl makes rare speech

Celebrating the late blossoms of reunification

Celebrating the late blossoms of reunification

Video game simulates East German border terror

Video game simulates East German border terror

Merkel still hoards after East German upbringing, she says

Merkel still hoards after East German upbringing, she says

Germany lauds economic ‘miracle’ of reunification

Germany lauds economic ‘miracle’ of reunification

East German Mozambicans campaign for rights

East German Mozambicans campaign for rights

Cold War ‘Checkpoint Bravo’ up for sale

Cold War ‘Checkpoint Bravo’ up for sale

Ex-official: East German teen athletes doped

Ex-official: East German teen athletes doped

East German opposition figure Bohley dies

East German opposition figure Bohley dies

Germany marks 20 years since reunification treaty

Germany marks 20 years since reunification treaty

East closes gaps 20 years after reunification

East closes gaps 20 years after reunification

East German death toll revised upwards

East German death toll revised upwards

Stasi checks for public servants extended

Stasi checks for public servants extended

Left-wing coalition talks fail in the Rhineland

Left-wing coalition talks fail in the Rhineland

East German message in a bottle sender meets boy finder

East German message in a bottle sender meets boy finder

Child abuse reported at East German institutions

Child abuse reported at East German institutions

Millions smuggled out of East Berlin in 1990s to be returned

Millions smuggled out of East Berlin in 1990s to be returned

Boy finds East German message in a bottle

Boy finds East German message in a bottle

Sorry Germany, but Canada’s gold for bobsleigh champ Lueders

Sorry Germany, but Canada’s gold for bobsleigh champ Lueders

File reveals West Berlin locksmith copied police keys for Stasi

File reveals West Berlin locksmith copied police keys for Stasi

Former East German athlete wants name removed from record

Former East German athlete wants name removed from record

Berlin ensures future of Stasi file archive

Berlin ensures future of Stasi file archive

Punk legend Hagen writes of journey to Jesus

Punk legend Hagen writes of journey to Jesus

Walking the Berlin Wall then and now

Walking the Berlin Wall then and now

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie

Germany celebrates the fall of the Berlin Wall

Germany celebrates the fall of the Berlin Wall

Trading magic for the beauty of being ordinary

Trading magic for the beauty of being ordinary

The man who opened the Berlin Wall

The man who opened the Berlin Wall

Ex-GDR officials gripe of persecution 20 years on

Ex-GDR officials gripe of persecution 20 years on

As the Wall fell: ‘We were looking for cracks in the façade’

As the Wall fell: ‘We were looking for cracks in the façade’

East German victims lament lack of justice

East German victims lament lack of justice

Former prisoner to re-enact Stasi jail time

Former prisoner to re-enact Stasi jail time

Out-of-wedlock births show huge east-west German divide

Out-of-wedlock births show huge east-west German divide

Chipping away at Berlin Wall souvenir myths

Chipping away at Berlin Wall souvenir myths

The beginning of the end of East Germany

The beginning of the end of East Germany

East Germans nostalgic for sex as it was before the Wall fell

East Germans nostalgic for sex as it was before the Wall fell

Stasi victims still searching for peace after 20 years

Stasi victims still searching for peace after 20 years

Glienicke Bridge

Glienicke Bridge

Bornholmer Strasse Checkpoint

Bornholmer Strasse Checkpoint

‘A panicked border guard using his gun was our biggest worry’

‘A panicked border guard using his gun was our biggest worry’

Train retraces East German route to freedom

Train retraces East German route to freedom

‘The way it went for us in 1989 is not the way it always goes’

‘The way it went for us in 1989 is not the way it always goes’

Wall anniversary celebrations kick off

Wall anniversary celebrations kick off

Putin feels ‘nostalgia’ for East Germany

Putin feels ‘nostalgia’ for East Germany

Merkel opted for sauna and beer as Wall fell

Merkel opted for sauna and beer as Wall fell

Last East German leader still a convinced socialist

Last East German leader still a convinced socialist

Former East German nudists still letting it all hang out

Former East German nudists still letting it all hang out

A day in the life of East Germany

A day in the life of East Germany

The lonely American: speaking with a US defector to East Germany

The lonely American: speaking with a US defector to East Germany

Eastern German economy grows faster than expected

Eastern German economy grows faster than expected

‘Book reverend’ saves a million scrapped East German books

‘Book reverend’ saves a million scrapped East German books

Workers restoring watchtower to stretch of Berlin Wall

Workers restoring watchtower to stretch of Berlin Wall

East German sports doping victim speaks out after sex change

East German sports doping victim speaks out after sex change

Nature reclaims German Cold War death strip

Nature reclaims German Cold War death strip

Website offers unprecedented glimpse at Berlin Wall

Website offers unprecedented glimpse at Berlin Wall

Historians dispute key facts in Köhler’s Leipzig speech

Historians dispute key facts in Köhler’s Leipzig speech

Giants rekindle the magic of German reunification

Giants rekindle the magic of German reunification

Germans celebrate reunification 19 years on

Germans celebrate reunification 19 years on

Berlin’s TV tower turns 40

Berlin’s TV tower turns 40

Former East German jewel faces ghost town future

Former East German jewel faces ghost town future

Meet the man who brought down the Berlin Wall

Meet the man who brought down the Berlin Wall

Eastern town turns Stasi training camp into tourist playground

Eastern town turns Stasi training camp into tourist playground

Leftist leader in Thuringia employing ex-Stasi officer as secretary

Leftist leader in Thuringia employing ex-Stasi officer as secretary

UK documents expose Thatcher’s virulent opposition to reunification

UK documents expose Thatcher’s virulent opposition to reunification

‘Dad, if you keep driving this fast, we will be the first!’

‘Dad, if you keep driving this fast, we will be the first!’

Escaping in Berlin

Escaping in Berlin

Football club Union Berlin ditches sponsor over Stasi past

Football club Union Berlin ditches sponsor over Stasi past

Showing Germany’s personal road to reunification

Showing Germany’s personal road to reunification

Scandals besmirch end to world athletics championships

Scandals besmirch end to world athletics championships

Merkel marks East German dash for freedom

Merkel marks East German dash for freedom

Town in Lower Saxony pines for the Iron Curtain

Town in Lower Saxony pines for the Iron Curtain

Althaus moots end to ‘Soli’ tax for East German reconstruction

Althaus moots end to ‘Soli’ tax for East German reconstruction

Berlin remembers the day the Wall went up

Berlin remembers the day the Wall went up

East German Trabant revs up for comeback

East German Trabant revs up for comeback

Tragic Berlin Wall tunnel heroes honoured

Tragic Berlin Wall tunnel heroes honoured

Stasi had file on Michael Jackson

Stasi had file on Michael Jackson

Berlin Wall art restoration in full swing ahead of anniversary

Berlin Wall art restoration in full swing ahead of anniversary

Economy drives East Germans to join army

Economy drives East Germans to join army

Easterners unhappy with reunification

Easterners unhappy with reunification

Bauhaus boss warns east German architecture endangered

Bauhaus boss warns east German architecture endangered

U2 rocks Berlin two decades after ‘Achtung Baby’

U2 rocks Berlin two decades after ‘Achtung Baby’

The eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger

East-west divide between Germans remains strong

East-west divide between Germans remains strong

Körting says Stasi checks not needed in Berlin

Körting says Stasi checks not needed in Berlin

‘Politically precarious’ banned East German film premieres

‘Politically precarious’ banned East German film premieres

Eastern women surviving the crisis best

Eastern women surviving the crisis best

Former East Germans miss failed communist dictatorship

Former East Germans miss failed communist dictatorship

East German economy decades from catching up with west

East German economy decades from catching up with west

Trabis and Wartburgs become rare on German roads

Trabis and Wartburgs become rare on German roads

East Germany weathers crisis better than west

East Germany weathers crisis better than west

Neo-Nazis make headway into town councils

Neo-Nazis make headway into town councils

Magazine says Kurras reported Stasi defectors to East Germany

Magazine says Kurras reported Stasi defectors to East Germany

Getting baroque with Barack in Dresden

Getting baroque with Barack in Dresden

Merkel honours Polish freedom struggle and Tiananmen victims

Merkel honours Polish freedom struggle and Tiananmen victims

Dutschke family wants case reopened after Stasi discovery

Dutschke family wants case reopened after Stasi discovery

Kurras’ Stasi past almost revealed by researcher six years ago

Kurras’ Stasi past almost revealed by researcher six years ago

Stasi stole West German identities for sabotage ops

Stasi stole West German identities for sabotage ops

Stasi files still revealing secrets 20 years on

Stasi files still revealing secrets 20 years on

Stasi link made in infamous student death

Stasi link made in infamous student death

The German year

The German year

Merkel defends her East German past

Merkel defends her East German past

Berlin exhibition brings East Germany alive for kids

Berlin exhibition brings East Germany alive for kids

Tiefensee says former East Germans get no respect

Tiefensee says former East Germans get no respect

Merkel honours Stasi victims in Berlin

Merkel honours Stasi victims in Berlin

Merkel thanks Eastern Europe for helping break the Iron Curtain

Merkel thanks Eastern Europe for helping break the Iron Curtain

Köhler: East Germans deserve more respect

Köhler: East Germans deserve more respect

Eastern German women considered ‘less ditzy’

Eastern German women considered ‘less ditzy’

Overcoming Berlin’s monumental wall

Overcoming Berlin’s monumental wall

SPD moots €300 rebate for not filing income tax returns

SPD moots €300 rebate for not filing income tax returns

Artists give Berlin Wall murals anniversary makeover

Artists give Berlin Wall murals anniversary makeover

Former East German athletes angry over doping confessions

Former East German athletes angry over doping confessions

Over There: When reunification doesn’t bring reconciliation

Over There: When reunification doesn’t bring reconciliation

Women stage wage-gap protests nationwide

Women stage wage-gap protests nationwide

Three East German authors named for National Prize

Three East German authors named for National Prize

Former East Germany weathering recession better than the west

Former East Germany weathering recession better than the west

Book claims Gorbachev gave up on East Germany in 1980s

Book claims Gorbachev gave up on East Germany in 1980s

Filmmakers scrutinise Germany 20 years after the fall of the Wall

Filmmakers scrutinise Germany 20 years after the fall of the Wall

East German songwriter commits suicide in jail

East German songwriter commits suicide in jail

Abandoned East German flat discovered 20 years later

Abandoned East German flat discovered 20 years later

Two Harz beat as one

Two Harz beat as one

Putin returns to old KGB stomping ground

Putin returns to old KGB stomping ground

Merkel praises work of Stasi archive

Merkel praises work of Stasi archive

Merkel says gas dispute risks Russian credibility

Merkel says gas dispute risks Russian credibility

Russia’s Putin to attend ball for debutantes in Dresden

Russia’s Putin to attend ball for debutantes in Dresden

Happy birthday Heiner Müller

Happy birthday Heiner Müller

Famed East German MZ motorcycle factory to close

Famed East German MZ motorcycle factory to close

Steinmeier calls for memorial to German unity in Leipzig

Steinmeier calls for memorial to German unity in Leipzig

Thousands pay tribute to fallen communist figures

Thousands pay tribute to fallen communist figures

Germans disappointed by reunification

Germans disappointed by reunification

State premier Böhmer warns against East German nostalgia

State premier Böhmer warns against East German nostalgia

Town wants Russian help with WWII killings

Town wants Russian help with WWII killings

Tiefensee says eastern Germany is doing better

Tiefensee says eastern Germany is doing better

Wowereit accuses Merkel of stupidity

Wowereit accuses Merkel of stupidity

Merkel pledges aid to depressed west

Merkel pledges aid to depressed west

Census shows 13 percent of women go childless

Census shows 13 percent of women go childless

German population aging rapidly

German population aging rapidly

Cold War theme chosen for Berlinale

Cold War theme chosen for Berlinale

Stasi widow loses fight for bigger pension

Stasi widow loses fight for bigger pension

Left party MP blocks wikipedia.de website

Left party MP blocks wikipedia.de website

German youth fail to see Berlin Wall shadow

German youth fail to see Berlin Wall shadow

Train fare increases higher in the east

Train fare increases higher in the east

East Germans reject palace reconstruction in Berlin

East Germans reject palace reconstruction in Berlin

Leipzig remembers peaceful revolution in East Germany

Leipzig remembers peaceful revolution in East Germany

Partying like it’s 1989

Partying like it’s 1989

Elderly German divorcées protest east-west benefit gap

Elderly German divorcées protest east-west benefit gap

Paintings for the proletariat

Paintings for the proletariat

Tiefensee says aid to former communist east ‘urgent’

Tiefensee says aid to former communist east ‘urgent’

CDU plans campaign to fight communist nostalgia

CDU plans campaign to fight communist nostalgia

German women still earn less than men

German women still earn less than men

Eastern Germany called economic ‘crisis region’

Eastern Germany called economic ‘crisis region’

Leipzig University to reinstall Marx monument

Leipzig University to reinstall Marx monument

New study raises estimate of German border deaths

New study raises estimate of German border deaths

Germany planning major celebrations for Berlin Wall anniversary

Germany planning major celebrations for Berlin Wall anniversary

Study shows at least 136 died at Berlin Wall

Study shows at least 136 died at Berlin Wall

Former East German parliament steel headed to Dubai

Former East German parliament steel headed to Dubai

German to reunite with North Korean husband after 47 years

German to reunite with North Korean husband after 47 years

Berlin ‘Stasi bar’ draws protests

Berlin ‘Stasi bar’ draws protests

Elite East German bunker opens to public

Elite East German bunker opens to public

Honecker appears to accept medal from Ortega

Honecker appears to accept medal from Ortega

Margot Honecker invited to Sandinista party in Nicaragua

Margot Honecker invited to Sandinista party in Nicaragua

Reagan’s son lobbies for memorial in Berlin

Reagan’s son lobbies for memorial in Berlin

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Polish influx boosts German border economy

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CDU wants to redouble efforts in eastern Germany

Germans warned not to forget 1953 uprising

Germans warned not to forget 1953 uprising

Neo-Nazi NPD party takes hold in municipal vote in Saxony

Neo-Nazi NPD party takes hold in municipal vote in Saxony

Rights envoy calls for debate on East German legacy

Rights envoy calls for debate on East German legacy

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The Left’s Gysi grilled for alleged Stasi links

Far-left political force tells Germany it is here to stay

Far-left political force tells Germany it is here to stay

German nudist flights scrapped over ‘moral’ qualms

German nudist flights scrapped over ‘moral’ qualms

Germany to continue subsidizing poorer east

Germany to continue subsidizing poorer east

German authorities to warn against Left party extremists

German authorities to warn against Left party extremists

Germans back leftists amid growing working-class worries

Germans back leftists amid growing working-class worries

Police investigate Gazprom executive’s Stasi past

Police investigate Gazprom executive’s Stasi past

Giant puzzle reveals Germany’s communist secrets

Giant puzzle reveals Germany’s communist secrets

Stasi informant loses court privacy battle

Stasi informant loses court privacy battle

Gadget to bring back Berlin Wall for tourists

Gadget to bring back Berlin Wall for tourists

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Stasi love drama causes stir for ARD

Köhler urges west to recognize East German achievements

Köhler urges west to recognize East German achievements

Berlin paper struggles after Stasi staff outed

Berlin paper struggles after Stasi staff outed

Dessau’s gigantic burial pyramid

Dessau’s gigantic burial pyramid

Bulgaria confirms Cold War border shootings of Germans

Bulgaria confirms Cold War border shootings of Germans

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Berlin squabbles over East German POW compensation

East Germany’s ice princess retires

East Germany’s ice princess retires