How Berliners are plotting a radical ‘expropriation referendum’ to fight housing crisis

How Berliners are plotting a radical ‘expropriation referendum’ to fight housing crisis

At the Kottbusser Tor roundabout in Berlin's fashionable Kreuzberg district, 29-year-old Jannick is waiting in line to sign a petition which he says has captured the "zeitgeist" in the German capital.

Last gasp petition for Bavarian smoking ban edges to referendum

Last gasp petition for Bavarian smoking ban edges to referendum

Bavarians brave cold to campaign to ‘Save the Bees’

Bavarians brave cold to campaign to ‘Save the Bees’

Second Brexit referendum ‘more likely’ every day: Germany’s Justice Minister

Second Brexit referendum ‘more likely’ every day: Germany’s Justice Minister

Plan emerges for a ‘radical solution’ to lower rising rents in Berlin

Plan emerges for a ‘radical solution’ to lower rising rents in Berlin

Crisis-hit Social Democrats start ballot on grand coalition with Merkel

Crisis-hit Social Democrats start ballot on grand coalition with Merkel

Duisburg residents vote against plans to build Germany’s largest outlet centre

Duisburg residents vote against plans to build Germany’s largest outlet centre

Berliners vote to keep Tegel airport open

Berliners vote to keep Tegel airport open

Chaos at new airport pushes Berlin into divisive vote on keeping Cold War relic

Chaos at new airport pushes Berlin into divisive vote on keeping Cold War relic

One in three Bavarians want independence from Germany, poll shows

One in three Bavarians want independence from Germany, poll shows

Merkel rules out Turkish vote in Germany on death penalty

Merkel rules out Turkish vote in Germany on death penalty

Govt could block Turks from voting in Germany on death penalty

Govt could block Turks from voting in Germany on death penalty

After Nazi remarks, Turkey says ‘we need Germany’

After Nazi remarks, Turkey says ‘we need Germany’

Germany warns Turkey not to ‘end the European dream’

Germany warns Turkey not to ‘end the European dream’

Merkel rejects May’s call for parallel talks on EU-UK ties

Merkel rejects May’s call for parallel talks on EU-UK ties

Turks in Germany divided as voting begins in Erdogan referendum

Turks in Germany divided as voting begins in Erdogan referendum

How Turkey is using Germany to whip up nationalism at home

How Turkey is using Germany to whip up nationalism at home

Defiant Turkish FM tells Germany not to lecture in Hamburg speech

Defiant Turkish FM tells Germany not to lecture in Hamburg speech

Why Turkey is so furious with Germany… and not for the first time

Why Turkey is so furious with Germany… and not for the first time

Germany to UK: don’t enter trade talks before Brexit

Germany to UK: don’t enter trade talks before Brexit

Merkel accepts UK’s decision to delay triggering Brexit

Merkel accepts UK’s decision to delay triggering Brexit

May to thrash out Brexit roadmap in Berlin, Paris talks

May to thrash out Brexit roadmap in Berlin, Paris talks

German investor confidence hits 4-year low on Brexit fears

German investor confidence hits 4-year low on Brexit fears

May to visit Berlin for first Brexit talks on Wednesday

May to visit Berlin for first Brexit talks on Wednesday

Germany bemused at pick of ‘reckless con artist’ Johnson

Germany bemused at pick of ‘reckless con artist’ Johnson

Property firms expect Frankfurt to win big on Brexit

Property firms expect Frankfurt to win big on Brexit

Merkel convinced Britain will trigger Article 50 for Brexit

Merkel convinced Britain will trigger Article 50 for Brexit

Post-Brexit, Germans feel more positively about the EU

Post-Brexit, Germans feel more positively about the EU

Schäuble warns of ‘race to bottom’ after UK tax cut plans

Schäuble warns of ‘race to bottom’ after UK tax cut plans

Germany derides ‘disgraceful’ Farage after resignation

Germany derides ‘disgraceful’ Farage after resignation

Vice-Chancellor calls to offer young Brits dual citizenship

Vice-Chancellor calls to offer young Brits dual citizenship

Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest in the heart of Berlin

Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest in the heart of Berlin

Brexit ‘doesn’t pose big risk’ to German economy

Brexit ‘doesn’t pose big risk’ to German economy

Germans rally on Twitter to show love for UK

Germans rally on Twitter to show love for UK

There’s no way back for Britain, says ‘sad’ Merkel

There’s no way back for Britain, says ‘sad’ Merkel

British business owner in Germany: why I support Brexit

British business owner in Germany: why I support Brexit

Merkel: Britain can’t cherry-pick Brexit terms

Merkel: Britain can’t cherry-pick Brexit terms

Germans react with glee to England’s Iceland humiliation

Germans react with glee to England’s Iceland humiliation

Germany and France urge deeper EU ‘political union’

Germany and France urge deeper EU ‘political union’

Merkel: no backroom deals with UK on Brexit

Merkel: no backroom deals with UK on Brexit

Merkel: Brexit has cut into European unity

Merkel: Brexit has cut into European unity

Brits in Berlin pub watch Brexit results in horror

Brits in Berlin pub watch Brexit results in horror

German far right ‘cries for joy’ after UK votes to leave EU

German far right ‘cries for joy’ after UK votes to leave EU

German stock market sees biggest drop since 2008 crash

German stock market sees biggest drop since 2008 crash

Brits in Germany left ‘fuming’ by Brexit polling card fiasco

Brits in Germany left ‘fuming’ by Brexit polling card fiasco

Brexit would lead to new focus on EU common security

Brexit would lead to new focus on EU common security

Almost half of Brits in Germany won’t vote on Brexit

Almost half of Brits in Germany won’t vote on Brexit

‘Please don’t go,’ German weekly begs Britain

‘Please don’t go,’ German weekly begs Britain

Stay in EU and keep your influence, Merkel tells Brits

Stay in EU and keep your influence, Merkel tells Brits

Brits: Why vote away your right to move in Europe?

Brits: Why vote away your right to move in Europe?

Out means out, Germany warns Brexit camp

Out means out, Germany warns Brexit camp

Brits: don’t let bumbling councils steal your vote

Brits: don’t let bumbling councils steal your vote

British expats: have your say in this historic decision

British expats: have your say in this historic decision

Expats lose bid to scrap 15-year rule for EU referendum

Expats lose bid to scrap 15-year rule for EU referendum

Survey: Could Brits in Europe put the brakes on Brexit?

Survey: Could Brits in Europe put the brakes on Brexit?

Germany ‘would be biggest loser from Brexit’

Germany ‘would be biggest loser from Brexit’

5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU

5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU

Athletes devastated by Olympics rejection

Athletes devastated by Olympics rejection

Hamburg voters throw out Olympic bid plan

Hamburg voters throw out Olympic bid plan

Final days of Hamburg Olympic vote battle

Final days of Hamburg Olympic vote battle

German MPs approve Greece bailout roadmap

German MPs approve Greece bailout roadmap

US Treasury Secretary heads to Germany

US Treasury Secretary heads to Germany

How will Germany react to the Greek vote?

How will Germany react to the Greek vote?

For business’ sake, UK should stick with EU

For business’ sake, UK should stick with EU

Brits abroad will get to vote in EU referendum

Brits abroad will get to vote in EU referendum

Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits
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Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits

Berlin bids to put energy grid back in public hands

Berlin bids to put energy grid back in public hands

Politicians push to give public its say

Politicians push to give public its say

Irish ‘mad at Merkel’ as they vote on Fiscal Pact

Irish ‘mad at Merkel’ as they vote on Fiscal Pact

Germans want more direct democracy

Germans want more direct democracy

FDP calls for more referendums

FDP calls for more referendums

Bavaria votes on total smoking ban

Bavaria votes on total smoking ban

Referendum voters reject Hamburg school reforms

Referendum voters reject Hamburg school reforms

Berliners vote against massive Spree development

Berliners vote against massive Spree development