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People and Politics 08.11.12 | 21:30 - 22:00 UTC

Speechless - An end to the St Petersburg Dialogue?

Topic Berlin/ Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) begruesst am Freitag (01.06.12) vor dem Kanzleramt in Berlin den russischen Praesidenten Wladimir Putin. Merkel empfing Putin zu einem Gespraech.
Foto: Clemens Bilan/dapd

Speechless - An end to the St Petersburg Dialogue?

Topic ARCHIV - Mitglieder der Piratenpartei fahren am 25.09.2009 mit dem Parteifloß zum Wahlkampfabschluss auf der Spree. Das Programm der Überflieger ist noch Stückwerk. Aber in der Wirtschaftspolitik haben die Piraten bereits Anker geworfen: Sie sind für offene Märkte, gegen Patente und wollen den Mittelstand fördern. Foto: Tobias Kleinschmidt dpa/lbn (Zu dpa: Weder links noch rechts - Piraten wollen neue Wirtschaftspolitik vom 13.04.2012) +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

Shipwreck Ahoy - The Pirate Party on collision course

Topic 01.2012 DW People and Politics Taking Germany's Pulse

Taking Germany’s Pulse

Topic ILLUSTRATION - Auf die spanische Euro-Münze wird am Mittwoch (06.06.2012) in Schwerin die spanischen Flagge projiziert. In der bedrohlichen Banken-Krise wächst der Druck auf Spanien, nach Irland, Portugal und Griechenland ebenfalls unter den Euro-Rettungsschirm zu flüchten. Foto: Jens Büttner dpa/lmv

Escaping the Crisis - Young Spaniards in Germany

Topic Das Dorf Mödlareuth zwischen Thüringen und Bayern, wo heute das deutsch-deutsche Museum Mödlareuth steht.

Nearly-Forgotten Terror - The former East Germany’s 'Operation Vermin'

Speechless - An end to the St Petersburg Dialogue? | Shipwreck Ahoy: The Pirate Party on collision course | Escaping the Crisis: Young Spaniards in Germany | Nearly-Forgotten Terror: The former East Germany’s 'Operation Vermin'

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Speechless - An end to the St Petersburg Dialogue?

The forum was meant to promote deep understanding between Germany and Russia. Now the St Petersburg Dialogue may be at an end.

Andreas Schockenhoff, the German coordinator and Chancellor Merkel’s commissioner for German-Russian cooperation, has sharply criticized Vladimir Putin, saying the Russian president uses repression and confrontation, and that he views the country’s citizens not as partners but as a threat to the state.

Shipwreck Ahoy - The Pirate Party on collision course

They were seen as a fresh breeze in Germany’s political landscape, representing internet freedom and grassroots democracy. Opinion polls put their support at a heady 13 percent nationwide. But instead of presenting issues, they’ve delivered ongoing disputes in the state parliaments.

Taking Germany’s Pulse

What do Germans think of the Pirate Party?

Escaping the Crisis - Young Spaniards in Germany

The economic crisis in Spain has led thousands of young Spaniards to leave home for Germany. In 2011, the Federal Statistical Office registered a rise of 50 percent. How are young Spaniards in search of work being received in Germany? And are they getting support from Spanish people who have been in Germany for decades?

Nearly-Forgotten Terror - The former East Germany’s 'Operation Vermin'

1952: at four in the morning, East German police rang the doorbells of thousands of people in what is now the state of Thüringen, forcing them to leave their homes immediately. An exclusion zone hundreds of kilometres long was created along the border between East and West Germany. Resistance was brutally suppressed.