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On our two hour, drizzly November evening journey to Schönefeld Airport my dad and I exchanged past experiences of Berlin. I visited briefly in April of the same year on a tour of several German cities, the climate was surprisingly charming and my afternoon in the city was spent on a hired bicycle, floating through the in-bloom Tiergarten. 971 more words


A note on “Alexis Tsipras and Greece’s Miserable Foreign Policy”

My friend Jan Techau shared Judy Dempsy’s latest post on Carnegie’s excellent webpage. It is titled “Alexis Tsipras and Greece’s Miserable Foreign Policy”. While I do not share all of Judy’s take on the Greek situation I do share her legitimately critical views on the foreign policy impact of the new extreme left-extreme right coalition government in Greece. 571 more words

Foreign Policy


Einige haben ihn schon vor Jahren gesehen, den vereisten Brunnen im Hofgarten der Würzburger Residenz. Er passt so schön in die Jahreszeit und gefällt mir sehr – darum zeig ich ihn noch mal <3


Unemployment in Germany in January 2015 - At Record Low

Germany’s unemployment rate declined to a record low at the start of the year, reflecting an improvement in the labor market after the euro area’s biggest economy expanded the most in three years during 2014. 67 more words

In The News

Everything Has a Reason

When I try to write about something of the past, even if it’s just a second ago, it’s somehow so difficult. I can’t reconnect to the energy to put it into words. 447 more words


The World according to Brazilians (13): EUROPE - 3 (videos)

Brazilian TV channel Band broadcasts an interesting series (in Portuguese) about Brazilians living in various cities all over the world. They show the viewer the interesting locations – apart from the main touristic highlights – and tell what they know about. 83 more words