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Karlsruhe used to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany before the war. Its name is connected to its history. … Keep Reading

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Protests surround health ministers’ conference

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Protests during health ministers' conference in Leipzig
Protests near Leipzig city center Wednesday, 5 June 2019. (Photo: Laura Martin)

Led by labor unions, healthcare workers, students and patients are speaking out against issues stemming from the liberalization of healthcare in Germany.

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Wave-Gotik-Treffen: an international perspective

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“Many foreign guests have missed out on WGT events besides concerts due to the language barrier. This year, with help from friends, I’ve been able to organize a series of lectures and discussions about the scene, by the scene, in English.”

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Rising star aims to transform plastic disposal in Ghana

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LeipGlo has interviewed Alhassan Muniru, a bright young entrepreneur from Ghana who has studied at Leipzig University. As head of the organization Recycle Up! Ghana, he has grabbed the attention of the World Bank and hobnobbed with the likes of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 

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Open mic meets goth, burlesque, trivia

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In celebrating the advent of this year’s Wave-Gotik-Treffen, we got a little creative. Hope you join us next Friday for a fun evening of open-minded expression, games, drinking… and flirting with the dark side!

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Opinion: On European elections and German divisions

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Elections: Analysis on German results
Elections: Analysis on German results

“East Germans are often portrayed as racist naysayers who are unable to look at themselves as the cause of their problems. The history of the GDR is often reduced to the Stasi. The two parties that picked up on these perceptions are DIE LINKE and the AfD, with the latter being far more successful.”

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Leipzig elections: Die Linke and Grüne win; AfD grows

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European Parliament in Brussels. Public domain photo

In Leipzig, Die Linke won in percentage of votes for city council, and Die Grünen for the European Parliament. Still, the far-right AfD had the most impressive gains, now having more city council seats than the SPD, besides a lawmaker in Brussels.

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