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May 2019

Open mic meets goth, burlesque, trivia

in My Leipzig/What's on

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

in Politics
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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Georgia: architecture, wine and murderous dictators

in Travel
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia. Image by Kyrylo Kholopkin

“We stood with mouths agape. Alas, no light was to be shed on the very odd spectacle to which we had just borne witness.”

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Leipzig elections: Die Linke and Grüne win; AfD grows

in Politics
meet the candidates
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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Meet the Candidates: Korzer and Biederstedt (Grüne)

in Leipzig/Politics
Leipzig city center. (Photo: Maeshelle West-Davies)

Marcus Korzer and Martin Biederstedt (Grüne) leben in Leipzig und kandidieren für den Stadtrat im Wahlkreis 9, Leipzig-Nordost. Our aim is for our audience to get to meet the candidates and know their political stances better. All questions and answers are provided in German and English.

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Meet the Candidates: Annette Körner (Grüne)

in Leipzig/Politics
Leipzig city center.
Leipzig city center. (Photo: Maeshelle West-Davies)

One of the final Grüne interviews for the 26 May elections: Incumbent Annette Körner (Grüne) is running for City Council reelection in Circuit 8, Leipzig Northwest.

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