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Leipzig elections: Die Linke and Grüne win; AfD grows

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: Constanze Krehl, MEP (SPD)

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Leipziger Constanze Krehl (SPD) has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 1994 and is running for re-election. She took the time to answer the interview questions we sent her, and we publish the answers here in the lead-up to the elections this weekend. Auf Deutsch und Englisch.

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Meet the Candidates: Hermann Winkler, MEP (CDU)

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Originally from the Leipzig area, Hermann Winkler (CDU) is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and is running for re-election. Dieses Interview mit ihm ist Teil unserer Reihe über die Stadtrats- und Europawahlen am 26. Mai 2019. In English and German.

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Feeling all hyggeIigt in Copenhagen

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"I was spoken to more during my first moments in Copenhagen than in my first week in Leipzig. Be helpful to a stranger, period. Be kind to the person sitting across from you in public transit, period. It’s not a difficult behavior to participate in, I promise."

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Hitchhiking from Leipzig to Copenhagen

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"Five Catholic Poles all ride to Switzerland for a Jesus meet. One Berliner going where I was coming from. He does this all the time, says that’s all it is: just a matter of time."

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Post-Brexit divorce: EU can keep the kids?

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It is still not clear whether Brits will be able to move to another EU country – for example, leaving Germany to take up a new job in Spain – without getting visas and work permits after 2019.

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