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Protests surround health ministers’ conference

in Leipzig/Society/What's on
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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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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The dubious delights of online dating in Leipzig

in Dating/My Leipzig
Online dating - and offline - can be quite tricky, especially in a new country. But our columnist is not about to lose hope.
Online dating, public domain photo

“Send over all your best eligible males, Leipzigers! I have a good feeling that in this lovely city, I might just find my half.”

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“Is there a correct look for an immigrant?”

in Opinion/Philosophies/Refugees
Leipzig city center. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)
Leipzig city center. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)

“Someone fleeing war has far more of a right to seek safety in a new place than I do to seek a work visa.”

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Crowdfunded scholarship honors Prof. Crister Garrett

in Community/Leipzig/Philosophies

Remembering how happy a scholarship in memory of his late father, also a professor, had made him, Prof. Garrett’s wife and daughters quickly found the path to honoring him beyond obituaries and flower wreaths. They would spread his legacy and generous spirit by helping the students of the future – starting with crowdfunding.

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Argentine and Brit grab Germany by the mouth

in Arts/Lifestyle/What's on
Red lips. Public domain photo.
Red lips. Public domain photo.

“We hear about unrealized dreams, development, inequality, immigrants, social benefits, Nazis – in bundles delivered from the border between East and West Germany, through the mouths of foreigners who wanted to intimately know what random Germans have to say, and absorb different sides of the spectrum of Germans’ perceptions, society and culture.” Mund Stück @ the Residenz

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