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# east-germany - Monday 18 July, 2016

Enda Kenny raises possibility of border poll as part of Brexit negotiations

The Taoiseach drew comparisons with East Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

# east-germany - Sunday 9 November, 2014

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell Cold War This post contains videos

In Photos: 25 years ago today the Berlin Wall fell

It signalled the end of the Soviet Union, which would eventually dissolve in 1991.

# east-germany - Saturday 21 September, 2013

How Angela Merkel rose to the top job in Germany

Maternal to many Germans, symbol of austerity to others, the former pastor’s daughter has come far from an East German childhood to Chancellor.

# east-germany - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Merkel tells young people with no jobs that they might have to move

Merkel said there will have to be more mobility if the youth unemployment figures are to be reduced.

# east-germany - Monday 13 May, 2013

Angela Merkel: ‘No, I was not an East German propaganda official’

A new book has revived suggestions that Merkel was an active trade union official – at a time when the state controlled the unions.

# east-germany - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

IKEA 'used Stasi prisoners for slave labour' - German report

Broadcaster WDR says documents from Stasi archives show ‘deep cooperation’ between IKEA and the East German government.

# east-germany - Monday 15 August, 2011

West Germany 'wanted to swap West Berlin for part of East' - documents

Documents released to Der Spiegel, days after the 50th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall, show how West Germany wanted to avoid it.

# east-germany - Saturday 13 August, 2011

In photos: 50 years of the Berlin Wall Berlin Wall This post contains images

In photos: 50 years of the Berlin Wall

Germany commemorates the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall this weekend.

# east-germany - Friday 5 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge East German spies' disguises made them look like... spies Oops This post contains images

East German spies' disguises made them look like... spies

Artist Simon Menner uncovered images of a typical Stazi ‘disguise’ during a hunt of its archives. Now they’re on display.

# east-germany - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Germany 'enslaved and abused' post-Nazi era children

Germany agrees a €120m compensation deal after children in state and church care were abused for 25 years.