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    1. FT Alphaville

      June 29, 2015

      El-Erian: The Graccident, as captured by the FT’s front page

      The writer is chief economic adviser to Allianz and chair of US President Barack Obama’s Global Development Council Sensing...

    2. June 26, 2015

      The fearful foe that ought to unify Europe

      Last November, the city of Berlin threw itself a party. For the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall, there were...

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    1. June 26, 2015

      Berlin burnishes reputation as the heart of global culture

      The surprise choice this week of Russian-born Kirill Petrenko as Sir Simon Rattle’s successor at the Berlin Philharmonic...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Five of the best: cafés in Berlin

      The Barn Speciality coffee in Berlin begins at The Barn. This humble café, with tables spilling out on to peaceful...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      June 26, 2015

      Bear greetings

      Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets members of the public as she walks across the Pariser Platz square in Berlin, Germany....

    4. June 25, 2015

      Farage accuses Cameron of involving Queen in politics

      David Cameron was yesterday accused of dragging the Queen into his efforts to keep Britain in a reformed EU, after the...

    5. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2015

      Queen plays Berlin - offering an obvious caption comp...

      Two fab, access-all-areas tickets to Camp Alphaville on Wednesday available to the winner here. Keep ‘em clean. Bryce sets...

    6. June 22, 2015

      Kirill Petrenko succeeds Sir Simon Rattle at Berlin Philharmonic

      Kirill Petrenko has been named as the new chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, succeeding Sir Simon Rattle in one of...

    7. June 17, 2015

      Ariadne auf Naxos, Staatsoper Berlin, Schiller Theater — review

      The dildo has become something of a trademark for Hans Neuenfels. Sure enough, just before the first act curtain for the...

    8. MBA blog

      June 10, 2015

      Do you suffer from fomo?

      As far as grating acronyms go, ‘fomo’ – fear of missing out – needs no introduction. It surrounds us every day. It is on our...

    9. June 10, 2015

      Manuel Valls caught in storm over Champions League final trip

      Officially, Manuel Valls, French prime minister, had to meet the Uefa president, Michel Platini, to discuss the Euro 2016...

    10. June 9, 2015

      Iran’s start-ups harness tech to build vision of modernity

      A thousand Iranians from around the world arrived in Berlin last week to talk entrepreneurship. Their project was not much...

    11. June 8, 2015

      Gehry-designed office building in Berlin for sale

      A Frank Gehry-designed office and apartment building near the Brandenburg Gate, in the heart of Berlin’s government...

    12. June 5, 2015

      More cities aim to establish start-up clusters

      Andrew Daniels, founder of a web design and mobile app developer based in Manchester, believes his “can do” city has the...

    13. June 3, 2015

      Deutsche Bank to create innovation hubs to boost technology

      Deutsche Bank is to open innovation hubs in London, Berlin and Silicon Valley in an attempt to improve its use of digital...

    14. June 2, 2015

      Greeks defiant — and worried — as creditors huddle

      As Greece’s bailout creditors huddled behind closed doors in Berlin on Monday night in an attempt to hash out a final offer...

    15. June 2, 2015

      Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Komische Oper Berlin — review

      Slaughter, captivity and passion: as if the grand emotions of Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto were insufficient, director...

    16. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Emergency meeting for Greece, yen tumbles, Fifa scandal German chancellor Angela...

    17. June 1, 2015

      Greek bailout monitors hold emergency summit

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday night hosted an emergency summit in Berlin over the Greek crisis to thrash out...

    18. June 1, 2015

      Reichstag rooftop restaurant, Berlin

      Where Platz der Republik Wi-Fi No Plug sockets Yes Single espresso €3.60 Open 9am–4:30pm; 6:30pm–12pm Privacy points 3/5...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      May 29, 2015

      Merkel and Cameron

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives British Prime Minister David Cameron with military honors at the Federal...

    20. May 14, 2015

      Berliner’s musicians orchestrate an end to autocracy

      It was like waiting for a new pope; but there was no white smoke. When the Berlin Philharmonic failed to choose a new chief...

    21. May 12, 2015

      Berlin Philharmonic in discord over Sir Simon Rattle successor

      The classical music world’s most prestigious job is still up for grabs after musicians at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra...

    22. Brussels Blog

      May 6, 2015

      Paris, Berlin & Rome: Dijsselbloem re-election tour?

      Normally, it wouldn’t seem unusual for Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister, to be making the rounds to the...

    23. May 5, 2015

      Berlin Gallery Weekend — review

      Now in its 11th year, Berlin Gallery Weekend is an important date in the art-buying calendar, but it rewards the public as...

    24. May 5, 2015

      Der Freischütz, Dresden Staatskapelle, Semperoper Dresden — review

      Caspar drags a dead body with him to the Wolf’s Glen. As the act begins, he hauls out a knife and hacks off its head. People...

    25. Brussels Blog

      May 4, 2015

      Leaked legal opinion: EU too loose with budget rules?

      One of the more controversial actions taken by the Juncker Commission in its still-short life was January’s move to make the...

    26. May 3, 2015

      New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919-1933, Museo Correr, Venice — review

      Two women pass each other on a sunless beach. One is veiled, the other is concealed beneath a white cloche hat and a cape...

    27. May 1, 2015

      Don Carlos, Deutsches Theater, Berlin — review

      This may well be the least “directorial” production I have ever seen on a German stage. The kind of Regietheater for which...

    28. April 30, 2015

      Stück Plastik, Schaubühne, Berlin — review

      Marius von Mayenburg is getting madder. There has always been a current of humour in his dramatic indictments of society,...

    29. FT Data

      April 30, 2015

      Does your city serve the youth of today?

      New York, Rome, Berlin and Mexico City. Which is the odd one out? It is Rome. It missed out on being in the top 10 cities...

    30. FT Alphaville

      April 28, 2015

      One Picasso isn't cool. You know what's cool?

      Two, obviously. Via the Telegraph on a nutty art market and the nutty luxury market more generally: “The prices of so many...

    31. April 27, 2015

      Bonanza Coffee Roasters, Berlin

      Where Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin WiFi No Plug sockets Yes Espresso €3.40 Open 8.30am-6pm Privacy points 8.30am-6pm In the...

    32. April 24, 2015

      Tate Modern director follows Tate Britain director out of door

      Chris Dercon is to step down as director of Tate Modern, the second director to announce a departure from the Tate Galleries...

    33. April 24, 2015

      Homes near the world’s best marathons

      The Point, Milsons Point, Sydney, Australia, A$8.5m ($6.62m) Where The Point apartments on Alfred Street in the suburb of...

    34. April 21, 2015

      Staatskapelle Berlin, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

      Nobody let on about the highlight of this concert in advance. At the end of the first half a couple of flunkies marched on...

    35. April 21, 2015

      Moses und Aron, Komische Oper Berlin — review

      Holocaust references are a delicate matter on any stage, but a defensible choice in a production of Arnold Schoenberg’s...

    36. April 17, 2015

      Berlin’s Alexanderplatz goes high-rise as property prices soar

      In the shadow of the Soviet-era Fernsehturm, or television tower, Alexanderplatz is one of Berlin’s less celebrated...

    37. April 16, 2015

      The reel-life struggles of Spain’s footloose millennials

      Hugo and Braulio are twenty-something Spaniards caught up in their country’s post-recession malaise. Both are determined to...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      April 1, 2015

      Cabinet meeting at the Chancellery

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel arrive at a cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in...

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