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    1. May 22, 2015

      FT Weekend celebrates its 30th birthday

      For those picking up a copy of the first-ever edition of Weekend FT in May 1985, the travel advice was clear, if curiously...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. March 30, 2015

      Der Rosenkavalier, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden — review

      For the central opera of its third Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, the Berlin Philharmonic has all its ducks in a row. There...

    20. March 29, 2015

      Parking sensors to go on trial in Berlin and Dubai

      Traffic wardens will have a new ally from this summer when trials of a scanner system that gathers data about parking spaces...

    21. March 23, 2015

      Merkel and Tsipras in bid to defuse tensions as cash fears rise

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, and Alexis Tsipras, Greek prime minister, pledged to work together on Monday to try to...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      March 23, 2015

      Keeping an eye on Angela Merkel

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listen to their countries’ national anthems upon his...

    23. Brussels Blog

      March 22, 2015

      Tsipras letter to Merkel: the annotated text

      If you didn’t know what the standoff over Greece’s bailout was all about, Alexis Tsipras, the new Greek prime minister, has...

    24. March 22, 2015

      Greek and German policy makers to meet for Berlin talks

      On Monday, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, will meet in Berlin. The meeting...

    25. March 11, 2015

      La Rondine, Deutsche Oper Berlin — review

      Puccini’s La Rondine can only be pulled off with an all-star cast, a scrupulously rehearsed orchestra and a staging that...

    26. March 9, 2015

      Titans turn attention to Silicon Valley

      The mood at the big SuperReturn private equity conference in Berlin at the end of February was not exactly ebullient. The...

    27. March 5, 2015

      Germany caps rents to tackle rise in housing costs

      German politicians are moving to cap rents as surging housing costs stir anger in a nation of prodigious renters. On...

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      March 5, 2015

      Guest post: how long will I live?

      By Wolfgang Fengler of the World Bank For a good part of my life I have been an expat, working and living with my family in...

    29. March 3, 2015

      Sir Simon Rattle to take up baton for London Symphony Orchestra

      Sir Simon Rattle is to return to the UK as musical director of the London Symphony Orchestra, ending speculation over the...

    30. March 2, 2015

      Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi/Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Komische Oper Berlin — review

      If Calixto Bieito’s new production of Gianni Schicchi and Bluebeard’s Castle makes a strong case for pairing these one-act...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      February 27, 2015

      The Bundestag votes

      Members of the German parliament vote on financial help for Greece at the German parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin on...

    32. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      FirstFT (the new Cut)

      Athens’ chances of finding itself without an EU financial backstop in one week will come down to a bitter face-off in...

    33. February 16, 2015

      Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

      Almost everything was in place. The string ensemble was immaculate. The phrasing was spot on, sidestepping such vulgar...

    34. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      This is nuts. Enjoy your trip to the moon.

      Rocket Internet, the German-listed ecommerce investment group, has opportunistically raised about €600m in fresh equity at...

    35. FT Alphaville

      February 6, 2015

      Michael Pettis explains the euro crisis (and a lot of other things, too)

      This is literally the best analysis of the euro area’s problems we’ve ever read. You should take the time to closely read...

    36. January 31, 2015

      Richard von Weizsäcker, German president 1920-2015

      Richard von Weizsäcker, who brought a moral authority to the German presidency and sought to reconcile his compatriots with...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      January 20, 2015

      Eye spike

      A model presents a creation of the designer Rebekka Ruetz at the Berlin fashion week autumn/winter 2015 in Berlin   ...

    38. January 15, 2015

      Pegida people reshape German politics

      Two crowds were rallying on Monday at the Brandenburg Gate in the German capital. To the east, 300 members of the Berlin...

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