East Germany

Germany promises equal pensions for east and west by 2025

Germany promises equal pensions for east and west by 2025

Germany said on Friday it would gradually raise pensions in the formerly communist east to reach the level of those in the west by 2025, more than three decades after reunification.

Nov 25, 2016, 16:50 PM IST

German president criticises communism on China visit

Germany's president Wednesday condemned the illegitimacy of Communist rule in East Germany and lauded the benefits of human rights in a provocative speech to Shanghai university students.

Mar 23, 2016, 15:13 PM IST
Fall of Berlin Wall 'easy to forget, important to remember': Angela Merkel

Fall of Berlin Wall 'easy to forget, important to remember': Angela Merkel

The Silver Jubilee of German unification saw the city of Berlin burst with joy and resplendent festivities as a number of events and concerts were held to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Nov 10, 2014, 09:59 AM IST
White luminous balloons mark Silver Jubilee of fall of Berlin Wall

White luminous balloons mark Silver Jubilee of fall of Berlin Wall

Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, the man credited with engineering a peaceful end to the Cold War has exuded fears of a fresh Cold War waiting in the wings, referring to the Ukraine crisis and its adverse impact on US-Russia ties.

Nov 09, 2014, 09:59 AM IST
Berlin Wall`s fall was dream come true for Bayern Munich boss

Berlin Wall`s fall was dream come true for Bayern Munich boss

Bayern Munich boss and ex-East Germany international Matthias Sammer says the fall of the Berlin Wall, 25 years ago on Sunday, meant he could realise his dream of Bundesliga football.

Nov 09, 2014, 07:05 AM IST

Germany launches celebration weekend for Berlin Wall`s fall

Germany kicks off celebrations Friday marking the 25th anniversary of the epochal fall of the Berlin Wall, set to culminate with rock stars and veteran freedom activists joining a millions-strong crowd.

Nov 07, 2014, 10:26 AM IST

25 years after Berlin Wall tumbled, East bands rock on

They have been rocking arenas nearly as long as the Rolling Stones but unlike Mick and Keith, they`re from a country that no longer exists. 

Nov 05, 2014, 12:32 PM IST

Multiple bus crash in Germany kills 10, injures 69

A crash involving several buses on a highway in eastern Germany killed 10 people and injured 69, police said today.

Jul 20, 2014, 01:31 AM IST

Berlin Wall fall raised a generation of criminals?

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 may have blighted a generation of children in east Germany, who were more likely to commit crimes than their west German peers, a new study claims.

Apr 04, 2013, 18:51 PM IST

`No-Go zone` between former East, West Germany?

A total of 1.2 million mines were laid by East Germany at the border with West Germany during the Cold War.

May 13, 2012, 16:34 PM IST

Germany marks construction of Berlin Wall

Germany had been divided into capitalist western and communist eastern sectors after end of WWII.

Aug 13, 2011, 12:06 PM IST

Wobbly sections of Berlin Wall to be restored

Bernauer Strasse, the site of
dramatic escape during the Cold War will be repaired by year`s end.

Aug 01, 2011, 22:51 PM IST

East Germany given €1.3tn since Wall fell: Study

United Germany transferred some EUR 1.3 trillion to the former communist east in the years after the fall of the Berlin Wall to help prop up the depressed region, a study published on Sunday showed.

Nov 08, 2009, 23:30 PM IST

Putin feels `nostalgia` for East Germany

Russia`s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Sunday said he feels nostalgia for the former East Germany, in the most revealing description yet of his half-decade as a KGB agent in Dresden under communism.

Nov 08, 2009, 23:09 PM IST

Jokes from Berlin Wall

Telling jokes was said to a risky business for East Germany`s citizens.

Oct 18, 2009, 15:02 PM IST