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Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit survives a vote of no confidence about yet another delay at the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport, or BBI – The Economist perhaps put it best – “Poor, sexy and flightless!” -by Emil Hoogensteyn

Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Berlin Mayor Klaus Woworeit - OTA-Berlin

 

Mayor Klaus Wowereit of Berlin has sat survived a vote of no confidence in the House of Representatives of the city state.

The opposition had the motion filed against him, because they find the Wowereit complicit to the debacle surrounding the new international airport.  BBI.

A majority of 85 local municipat lawmakers rejected the non-confidence motion – supported by the Greens, Die Linke,  and the […] Continue Reading…

Happy Birthday Günter Grass! German authour turns 85 today and still going strong…… – by OTA-Berlin Constituency Blog contributor Mr Emil Hoogensteyn

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Günter Grass -Wikipedia foto -source Bild:Grass.jpg - Author - Florian K

Happy Birthday Günter Grass! German authour turns 85 today and still going strong.

The Günter Grass House, has existed since 2002 in the Glockengießerstraße 21 in Lubeck – its official name is ‘Günter Grass-Haus, Forum für Literatur und Bildende Kunst’ / the Günter Grass House, Forum for Literature and Visual Arts.

It offers insights into the work of Nobel laureate, graphic artist and sculptor […] Continue Reading…

Günter Grass speaks out – “What must be said” – Part III – Supporters gather around, opportunist SPD shows itself to be ‘fair-weather-freind’ – by OTA-Berlin Constituency Blog contributor Mr Emil Hoogensteyn

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Günter Grass -Wikipedia foto -source Bild:Grass.jpg - Author - Florian K

Last Wednesday 84 year old German author and Nobel laureate Günter Grass wrote in a poem called “What must be said” that the present regime in Israel is a threat to world peace.http://www.ota-berlin.de/blog/04/04/gunter-grass-speaks-out-atommach-israel-gefahr-fur-den-weltfrieden-israel-a-danger-to-world-peace-what-must-be-said-commentary-by-ota-berlin-constituency-blog-contributor-mr-emil/

The respected French-German publicist Alfred Grosser, the son of Jewish parents is, on the debate on the poem written by Gunter Grass, clearly on the side of the writer.

Alfred Grosser, […] Continue Reading…

Demonstration and meeting in Berlin today/Sunday to honor Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two Berlin revolutionaries – by contributor Emil Hoogensteyn

Sunday, January 15th, 2012
Rosa Luxemburg - Wikipedia -Her death made it easier for the Nazis to gain power

Epitaph 1919  – by Bertolt Brecht
Red Rosa has also now disappeared
Where she lies is unknown
Because she told the truth to the poor
The rich have hunted her out of the world.

Epitaph for Karl Liebknecht – by Bertolt Brecht
Here lies
Karl Liebknecht
The fighter against war
When he was struck down
Our city still continued to stand.
Epitaph for Rosa Luxemburg – by Bertolt Brecht
Here lies buried
Rosa Luxemburg
A Jewess […] Continue Reading…

Possible boost for Merkel in Berlin – SPD mayor Wowreit could chose CDU as Berlin coalition partner – by Emil Hoogensteyn

Saturday, October 8th, 2011
Berlin Mayor Klaus Woworeit - OTA-Berlin

 

There could be a possible unexpected silver-lining for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, from the dark clouds of the Berlin city election last month, wherein, as expected the Social Democratic SPD won the largest number of votes.

Yes they did lose 2.5 % of the popular vote from 2006 elections and yes the CDU gained about 2.5% of the popular vote and again stayed […] Continue Reading…