Hi there,

I’m Jörg Luyken, a British hack with German heritage who is based in Berlin.

Welcome to my newsletter on German current affairs.

I set this up back in 2020 to give English speakers a deeper understanding of some of the major political and cultural shifts happening in Germany today. I try to give both an overview of how certain debates are seen in Germany as well as my own opinions (!) on these developments.

Here is a flavour of some of the topics I address:

Those are some of the questions I will try to answer for you in articles that appear in your inbox every week.

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About Jörg Luyken:

Jörg Luyken. Photo: Sonni Holmstedt

Half British, half German, I grew up in the UK and moved to Germany a little over ten years ago. I live in Berlin, where I write regularly for the UK’s Telegraph newspapers while also running this newsletter. I previously worked at the Local Germany. Before moving to Germany, I lived in the Middle East for several years. I’ve written for international titles including The Spectator, The Times, Der Spiegel, Die Welt and Ha’aretz. To see some of my writing, click here.


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Berlin-based journalist. Author of a twice-weekly newsletter on German current affairs.