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This is a newsletter for people looking for regular insights and analysis on German current affairs.

Edited by freelance journalist Jörg Luyken, the newsletter gives the background context on the events shaping Germany today. It summarises how both politicians and the media are thinking, while also giving the wider context that helps you to understand what’s going on.

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Jörg Luyken. Photo: Sonni Holmstedt

About Jörg Luyken:

I’m a dual German-British national who has lived in Berlin since 2013. Formerly the editor of the Local Germany, I write regularly for the Daily Telegraph and have been published with Der Spiegel, Die Welt and other prestigious German publications.

Some of my articles in other media:

The Russian ship at the heart of Europe's pipeline dilemma (Daily Telegraph)

Gerecht ist, was englisch ist (Der Spiegel)

Wie mit der AfD umgehen? ARD und ZDF sollten von den Briten lernen (Die Welt)

What explains Germany’s long-standing love affair with homeopathy? (The Local Germany)