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Jess Smee

Jess Smee is a journalist and writer based in Berlin, Germany. She has more than a decade experience writing and editing on current affairs, news and culture. Among other outlets, she has contributed extensively to The Guardian, Spiegel Online and spent five years reporting for Reuters from London, Madrid and Frankfurt. As well as freelance assignments, she also edits and translates for Kulturaustauch magazine. She has trained journalists for Media in Cooperation and Transition and for Europe and Me.

 
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Three decades after the Berlin Wall fell, the crossing is a mess of souvenir shops and fast-food restaurants – and time is running out to change things

The next Group of Seven meeting is around the corner and the French President Emmanuel Macron is shining a spotlight on economic polarization. But will the world’s leading politicians be able to tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time?

With models strutting along the Berlin Fashion Week catwalk and fashionistas flocking to the streetwear tradefair Bread & Butter, upcoming trends are the talk of the town in Berlin this week. But far away from the gloss and the glamor, a new platform is pushing for green fashion labels with a clean conscience.

Illegal immigration poses an ongoing political crisis for the European bloc and politicians' failure to act has left Europeans reportedly more concerned about immigration than climate change.

Digitalization is spurring on Germany's switch to renewables and away from nuclear. Power-generating homes, smart grids and new forms of clean energy storage are enabling Germans to go even greener.

Celebrating the humble photo album in the age of the selfie Quiet private shots from photo albums of yore are taking center stage at an exhibition in Berlin. In our age of image overload, the Museum of Things raises big questions about how we document our lives.

Mind the gender pay gap: Berlin women to get public transport discount Gender-specific “Frauenticket” will be 21% cheaper than usual and available on 18 March in stunt to flag German pay gap

Although Germany is internationally touted as bike-friendly, Berlin lags metropolises like Amsterdam or Copenhagen by decades. But in the city’s senate, a rethink is under way.

Highly probable Pussy Riot activist was poisoned, say German doctors

Architect wins court case over 'defaced' Berlin station design

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