“The perseverance and political success of Chancellor Merkel should not lead to the conclusion that politicians coming from East Germany have conquered the heights of German political economy. The process of integration continues to be slow and is still dominated by decision makers from Frankfurt, Munich or Cologne. While the streets, houses and shops of (former East) Berlin, Leipzig or Dresden have changed beyond recognition during the past three decades, you can still recognize the origins of your office colleague or pupil sitting next to you at university by how they speak German or how they view unification differently,” writes Jens Bastian in his article for newspaper TA NEA.

You may find the article in Greek here.