“For the past three decades German unification has been a complicated history. There are many reasons to celebrate 30 years later, even if the divisions and differences linger on. The economic crisis was mainly experienced in the Εastern parts of the unified country. The Covid-19 pandemic is the first major crisis that encompasses all Germans, irrespective of origin and status. The country is holding together, and its citizens are now confronting a crisis where it is irrelevant if you are from Stuttgart, Weimar, Gelsenkirchen or Brandenburg,” writes Jens Bastian in his article for the English edition of newspaper Kathimerini.

You can read the full article in English here.