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Emily Schultheis @emilyrs Berlin, Germany

Fellow with @ICWAnews in Berlin, writing on the populist far right in Germany and Central Europe. As seen in @TheAtlantic, @ForeignPolicy, @guardian etc.

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Joined Twitter 2/1/08


"[People] use the term ‘German’ specifically to mean white… having to be white to be German, it’s still based on th… https://t.co/U5V0hHRaeWFor @ICWAnews, I looked at how the Black Lives Matter protests in the US have manifested in Germany—and set off ano… https://t.co/dRD1PBJXKg
7/3
2020
Really interesting @philipoltermann on the ways in which Germany’s far right are seeking to co-opt calls for enviro… https://t.co/0S5aBJ73ob
6/28
2020
My long read for @ForeignPolicy on the two frontrunners in #Poland’s presidential election, incumbent #Duda and War… https://t.co/YC3bN7QW1a
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6/27
2020
For what it's worth, we hunkered down in Berlin, my boyfriend returned to Vienna the first week of June and I came… https://t.co/pfk7ARnHDAI've had a similar experience these last few months: Being an American living in Berlin with an Austrian boyfriend… https://t.co/BjtHw4a5eg"These sudden and in many cases incoherent closures are not just irritating; they are crushing—a rapid and dramatic… https://t.co/BjZyecfdeS
6/23
2020
This new mural in Frankfurt was erected to honor the victims of a horrific racist attack in nearby Hanau in Februar… https://t.co/pnsZjpdkf1
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6/21
2020
Would be more than happy to download Germany’s corona tracking app, but they seemingly still haven’t made it availa… https://t.co/dv0pko0RZU
6/20
2020
Watch live as our #BoschAlumni @emilyrs @UnaHajdari and @OGeorgiev compete in this first online edition of the… https://t.co/tQkUTKrCga
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6/18
2020
“In a hushed courtroom... a judge convicted the Philippine journalist Maria Ressa for an article she did not write,… https://t.co/dJHbxLeJP9
6/17
2020
Looking forward to it! https://t.co/BG2et5mG9D @greta It feels about as safe as it can these days — masks are required, which conductors are actually enforcing (t… https://t.co/1QjTdO8KxrReally terrible news today about Maria Ressa’s conviction in the Philippines — media freedom in the region has been… https://t.co/805kIHza6pJust crossed a country border for the first time in 3+ months, from Germany to Austria via train. Today’s the first… https://t.co/TvxGE1orHd
6/15
2020
For @ICWAnews, I wrote about the German concept of 'Heimat'—a word that most closely translates as "home" or "homel… https://t.co/ZwgE9hAb76
6/9
2020
@tessaapproves @Vnlasteamer we stopped by on Friday and this is the current state of things: https://t.co/FUA7n7mZ8E
6/7
2020
Helpful look at the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Trianon, very much a national trauma in Hungary, and how Vik… https://t.co/211BGf8z2x
6/4
2020
Poland’s presidential election has now been set for June 28. I wrote for @CNNOpinion piece about the debacle that t… https://t.co/180bcZWqzDBerlin airports are always the best story https://t.co/xHJNVVZbJv
6/3
2020
Poland held a "ghost election" in which no one voted--and that can teach us something about democracy in the Covid-… https://t.co/46yDrp0k6Y
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5/31
2020
Hundreds of demonstrators gathering in front of the US Embassy in Berlin to protest the death of George Floyd https://t.co/M1dBdJLbbB
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisFor @CNNOpinion, I wrote about what the US can learn from Poland’s “ghost” election earlier this month and the ongo… https://t.co/fTTrpKgd9BA headline for the history books https://t.co/SGbQwoiiXG
5/30
2020
Really great cross-border reporting overview of the situation in cities and towns across Europe: https://t.co/1lOuzTiR3vAnother perfect example of why the subnational level is crucial when dealing with the #RadicalRight: After numerous… https://t.co/6gmYZZNc1t
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5/26
2020
Reactions to US Ambassador Richard Grenell’s departure: https://t.co/ieZX2qChE7
5/25
2020
A fun weekend read: @1843mag on instances of the supernatural at the British Museum https://t.co/4PkBqN4H8P
5/23
2020
Ugh. Really, really sad to see this news. The Atlantic has done phenomenal work, especially during the pandemic, an… https://t.co/SZhBXR6kSvHelpful look at the FPÖ’s highs and lows over the years (for those who read German) https://t.co/VmsJidqFxC
5/21
2020
Farewell to Tegel, the airport everyone loves to complain about but eventually comes to love (in its own way). I re… https://t.co/njSnCro0IgHey, Twitter, could use your input: I’ve finally gotten my stimulus check and would like to donate a chunk of it to… https://t.co/0DZvu3rahS
5/20
2020
.@annakatrein on Germany’s reopening and the reemergence of old political conflicts, worth a read as always:… https://t.co/NWGJoGy3vd
5/19
2020
And my reporting on the FPÖ’s fate in last fall’s snap elections for @TheAtlantic (https://t.co/0Q5nPWNMgj) and… https://t.co/AiTb46K4BnHere’s the original Ibizagate stories (in English) for those who need or want a refresher: https://t.co/PZlijND6L7, https://t.co/1GQurZLrbcStrache, kicked out of the party last fall, is now running for mayor of Vienna on the ticket of a splinter far-righ… https://t.co/iUkr35Sx8P“Ibizagate,” or “die Ibiza-Affäre,” led to the collapse of the Austrian government, snap parliamentary elections an… https://t.co/Nbx1biP4pfOne year ago today: @SZ and @derspiegel published secret video of then-Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Str… https://t.co/5gT9c5MXQt
5/17
2020
Trust in German political institutions has risen noticeably since the start of the pandemic, per new numbers out to… https://t.co/EAv5ZlTCoqOn Friday Germany’s far-right #AfD nullified the membership of its (former) key politician Andreas #Kalbitz. In las… https://t.co/hx1uK9VMaO
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5/16
2020
That election result seemed, at the time, like proof AfD voters weren’t turned off by the fact that some of its lea… https://t.co/mnLr02n9QwUnder Kalbitz, a major player in the party’s far-right “wing,” the AfD got more than 23 percent of the vote in last… https://t.co/q4WnTxdNe5Germany’s far-right AfD today kicked out Andreas Kalbitz, head of the party in the eastern state of Brandenburg, ov… https://t.co/iELnd9ZooyPoland’s biggest opposition party has chosen its new presidential candidate: Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.… https://t.co/h7eMw4fjSC
5/15
2020
Speaking of elections during a pandemic, @2020Ballot has a helpful rundown of which countries have postponed electi… https://t.co/Shyfnr2zoHMy latest for @ICWAnews, on Poland’s “ghost” election and democracy during a pandemic: https://t.co/UPB8FXRTK0On Poland’s non-election election last Sunday, and the possible paths forward: https://t.co/endOkkJhCdToday’s reopening adventure: Picking up a book from the library! Many branches of Berlin’s library reopened on Mond… https://t.co/okrw9BqwomThank you to @derspiegel’s morning newsletter for yet another example of my favorite English-turned-German word https://t.co/jWIGu7MlTq
5/14
2020
- Germany to ease border controls with 🇫🇷 🇦🇹🇨🇭 on May 15; completely lift checks on Luxembourg border. Denmark like… https://t.co/uQZvHMxAKz
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5/13
2020
Comes after a weekend in which more than 3,000 turned out to protest in Stuttgart and about 1,200 in Berlin https://t.co/xiXyh1L4KqAn update to this thread: I returned this afternoon and my passport - complete with a fresh residency permit - was… https://t.co/zRMCrKdfEELovely piece and beautiful photos https://t.co/aiPosIKHtY
5/12
2020
Poland's electoral commission has declared that the fact no one voted in today's scheduled presidential election me… https://t.co/nDYeVABW8Q
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Retweeted by Emily SchultheisMore on Poland’s “ghost” election today: https://t.co/7ZGjO3GOJjAlso worth a read today on Poland: https://t.co/AkAIm3b9UN“If Poland continues on this course, it will join hybrid regimes and autocracies that routinely mete out politicized justice.”Today was supposed to be Poland’s presidential election — but because of a complicated political and legal saga, vo… https://t.co/yVVTp6Vxl0A good long read for your Sunday: @NewYorker on the magic and romance of night trains, which (until the pandemic at… https://t.co/iUVY5oYW8g
5/10
2020
Another photo of today’s commemoration, via Merkel’s spox https://t.co/Ctm6Jc9d1SThis point from @mckaycoppins is something I've been thinking about a lot as Germany announces the reopening of res… https://t.co/UFcHIX5iqGStriking line in President Steinmeier's speech today. #TagDerBefreiung https://t.co/CGXinA8s1c https://t.co/SGnm682pxd
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisLike in the US, protests against the restrictions get a lot of attention - but the majority of the public is on boa… https://t.co/5RjzDK5VexPutting the protests in Germany in context: Just 11 percent of those surveyed say new looser restrictions - opening… https://t.co/Bgl4XXeZPZThere’s been plenty of discussion about the future of protest in the midst of the pandemic, and this applies to Ger… https://t.co/LIjVJonI5hNote: I’ve deleted the previous version of this tweet, as the way it was worded suggested May 8 is currently a holi… https://t.co/EehYYF8a7353% of Germans believe it is time to draw a line under the Nazi past. Nevertheless, 77% believe that there should s… https://t.co/vJOd9yAjxd
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisEarlier this year, I wrote for @ICWAnews about the concept of national pride and why, because of this history and t… https://t.co/D4d86KDI7oEarlier this week, AfD leader Alexander Gauland said May 8 should not be a public holiday in Germany because it was… https://t.co/sFBMOYfbSYToday is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Commemoration is taking a different form than expected be… https://t.co/RaFVwjafvn
5/8
2020
I love this https://t.co/n1XvxpsHUGA little different than Mondays on the streets in Dresden! https://t.co/N1hIhUhFkiHonored to be your first guest 🥳 https://t.co/TOrSQv4jkuPoland's presidential election will not take place this Sunday after PiS leader Kaczyński made a deal with rebel co… https://t.co/2Plpo1KQa0
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5/7
2020
Election news out of Poland tonight: https://t.co/YpX3IyqNucMore on the latest in Berlin: Hotels can open up again as of May 25 https://t.co/9XUC1usFnVNews this evening: Restaurants in Berlin can open again as of May 15, until 10pm. Bars and clubs will remain closed… https://t.co/4A9hfSAeY6The latest loosening of restrictions in Germany: https://t.co/1Fqi4B9zPZ
5/6
2020
Today is Cinco de Mayo and apparently, in Germany, also Bread Day https://t.co/Q98yMZ3kfwIt was a strange experience, and the first time I’ve ridden public transit or left my part of Berlin in nearly 2 mo… https://t.co/LZGaGiwmPSThe whole thing, from entering the area outside the tents to leaving again, took about 10 minutes. The only downsid… https://t.co/RNbNFoethzAs opposed to a sit-down interview where you’re asked for required documents one by one, this was quick: I stepped… https://t.co/PPdzqRk7KpI had an appointment to renew my freelance journalist visa on March 26, but it was of course canceled due to the pa… https://t.co/Z0QagoewXTYesterday, Berlin’s Immigration Office opened up again for visa/residency appointments, which are being held in ten… https://t.co/wc6khiUXEcOh wow. This feels like lifetimes ago. https://t.co/03Hz6ddSS0🍻✨ https://t.co/19xzYQy3aB
5/5
2020
Berlin needs a Jenny the lockdown horse https://t.co/9Q9y6jeiyWThread: https://t.co/9iUEqjUvyY
5/3
2020
Berlin was liberated from the Nazis 75 years ago today. This new website walks you through that time with extraordi… https://t.co/JdJuDakVpS
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5/2
2020
“Revising history to suit their political interests is something that all politicians do. Trump and co. ... are bra… https://t.co/pkn9Q2EPTpFor those who missed my chat yesterday with @ACG_USA's @sesokol, on German politics during the pandemic and the dim… https://t.co/zY830cm4WVIt's not just the far right that has suffered politically in the coronavirus pandemic: Germany's Greens, who'd seen… https://t.co/G0dqRoQF0bMine was in late February, back to Berlin from Vienna, where my boyfriend lives. That trip takes nearly 8 hours, bu… https://t.co/ucE6gXWZsZOn the topics of travel, writing and a sense of loss and grief that's come with the isolation of the pandemic, this… https://t.co/mXQQ8R9s5CLovely @NewYorker piece from a Beirut-based correspondent that resonated with me—both the real sense of loss when o… https://t.co/AN5Z079u9eAfter a series of protests on the Polish-German border, the Polish government amends its policy on mandatory quaran… https://t.co/3sor0CEEE2
5/1
2020
Can you believe this was less than a year ago? Ibiza feels like 20 lifetimes ago, in another world https://t.co/JR7vXakZ25Good insights by @BoschFellowship alumnna @emilyrs on how the pandemic is influencing the AfD in Germany and other… https://t.co/WXPMFIiz1O
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4/30
2020

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