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Berlin's rent freeze failure puts housing on Germany's Election agenda

Residential apartments stand above a supermarket in Berlin on Oct. 23, 2019. Foto: Bloomberg/Krisztian Bocsi

The sticky issue of affordable housing moved up Germany's political agenda after the country's top court overturned Berlin's controversial rent freeze.

The decision on Thursday by the Federal Constitutional Court to topple the aggressive clampdown on rents exposes thousands of voters to higher living expenses and highlights the housing squeeze in German cities...

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