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September 3, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Social Democrat Oskar Lafontaine, opening the first all-German election campaign since 1933, said in Saarbruecken that Chancellor Helmut Kohl should raise taxes to cover the costs of reuniting Germany. Lafontaine blamed Kohl's center-right coalition government for high unemployment in East Germany. He said that Kohl is afraid to raise taxes before the election Dec. 2.
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July 19, 1992 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid a chorus of ominous warnings and bitter denunciations from national leaders, volunteers in a tiny office only a few hundred yards from the scars of the old Berlin Wall are working on a potentially explosive idea: a new regional political movement for eastern Germany.
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May 11, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL and TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A wave of warning strikes swept through East Germany on Thursday as public concern mounted over the economic consequences of unification. Farmers created traffic chaos by blocking major autobahn and highway border crossings to West Germany and Poland, while in East Berlin, angry teachers shouted down a government minister who tried to address them in front of the East German Parliament. Textile and leather workers held token, hourlong strikes in several major cities.
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September 3, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Social Democrat Oskar Lafontaine, opening the first all-German election campaign since 1933, said in Saarbruecken that Chancellor Helmut Kohl should raise taxes to cover the costs of reuniting Germany. Lafontaine blamed Kohl's center-right coalition government for high unemployment in East Germany. He said that Kohl is afraid to raise taxes before the election Dec. 2.
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August 8, 1990 | From Reuters
East German unemployment nearly doubled in July to 272,000 people, underscoring the need for unification with West Germany to rescue the former Communist country's crumbling economy, labor officials said Tuesday. The Labor Office said that unemployment soared 90% last month to 272,000, with another 847,000 people working or registered for "short time," a state-funded limbo between joblessness and welfare.
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July 19, 1992 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid a chorus of ominous warnings and bitter denunciations from national leaders, volunteers in a tiny office only a few hundred yards from the scars of the old Berlin Wall are working on a potentially explosive idea: a new regional political movement for eastern Germany.
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July 30, 1990 | Reuters
The number of unemployed East Germans jumped to a quarter of a million in July, an increase of more than 100,000 from June, and will go higher, Labor Minister Regine Hildebrandt said Sunday. The surge in unemployment was strongest in the first half of the month, after the merger of the two German economies July 1. Hildebrandt told SFB Radio, "In theory the figure could be much higher."
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August 7, 1990 | From Associated Press
Unemployment in East Germany almost doubled between June and July, official figures released today said. The West German official overseeing East Germany's businesses said the economy is in chaos. Reiner Gohlke's remarks, published today in an East German newspaper, are some of the most ominous to date concerning the country's rapidly deteriorating economic situation.
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May 30, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barely two weeks after victories in two state elections lifted the opposition Social Democrats into a position to challenge West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl on key elements of the German unification process, serious internal differences threaten to destroy those gains.
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March 4, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attempts to halt the flight of East Germans to the West have propelled the two Germanys toward monetary union at a rate that few had thought possible even a few weeks ago. Now, some predict that monetary union will probably take place within a few months after East Germany's March 18 parliamentary elections. If so, it could be the first major step in the reunification process.
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August 8, 1990 | From Reuters
East German unemployment nearly doubled in July to 272,000 people, underscoring the need for unification with West Germany to rescue the former Communist country's crumbling economy, labor officials said Tuesday. The Labor Office said that unemployment soared 90% last month to 272,000, with another 847,000 people working or registered for "short time," a state-funded limbo between joblessness and welfare.
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July 30, 1990 | Reuters
The number of unemployed East Germans jumped to a quarter of a million in July, an increase of more than 100,000 from June, and will go higher, Labor Minister Regine Hildebrandt said Sunday. The surge in unemployment was strongest in the first half of the month, after the merger of the two German economies July 1. Hildebrandt told SFB Radio, "In theory the figure could be much higher."
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May 11, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL and TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A wave of warning strikes swept through East Germany on Thursday as public concern mounted over the economic consequences of unification. Farmers created traffic chaos by blocking major autobahn and highway border crossings to West Germany and Poland, while in East Berlin, angry teachers shouted down a government minister who tried to address them in front of the East German Parliament. Textile and leather workers held token, hourlong strikes in several major cities.
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November 1, 1994 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This community of 23,000 was a Communist poster-town during the East German years: an adequate if dreary-looking settlement built up around a single huge truck factory, a place where most people enjoyed cradle-to-grave security in drab, prefabricated cement apartment blocks thrown up by the state. Today, life is far more uncertain and also far more exciting.
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