Residents of the German capital protest against increase in prices for rent of housing and demand expropriation of the real estate. How will the first economy of Europe recover from crisis? A protest against increase in the rent for housing in Berlin. Photo: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters Residents of the capital of Germany carry out protest actions against uncontrollable increase in prices for rent of housing. Germans demand from the authorities of expropriation of the real estate and collect signatures for holding a city referendum. Left populism or fight for democratic rights? Anyway, the word "expropriation" in Germany was not heard long ago. Germans owing to mentality and economic model of the country got used not to buy apartments, and to remove. An example of Berlin — indicative. In the capital rent apartments more than 80% of inhabitants. At the same time for the last ten years the cost of rent grew almost twice — from 5.5 to 11 euros for square meter. Reasons a little: in zero in the city almost did not build social and public housing that in itself affected increase in prices for rent. Besides, to improve a financial position, the authorities of Berlin privatized a part of municipal fund. On the one hand, the private companies changed once unsuccessful districts of the city like Noykeln or Kroytsberg. With another, management companies received more than 200 thousand apartments in the order and raised the price of rent, and also a rent. Now Berliners support that the authorities returned housing on balance of the state. To Aleksanderplatz on April 6 there were 35 thousand people. The popular slogan of protesters "We do not want to live under the bridge!" The situation is commented by the correspondent of Business FM in Germany Maria Volkova. Maria Volkova is a correspondent of Business FM in Germany "If there is a market of rental housing, it is clear that large investors who buy apartments — 10, 20, 50 thousand apartments come to this market — and they are handed over. It is business such. In Germany there are several large companies, and the biggest of them Deutsche Wohnen which at the exchange bargains. She leases these apartments. Berlin periodically redeems some single apartments from this corporation. In the press appears that Berlin redeemed one thousand apartments, five hundred apartments, but situations it do not help in any way". Paradoxical situation. In the capital of the European democracy demand the left reforms. Though the city nearly 20 years social democrats run, the authorities invested mainly in housing of the increased comfort or a business class which was bought up generally by foreigners. As a result many Germans began to move from Berlin in a so-called "fatty belt" — well-planned suburbs where also the people have less and the prices are lower. But also in the full German village for the last four years the cost of rent of housing grew on average by 9%. And the trend already concerned suburbs of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and other large cities. A housing crisis — a difficult call for the authorities of Germany, the German political scientist Alexander Rar says. Alexander Rar is a journalist, the political scientist "Of course, a nonsense when most of citizens of Berlin are not able to afford себ
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