About Us

politikonline is a source of information about German politics – we digest the information from parliament, politics and the media and deliver it in easy-to-understand articles with links (where possible, in English) which mean that readers can find further information. Since our writers have mostly lived in both the UK and Germany, we understand what readers want to know and what the important differences are between Germany and the UK and other countries.

The weekly News Digests give an overview of what’s going on in Germany each week, and, in parliamentary sitting weeks, the Parliamentary Digest summarises the main debates and committee hearings and includes information about parliamentary questions and motions. We also have profiles of parties and politicians which are often not to be found in English and analysis of important topics.

Penny Bochum


I have lived in the UK and Germany and worked in both the UK Parliament and the Bundestag. My publications include “We are the People”: The Rise of the AfD in Germany and Can Labour Win? The Hard Road to Power.

Email me: politikonlinehome@gmail.com