Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit, speaks to media in Berlin, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Berlin has postponed the opening of its new airport for the fourth time Monday, the latest delay in a project that has descended into something of a national joke and embarrassed officials in a country which prides itself on efficiency and punctuality. The capital's mayor, Klaus Wowereit, said airport managers have determined that it's no longer possible to open the capital's new Willy Brandt airport on Oct. 27 this year. Wowereit faced calls from opponents Monday to step down. He said he had no intention of resigning as mayor - but that he would hand over his job as chairman of the airport operator’s supervisory board to Matthias Platzeck, the governor of Brandenburg state, where the airport is located. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit, speaks to media  in Berlin, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Berlin has postponed the opening of its new airport for the fourth time Monday, the latest delay in a project that has descended into something of a national joke and embarrassed officials in a country which prides itself on efficiency and punctuality.  The capital's mayor, Klaus Wowereit, said airport managers have determined that it's no longer possible to open the capital's new Willy Brandt airport on Oct. 27 this year. Wowereit faced calls from opponents Monday to step down. He said he had no intention of resigning as mayor -  but that he would hand over his job as chairman of the airport operator’s supervisory board to Matthias Platzeck, the governor of Brandenburg state, where the airport is located.    (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit, speaks to media in Berlin, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Berlin has postponed the opening of its new airport for the fourth time Monday, the latest delay in a project that has descended into something of a national joke and embarrassed officials in a country which prides itself on efficiency and punctuality. The capital's mayor, Klaus Wowereit, said airport managers have determined that it's no longer possible to open the capital's new Willy Brandt airport on Oct. 27 this year. Wowereit faced calls from opponents Monday to step down. He said he had no intention of resigning as mayor - but that he would hand over his job as chairman of the airport operator’s supervisory board to Matthias Platzeck, the governor of Brandenburg state, where the airport is located. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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