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The recession has forced the German government to make large cuts in plans for new official buildings in Berlin.The Bonn government had planned to build a huge complex to house officials when they move to Berlin in the year 2000.Now it has decided to move into disused former East German and Nazi buildings and an old Allied military headquarters, as its contribution to public spending cuts But plans to build a new chancellery and press office have survived the cuts, and the final relocation bill is expected to be £8 billion.Meanwhile, a partly-built £55 million parliamentary office in Bonn is expected to be abandoned after it was badly damaged by flooding at Christmas. CONSTRUCTION NEWS