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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Police protection for founder of liberal mosque in Berlin

Having received a large number of death threats, Seyran Ateş is now under non-stop police protection, according to a report. Her newly founded mosque in Berlin was envisaged as a trailblazer for a secular, liberal Islam. In reaction to the founding of a liberal mosque...

AfD party leader Petry under pressure

Frauke Petry is under pressure: This coming weekend, the head of the right-wing populist "Alternative for Germany" could lose the backing of her constituency for the September federal elections. Forces from within the party, namely her own regional chapter, are accusing her of malicious conduct...

“Germany is committing suicide”

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not be allowed to speak to his German fans during the G-20 summit. Erdogan, ever the uncompromising agitator, did not take long to verbally retaliate, expressing his disregard for the German government and Chancellor Merkel in a most recent...

Same-sex marriage legalised in Germany: is there a catch?

Confetti rained down on members of the Green Party in the Bundestag's (German parliament) last session before the summer recess. On Friday, the 28th of 2017, 393 out of 630 members of parliament voted in favour of a bill to legalise marriage between same-sex...

Opinion: Merkel’s balancing act

With the re-election of Chancellor Merkel in the September federal elections growing increasingly likely, the German head of government will be facing unparalleled challenges in her fourth term. The looming Brexit and the election of the forcefully pro-European president Emmanuel Macron in France have created...