Opposition parties have slammed plans to put a cross on top of the rebuilt Stadtschloss, or City Palace, in Berlin. The Greens and the Left party say the plan endangers the open cultural dialogue intended for the site.
The Parliament passed the controversial package on asylum rules, which human rights organizations and opposition parties called an assault on fundamental rights for those seeking protection.
Austria’s Green Party leader Eva Glawischnig announced her resignation Thursday, citing personal reasons. “There were physical warning signals that I had to take seriously. I have a responsibility towards my family,” she said.
State police in Berlin have been accused of trying to hide mistakes made in their investigation of Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere called the allegations unconscionable.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel sought the help of his American counterpart on Wednesday in an ongoing row between Berlin and Ankara.
Austrian lawmakers have approved a bill that outlaws wearing a full-face veil in public. The new legislation also establishes mandatory integration courses, and prompts asylum seekers to do unpaid public work.
The names of German military barracks honoring a handful of World War Two officers should changed to show that the country’s post-war armed forces have made a clean break from their Nazi past, the Defense Minister said.
France’s new President Emmanuel Macron secured backing on Monday from key ally Chancellor Angela Merkel for his bid to shake up the EU, despite scepticism in Berlin over his proposed reforms.
The government is mulling moving its troops out of Turkey’s Incirlik air base after a second snub by Ankara. A German political delegation was denied approval to visit Bundeswehr soldiers at the military facility.
A prominent German Holocaust denier applied for political asylum in Hungary, where he was arrested, German daily TAZ reported on Monday, citing a spokesperson from the Munich prosecutor’s office.