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.
Austria’s snap election will be on October 15th, party chiefs agreed on Tuesday after the centrist coalition collapsed, the Austria Press Agency reported. The vote could see the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), whose candidate narrowly failed to be elected president in December, enter government. The coalition between Chancellor Christian Kern’s Social Democrats (SPÖ) and the People’s Party […]
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.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said MarxOn publication day of my memoir of Richard Nixon’s White House, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Instantly, the media cried “Nixonian,” comparing it to the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre. Yet, the differences are stark.
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.
The latest government figures reveal that Germany has reached its highest fertility rate since the country came back together at the end of the Cold War in 1990. But the Bundesrepublik still lags behind much of Europe. Germany’s average birthrate in 2015 was 1.5 children per woman, according to figures released on Monday by the Federal […]
Little has changed in German public opinion on the large influx of refugees since the fall of 2015, according to a new study. Readiness to help is also about the same, though there is skepticism in the East. On the issue of refugees, levels of optimism and skepticism vary between former East and West Germany. Views […]
The leadership of Austria’s conservative People’s Party ÖVP), the junior party in the country’s coalition government, has appointed Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz as its new head, Kurz told a news conference on Sunday.