A quarter of the amount went to asylum seekers who were still waiting to be processed, while over half went to combatting the causes of forced migration. More than a million migrants have entered Germany since 2015.
Former US President Barack Obama addressed the church congress saying “we can not hide behind a wall.” This year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is the featured topic, with many big names making an appearance.
Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Tuesday to work to convince climate change “doubters” as the world waits to see whether US President Donald Trump will endorse the Paris agreement.
The concert on June 3 was meant to protest President Trump’s plan for a wall along the Mexican border, but US authorities have disrupted the Dresdner Sinfoniker’s plans. Now the German orchestra is forced to relocate.
Voters have endorsed a new energy law that aims to promote renewable energy, ban new nuclear power plants and lower energy consumption. SwissInfo reports.
The German parliament is debating a proposal to force social media platforms to either delete hate speech quickly or risk hefty fines.
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.
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.