The term “Leitkultur” (leading or guiding culture) is being used in Germany more frequently when debating to what extent migrants should integrate into society. But it is a highly controversial concept.
The German defense minister has reiterated her “entire responsibility” for everything in the armed forces, including a recent extreme right-wing terror scandal. But criticism of her crisis management continues to grow.
The President, Alexander Van der Bellen said freedom of expression was a fundamental right.
The head of Hesse’s state intelligence agency said that halal shops are being monitored because they may attract fundamentalist Islamic customers.
Germany on Sunday vowed zero tolerance for far-right extremists in the military amid a widening scandal over a soldier who allegedly plotted an attack which he planned to blame on refugees.
Germany’s interior minister has presented a 10-point plan on the divisive issue of “Leitkultur” – the idea of establishing dominant German values. Thomas de Maiziere believes this will help integrate immigrants.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday criticised Ivanka Trump’s role as an adviser to her father in the White House, describing it as a form of “nepotism.”
In a late night sitting, the lower house of parliament has approved a raft of security measures and a draft ban on face veils. The ban would only apply to civil servants in Germany.
A court awarded former chancellor Helmut Kohl record damages on Thursday in a lawsuit against his one-time ghostwriters for publishing an embarrassing unauthorized biography.
EU-Turkey relations have been severely hit by actions taken by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday.