Latest posts by Anne Hemeda
Volunteer projects for refugee aid are making an important contribution towards building a caring and peaceful community, though in many respects they are left unaided by German state policy.
Students can enroll in classes without proof of identity, and tuition is entirely free. The only time a student must verify their identity with the university is upon graduation.
The Goethe-Institut's German Olympiad has attracted competitors from Afghanistan, New Zealand, Cameroon, China, Romania, Iran and many other countries this year.
A letter of complaint gives rise to debates among social science students and graduates through mailing lists and Facebook. The topic: unpaid and badly paid traineeships and internships.
In 2013, Germany exported 43 percent more small arms than a year earlier. Net users drew attention to the the abuse of children as soldiers, and the government's hypocrisy.
"May Day in #Rostock was a success in terms of numbers: 300 Nazis against 2,000 demonstrators."
Someone in the stands at a football match in Spain threw a banana at Dani Alves. The Brazilian footballer responded by picking up the fruit and eating it.
Germany's Migration Commissioner Throws Her Support Behind Migrant Voting Rights in Municipal Elections
In Germany, however, foreigners from the EU can take part in municipal elections; only non-EU citizens are excluded.