… says Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel in his exclusive article for JVG. In Gabriel’s view, the Canadian-European comprehensive trade agreement “emphasizes the particular importance of decent work and social partnership.” As well as “setting high standards in environmental protection”, CETA is proof that negotiations, however difficult, to ensure fair trade policy are worthwhile.
Thuringia’s minister president Bodo Ramelow states that the lack of “a clear difference between the bourgeois-conservative camp and the left wing-liberal camp” poses a problem for German politics. In our exclusive interview, Ramelow also outlines his hands-on approach to the task of integrating refugees into German society and the labor market, introducing the idea of an integration contract…
The decision to relieve Haredi schools of the obligation to teach core subjects like math and sciences in order to obtain government subsidies could have lasting negative consequences, argues our essay. If the state fails to ensure that children of religious families are well-prepared to join the modern workforce and secular economy, Israeli society will soon be at a severe disadvantage…
“If you are being pulled off a boat after several hours on the ocean, you don’t care if the person carrying you is a Jew or a Muslim”, says a spokesman of IsraAID, Israel’s leading humanitarian non-governmental organization. As well as helping in the current refugee crisis – also in Germany – IsraAID provides first-response emergency relief and long-term support worldwide…
Young Israeli composer Gilad Hochman finds inspiration in the dissonances he experiences in Berlin. Exploring the narrative of eternal migration, Hochman creates an impressive body of work ranging from pieces for solo instruments to chamber music and symphonies. We introduce the innovative composer in an exclusive interview. And find out why Hochman believes that “music is the closest thing to God.”…