A Niqab in a German park

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Ban the Burqa-Ban

We need emancipatory policies and measures to promote integration rather than dress codes and restrictions, says Green party spokesman Volker Beck…
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Europe Needs Courage

To avoid further Brexit-like nightmares, the EU must provide a sound economic foundation for its citizens, especially for young people…

Populism in Europe

Right-wing nationalist parties are on the rise. We investigate why chauvinistic slogans and hatemongering catch on in France, Hungary and Poland…
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Alarm Signal

The resignation of Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon is an alarm signal. A political hardliner, yet honest and morally principled, Likud-member Yaalon is warning against “manifestations of extremism, violence and racism in Israeli society which are threatening its sturdiness.” Yet Israel still has time to ward off these dangers. A call for active steps to support a humane Zionism…

Romanticism and Reality

In an exclusive interview with JVG, Christian Schmidt, Minister for Agriculture, favors a pragmatic approach when it comes to genetically modified foods, German-Israeli relations and his personal humility…