What defines a democracy? Is it more than just calling an election every few years? For 35 years now, Sweden has had an ‘Almedalen Week’ – an event where representatives from every political party get together to debate social issues.
The entry of the populist AfD into the Bundestag presents a new challenge to Germany's politicians. But Denmark, Sweden, and Norway have had far-right parties in their parliaments for some time now — how do they cope?
Scores have been wounded as Israeli aircraft bombed military facilities in Gaza. Violent protests have broken out in Gaza and the West Bank following the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Worried by the United States leaving the Paris Agreement, countries are passing climate laws that will oblige future governments to act.
With Germany's coalition talks in turmoil, Chancellor Angela Merkel might have to make do with a minority government. DW takes a look at what that is, and why many Germans are afraid of it.
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