Germany's parliament has approved a tougher new asylum law. It calls for reception centers to be created across Germany - and family reunification policies would be tightened. More than a million asylum seekers found their way to Germany last year.
Parliamentarians clashed in the chamber after the deputy parliamentary speaker announced the result. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AKP party supported the bill's passage.
Young Europeans recently gathered in Brussels for two days of debate and to vote on their vision for Europe. Things were more cheerful than when heads of state and government take part, says Uta Steinwehr from Brussels.
The far-right AfD has been Chancellor Angela Merkel's fiercest critic and repeatedly called for her removal from office. As she kicked off her fourth term, Merkel made it clear that she is eyeing their removal as well.
Cannabis is illegal in Germany, but there are exceptions to the rule. DW looks at what's legal and what isn't when it comes to the private consumption of pot — plus, who says it's high time to legalize marijuana?
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