It's a small gesture for the sake of integration. Belgian citizens have made a video bidding asylum seekers welcome. Several local celebrities such as singer Axelle Red and actor Jérémie Renier joined in.
Berlin admitted shortcoming in its efforts against racism, xenophobia, and discrimination during a UN human rights review. While many UN members raised issues with Germany, others praised it for taking in refugees.
Right-wing populists, who hold many senior political positions throughout Europe, have now become socially acceptable. In the EU, Austria's new government has practically become the rule, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
Let's suppose Bill "It's the economy, stupid!" Clinton was right, and citizens vote primarily based on the state of the economy. DW's Andreas Becker has a look at how the German economy is actually doing.
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