After months of political wrangling, the German has announced that it will not support a legal bid to ban the country's biggest neo nazi party.
While Angela Merkel is locked in a bitter power struggle with her Bavarian allies, the third party in Germany's government has stayed quiet. But the Social Democrats are not above making populist noises on asylum policy.
The EU has adopted a new measure to stop Germany's very small parties from gaining seats in the European parliament. "Democracy is dead," one lawmaker proclaimed.
Starting next year, German parties in the Bundestag will receive an additional €25 million in taxpayer funding. It's not the first time the Bundestag has passed a costly bill during a major soccer tournament.
Albania is reportedly open to hosting reception centers for individuals seeking asylum in the EU. The plan could help keep embattled German Chancellor Angela Merkel in power and placate her hard-line interior minister.
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