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A report by the German office of Transparency International draws attention to potential conflicts of interest among German lawmakers. The organization called for more disclosure rules in the Bundestag.
A 17-year-old refugee from Afghanistan was charged with the rape and murder of a medical student in Freiburg, a quaint university city in southern Germany. The case has reignited the sensitive debate about refugees in Germany and brought back discussions about the purported threat posed to women by young male refugees from predominantly Muslim countries.
Many refugees have survived harrowing experiences. While not everyone is traumatized, some need psychological help when they get to safety in Europe and elsewhere. But in Germany, Arabic-speaking psychologists and social workers are still scarce. A new project is trying to change that - by training Arab-speaking refugees from the Middle East as counselors.
Berlin has in the past twenty years undoubtedly become a multicultural, cosmopolitan European capital. Though perhaps not yet a melting pot to match the likes of Paris, London or New York, it is now a place where other languages, not least English is spoken in abundance. But how well does that go down?