Congregations are dwindling so churches which are fine architectural gems are converted for other uses. Almost fifty per cent of churches in the Netherlands stand empty.
The EU treaty breathed new life into the sleepy city in the southern Netherlands. But Maastricht has more to offer than EU institutions: an historic old town with repurposed churches and a whole lot of fine dining.
Her everyday work involves helping deported immigrants at the US-Mexico border. Jana Echterhoff, a volunteer, cannot get the stories of the stranded migrants out of her head. Alexandra von Nahmen reports from Nogales.
Arnon Grünberg is a Dutch author living in New York. Relieved by the election results, he discussed with DW some of the current problems his home country is dealing with.
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