Tax justice and tax dodging are front and center in the election campaign in Germany, as we continue our series on important election issues ahead of the September election. The rich face much higher taxes if the Social Democrats come out on top.
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?
German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel has returned to Germany after spending more than a year in a Turkish prison, jailed without charges. His release comes as six fellow journalists were sentenced to life in prison.
There are still five German citizens or dual nationals sitting in Turkish prisons on legally dubious charges, according to Berlin. Ankara has been accused of using terror charges to crack down on political opposition.
Jean-Claude Juncker is set to visit six western Balkans states hoping to join the EU. With a possible accession date named, the trip is aimed at encouraging progress towards Brussels' mandated reforms.
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