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.
Will Germany soon dramatically increase its military expenditure? The Christian Democrats support the plan, the Social Democrats think it is absurd. The fight over defense spending has become a campaign issue.
New laws are putting Poland's judiciary under government control. The minister of justice can name and recall judges, placing ones critical of the country's leaders at risk, as one Warsaw justice is finding out.
Muslims feel conflicted about certain aspects of historical Islam, says the Islamic scholar Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im. How does the notion of Sharia fit within the idea of a secular state?
This year's German election race may turn out to be much tighter than Angela Merkel might have wanted. Coalition building may prove interesting. Here's a who's who of German political parties.
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