It is big business and it is illegal and cruel. Animal rights activists want to stop it. Some go after the smugglers themselves and then call in the police to do the rest.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has branded the EU's stance on the German-Soviet pre-war non-aggression pact a "shameless lie." A recent EU resolution stated that the deal had paved the way for World War II.
For the very first time, a Romanian town could end up electing a German mayor. Dominic Samuel Fritz, who originally hails from southwestern Germany, has said he loves the Romanian city of Timisoara and wants improve it.
As piles of inexpensive steaks and sausages fill German supermarkets, some politicians want meat's environmental cost reflected on the price tag. But a tax hike might not change much at all.
Economist Herbert Brücker says Germany depends on immigrants. By 2060, the country will need these migrants to stay competitive — and he believes they will contribute to a more diverse and successful society.
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