An anniversary in Germany: The document at the core of the country's democracy, the Basic Law, was enacted 70 years ago. DW's Michaela Küfner spoke with Bundestag president Wolfgang Schäuble about what it means for Germany today.
Most Germans greatly value their Basic Law, which is also a result of Germany's dark Nazi past. But even so, Germany must work hard to preserve its democracy, argues former constitutional judge Udo Di Fabio.
"Unity and justice and freedom" are both the first words of the German national anthem and three core values that characterize our country. But how have they developed over the course of German post-war history?
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's constitutional maneuvers to prorogue Parliament would be unthinkable in Germany. Constitutional law professors in the country say they're baffled by recent developments in the UK.
The man who became synonymous with Germany's insistence on austerity during the eurozone debt crisis wants the bloc to have a common budget and finance minister. He also thinks decision-making should be streamlined.
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