Many Tatars believe their culture is endangered, as their language is no longer a compulsory subject alongside Russian in Tatarstan's schools. Moscow did away with the requirement. But many in the autonomous republic want it back.
Nationals of non-EU countries can buy citizenship in many member states by coming in as investors. This practice is ultimately harmful to the European Union, warns Ivaylo Ditchev, a cultural anthropologist from Bulgaria.
Many young Germans and French are proud Europeans, says Tobias Bütow, the new German head of the Franco-German Youth Office. But he believes more needs to be done to address the realities faced by Europe's youth.
Residents of Russia's republics, which have large minority populations, fear their cultures are under attack after an announcement to significantly scale back the teaching of languages other than Russian.
Digitization and high-quality education are top of the agenda at this week's World Congress of German Schools Abroad in Berlin. In addition to experts and politicians, alumni will also be taking part for the first time.
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