The violent protests against refugees in the eastern German town of Heidenau have become a worldwide symbol of “the ugly German”. The mayor of Heidenau Jürgen Opitz, however, has taken a stand against extreme right-wing hatred in his town.
Once again, reports of nationalists on Germany's police forces have surfaced. Lawmakers and law enforcement unions seem disturbingly unconcerned, DW's Hans Pfeifer writes.
As the German government's special committee on far-right extremism meets, civil society groups hope to receive help and funding to cope with — and fight — the neo-Nazis they confront every day.
Cyprus has engaged in offshore pushbacks as several boats carrying displaced people have approached in recent weeks. Returning people to countries where they could face persecution is prohibited by international law.
As Black Lives Matter protests persist worldwide, a German study reveals that discrimination against people based on their ethnic origin has increased. The report warns of serious consequences for society.
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