Two out of three people in Germany believe the trial against Christian Wulff was excessive. Nonetheless, 52% of those polled say he should never hold a major public office again.
Germany enjoyed a strong start to the newly-formatted European Championships. Swimmer Henning Mühlleitner brought home the first medal, while three more bronze medals were claimed in the Velodrome.
Its World Cup exit is part of an increasingly familiar picture. The ex-football and export champion now seems passive and indecisive, while others dominate the game. It is partly a leadership issue, says Joscha Weber.
Turkey's upcoming presidential election can also been seen as a preliminary vote on the future of its accession to the EU. While German-Turkish ties remain tense, it wasn't long ago that things seemed to be promising.
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