By letting refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere into its work training programs, Germany can help its shorthanded enterprises – and enable the new workers to get on with their lives in a sustainable way.
François Fillon's unexpected win in the Republicain primaries has raised eyebrows. But his conservative policies, including cutting 500,000 public-sector jobs, could firm the EU's fraying Franco-German core.
Hungarians who voted Sunday overwhelmingly favored Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's policy to reject the EU plan to distribute refugees fairly across the bloc. Not enough voted to validate the result, but that may not indicate a public change of heart on immigration.
A proposal to ban face coverings in places such as schools or behind the wheel is broadly popular among Germans. But Muslims worry it would have little benefit, and would only widen divisions in German society.
Populists have tried to gain political footing over a threat they say was magnified by the chancellor’s 'open door' refugee policy. But many say that Merkel might actually gain politically after the attacks.
People visiting a memorial to the nine people who were killed Friday say they are worried about large gatherings now, even though they were relieved the attack appears not to be linked to Islamic terrorism.
Britain's pending departure from the European Union will take away one of the bloc's biggest military powers. That could force the EU to create its own force, or spur a greater cooperation between the EU and NATO, which is holding a summit this weekend.
EU leaders will have to recalibrate the bloc to stop a further breakup, not only by delivering concrete results like jobs to citizens, but also by making sure their case for unity is heard over growing nationalism.