Friday

19th Jan 2018

Ticker

German justice minister says AfD party violates constitution

Just a few weeks before federal elections, German justice minister Heiko Mass has warned the election platform of anti-immigration party AfD is illegal and violates the constitution. Germany's basic law permits "freedom of religion" and prohibits "discrimination on the grounds of faith or religious beliefs," he wrote in Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper. The party is polling around 10 percent, which could make it a large opposition party in the Bundestag.

Nato prepares to take in Macedonia

Macedonia to be invited into Nato as soon as it solves name dispute, but Russia-linked Greek nationalists could slow things down.

Opinion

Taking full benefit of supercomputers in Europe

Newly-announced financial help for so-called 'supercomputers' can help both EU member states, and small and medium-sized companies to grow - in fields such as health diagnostics, driverless cars and even earthquake predicting.

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