German parliamentarians across the political spectrum are voicing concerns over Egypt's constitutional referendum. They fear that the draft text and the rift it's causing in Egyptian society could endanger democracy.
Egyptians approved a new constitution in a referendum. The new constitution supports freedom of religion - at least for some minority groups, according to Egypt and Islam expert Jörn Thielmann.
German political leaders have a host of questions for visiting Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. The government wants to know how Morsi plans to reduce tensions and hostility in Egypt.
The abrupt end of the Islamists' rule in Egypt has been welcomed by some and criticized by others. The West has yet to arrive at a uniform response, and Germany's ability to influence the country is limited.
Angry demonstrators are protesting Egypt's draft constitution. But scholar Björn Bentlage thinks the constitution is in fact democratic, and criticizes the opposition for failing to bring more specific concerns.
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