Happy Birthday! You're Expatriated! - The Dual Citizenship Debate | Expensive Energy - The Switch to Renewables Becomes an Election Issue | Afraid of Revenge - Afghans Who Work for the Bundeswehr Fear for Their Lives | The Beautiful Game Turns Ugly - Increasing Violence at Soccer Matches
Some see it as a long overdue act of fairness, others as a threat to Germany's national security: dual citizenship. Now the country's two main political parties are debating the issue. For thousands of young immigrants it's about their very identity. According to the current rules, they must choose between German citizenship and that of their country of origin by their 23rd birthday.
Germany plans to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in the near future. But many locally-hired Afghan workers will remain behind. To the Taliban, these people are traitors and considered enemies. Worker Rahim Nagibulla feared for his life. Now he's been granted asylum in Germany.
Most Germans want an energy revolution, but not at any price. That's because making the switch to green energy is turning out to be more costly than originally thought. Ordinary citizens realize this when they get their electricity bill. Now politicians are turning energy costs into an election issue.
Are Germans willing to accept higher energy prices to finance the switch to renewables?
The second half of the Bundesliga season had barely begun when rioting fans made headlines again. The number of injuries sustained at league games has quadrupled over the last twelve years, while the number of criminal offenses committed has tripled. It's estimated there are some 16,500 violent fans in Germany, most of whom attend first division matches.