Frank-Walter Steinmeier

The German President Signed a Law for Gay Marriages

The German president signed a law to legalize gay marriages which will be active from this autumn, reports Associated Press.

The parliament accepted the law during the last meeting on the 30th June, before the parliamentary elections in September. This happened after the counselor Angela Merkel said the representatives of the party should vote according to their conscience.

Documenta's gift to Greece

Documenta 14's 100 days in Athens come to an end on Sunday. The international art event, which is based in Kassel and crossed German borders for the first time in his lengthy history to be cohosted by another European city, provoked waves of antipathy, despair from ideologically diverse camps and ridiculous amounts of criticism, but also praise and acceptance - albeit to a lesser extent.

German president visits Acropolis Museum

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (center) and his wife Elke Buedenbender are guided around the Acropolis Museum by its president, Dimitris Pantermalis (r), on Saturday. Steinmeier, in Athens on a two-day visit, also attended the opening of the documenta 14 art exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST). "I cannot imagine [the EU] without Greece.

Don't miss the point

It just takes a visit to the National Museum of Contemporary Art, which opened - no small feat considering how many years of failed efforts it's taken - to welcome one of the main exhibitions of the documenta 14 international art fair, to understand the spirit, sheer breadth and kaleidoscopic approach of this event, one of the world's biggest and most important.