The Twilight of the Civvies: Germany To Scale Back Mandatory Civilian Service

  • 2010-05-23
  • SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
Angela Merkel's cabinet moved this week to shorten the country's obligatory military conscription from nine months down to six. But the move will also mean deep cuts to the civilian service required of conscientious objectors that, over the years, has become a vital part of the German social safety net....  Full story...

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