Tag: Germany

#EU60: The awakening

#EU60: The awakening

On the 60th anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of Rome, Etienne Davignon, president of Friends of Europe, launches an appeal for an awakening of a European ideal. A list of co-signatories can be found under the article. The European debate is confused, characterized by doubt, fear and disenchantment. Now we are the rebels. […]

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EU support among #Germans reaches 25-year high, survey shows

EU support among #Germans reaches 25-year high, survey shows

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Support in Germany for the European Union has never been higher in the past 25 years despite a rise of populist and euroskeptic parties across the continent, a survey showed on Thursday (23 March). The poll among some 1,000 Germans, conducted by the GfK research group and commissioned by the BdB private banking association, showed […]

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German spy agency chief says does not believe Gulen behind #Turkey coup attempt

German spy agency chief says does not believe Gulen behind #Turkey coup attempt

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Turkish government has failed to convince Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency that U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind last summer’s failed coup in Turkey, the BND head told a German magazine. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish government accuse Gulen of orchestrating Turkey’s failed coup on July 15 in which more than 240 […]

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#Brexit: German MEP accuses Theresa May of pursuing a de facto coup

#Brexit: German MEP accuses Theresa May of pursuing a de facto coup

| March 20, 2017 | 7 Comments

Commenting on the decision by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on March 29 , European Green Party Co-Chairs Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni said: “It was a politically toxic mix of resentment, nostalgia, and open lies that produced a leave majority in the Brexit referendum. But in stitching together its […]

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US reporters praise #German journalists for questioning #Trump

US reporters praise #German journalists for questioning #Trump

| March 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

US journalists had praise for their German colleagues after a White House press conference with Chancellor Merkel and President Trump. DW’s Brent Goff said US reporters were “shocked” by the pointed questions. US President Donald Trump claimed that German news agency reporter Kristina Dunz was interested in “fake news” when she asked him about isolationist […]

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Donald #Trump says Germany owes US and #NATO ‘vast sums of money’ for defence

Donald #Trump says Germany owes US and #NATO ‘vast sums of money’ for defence

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump has said Germany owes NATO “vast sums of money” and should pay the United States more for defending it, writes Jon Sharman. He made the statement in a series of tweets from his Mar-a-Lago base in Florida on Saturday morning (18 March). Mr Trump, after a video appeared to show him ignoring Ms Merkel’s request […]

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Turkey’s #Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute

Turkey’s #Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured) has warned the Netherlands it will “pay the price” for harming ties after two of his ministers were barred. The two ministers were blocked from addressing Turkish voters in Rotterdam on Saturday, with one of them escorted to the German border. The Dutch government said such rallies would stoke […]

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