Tag: Germany

Al Jazeera under fire for again promoting #AntiSemitic content

Al Jazeera under fire for again promoting #AntiSemitic content

| May 20, 2019

Al Jazeera has been forced to delete a video which claimed that Jews “exploited the Holocaust” and that Israel was the genocide’s “greatest beneficiary”. The video, published by its online Arabic ‘AJ+’ channel, was removed only after it was met with outrage and disgust online, writes Louis Auge. The anti-Semitic content suggested that the Jewish […]

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German scientists create see-through human organs

German scientists create see-through human organs

| April 26, 2019

Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants writes Ayhan Uyanik. Scientists led by Ali Erturk at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich have developed a technique that uses a solvent to make organs such as the brain […]

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EU stands together to avoid no-deal #Brexit, German minister says

EU stands together to avoid no-deal #Brexit, German minister says

| April 15, 2019

The latest European Union decision to grant Britain a further Brexit extension shows that European leaders are able to find a common solution, Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier (pictured) said on Friday (12 April), writes Tassilo Hummel.  “In the end, we stood together when it came to the extension until end October and co-operated well […]

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#Germany gets #Netherlands on board for #GlobalTax revamp

#Germany gets #Netherlands on board for #GlobalTax revamp

| April 4, 2019

Germany and the Netherlands have agreed to back global efforts to revamp international tax rules for the digital era, as part of efforts by the Dutch government to clean up its reputation as a major enabler of corporate tax avoidance, writes Michael Nienaber. The emergence of internet giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon has […]

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#Germany and #Belgium propose new tool to police #EUDemocracies

#Germany and #Belgium propose new tool to police #EUDemocracies

| March 25, 2019

EU member states should be empowered to scrutinize each other’s democratic track record, Germany and Belgium have said, in an attempt to beef up the bloc’s defences against nationalist, populist governments flouting its key principles, write Gabriela Baczynska and Peter Maushagen. The proposal, made at a meeting of EU ministers, coincides with high-profile EU investigations against […]

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#Baltics cannot rely on #Germany any more

#Baltics cannot rely on #Germany any more

| March 20, 2019

On 29 March, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will celebrate 15 years of being NATO member states. The way to the alliance membership was not simple for newly born independent countries. They have reached great success in fulfilling many of NATO demands: they have considerably increased their defence expenditures, renewed armaments and increased the number of […]

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Merkel’s protege ready to ‘tango’ with #Macron, but don’t mention the #Eurozone

Merkel’s protege ready to ‘tango’ with #Macron, but don’t mention the #Eurozone

| March 14, 2019

The main takeaway from German conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s (pictured) response to French President Emmanuel Macron’s call to reinvigorate the EU is that she is different from Chancellor Angela Merkel only in style, not in substance, writes Joseph Nasr. Kramp-Karrenbauer, the woman most likely to succeed Merkel, is more outspoken than the prudent chancellor and does […]

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