Tag: Germany

#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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Engagement with #Turkmenistan: A step too far?

Engagement with #Turkmenistan: A step too far?

| February 23, 2019

German businessmen have always been more inclined than their counterparts elsewhere in Western Europe to look East for trade opportunities. Recent EU tensions are linked to Germany’s staunch support of the Nordstream-2 gas pipeline that will supply Russian gas to Germany (avoiding Ukraine), and in 2017 former Chancellor Schroeder was appointed to the board of […]

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Commissioner Gabriel in Berlin to participate in the #Berlinale International Film Festival supported by €1.7 million in EU funds

Commissioner Gabriel in Berlin to participate in the #Berlinale International Film Festival supported by €1.7 million in EU funds

| February 11, 2019

This year’s Berlinale film festival and its parallel competitions, Panorama, Generation and Berlinale Special, will feature 24 films co-financed by MEDIA, the EU’s support programme for the European audiovisual industry, with more than €1.7 million. The five MEDIA-supported films competing this year to win the Golden Bear are Gospod postoi, imeto i’ e Petrunija (God exists, her name is Petrunija) by Teona Strugar Mitevska (Macedonia/Belgium/Slovenia/Croatia/France); Elisa […]

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Commissioner Navracsics in #Germany for #CitizensDialogue with young people

Commissioner Navracsics in #Germany for #CitizensDialogue with young people

| February 7, 2019

Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics (pictured) will be in Düsseldorf this morning (7 February) to hold a Citizens’ Dialogue with young people alongside Sabine Verheyen, Member of the European Parliament‘s Committee on Culture and Education. The event will focus on young people’s engagement in society and is part of the “Y Vote” campaign organized by the European Students’ Forum ahead of […]

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Germany’s Merkel drops hint of a ‘creative’ #Brexit compromise

Germany’s Merkel drops hint of a ‘creative’ #Brexit compromise

| February 5, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (4 February) offered a way to break the deadlock over the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, calling for a creative compromise to allay concerns over the future of Irish border arrangements, write Andreas Rinke and Paul Carrel. The United Kingdom is due under British and European law […]

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