Tag: Germany

#TotalitarianRegimes – Europe must remember its past to build its future

#TotalitarianRegimes – Europe must remember its past to build its future

| September 20, 2019

25 May is to be established as International Day of Heroes of the Fight against totalitarianism. All forms of Holocaust denial have to be counteracted, hate speech and violence condemned. Analysis of the consequences of totalitarian regimes to be  included in schools’ curricula and textbooks. On the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second […]

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#GlobalStrikeForClimate – Mayors representing 8,000 European cities call for climate proofing of EU and national budgets

#GlobalStrikeForClimate – Mayors representing 8,000 European cities call for climate proofing of EU and national budgets

| September 20, 2019

For the global strike for climate (20-27 September), city leaders representing the European Covenant of Mayors and the 8,000 member cities have come together to demand the climate proofing of budgets at an EU and national level. Climate proofing budgets is the best way of ensuring that everything possible is done to meet the EU’s […]

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Building ties with #Germany

Building ties with #Germany

| September 19, 2019

The European Union’s role in promoting economic prosperity, democracy and human rights has benefited Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) said on 18 September. The First Minister is in Berlin to build diplomatic links with the German government and discuss with business leaders how economic ties between Scotland and Germany can be strengthened. Germany was […]

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#ClimateProtesters tell #Carmakers ‘the party is over’

#ClimateProtesters tell #Carmakers ‘the party is over’

| September 16, 2019

Thousands of protesters marched in front of Frankfurt’s IAA car show on Saturday (14 September) to demand a swift end to combustion engines and a shift to environmentally friendly vehicles as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government prepares to unveil climate protection measures, write Ilona Wissenbach and Joseph Nasr of Reuters. Police in Frankfurt said some 15,000, […]

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EU invests in modern #TramFleet in #Dresden

EU invests in modern #TramFleet in #Dresden

| September 2, 2019

The EU is investing €102.8 million from the European Regional Development Fund to buy 30 new tram vehicles for the city of Dresden, Saxony, by December 2021. This project will increase the capacity of the network and make it accessible to people with disabilities. Dresden’s current population of 550,000 should indeed reach almost 600,000 by 2040 […]

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Protesters cry stop #Brexit as Johnson meets Merkel in Berlin

Protesters cry stop #Brexit as Johnson meets Merkel in Berlin

| August 22, 2019

Protesters cried “stop Brexit” as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived for talks with Angela Merkel at the German Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday (21 August), writes William James. When asked by reporters if he was hopeful of a Brexit deal, Johnson did not answer.

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EU-27 ready for all #Brexit scenarios, German Finance Minister Scholz says

EU-27 ready for all #Brexit scenarios, German Finance Minister Scholz says

| August 19, 2019

The European Union is united and ready for all scenarios related to Britain’s planned departure from the bloc, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (pictured) said on Twitter on Friday (16 August), after meeting his British counterpart Sajid Javid, writes Thomas Seythal. “The EU-27 stands united and is ready for all scenarios. The best and only […]

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