Tag: Germany

#EUTopJobs – Von der Leyen, nominee to head EU executive, rushes to seek parliament backing

#EUTopJobs – Von der Leyen, nominee to head EU executive, rushes to seek parliament backing

| July 4, 2019

EU member governments’ surprise nominee for president of the European Union’s executive, Germany’s Ursula Von der Leyen (pictured), sought support in the EU parliament on Wednesday (3 July), hoping to secure the confirmation that she will need in two weeks’ time, writes Francesco Guarascio. In a deal done by the 28 member governments on Tuesday (2 July) after […]

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#Brexit Withdrawal Agreement will stand as it is, says German ambassador

#Brexit Withdrawal Agreement will stand as it is, says German ambassador

| July 4, 2019

Germany will be willing to explore any ideas put forward by a new British prime minister to break the Brexit deadlock but the Withdrawal Agreement “will stand as it is”, Germany’s ambassador to London said on Wednesday (3 July), writes Kate Holton. “Once there is a new prime minister in this country we will explore […]

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#France and #Germany to increase efforts to reduce #Iran tensions and avert war – ministers

#France and #Germany to increase efforts to reduce #Iran tensions and avert war – ministers

| June 20, 2019

France and Germany will increase their efforts to reduce tensions over Iran, but time was running out and the risk of war could not be ruled out, their foreign ministers said on Wednesday (19 June), write John Irish, Michel Rose and Joseph Nasr. “We want to unify our efforts so that there is a de-escalation process […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €431 million public support for #CleanerTransport in #Germany

#StateAid – Commission approves €431 million public support for #CleanerTransport in #Germany

| June 20, 2019

The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial diesel vehicles to be in line with EU state aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by 1,450 tonnes per year, while limiting distortions of competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Tackling air pollution […]

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European Court of Justice rules #TollCharge on German motorways discriminates against non-German drivers

European Court of Justice rules #TollCharge on German motorways discriminates against non-German drivers

| June 18, 2019

From 2015, Germany has put in place a legal framework for the introduction of a charge for the use by passenger vehicles of federal roads, including motorways: the ‘infrastructure use charge’. By that charge, Germany intends to move in part from a system of financing by means of taxation to a system of financing based […]

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Britain won’t get a better #Brexit deal, German minister tells Conservatives

Britain won’t get a better #Brexit deal, German minister tells Conservatives

| June 13, 2019

The European Union and its member states will not be prepared to renegotiate the Brexit deal agreed between London and Brussels whoever the next British prime minister is, Germany’s Europe Minister Michael Roth (pictured) said on Tuesday (11 June), writes Andreas Rinke. Roth said that the candidates vying to succeed Theresa May as leader of the […]

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Leaders salute ‘raw courage’ of #DDay75 veterans on Normandy’s beaches

Leaders salute ‘raw courage’ of #DDay75 veterans on Normandy’s beaches

| June 6, 2019

The leaders of France and Britain paid tribute to the sacrifice of D-Day veterans on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the largest ever seaborne invasion that opened the way for western Europe’s liberation from Nazi Germany, write Johnny Cotton and Marine Pennetier. Inaugurating a memorial to the 22,000 soldiers under British command who were killed on 6 June […]

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