Tag: Germany

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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Germany’s #VDMA – Hard #Brexit getting closer by the day

Germany’s #VDMA – Hard #Brexit getting closer by the day

| January 31, 2019

A hard Brexit is getting closer by the day, Germany’s VDMA engineering association said on Wednesday after the British parliament instructed Prime Minister Theresa May to renegotiate an exit treaty that the EU says it will not change, writes Michelle Martin. “Unfortunately even after the vote in the British lower house, there is no new hope […]

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#Macron and #Merkel try to re-energize embattled EU project

#Macron and #Merkel try to re-energize embattled EU project

| January 22, 2019

The leaders of France and Germany meet today (22 January) to deepen a 1963 treaty of post-war reconciliation in a bid to show that the European Union’s main axis remains strong and counter growing eurosceptic nationalism among some other members, write Erol Dogrudogan and Paul Carrell. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron […]

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#Brexit – ‘We will miss you’: Germany pleads with the British to stay in EU

#Brexit – ‘We will miss you’: Germany pleads with the British to stay in EU

| January 22, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s protege appealed to the British on Friday (19 January) to stay in the European Union, saying her compatriots had not forgotten how Britain welcomed Germany back as a sovereign nation after World War Two, writes Paul Sandle. Conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (pictured), who succeeded Merkel as leader of the Christian Democrats, […]

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