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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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Is #GermanGorbuntsov a political refugee?

Is #GermanGorbuntsov a political refugee?

| April 4, 2019

Who is German Gorbuntsov (pictured)? Is he a Russian agent living in London? Is he in the pay of the British Intelligence services? Or, is he just an unprincipled rogue playing the British off against the Russians as a double agent, writes James Wilson? For the past eight years German Gorbuntsov, a former banker, born […]

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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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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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