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Germany to issue refugees with identity cards

Germany's cabinet agreed on Wednesday (9 December) to introduce an identity card for refugees. The document is supposed to be rolled out next summer, and will contain an extensive amount of data. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Trade & Society 25-11-2015

SMEs want a TTIP rethink

What would drive the boss of a Bavarian mechanical engineering company to launch a business initiative against TTIP? Martina Römmelt-Fella detailed her concerns about it to EURACTIV Germany.

Enlargement 13-11-2015

Kosovo: UNESCO rejection due to Serbia’s ‘appalling behaviour’

Kosovo has just missed out on admission to UNESCO. In an interview by EURACTIV Germany, Deputy Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi was asked how he evaluated Belgrade's role in the decision.

Health 05-11-2015

Germans spend more on medicine than most of Europe

Expenditure on medicinal drugs in Germany is higher than in most other European countries, according to the OECD. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Global Europe 18-09-2015

Commission unwilling to let illegal Thai fishing off the hook

The European Commission has officially warned Bangkok about dragging its feet in combatting illegal fishing, and the horrifying work conditions in the fisheries sector. Now an EU import ban on Thai fish products looms on the horizon. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Merkel booed at site of refugee attacks

Amid an influx of refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced plans providing more support for asylum seekers. But, during a visit to a refugee centre on Wednesday (26 August) she was labeled a “traitor” by protesters. EURACTIV Germany reports.

EU Priorities 2020 29-07-2015

German advisory council calls for exit option in the eurozone

Economic analysts in Germany are proposing new structures in the European Monetary Union as a result of the Greece crisis, saying an option to leave the eurozone should also be included. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Euro & Finance 21-07-2015

German coalition in turmoil over Schäuble

The conflict over Wolfgang Schäuble’s Grexit proposal is entering a new round, after Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel accused the finance minister of being unreasonable. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Brexit 16-07-2015

Energy providers sue Commission over Hinkley Point subsidy

An alliance of green energy providers and municipal utilities in Germany and Austria have lodged a complaint with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over subsidies for the planned British nuclear power station Hinkley Point C. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Euro & Finance 14-07-2015

Merkel faces treacherous Greece vote in Bundestag

Following the decision in Brussels on Monday (13 July) to negotiate a third Greek bailout, the Bundestag will vote on Friday (17 July) on a mandate for the German government. Approval is not assured. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Euro & Finance 09-07-2015

Opposition to Greek bailout growing in Merkel camp

A third bailout Greek package will be decided on before an emergency summit on Sunday (12 July). Opposition to such a measure is growing within Germany’s centre-right. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Euro & Finance 07-07-2015

German economists predict higher risk of Grexit following referendum

After the “No” vote in Greece, German economists are saying “it boils down to a Grexit”, predicting the country is on its way out of the eurozone. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Euro & Finance 02-07-2015

German leaders admonish Greece ahead of referendum

Chancellor Merkel emphasised that despite the situation in Greece, Europe is stable and intends to “calmly” await the Greek referendum, while Finance Minister Schäuble accused Athens of “flip-flopping without purpose or understanding”. EURACTIV Germany reports.

‘Euphoria’ among jihadists in Europe, says German security agency

The establishment of the caliphate by “Islamic State” (IS) and its military successes have created a “spirit of euphoria” among jihadists in Europe, says the Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution in Germany, which was presented on Tuesday (30 June). EURACTIV.de reports.

TTIP a threat to EU chemical safety standards, German NGO says

Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) sees the transatlantic trade agreement TTIP as a threat to standards protecting against chemicals that may be harmful to humans and the environment. The chemicals industry “vehemently” objected to the NGO’s claim. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Digital 24-06-2015

Germany’s digital security disparity ‘remains striking’

Germany shows significant discrepancies among private users with regard to protection against cyber attacks, a recent study shows, with internet users growing increasingly uneasy despite an improved security situation. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Energy 23-06-2015

Bavaria up in arms over Hendrick’s nuclear waste plans

The German government has settled with the country's four nuclear companies on four interim storage facilities for radioactive waste that is currently stored abroad, but Bavaria is up in arms over the decision. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Security 19-06-2015

Solana: A wake-up call for a European Defence Union

After years of focusing on the economic crisis, the European Union should become aware again that it also has other responsibilities, says former EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.

Health 18-06-2015

OECD: Cardiovascular disease deaths declining in Germany

Mortality due to cardiovascular disease has decreased by around 60% in Germany, though more people die of heart attack and stroke than the OECD average, a recent study indicates. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Health 17-06-2015

Germany ranked among Europe’s biggest pharma spenders

A recent European comparison shows Germany’s expenditures on pharmaceuticals are above average. No other country offers medications for treating illnesses “as quickly and comprehensively” as the Federal Republic. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Transport 16-06-2015

Dobrindt: Commission should not interfere with German toll

The European Commission intends to launch infringement proceedings against Germany this week over the country’s passenger car tolls, causing Transportation Minister Alexander Dobrindt to attack the “sweeping criticism from Brussels”. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Transport 16-06-2015

Gabriel: Germany has ‘catching up to do’ in e-car sector

Germany ranked near the middle in an international comparison of markets for electric vehicles, demonstrating there is room for improvement, the government said. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Digital 11-06-2015

German watchdog doubts constitutionality of data retention plans

Germany’s Federal Data Protection Commissioner issued clear criticism against the government’s bill on data retention, saying it not only amounts to a disproportionate violation of Germans’ basic civil rights, but also those of Europeans. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Euro & Finance 11-06-2015

Carsten Schneider: German government divided on Greece

Germany’s centre-right alliance is finding it difficult to agree on whether or not to send further aid to Greece, said SPD faction chair Carsten Schneider, who sees a significant gap between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble. EURACTIV Germany reports.