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23/07/2016

Graph illustrates results of German messages welcoming refugees

Location: Germany


Global Europe 23-07-2016

German-Iranian gunman kills at least nine in Munich shopping mall

An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire in a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday (22 July) evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack against civilians in Western Europe in eight days.
Security 22-07-2016

ISIS in Würzburg

Following an axe attack on a Bavarian commuter train on Monday (18 July) by an Afghan asylum seeker claiming allegiance to ISIS, Germany’s news media were awash with reports that the terrorist organisation had finally staged a successful attack. EurActiv.com news editor Joel Schalit, was almost there.
Enlargement 21-07-2016

Turkey to 'follow France' and suspend European rights convention

Turkey will follow France's example in suspending temporarily the European Convention on Human Rights following its declaration of a state of emergency, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Thursday (21 July), according to broadcaster NTV.
UK & Europe 20-07-2016

May warns against Scottish EU hopes ahead of Merkel talks

Theresa May warned on Wednesday (20 July) that Scottish plans to somehow remain in the EU despite the UK's Leave vote were "impracticable".
Enlargement 20-07-2016

German-Turkish community: ‘Erdogan thrives on European criticism’

One of the leaders of the Turkish expatriate community in Germany, Gökay Sofuoğlu, spoke to EurActiv Germany in the aftermath of the failed coup in his homeland about the impact of Ankara's domestic policy on Turks living abroad.
UK & Europe 20-07-2016

May to thrash out Brexit roadmap in Berlin, Paris talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Berlin on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday (21 July) to start thrashing out the roadmap for Britain's departure from the EU.
Global Europe 20-07-2016

Yazidi genocide victims deserve European Parliament prize

Nadia Murad is a Yazidi woman that has been the victim of the brutal atrocities carried out by Daesh. Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea asks what better way to highlight her and her people’s plight, than awarding her the EU’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Global Europe 19-07-2016

Germany axe attack points at problem with unaccompanied minors

German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee yesterday (18 July) after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife, seriously wounding four in what one official said was a "probable" Islamist attack.
Development Policy 19-07-2016

Oxfam: World's richest countries host just 9% of all refugees

The six biggest economies in the world currently host only 2.1 million refugees between them, while the poorest countries are forced to bear most of the burden, according to a new report by Oxfam. EurActiv France reports.
Future EU 18-07-2016

Kaufmann: Brexit means EU 'has a mountain to climb ahead of it'

A debate about the future development of the EU has raged across the continent since the UK's Brexit vote. While many believe this is the beginning of the end, others, like Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann MEP, see it as an opportunity to start afresh. EurActiv Germany reports.
Development Policy 15-07-2016

Germany urged to recognise Namibia massacre as genocide

More than a century since the German Empire carried out racial extermination in Namibia and in the wake of its recognition of the Armenian genocide, Germany is being urged to do the same for Namibia. But Berlin’s unwillingness to grant reparations has been criticised. EurActiv Germany reports.
UK & Europe 15-07-2016

Polish minister blasts Germany's post-Brexit approach

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has criticised Germany's approach to European policy after the UK's vote to leave the EU was announced. EurActiv Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 15-07-2016

Correcting the eurozone’s imbalances could save the EU

The eurozone’s problems are not just caused by poor management in the South, but by its asymmetrical architecture and unfair implementation of the rules. A fiscal capacity would level the playing field and answer the Eurosceptics, writes Ernest Maragall.
Security 14-07-2016

Germany proposes allowing foreigners to join its army

Germany's defence minister wants to allow its armed forces to recruit nationals from other EU countries to combat a shortfall in personnel. EurActiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

EU's new air quality guidelines accused of being 'patchy'

The EU intends to continue its efforts to reduce air pollution, but its new guidelines have been criticised for being too patchy. EurActiv Germany reports.

Brussels prepares to overrule Eastern Europe on posted workers directive

The European Commission plans to reject 11 ‘yellow cards’ from the EU’s eastern member states on the new Posted Workers Directive. The debate has exposed a deep East-West divide. EurActiv France reports.
UK & Europe 13-07-2016

Merkel 'looking forward' to meeting new PM May

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) does not want to put incoming British Prime Minister Theresa May under any undue pressure when it comes to Brexit. EurActiv Germany reports.
Global Europe 13-07-2016

Germany content to return Afghan asylum seekers to 'islands of safety'

More than half of Afghan asylum-seekers have their applications rejected by German authorities and are returned to the Middle-Eastern country. EurActiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
UK & Europe 12-07-2016

Goebel: Brexit should mean 'fewer Commissioners'

Putting the brakes on further EU enlargement, and a more core approach to Europe: these are two of the ideas proposed by Lutz Goebel, the president of the association of family-owned German businesses. EurActiv’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Afghan boys behind huge increase in unaccompanied minor migrants to EU

The large number of unaccompanied minors arriving in Europe can be explained by Afghan families sending their children hoping they will get refugee status easier, and then seek reunification with the rest of the family, according to a new report by the EU asylum office.
UK & Europe 12-07-2016

Merkel urges Britain to quickly clarify relationship with EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday (11 July) access to the European Union's single market meant accepting the bloc's basic freedoms and rejected suggestions from London that Britain could retain full EU market access while curbing immigration.
Security 11-07-2016

German public 'misled' on weapon exports

Germany recently released its report on arms exports, which showed that sales have nearly doubled, despite promises to scale back the number and value of weapons being sent abroad. EurActiv Germany reports.
Health & Consumers 11-07-2016

Commission energy drinks proposal leads to fresh calls for minimum age limit

The European Commission intends to widen the scope for energy drink makers to advertise their products, but consumer protection activists have voiced concerns about misleading health claims and their effect on young people. EurActiv Germany reports.
Global Europe 11-07-2016

Graph illustrates results of German messages welcoming refugees

A graph from the 2015 annual report of the EU asylum office EASO illustrates the spike in numbers of applicants for international protection in the summer and autumn of 2015, after German authorities issued messages welcoming migrants.