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08/12/2016

Obama to pass torch to Merkel on farewell visit

People: Angela Merkel


07-12-2016

The Brief: Merkel plays hardball to win over right-wingers

Angela Merkel has admitted that the election year ahead of her is going to be the toughest one she's ever faced. That says a lot; it'll be her fourth run at the chancellery.
06-12-2016

The Brief: Brexit boss Barnier breaks his silence

Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, finally broke his two-month vow of silence today. What would the urbane Frenchman serve up to the hungry press corps?
Elections 06-12-2016

Merkel attacks populists, but calls for niqab ban

Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday (6 December) lashed out at populists trying to exploit fears over Germany's refugee influx, but set out a tough line on integration, including a ban on the veil, as she launched into election campaign mode.
Enlargement 06-12-2016

Turkey's EU membership bid set to enter ice age

The EU's accession talks with Turkey are, in practice, not going anywhere. Now, the Netherlands wants clarity on how the negotiations will progress in the future, if at all. EurActiv’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Elections 06-12-2016

Merkel's CDU prepares for 'toughest' election

Chancellor Angela Merkel will rally her conservatives at a party conference today (6 December) to gird for a German election next year that she expects to be "tough like no other".

Afghan asylum-seeker arrested over murder of EU official’s daughter in Germany

A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested on suspicion of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old female student in Germany, police and prosecutors said. The victim is reportedly the daughter of a EU Commission official.
Global Europe 02-12-2016

Putin curbs anti-Western rhetoric, says wants to get on with Trump

President Vladimir Putin struck an unusually conciliatory tone in his annual state of the nation address yesterday (1 December), saying Moscow wanted to get on with the incoming US administration and was looking to make friends not enemies.
UK & Europe 30-11-2016

Women top EurActiv’s ‘Power List’ of Top 50 Brexit influencers

Despite Britain’s referendum on the EU being called by a man, and both the Leave campaign and the Remain campaign being led by men, women now hold most of the cards when it comes to negotiating Brexit, a panel of experts for EurActiv.com has concluded.

Swiss to tackle new EU treaty in 2017 amid right-wing resistance

The Swiss government plans to send parliament next year a broad new treaty with the European Union to replace a patchwork of bilateral deals now under strain from immigration, it said on Tuesday (29 November), but it faces stiff right-wing resistance.
Elections 27-11-2016

Austria's presidential rivals clash in TV debate

The two candidates in Austria's longest ever presidential race clashed Sunday (27 November) over the European Union, Donald Trump, and migrants as they faced off in a TV duel a week before the runoff.
Elections 25-11-2016

Schulz, the feared former football defender, now goes on the attack

Martin Schulz, a one-time football player feared for his defensive tackles, made up his mind in the last week of November to leave the European Parliament’s helm, considering it the right time to fight for the leadership of his party, and Germany.
24-11-2016

The Brief: Schulz gives up European Parliament to return to politics

Martin Schulz is giving up the European Parliament to return to politics.
EU Priorities 2020 24-11-2016

Schulz’s departure 'gives chance for EU reset’

The decision of European Parliament President Martin Schulz to return to domestic politics, where he is expected to run for chancellor in Germany's October 2017 election, raises questions about the political future of his Commission counterpart, Jean-Claude Juncker.
Elections 24-11-2016

Schulz to give up European Parliament for German politics

Martin Schulz will announce this morning (24 November) that he is giving up his bid to serve another term as European Parliament president and will instead campaign for a seat in the German Bundestag in next year's elections.
Global Europe 24-11-2016

From Brexit to Trump: Transatlantic Allies in an era of unpredictability

Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US President is not just a test for EU leaders and institutions, it’s test of free citizens in free societies, write Geoffrey Harris and Tim Oliver.
Digital 24-11-2016

Parliament votes to expand EU units that debunk online propaganda

A fledgling group of 11 diplomats that find and debunk Russian propaganda could be given a bigger staff and deeper pockets, if the European Parliament has its way.
Global Europe 23-11-2016

President Trump and international relations

America’s new president has the potential to thoroughly shake up international relations. Volker Perthes lays out five theses that researchers and policymakers will need to address.
Elections 23-11-2016

Welcome to the Leak-ocracy:  Elections decided by Russian hackers and (Wiki)leaks

A new and disturbing factor emerged during this US presidential election, one that may change elections forever: democracies are now at the mercy of hacking and surveillance technologies, and those who control them. Steven Hill warns that Germany could be next.

Five member states want EU-wide laws on encryption

Five EU countries said they want the European Commission to propose legislation that would make it easier for police to crack through encryption technology.
Elections 22-11-2016

Europhiles worried by Fillon's lead over Juppé

Soigneusement évitée durant la primaire de la droite, la question européenne devrait s’inviter dans le débat pour le second tour. Le sujet représente en effet une ligne de fracture majeure entre les deux candidats en lice.
Elections 21-11-2016

Merkel to seek fourth term to defend threatened 'values'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said last night (20 November) she would seek a fourth term in a general election next year to defend democratic principles in the face of looming threats at home and abroad.
Global Europe 18-11-2016

Obama embraces Merkel in Germany visit, wishes EU to stand united

US President Barack Obama gave a strong endorsement of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and used a visit to Berlin yesterday (17 November) to warn Russia about consequences for intervening in the US election and prod Donald Trump to hold firm against Moscow.
17-11-2016

The Brief: UKIP 'used EU cash' for Brexit campaign

UKIP allegedly used almost half a million euros of EU cash to pay for its Brexit and election campaigns, in breach of European Parliament rules.
Global Europe 17-11-2016

Obama to pass torch to Merkel on farewell visit

US President Barack Obama pays a farewell visit today (17 November) to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, widely seen as the new standard bearer of liberal democracy since the election of Donald Trump.