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Europe's East 11-02-2016

Sefcovic: Nord Stream is not in conformity with the Energy Union's goals

The European Commission so far is only aware of general information about the project, and is therefore unable to make conclusive decisions, Commission Vice-President Maroš Šef?ovi? told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.

Legal experts cast doubt on new German asylum measures

Berlin remains divided over the new asylum package for refugees, with the issue of family reunification continuing to split opinion. EurActiv Germany reports.
Energy 03-02-2016

Environmentalist: Belgium ignoring lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Germany's Minister for the Environment, Barbara Hendricks, has conducted talks with the Belgian government on extending the lifespan of its two nuclear power stations. They agreed to strengthen cooperation on nuclear safety. EurActiv Germany reports.
UK & Europe 02-02-2016

Tsipras and Corbyn expected in Paris ahead of European Council

EXCLUSIVE / Alexis Tsipras and Jeremy Corbyn will travel to Paris for an extraordinary pre-summit meeting ahead of the European Council summit in Brussels on 18 and 19 February. EurActiv France reports
Energy 01-02-2016

Germany seeks to overcome opposition to Nord Stream 2

A new pipeline to double Russian gas flows to Germany will only go ahead if Russia does not cut off gas flows to Ukraine and eastern Europe, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told the Polish government on 29 January.

German coalition approves tighter asylum rules

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democrats (CSU), and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners agreed on Thursday (28 January) to tighten asylum rules, reaching a compromise on how to stem an influx of migrants that topped one million last year.
Energy 20-01-2016

Further setback for Germany’s planned coal phase out

Germany's Minister for Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, remains cautious on the subject of the country's planned phase-out of coal, receiving backing from his SPD colleagues. EurActiv Germany reports.
Development Policy 20-01-2016

Development experts rile against threats to cut aid

Development experts and opposition politicians have criticised German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel's threat to cut aid to North African states if they are not more cooperative in tackling the refugee crisis. EurActiv Germany reports.
Digital 20-01-2016

Davos pitches ‘tech revolution’ in the face of mounting pessimism

The annual Davos meeting, which opens today (20 January) in the Swiss Alps, will look into whether the forthcoming technological revolution can bring renewed prosperity in times of overwhelming challenge and mounting gloom.
Med & South 19-01-2016

Germany seeks to limit migration from North Africa

Germany wants to limit migration from North Africa by declaring Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia 'safe countries', officials from the ruling coalition said yesterday (18 January), cutting their citizens' chance of being granted asylum to virtually zero.

Merkel’s ‘open door policy’ under serious threat

As Germany continues to grapple wth the refugee crisis, Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has urged countries of origin to take back rejected asylum seekers, or have their development aid cut. Other senior figures have called for a limit on numbers to be introduced. EurActiv Germany reports. 
Energy 15-01-2016

Berlin seeks to spark e-mobility with €5,000 incentive

The German government has floated the idea of providing incentives for people to buy electric cars. Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel has proposed the initiative so that companies warm to the idea of buying electric car fleets. EurActiv Germany reports.
Development Policy 12-01-2016

German politicians disagree over use of development aid

Germany is now trying to limit the number of refugees crossing its borders. Ministers have come to blows on the issue. EurActiv's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Trade & Society 08-01-2016

Germany's Gabriel in Cuba for trade talks

Germany's Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, has started an official visit to Cuba where he hopes to promote economic and trade relations. EurActiv's partner EFE reports.
Euro & Finance 07-01-2016

Are we seeing the end of austerity in Europe?

Several European countries will break their budgetary commitments this year to grow their economies. But without coordinated EU policy, any attempt to relaunch the European economy will fail. Our partner La Tribune reports

Immigration helps push German employment to record high

Favourable economic conditions and an influx of foreign workers boosted employment in Germany to its highest since reunification in 1990, according to data published on Monday (4 January) as the jobless rate hovers at a historic low.
Elections 11-12-2015

Gabriel raps Merkel for boosting France's National Front

The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) accused Chancellor Angela Merkel today (11 December) of fuelling support for France's far-right National Front by insisting on tighter budgets during the eurozone crisis.

Sigmar Gabriel hopes for decisive victory in leadership election

Refugees will dominate the three day meeting of the SPD in Berlin. Party leader Sigmar Gabriel is almost certainly going to be re-elected, but the nature of his victory will be all-important. EurActiv's partner Tagesspiegel reports.

Maas: ‘Radicalisation took place under our very noses’

Federal Minister of Justice Heiko Maas has provided his thoughts on the terror threat in Germany, his country's planned operations in Syria and the refugee crisis, in an interview with EurActiv's partner Tagesspiegel.
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.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung: French PM says Europe can't take in more refugees

European countries are stretched to their limits in the refugee crisis and cannot take in any more new arrivals, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying in a German newspaper on Wednesday (25 November).
Europe's East 23-11-2015

Steinmeier: Russia is serious about solution in Syria

Russia feels increasingly under threat from developments in the Middle East and appears to be serious about cooperating with the West to resolve the war in Syria, Germany's foreign minister said yesterday (22 November).

Artful wording to allow Germany to impose a limit on refugee numbers

The use of language when discussing refugee policy in Germany has taken on a new dimension, as the government discusses "refugee quotas" within the context of a deal with Turkey. EurActiv's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Energy 17-11-2015

Putin and Gabriel team up on Nord Stream 2 against Brussels

Germany's Minister of  Finance, Sigmar Gabriel (SPD), has aligned himself with Vladimir Putin on the Nord Stream gas-pipeline expansion issue. EurActiv's partner Tagesspiegel reports.