Horst Seehofer’s confrontational policy against asylum seekers from Balkan states sparked protest in Berlin. But now a growing number of Germany states and municipalities are calling for a tougher approach. EurActiv Germany reports .
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker praised Cyprus yesterday (16 July) for its budding economic recovery after harsh bailout terms saved the eurozone member from meltdown, and urged re-unification of the divided island.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Albania and other Balkan states on Wednesday there would be no holdup in their drive to join the European Union, and said it was in the bloc's interests they make it in.
He sits in his newly-built thousand-room "White Palace", his plans for a powerful presidency all but ready; but in the very hour that should have seen his final triumph, Tayyip Erdoğan's star appears to be waning.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's hopes of assuming greater powers suffered a major setback on Sunday when the ruling AK Party he founded failed to win an outright majority in a parliamentary election for the first time.