Germany's parliament yesterday (21 June) approved the planned withdrawal of troops from the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey after Ankara's refusal to allow German lawmakers access to its soldiers there.
Europe must assume greater responsibility to defend a liberal, democratic world order as the United States appears increasingly less willing to do so, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Tuesday (20 June).
It was a wipeout. Failing to win a single contest in 1,004 local elections in Italy on Sunday (11 June), Beppe Grillo’s 5 Star Movement was quickly assigned to the list of declining populist parties that began with Geert Wilders’ defeat in March’s Dutch poll.
The US Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday (15 June) for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia.
Germany voiced "great concern" yesterday (14 June) over Hungary's crackdown on foreign-backed civil society groups approved by parliament the previous day. In the meantime the Commission said it will “carefully analyse it”.
The European Commission is negotiating a free trade deal with Japan behind closed doors. Critics complain that Brussels has learned nothing from the controversy surrounding CETA and TTIP. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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At an event hosted by Eurelectric yesterday (7 June), a senior European Commission energy official told electricity firms that “if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen”, when faced with concerns about proposals expressly designed to create frequent price spikes.
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday (7 June) urged the EU to commit to investment aimed at boosting Greek growth in order to break a deadlock between European creditors and the IMF over the nation's debt.
Sales of organic produce are on the up in Europe. In 2015 alone, they rose by 13%, so it is no surprise the industry is struggling to approve proposed reforms to the EU’s eco-regulation. The sector claims there is little improvement on the table. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Germany will have to pull its forces out of the Incirlik air force base in southern Turkey because of Turkish government restrictions on German lawmakers seeking to visit troops there, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said yesterday (5 June).
The European Union should continue accession negotiations with Turkey but a reintroduction of the death penalty would clearly put an end to the process, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said yesterday (31 May).
The United States is "open" to resuming stalled talks with the EU on its planned mega trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a senior US official confirmed yesterday (30 May).
European Union members that fail to meet EU standards on the rule of law could lose access to its financing under German proposals for the reform of the cohesion fund system seen by Reuters yesterday (30 May).
US President Donald Trump called Germany's trade and spending policies "very bad" yesterday (30 May), intensifying a row between the longtime allies and immediately earning himself the moniker "destroyer of Western values" from a leading German politician.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Germany to drum up investment in his country. A new study claims that an EU-India free trade deal could boost Europe’s economy, Germany’s especially, by over €21 billion. EURACTIV Germany reports.