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Global Europe 10-03-2017

Refugee deal continues to preoccupy Germany

Angela Merkel harshly criticised Turkey’s “misplaced Nazi comparisons” ahead of yesterday’s EU summit (9 March) but still insisted the refugee deal is important and must stay in place. Criticism is growing in both the German and European parliaments though. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Global Europe 09-06-2016

German parliament condemns Turkish threats against lawmakers

The president of Germany's parliament condemned threats against German lawmakers of Turkish origin after the Bundestag last week passed a resolution declaring the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a genocide.

Global Europe 07-06-2016

In headache for Merkel, Gauck says he won’t serve a second term

German President Joachim Gauck said yesterday (6 June) he would not serve a second five-year term, a decision that could trigger a battle between the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition over who should succeed him.

Enlargement 03-06-2016

Ankara to Berlin: You burned the Jews in ovens, and accuse Turkey of genocide

Turkey reacted with fury on Thursday (2 June) after the Bundestag labelled the World War I massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, threatening further measures.

Future EU 02-06-2016

Germany angers Turkey with Armenian genocide resolution

German lawmakers declared the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a "genocide" in a symbolic resolution on Thursday which risks hurting relations with Ankara just as Berlin and European partners need its help in tackling the refugee crisis.

Europe's East 03-02-2016

German MP handed travel ban by Ukraine

A delegation from the Bundestag's European Affairs Committee will travel to Ukraine without one of its members, after Kyiv banned him from travelling. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.

Trade & Society 28-10-2015

Germany calls for more TTIP transparency

The President of the Bundestag has called for more transparency in the TTIP negotiations, otherwise he will vote against the trade agreement. EURACTIV Germany reports.