Matthias Meisner

EU Elections 2019 25-02-2019

German Left Party’s Gysi: EU shouldn’t be understood as necessary evil

The German Left Party has adopted its programme and named Martin Schirdewan, a 43-year old MEP, and Özlem Demirel as its top candidates for the European elections. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Global Europe 11-04-2017

Executions decrease worldwide but number of death sentences spikes

Amnesty International's 2016 report shows that while there were fewer executions around the world than in 2015, more death sentences were handed down. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Elections 06-09-2016

Wagenknecht: Merkel ‘gave the AfD their breakthrough’

One of the German Left's most prominent politicians hit out at Angela Merkel following the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party's election success, in an interview with EURACTIV's partner, Der Tagesspiegel.

Idomeni refugee camp: Europe’s ‘catastrophe’

12,000 refugees remain in limbo in the Greek border town of Idomeni. Karl Kopp, of German immigration organisation Pro Asyl, told EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel that they need a political and humanitarian situation.
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.
Languages & Culture 26-01-2016

PEGIDA plans anti-Islam demos across Europe

Until now, the right-wing PEGIDA group has limited itself just to Germany. But the xenophobic movement wants to widen its reach, with demonstrations planned in 14 different countries for the beginning of February. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.

Study: Shared housing for refugees limits integration

Currently, most refugees are living in shared accommodation. The Robert Bosch Foundation does not see this as a long term solution. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Global Europe 26-06-2015

Ad campaign in Albania: German embassy warns against ‘economic asylum’

Germany is a main target country for Albanian asylum seekers. Now, the German embassy in Tirana is warning potential refugees in Albanian newspapers of traffickers and profiteers. Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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