Robert Birnbaum

Elections 05-11-2018

Can Germany’s Grand Coalition survive Merkel’s withdrawal?

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be handing over the CDU chair, which will have an impact on the governing parties, the CDU, the CSU and the SPD. The coalition government is shaking. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Germany: Maaßen reshuffled from one post to another

Germany’s controversial constitutional protection chief Hans-Georg Maaßen may have had to leave his current post but he has already been promoted to state secretary in the German Ministry of the Interior. EURACTIV Germany's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Future EU 10-01-2018

Why Macron closely watches the German coalition talks

French President Emmanuel Macron's EU reform ideas are a central issue between CDU, CSU and SPD while discussing European affairs in the German coalition talks. For Macron, the outcome might be of crucial importance for realising his plans. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner “Der Tagesspiegel” reports.
Global Europe 06-02-2017

Schäuble: UK shouldn’t be punished for Brexit

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble told Euractiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel that dealing with new US President Donald Trump requires a "calm" approach and that the UK shouldn't be punished for Brexit.
Security 14-07-2016

Germany proposes allowing foreigners to join its army

Germany's defence minister wants to allow its armed forces to recruit nationals from other EU countries to combat a shortfall in personnel. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

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.

Refugee crisis does little to dampen Merkel’s 2017 prospects

Despite criticism and talk of a fundamental loss of support, Angela Merkel is still backed by her party to fight the next election. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.

‘No taboos’ when it comes to refugee policy debate

Partisan critics of Angela Merkel's refugee policy hope that their bluff is not called. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
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