Daniel Tost, EURACTIV Germany

Windpark Westereems, Netherlands. 2014 [Lutz Koch/Flickr]
Energy 02-06-2014

Experts debate: What direction should European energy policy take?

What should European energy policy be? A recent event in Berlin featured a debate over greater integration in European energy policy, Germany's Energiewende (energy transition) and what should occur regarding energy policy in the post-election period. EURACTIV Germany reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will play a decisive role in negotiating the European Council's nomination choice for the European Commission presidency. [EC]
EU Elections 2014 27-05-2014

Haggling begins over EU president nomination

In the meeting among heads of state and government today, Angela Merkel will play a decisive role. But which position is the Chancellor taking to Brussels? And what will become of Martin Schulz? EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Elections 2014 09-05-2014

Few differences between Schulz and Juncker in German TV debate

During the first German TV duel between Martin Schulz and Jean-Claude Juncker, the search to find differences between the two candidates for Commission Presidency continued. EURACTIV Germany reports. 
Trade & Society 27-02-2014

EU warned ‘do not play with fire’ over energy rebates for German industry

SPECIAL REPORT / During a recent visit to Brussels, German energy minister Sigmar Gabriel praised EU efforts for re-industrialisation. But he also fiercely defended industrial exemptions from his country's renewable energy surcharge, warning the European Commission not to "play with fire" ahead of the EU elections, EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 25-02-2014

Bundestag weighs Africa policy beyond military intervention

The Africa summit planned for Thursday (20 February) in the German Foreign Office was cancelled last week despite plans in Germany's grand coalition for a new strategy for Africa beyond military operations. The issue was also on the Bundestag's agenda ahead of the EU-Africa summit in April, EURACTIV Germany reports.
Europe's East 19-11-2013

Analysts slam Germany’s Ukraine policy shortcomings

SPECIAL REPORT / Little appears to have changed in Germany's cautious approach to Ukraine's rapprochement to the EU, except that German politicians feel more free to criticise the short-sightedness of Berlin's external relations, both towards Moscow and Kyiv, since Angela Merkel regained power. EURACTIV Germany reports.