About: Cologne assaults

Global Europe 13-02-2017

Vice-versa: Racial profiling in Germany

Germany and the EU: How do they cooperate? Where do their approaches conflict and where are their interests aligned? Euractiv Germany’s new Vice-Versa series continues to take a look at one issue from both a European and federal government perspective.

Austrian police investigate Afghans over New Year’s Eve sexual assaults

Austrian police are investigating six Afghan refugees over sexual attacks on 18 women during New Year's Eve celebrations in the western province of Tyrol, a police officer involved with the case said yesterday (9 January).

Austria investigates New Year’s Eve assaults in Innsbruck

Innsbruck police are trying to identify a group of foreign men believed to have sexually assaulted 18 women during New Year's Eve celebrations, a spokesman said yesterday (4 January).

Afghan asylum-seeker arrested over murder of EU official’s daughter in Germany

A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested on suspicion of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old female student in Germany, police and prosecutors said. The victim is reportedly the daughter of a EU Commission official.
Global Europe 07-07-2016

Germany to bolster rape law after Cologne mob assaults

The German parliament is set to pass a new law today (7 July) broadening the definition of sex crimes and making it easier to deport foreign nationals who commit them.

Juncker: Restoring borders will kill internal market

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned today (15 January) that restoring borders in response to the refugee problem could kill off the internal market.

Berlin warns of Paris-style attacks in Germany

According to German media, the goverment has warned that attacks such as those carried out in Paris could happen in Germany. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Central Europe 13-01-2016

Cologne assaults reverberate across Europe

The attacks carried out against women, in Cologne on New Year's Eve, are still reverberating across Europe, auguring for more resentment against immigrants, and eroding the remnants of multicultural attitudes. The EURACTIV network reports.

German lawmakers rush to respond to Cologne attacks

After the attacks carried out on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve, the German government wants to act quickly and tighten the asylum law. Meanwhile, verbal and physical violence against migrants has escalated. EURACTIV Germany reports.

German minister hints sexual assaults were planned

Attacks on women in Cologne and other German cities on New Year's Eve have prompted more than 600 criminal complaints, and a German minister said the sexual assaults may have been planned or coordinated.
Women protest in Cologne

Merkel promises firm action after ‘intolerable’ Cologne assaults

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to respond decisively to assaults on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve which have stoked a fierce debate about her refugee policies after police said the attackers appeared to be of "Arab or North African" origin.

Deportation mooted for Cologne sexual attackers

After the mass sexual assaults carried out in Cologne on New Year's Eve, Germany's Minister of Justice has said that the offenders could face deportation. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Germans debate responsibility for sexual assaults

About 90 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at New Year celebrations outside Cologne's cathedral by young, mostly drunk, men, police said yesterday (4 January), in events they have described as "a new dimension in crime".

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