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Climate change 21-09-2021

Life Terra’s first “Klimawald” takes roots in Germany

Life Terra spoke to Stift Ehreshoven about their castle and estate situated near Cologne, Germany, with 1,500+ ha of forest land that is managed sustainably and the effects of climate change on German forests.
Agrifood 09-06-2021

Media Partnership – The European Green Deal: How does the German Mineral Water Sector Contribute?

The European Green Deal affects sectors of the European economy in different ways and poses a major challenge.
Agrifood 26-02-2020

Can good food be sold at the smallest price?

Can a pork cutlet which is on special offer be of high quality and still feed the farmer who produced it? Given the current imbalance in Germany's food industry, EURACTIV Germany travelled to Brandenburg to discuss good food and fair prices with one of the region's organic farmer.
Energy 10-05-2019

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with German Economic Minister Peter Altmaier

Germany's Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier met with Claire Stam from EURACTIV Germany. Among other things, they discussed the 'New Silk Road', the battery alliance with France, climate change and power lines between northern and southern Germany.
Elections 19-03-2018

No, Germany will not finance ‘harems’ for refugees

A Latvian news site wrongly portrayed talks on family reunification for refugees and asylum seekers in Germany as opening the door for "harems". EURACTIV.com looks into the allegations as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
Tweets of the Week, Episode 34
Elections 09-02-2018

Tweets of the Week: GroKo, transnational lists, and the Falcon Heavy launch

This week Germany finally gets its #GroKo, in plenary, transnational lists are a no-go, and Elon Musk’s magic spacecar is just loco!
Global Europe 29-03-2017

Making a stop in Serbia, part II: People helping people

As tragedies unfold, aid workers talk about the lack of hope among the refugees and their potential for self-harm. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Central Europe 14-03-2017

From Syria to Bulgaria, part I: Escaping death

Some years ago, an ambitious Kurd from a village in northern Syria won a scholarship to study abroad. He ended up in Havana, where he learned Spanish. Elias later returned to Syria, where he became a translator at the state news agency, SANA. EURACTIV Romania reports.

Prostitution legal in several EU countries, but Nordic Model could change that

MEPs, feminists and police officers met today, on International Women’s Day (8 March), at the European Parliament, to discuss a new approach to criminalising prostitution: the Nordic Model.
Konstantinos Michalos
Banking union 14-10-2016

Greek business chief: German elections no excuse to defer Greek debt talks

The German government should not use the upcoming national elections as an excuse to defer discussions over Greece's debt, Konstantinos Michalos said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
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Defence policy 29-09-2016

Study shows Franco-German consensus on defence and immigration integration

French and German members of parliament are both open to granting more competencies to the EU in the fields of defence and immigration policy. There is, however, considerable disagreement on certain reform proposals for the eurozone.
Economy & Jobs 29-08-2016

TTIP deal alive and well, insists Commission

The European Commission today (29 August) insisted that it stood ready to finalise TTIP by the end of the year, after a leading German minister said the EU-US trade deal was dead in the water.
Angela Merkel on the refugee crisis.
Global Europe 19-02-2016

Merkel on refugee crisis: ‘We need protection of external borders’

“It is good if EU and Turkey share the burden, but we need protection of external borders,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival to the European Council Summit on Thursday.
Economy & Jobs 08-07-2015

Verhofstadt to Tsipras: ‘Show that you are a real leader, not a false prophet!’

“I am angry because you are talking about reforms, but we never see concrete proposals,” ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt said during a plenary session in Strasbourg.
Economy & Jobs 07-07-2015

Schäuble says Greek debt haircut ‘not allowed’

“Whoever knows the European treaties knows that a debt haircut is not allowed for bail-out,” Germany's Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schäuble, said on Tuesday (7 July) upon his arrival in Brussels.
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2015

Merkel says ‘not enough progress’ on Greece

Speaking about Greece on her arrival at the June EU Council Summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “there hasn't been enough progress, and to some extent one can have the impression that we are moving backwards”.
Global Europe 30-04-2015

Juncker: ‘I don’t know if German agents are active here’

“One day I said at a College meeting that we should have a secret service, because agents are here,” European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker jokingly said, after allegations by the German press that Germany's national intelligence agency spied on top French officials and the EU's headquarters on behalf of US intelligence.
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Economy & Jobs 19-03-2015

Merkel on Greece: ‘Don’t expect a breakthrough today’

“Many of you will be attentive to the meeting on Greece. Don't expect a breakthrough today. Decisions are for the Eurogroup,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival at the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
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Economy & Jobs 04-03-2015

Merkel, Juncker refuse to talk about third Greek bailout

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that it is “premature” to discuss a third bailout programme for Greece and warned Athens “to avoid unilateral measures.” “We are going to focus on implementing what was agreed in the Eurogroup," he added.
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Climate change 24-02-2015

MEPs approve 2018 carbon market reform, despite NGOs concerns

MEPs voted on Tuesday to start implementing reforms to the EU's Emissions Trading System by the end of 2018, three years earlier than the Commission's proposal.
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Economy & Jobs 20-02-2015

Schäuble: ‘It is not only about individual countries, it is about Europe’

As eurozone finance ministers are holding emergency talks on the Greek crisis in Brussels on Friday, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said that “It is not only about individual countries, it is about Europe, it is about our ability to trust each other and enhance the trust of all European people.”
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Economy & Jobs 16-02-2015

Schäuble ‘sceptical’ on Greek deal

“I am very sceptical following all that has taken place during the last days because the Greek government doesn't seem to have moved at all,” German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Monday (16 February) ahead of a meeting of eurozone finance ministers.
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Economy & Jobs 13-02-2015

Merkel signals willingness to compromise with Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters upon her arrival at the informal EU summit in Brussels on Thursday that she was looking forward to her first meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
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Economy & Jobs 27-01-2015

Schäuble: Greece must comply with the rules

Responding to Greek anti-bailout party Syriza's election victory on Sunday, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Tuesday that “rules and agreements need to be complied with.”