If Donald Trump wins the US presidential election this week, Bavarian leader Horst Seehofer would welcome the Republican candidate, warning that Germany cannot “behave like it is the whole world’s headmaster”. EURACTIV Germany reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's veteran Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schäuble, jumped to the defence of her conservatives' Bavarian sister party in the latest twist in a row over migrants that is damaging her re-election prospects.
The EU has recently experienced several digressions from its official line on sanctions against Russia. The growing frustration of European farmers with the sanction regime has prompted national politicians to undermine the EU’s position on Russia, writes Julius Lorenzen.
In the last few days, refugees have started arriving in Hungary in increased numbers again, suggesting that Viktor Orbán's enthusiastic pursuit of a "sealing-off" policy is not paying off. EURACTIV’s partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Manfred Weber, the leader of the EPP group in Parliament, has welcomed Turkey's commitment to reduce the number of refugees crossing into Europe. EU member states must now do their part and start taking in their quotas of refugees, he said. EURACTIV’s partner Tagesspiegel reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democrats (CSU), and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners agreed on Thursday (28 January) to tighten asylum rules, reaching a compromise on how to stem an influx of migrants that topped one million last year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies in Bavaria stepped up criticism of her open-door refugee policy on Sunday (3 January), with their leader demanding a cap of 200,000 migrants a year, about a fifth of last year's level.
The leader of Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies hailed her "first class" leadership on Tuesday (15 December), seeking to draw a line under a coalition dispute that blew up last month when he publicly denounced her handling of Germany's refugee crisis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure from her own conservatives yesterday (23 November) to change course on her open-door refugee policy after an affront by the leader of her Bavarian allies drove up tensions in her ruling coalition.
The leaders of Germany's ruling coalition, struggling with the biggest influx of migrants in decades, clinched an agreement on Thursday (5 November) on speeding up the asylum process for those with little chance of being allowed to stay.
Member states are affected in very different ways by the refugee crisis. But all of them worry about what will happen when Germany’s capacity to absorb asylum seekers reaches saturation point. The EURACTIV network reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel came under intense pressure for her handling of the refugee crisis on Wednesday (28 October), with her Bavarian allies warning of a coalition crisis unless she limits a record influx of migrants.
Bavaria's state premier criticised Austria yesterday (27 October) for failing to coordinate the flow of migrants into southern Germany, renewing a challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel over her management of the refugee crisis.