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Global Europe 12-05-2015

German government denies deceit in NSA scandal

Chancellor Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert rejected accusations of a govenment cover-up in the mushrooming NSA scandal. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Berlin to finally call 1915 slaughter of Armenians ‘genocide’

Berlin has long resisted using the term “genocide” to describe the massacre of 1 million Armenians in 1915 but now the Chancellor and her coalition government have given in to pressure from Bundestag MPs in their own ranks. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Despite predictions that German Commissioner Günther Oettinger would win the coveted trade portfolio, President-elect Juncker put the former Energy Commissioner in charge of the digital agenda. Brussels, 2014 [EC]
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German politicians condemn ‘wrong’ Commission appointments for France, UK

Giving the UK's oversight of financial stability, and a Frenchman the economic affairs portfolio, triggered harsh criticism in Berlin. EURACTIV Germany reports.