About: Thomas Oppermann

Future EU 27-03-2017

SPD chairman: Austerity is an ideology, not a successful economic strategy

A victory for Martin Schulz in the German election will be a chance for Europe to bring an end to “unsuccessful” austerity policies and bring back social justice to Europe, Thomas Oppermann told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Elections 08-02-2017

Schulz keeps options open on refugee policy

Martin Schulz will contest this year's federal elections and he believes the refugee crisis needs a European solution. But do Germans think his increase in popularity is only a short-lived phenomenon? Euractiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Germany to toughen restrictions on Syrian refugees

Germany wants to send more Syrian refugees back to other EU countries, an idea supported by many in the CDU, but heavily criticised by the SPD. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Digital 11-06-2015

German watchdog doubts constitutionality of data retention plans

Germany’s Federal Data Protection Commissioner issued clear criticism against the government’s bill on data retention, saying it not only amounts to a disproportionate violation of Germans’ basic civil rights, but also those of Europeans. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Merkel freezes Germany’s debate over new immigration law

Germany’s Social Democratic Party is calling for an immigration law that would control the influx of workers from non-EU countries with the help of a point system, similar to that in Canada, but Chancellor Angela Merkel is cutting the debate short, saying the refugee issue is more urgent. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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