German centre-right MEP Elmar Brok has proposed a bonus system for individual member states, paid for by the EU budget, for countries taking in large numbers of asylum seekers. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Amid an influx of refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced plans providing more support for asylum seekers. But, during a visit to a refugee centre on Wednesday (26 August) she was labeled a “traitor” by protesters. EURACTIV Germany reports.
More than 30 organisations are teaming up for a major demonstration against TTIP and CETA, with concerns ranging from the end of cultural diversity in Europe to devastating effects the deals could have in developing countries. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The rapid expansion of onshore wind energy in Germany has slowed significantly in the first half of 2015, with the industry representatives saying it is now up to the German government but also the EU. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economic analysts in Germany are proposing new structures in the European Monetary Union as a result of the Greece crisis, saying an option to leave the eurozone should also be included. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Asylum seekers in Germany only have limited access to medical care, an attempt by the state to keep costs low, but a new study shows health-related costs are much lower when refugees can freely access health services. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Almost all EU member states are in favour of a planned Union-wide directive against discrimination. Only Berlin objects, and has been targeted by human rights associations, demanding that it stop blocking the legislation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Horst Seehofer’s confrontational policy against asylum seekers from Balkan states sparked protest in Berlin. But now a growing number of Germany states and municipalities are calling for a tougher approach. EURACTIV Germany reports.
With Morocco’s electricity demand growing rapidly, solar thermal power plants could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offer a sustainable solution to many social issues. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The Federal Republic should apply new thinking to its development aid and asylum policy, says a new study from the University of Osnabrück, calling on decision-makers to see migration as an opportunity rather than a threat. EURACTIV Germany reports.
High temperatures, heat waves and extreme temperature fluctuations pose an ever-increasing threat to the global population, with a recent study by the German Weather Service indicating higher health risks. EURACTIV Germany reports.
An alliance of green energy providers and municipal utilities in Germany and Austria have lodged a complaint with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over subsidies for the planned British nuclear power station Hinkley Point C. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II is supposed to prevent excessive food speculation. But Oxfam says the financial sector is fighting stricter rules, with grave repercussions. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Following the decision in Brussels on Monday (13 July) to negotiate a third Greek bailout, the Bundestag will vote on Friday (17 July) on a mandate for the German government. Approval is not assured. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The German government sees no reason to take seriously allegations of institutional racism in public agencies and the police force. Civil rights advocates are growing increasingly alarmed. Tagesspiegel reports.