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05.04.2020

EU’s von der Leyen calls for ‘Marshall Plan’ for Europe

EU’s von der Leyen calls for ‘Marshall Plan’ for Europe

The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has urged huge investments in the EU budget amid the coronavirus crisis. Spain’s premier, too, wants a “wartime economy” followed by a recovery program. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has called on EU nations to invest billions in… »

02.04.2020

Coronavirus: What are the lockdown measures across Europe?

Coronavirus: What are the lockdown measures across Europe?

Countries across Europe have significantly curbed public life in order to halt the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. DW breaks down what life in lockdown means and how long the measures are expected to last. Italy Restrictions in place until April 13, could extend to July 31 Italy issued a nationwide… »

28.03.2020

Coronavirus: Treating European patients in Germany

Coronavirus: Treating European patients in Germany

A small group of patients from Lombardy in Italy and the border region of Alsace in France are receiving treatment in German clinics. The symbolic value of the gesture is clear, but could it prove a useful strategy too? Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, most of Europe’s borders were closed… »

26.11.2018

Staunch EU critic Yanis Varoufakis to run in European election — in Germany

Staunch EU critic Yanis Varoufakis to run in European election — in Germany

The ex-Greek finance minister, who opposed deep austerity imposed by Brussels and Berlin, is to stand in the European elections next year. Announcing the run, Varoufakis said it was time for a European Spring. Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has announced he will stand in next May’s European elections… »

28.07.2017

Tunisia: Women celebrate their rights

Tunisia: Women celebrate their rights

Decades of protest have paid off: Tunisia’s parliament has passed a historic law on violence against women. It punishes all forms of violence and sets the country up for a potential cultural revolution. Tunisia’s parliament approved legislation on Wednesday that protects women from all forms of violence. The country’s Family… »

20.06.2017

‘Empower women and change the structures of power’ – Media and gender equality at the Global Media Forum

‘Empower women and change the structures of power’ –  Media and gender equality at the Global Media Forum

Prominent experts from the media, politics and NGOs called upon the media to step up their efforts for gender equality and diversity at the Global Media Forum. A panel, hosted by the network Gender@International Bonn, focused on the challenges of gender-transformative journalism in the “post-truth” world and explored its capacity… »

20.05.2017

Alternative facts challenge journalists to rethink role

Alternative facts challenge journalists to rethink role

From targeted propaganda to fake news, the media industry has struggled to meet the challenges of false information on the internet. But some journalists warn that facts may not be enough. Over the past year, false news has vigorously spread across social media platforms. In some instances, national authorities have… »

15.03.2017

Dutch PM Rutte’s VVD emerges top in first exit poll

Dutch PM Rutte’s VVD emerges top in first exit poll

Dutch voters are casting their ballots today in an election that has been billed as a barometer of populism in Europe. DW will keep you informed of events as they happen throughout the day. Welcome to our rolling coverage of the Dutch election, with the latest news, views and reactions… »

11.03.2017

Redefining cash-free shopping in Berlin

Redefining cash-free shopping in Berlin

Have you ever thought of shunning the consumer dream? In Germany, it might not be that difficult. It’s just a matter of finding the right key, as Tamsin Walker found out on a shopping trip with a difference. I’m not a passionate shopper. Don’t like the crowds and rarely find… »

18.02.2017

Thousands call on Spain to welcome more refugees

Thousands call on Spain to welcome more refugees

Tens of thousands of people joined a protest in Barcelona urging the Spanish government to increase its refugee intake. Only 1,100 migrants have been resettled under a plan to take in 17,000 people. Protesters heeded a call by Ada Colau, the mayor of Spain’s second city, who urged residents to… »

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