Germany

A strong signal to combat climate change ahead of the German elections

A new government will be elected in Germany on September 26th of this year. Chancellor Merkel is retiring and this election is generally seen as a directional decision for the republic’s further path. This applies in particular to concrete measures…

We must refuse the Europeanization of French deterrence through the FCAS

· Mounir Satouri (Greens/EFA, EELV) · Jordi Solé i Ferrando (Greens/EFA, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) · Diana Riba i Giner (Greens/EFA, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya) · Özlem Demirel (GUE, Die Linke)   Germany, Spain and France have entered, these past few…

Europe’s Economy Shrinks in First Quarter, Germany Takes a Hit

Figures announced Thursday showed the US economy grew 1.6% during the first quarter. Europe’s economy shrank 0.6% in the first three months of the year as slow vaccine rollouts and extended lockdowns delayed a hoped-for recovery – and underlined how…

Germany Court Sides with Youth Climate Activists in Historic Ruling

Germany’s highest court has ruled the government must expand its efforts to reduce carbon emissions in order to protect future generations. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by a group of youth climate activists, including Sophie Backsen. Sophie Backsen:…

Freedom of assembly in Germany: Protected, but regulated

Germany has strict laws protecting freedom of assembly — but also strong regulations on how it may be implemented. DW explains what is allowed and what is against the law. Germany has a long history of protecting people’s right to…

Germany may not give the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to over-65s, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been receiving a lot of attention recently. The EU has been dissatisfied with production hold-ups, while the German health ministry has raised questions over its efficacy in older age groups. As a result, Stiko – the…

The Germany-Wide Day of Action on 5 December 2020 – a Prelude to Further Joint Engagement

“Disarmament Instead of Rearmament”: The Germany-Wide Day of Action on 5 December 2020 – a Prelude to Further Joint Engagement With more than 100 events and several thousand participants, the day of action and protest organized by the Abrüsten statt…

Germany: Renegotiating the nuclear phase-out?

The news arriving from the press agencies AFP, dpa news agencies, and from the German newspaper Handelsblatt about civilian nuclear power is pretty worrying. The exit, taken for granted, has been brought back by the operators on the table of…

Germany’s Sea-Eye adds fourth migrant rescue ship to fleet

The NGO is launching an additional vessel amid a spike in the number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Some 900 people have drowned making the treacherous journey from North Africa to Europe. The German migrant rescue organization…

Tide Might Be Turning in Britain’s Ties with Germany and the EU

Viewpoint by John Kampfner The writer is author of ‘Why the Germans Do It Better; Notes from a Grown-Up Country’. This article was first published in the International Politics Society Journal of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The fall of the…

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