Recent News Headlines : Germany - Germany

'EMPOWERING REGIONS AND CITIES VERY IMPORTANT FOR EUROPE'S FUTURE'


TALKING EUROPE The head of the European Union's Committee of the Regions defends the idea of strengthening the bloc's regions and cities, and denies tha..... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 0

ANALYSIS | WHAT THE E.U. MUST CONFRONT IF IT WANTS TO SURVIVE


Some countries, such as Poland and Hungary, have been openly confrontational with the European Union, and Austria's election result indicates that Vienna may soon join them... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 177

BORIS JOHNSON DEPLOYS ROW BOAT DIPLOMACY AT CHEVENING HOUSE AS HE HOSTS EUROPEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS


The Foreign Secretary hosted senior figures from eight of the UK's eastern EU allies at Chevening House, his official residence, on Sunday... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 383

MERKEL'S PARTY LOSES ELECTION IN GERMAN STATE OF LOWER SAXONY


The far-right populist Alternative fuer Deutschland AfD gained 5.9 percent of the votes, thus entering the 14th state parliaments in Germany... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 0

WHAT AUSTRIA'S ELECTION SAYS ABOUT EUROPE'S POLITICAL LANDSCAPE


Early projections showed the center-right People's Party OVP, led by Sebastian Kurz, had won the most votes in Austria, with about 31 percent... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 378

GERMAN INTERIOR MINISTER FLOATS IDEA OF MUSLIM HOLIDAYS


Officially introducing Islamic holidays in Germany is out of the question for us, said Alexander Dorbrindt, leader of the CSU parliamentary members... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 5133

ANALYSIS | AS AUSTRIA HEADS TO THE POLLS, THE FAR RIGHT EYES WHAT MAY BE THIS YEAR'S BIGGEST EUROPEAN SUCCESS


One of the most likely results, according to polls, is a coalition between the right-wing populist Freedom party and the center-right OVP party... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 581

COULD GERMANY SOON HAVE A MUSLIM HOLIDAY?


Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere wants Germany to have Muslim holiday... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 2490

EU PROGRESS POSSIBLE EVEN IF SOME MEMBERS OPT OUT


BERLIN AP -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union can move forward on contentious issues even if some member states opt out... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 0

JAPANESE VOTERS TO FOCUS ON THE ECONOMY


Long-time finance minister and Germany's austerity champion Wolfgang Schauble is shifting his focus to domestic affairs, as the next speaker of the German parliament... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 0

GERMAN AIRLINE LUFTHANSA TO BUY LION'S SHARE OF AIR BERLIN'S PLANES


Germany's biggest airline Lufthansa will buy more than half of the aircraft of its bankrupt competitor Air Berlin, chief executive Carsten Spohr said on Thursday... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1

LEADERS OF GERMANY AND FRANCE TOGETHER OPEN 69TH FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR


German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron together opened the 69th Frankfurt Book Fair Tuesday evening... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 2844

FRENCH FINANCE MINISTER SAYS BEST IF DIJSSELBLOEM STAYS ON AS EUROGROUP HEAD UNTIL JANUARY


If he wants to stay in office until the beginning of next year, I would think that is the best option for all the members of the Eurogroup," he said... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 9

MERKEL DEEMS MIGRANT DEAL GOOD FOR COALITION TALKS BUT GREENS SKEPTICAL


But underlying the difficulties in forging a coalition, the Greens said they disagreed with the migrant limit... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 0

STAR AUTHORS EN VOGUE AT FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR


The Frankfurt book fair is the world's largest publishing event, bringing together over 7,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 0

MERKEL 'AGREES MIGRANT DEAL' IN TALKS


German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has agreed an immigration policy with its sister party, media reports say... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 113

AGING GERMAN SUPERSPY IS CONVICTED OF TAX EVASION


But media credit him with being one of Germany's most distinguished undercover agents... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 3

GERMANY TO INVESTIGATE 1,000 SKULLS TAKEN FROM AFRICAN COLONIES FOR 'RACIAL RESEARCH'


The skulls - mostly from Rwanda - were shipped to Europe in 1907-08 for 'scientific' research and could be returned after studying origins... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 1318

FORMER AFD LEADER FRAUKE PETRY CHARGED WITH PERJURY


Frauke Petry, a former leader of Alternative for Germany AfD, allegedly lied under oath... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 39

GERMAN ELECTION OUTCOME IS OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW BEGINNING IN EUROPE


But when it came to the most pressing challenges confronting the European Union and the eurozone, Germany's mainstream parties were largely silent... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 46

GERMANS SEE ALMOST NO PROGRESS ON EAST-WEST UNITY IN THE PAST 7 YEARS STUDY SAYS


Eastern Germany still lags behind the western parts of the country in terms of its economic performance and unemployment rates, despite continuous financial assistance since reunification... READ MORE

3rd October, 2017 491

SWISS MP RESIGNS AFTER SAYING NAZIS TREATED JEWS BETTER THAN PEOPLE TREAT PIGS


Swiss MP resigns after saying Nazis treated Jews better than people treat pigs -- RT News... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 963

FAR-RIGHT KNOCKS ON THE DOORS OF POWER (PART 2)


For this episode of Europe Now, our Europe Editor Catherine Nicholson digs deeper into the hot topics of the moment in Europe's two German-speaking member states... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 36

FAR-RIGHT KNOCKS ON THE DOORS OF POWER (PART 1)


And will Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel continue to make France and Germany the power couple of the European Union?... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 0

AUSTRIAN POLICE FORCE MUSLIM WOMEN TO REMOVE THEIR BURQAS


Vienna Muslim women in Austria were forced by police to remove their facial coverings on Monday, as an anti-burqa law came into effect... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 2610

AUSTRIAN CHANCELLOR PLEDGES TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF SMEAR CAMPAIGN


Austria's Chancelllor Christian Kern addresses a news conference in Vienna, Austria, October 1, 2017... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 90

AUSTRIAN BAN ON FULL-FACE VEIL IN PUBLIC PLACES COMES INTO FORCE


Muslim groups have condemned the law, saying just a tiny minority of Austrian Muslims wear full-face veils... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 13406

GERMANY CELEBRATES FIRST GAY MARRIAGES


By extending existing law to same-sex pairs, Germany's gay couples automatically gain the same tax advantages and adoption rights as heterosexual families... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 0

GERMANY'S FIRST SAME-SEX 'I DO''S AS MARRIAGE EQUALITY DAWNS


Until then, even same-sex couples will be recorded as husband and wife ... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 248

MERKEL ALLIES FRET OVER FORMER EAST GERMANY'S RIGHTWARD SHIFT


People want Germany to stay Germany, said Stanislaw Tillich, premier of Saxony, in an interview with the Funke newspaper network... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 642

Trending News Headlines : Germany

GERMANY ELECTION: U.S. RIGHT-WING VOICES MEDDLING MORE THAN RUSSIA


Politician and experts have warned for months about the possibility of Russian interference in Germany's election... READ MORE

21st September, 2017 16195

MERKEL SEEKS FOURTH TERM AS GERMANY VOTES


Voting has opened in Germany's federal elections, with Chancellor Angela Merkel tipped to retain power... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 12530

FAR-RIGHT PARTY AFD ENTERS GERMAN PARLIAMENT


The AfD polled particularly strongly in east Germany, which includes Berlin, attracting 21.5 percent of the vote, according to exit polling conducted by Infratest Dimap... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 9548

AFD LEADER QUITS PARTY CAUCUS HOURS AFTER GERMAN ELECTION BREAKTHROUGH


In the states that used to form East Germany, AfD looks likely to become the second-largest party... READ MORE

25th September, 2017 8028

GERMANS VOTE ON WHETHER TO GIVE MERKEL A 4TH TERM


Although polls predict Angela Merkel will remain chancellor, a far-right party is expected to enter Parliament for the first time in decades... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 7704

WHO'S THE WORLD'S LEADING ECO-VANDAL? IT'S ANGELA MERKEL


While greenhouse gas emissions in other European nations have fallen sharply, in Germany they have plateaued... READ MORE

19th September, 2017 7480

IN ANGELA MERKEL, GERMAN WOMEN FIND SYMBOL, BUT NOT SAVIOR


It is perhaps no coincidence that Ms. Merkel has no children herself and grew up in East Germany... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 6288

MERKEL RELUCTANT LEADER OF THE WEST HAS GOTTEN THE TASTE FOR IT


In general, European leaders admit, Ms. Merkel, by virtue of Germany's power and of her own longevity, has the deciding voice in Brussels... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 6136

GERMAN FAR-RIGHT AFD MP QUITS HOURS AFTER BEING ELECTED


One of the politicians elected to the German parliament for the far-right Alternative For Germany AfD party has resigned the whip before even taking her seat... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 5697

'ONCE YOU ARE ABLE TO SPEAK THE UNSPEAKABLE PEOPLE WILL BEGIN TO THINK THE UNTHINKABLE'


Capitalising on his audience's Eurosceptic sentiments, Mr Farage said he was amazed Brexit had not been an issue in the German election debate... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 5426

MERKEL HANGS ON TO POWER BUT BLEEDS SUPPORT TO SURGING FAR RIGHT


Christian Democratic Union CDU party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts on first exit polls in the German general election Bundestagswahl in Berlin, Germany, September 24, 2017... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 4781

ANGELA MERKEL WIN MEANS THIS FOR THE UNITED STATES


German election Angela Merkel win means this for the United States... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 3938

'AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT' AS FIRST SAME-SEX COUPLES SET TO WED IN GERMANY


But as other countries began legalizing same-sex marriages, Germany fell behind, in part due to Chancellor Angela Merkel's opposition... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 3934

ANGELA MERKEL ON TRACK FOR FOURTH TERM


German election Angela Merkel on track for fourth term... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 3915

GERMANY'S FAR RIGHT WILL SOON JOIN PARLIAMENT, AND PARLIAMENT IS ANGRY


Supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany party shout during a Sept. 6 rally for Chancellor Angela Merkel in Torgau, Germany... READ MORE

17th September, 2017 3320

MERKEL FINDS PERFECT TAG TEAM PARTNER IN MACRON TO DEFEND EUROPE'S FUTURE


Trump's quasi-isolationism and Britain's Brexit, she implied, should be used as impetus to reinforce the European Union... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 2720

MERKEL HANGS ON TO POWER BUT BLEEDS SUPPORT TO SURGING FAR RIGHT


Christian Democratic Union CDU party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts on first exit polls in the German general election Bundestagswahl in Berlin, Germany, September 24, 2017... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2711

GERMANYS HIDDEN HUNGER: ON THE BREADLINE IN EUROPES RICHEST COUNTRY


At a food bank in one of Germanys wealthiest areas, growing poverty sparks anger ahead of upcoming elections... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 2660

POLLS SUGGEST JUMP IN GERMAN FAR-RIGHT PARTY'S SUPPORT


Gauland has argued Germany should be proud of its veterans of two world wars... READ MORE

18th September, 2017 2514

ANGELA MERKEL: GERMAN CHANCELLOR HEADED FOR FOURTH TERM


For me, Angela Merkel is the best chancellor that Germany has ever had, said Dieter W. Welle, 72, a retired engineer in Berlin... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2364

IN A TURBULENT WORLD, GERMANS SET TO REWARD ANGELA MERKEL FOR COUNTRY'S STABILITY


Or at least his face is. Angela Merkel is going to win reelection... READ MORE

21st September, 2017 2333

GERMANS START TO VOTE FOR NEXT PARLIAMENT


Polling institutions will interview voters anonymously at the exit of selected polling stations, and will publish the initial results exactly after the election ends... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2295

ANALYSIS: MERKEL THE SURVIVOR EXTENDS HER REIGN AS EUROPE'S LONGEST SERVING LEADER


Merkel, 63, extends her 12-year tenure as Europe's longest-serving democratically elected leader... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2266

GERMANS HAD A BRUTAL RESPONSE TO THERESA MAY'S BREXIT SPEECH


Brexit Theresa May's speech leaves Germans unmoved as continental press warns of 'problems' in UK's approach... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2238

MERKEL BIDS FOR FOURTH TERM AS GERMANS HEAD TO THE POLLS


Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to win a fourth term in office as Germans go to the polls... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2026

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO THIS WEEKEND'S GERMAN ELECTION


Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany, is a former scientist with a doctorate in physical chemistry... READ MORE

22nd September, 2017 2017

GERMANY VOTES AS MERKEL BIDS FOR A FOURTH TERM, FAR-RIGHT EYES SEATS IN PARLIAMENT


A three-party government would be new for modern Germany, and could limit Merkel's room to maneuver as she attempts to bridge critical divides... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 1590

GERMAN ELECTION: ANTI-AFD PROTESTS ERUPT IN BERLIN


Demonstrators descend at a building in Berlin where the leaders of the far-right party are celebrating election results... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 1419

FAR-RIGHT GERMAN PARTY IS POISED TO BREAK POSTWAR TABOO


The Alternative for Germany may win seats in the federal Parliament, the first far-right party to do so since World War II... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 1354

WE HAVE THE 'RIGHT TO BE PROUD' OF SOLDIERS IN BOTH WORLD WARS


Footage of his speech was uploaded to AfD's official YouTube channel on September, 6 but Gauland's remarks made headlines only on Thursday... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 1312


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