Germany Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:48:21 +0200Europe's Refugee Disaster: Merkel Losing Her Patience with Lack of EU Solidarity
The German government feels it has been left in the lurch by most of its EU partners on asylum policy. Even refugee hardliner Horst Seehofer, Germany's interior minister, has some choice words for Austria.Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:05:41 +0200German Health Expert on Second Wave of COVID-19: More Deaths in 6 To 8 Weeks
German politician Karl Lauterbach, a member of parliament and one of the country’s leading voices on the coronavirus, warns in an interview that cases of COVID-19 are about to increase dramatically in Germany. Politicians, he says, will need to tig...Thu, 10 Sep 2020 14:36:20 +0200Cold Corona Comfort: Germany Braces for the Second COVID-19 Wave
In Germany, the number of coronavirus infections is once again on the rise, but the disease is killing fewer people. Still, epidemiologists warn that the pandemic could spin out of control again this winter.Tue, 8 Sep 2020 12:25:39 +0200Germany: Stimulus Measures Have Bucked the Corona Crisis
Berlin has earmarked more than 1 trillion euros in cash and loans to help the country escape the worst economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the measures have worked - for now. On the long term, though, some strategies could hind...Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:23:20 +0200Nord Stream 2 Troubles: An Uncertain Future for the German-Russian Pipeline
Threats of sanctions from the U.S. have put a stop to the contruction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. The multibillion-euro project is now at risk, and leading German politicians are not amused.
Germany European News Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:31:38 +0200Spain’s COVID Resurgence: The Difficult Fight against the Second Wave
The Spanish government imposed a tough coronavirus lockdown in the spring, but now, new infections are rising faster than anywhere else in the EU. The economy is facing potential collapse even as new lockdown measures go into effect.Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:20:41 +0200Germany Unable to Reach Agreement on Sanctions against Russia
The German government wants to stand up to Moscow following the attempted murder of opposition activist Alexei Navalny. But suspending construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a step too far for many. What will Berlin do?Fri, 11 Sep 2020 18:39:59 +0200Rise and Fall of Spain's Former King Juan Carlos
After the end of the Franco era, King Juan Carlos I helped his country become wealthy and democratic. Today he is exiled, with his legacy clouded by possible connections to tax fraud. What happened?Fri, 11 Sep 2020 18:26:00 +0200The Moria Catastrophe and the EU's Hypocritical Refugee Policy
The fire in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos has revealed the full hypocrisy of the European Union's refugee policy. Pressure is growing to finally take action.Fri, 11 Sep 2020 18:25:09 +0200Germany Must Set a Positive Example in Latest Refugee Crisis
The European Union's refugee policies are not only inhumane, they are stripping the bloc of one of the few things that sets it apart many other powers: its respect for human rights.