Germany Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:49:00 +0100The Climate Activist vs. the Economics Minister: 'My Generation Has Been Fooled'
Luisa Neubauer, the German face of the global movement spurred by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, debates the student climate strikes with German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier.Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:19:00 +0100Chancellor Speculation: Merkel May Be in Office Longer Than You Think
Angela Merkel has led the current grand coalition government in Berlin for a year now. There has been considerable speculation recently that she may not last through her fourth term. But there is more to suggest she will remain in office than step do...Tue, 12 Mar 2019 12:37:35 +0100A Migration Nightmare: Why Germany's Deportation System Is Failing Everyone
As Germany tries to crack down on rejected asylum-seekers and criminal refugees, its civil servants are constrained by the limits of a dysfunctional system. Whether refugee, police officer or office clerk, almost everyone involved has something to c...Wed, 06 Mar 2019 18:32:00 +0100Morals vs. Pragmatism: German Ban on Arms Exports to Saudis Spurs Pushback
Germany's ruling parties are at odds over the decision to ban all German arms experts to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the Jamal Khashoggi killing. While some argue it is a question of values, others worry it is undermining European cooperation. By DER...Fri, 01 Mar 2019 19:12:01 +0100Interview with EPP Lead Candidate Manfred Weber: 'Viktor Orbán Is Following the Wrong Political Path'
Manfred Weber, lead candidate for the conservative European People's Party in the upcoming European election, sees the right-wing populists as a significant threat as the campaign begins. But in Viktor Orbán, he has a populist firebrand in his own r...
Germany European News Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:09:00 +0100Brexit Delay: 'Why Would We Extend These Discussions?'
Any Article 50 extension delaying Britain's withdrawal from the EU would come with its own set of problems. There is plenty of disagreement among the remaining 27 EU member states on how long the delay should be.Fri, 15 Mar 2019 23:32:00 +0100Theresa May's Brexit Disaster: The Prime Minister of Humiliation
Despite facing one embarrassment after the other, British Prime Minister Theresa May continues to plow ahead, seemingly undeterred. It's becoming increasingly clear that she is the main impediment to solving the Brexit mess. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 18:18:00 +0100Flirting with Disaster: Brexit Vote Moves Britain Closer to the Brink
The British parliament voted Tuesday to obstruct one of the last remaining ways to an orderly Brexit. This is partly due to the intransigence of members of parliament, and partly due to Prime Minister Theresa May's hamfisted negotiating tactics.Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:52:55 +0100Two Crashes in Five Months: What's Wrong with Boeing's 737 Max 8?
Boeing's new airplane has only been around for two years and already two 737 Max 8s have crashed, killing 346 people. The disasters may be attributable to a design flaw that emerged when engineers began cutting corners.Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:07:00 +0100Patronizing, Frustrating and Divisive: The Shortcomings of Merkel's European Policies
Germany had an historic opportunity to forge a more integrated Europe with French President Emmanuel Macron. Instead, it hesitated, dithered and ultimately missed its chance under Chancellor Angela Merkel. History will judge its failure unfavorably.