Germany Fri, 30 Jul 2021 19:21:00 +0200AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech: Germany Faces Dilemma of What to do with Excess Vaccine
More and more vaccination centers and doctors offices are struggling to use their vaccine supplies before they expire. Now, federal authorities in Germany are desperately looking for storage options and exploring ways to donate doses abroad.Fri, 30 Jul 2021 19:08:15 +0200Delta and Other Baggage: New COVID-19 Rules for Travelers in Germany Arrive Late and Fall Short
The aggressive Delta variant of the coronavirus is driving up infections in Germany, with vaccinated people also at risk of being infected. Stricter rules are now being put in place for people returning from travel abroad, but they will be difficult ...Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:38:56 +0200Germany’s New Climate Reality: A Country Races to Prepare for the Unavoidable
Floods, storms, forest fires – events that used to be extreme have become the new normal. Now German officials are building dikes, underground storage tanks and green roofs to avert disaster. Will it be enough?Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:15:09 +0200Catastrophic Flooding Spotlights Germany’s Poor Disaster Preparedness
The recent floods in western Germany show how poorly prepared the federal and state governments are for major natural events. The country’s efforts at disaster management have been highly convoluted, but pressure is growing following last week’s ...Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:29:28 +0200Germany: Herd Immunity is Impossible. Now What?
Faced with declining vaccination rates and persistent skepticism, Germany is now preparing for another autumn of living with COVID-19. Politicians are looking at several measures, including air purifiers for schools, compulsory testing for travelers ...
Germany European News Tue, 3 Aug 2021 16:43:23 +0200Proposed Northern Ireland Amnesty Law Faces Massive Critique
Thousands of people died in the Northern Ireland conflict. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now wants to put a stop to all court proceedings related to the violence. The families of the dead are appalled.Mon, 12 Jul 2021 14:03:31 +0200Dealing with Europe’s Autocrats: It’s Time to Cut Funding for Orbán
Hungarian President Viktor Orbán and other like-minded populists are trampling on the EU’s values with growing disregard. Europe has an effective option for taking action and it is time to use it: We need to cut Hungary’s EU funds.Fri, 9 Jul 2021 18:58:29 +0200Netherlands - Attack on Journalist Peter R. de Vries: “No Story Is Worth as Much as My Life”
Did “cocaine baron” Ridouan Taghi commission a hit job on Dutch star reporter Peter R. de Vries? The assassination attempt casts new light on the power of drug gangs in the Netherlands.Fri, 9 Jul 2021 10:39:55 +0200A Journey Through the Troubled Former Yugoslavia: “They Will Never Stop Hating Us”
The disintegration of the socialist multiethnic state of Yugoslavia began 30 years ago. Today, its successors still lack stability, and nationalists are increasingly setting the tone. Are the young democracies drifting away from Europe? A journey thr...Fri, 25 Jun 2021 18:12:06 +0200Croatia: Illegal Pushbacks of Vulnerable Migrants
Research conducted by DER SPIEGEL together with other media partners shows that Croatian border officials are brutally pushing back asylum-seekers, including babies, pregnant women and children with disabilities.