EU foreign ministers discuss next steps for Libya

posted in: European Union, News

The bloc’s top diplomats are meeting in Brussels for talks on how to implement a peace process in Libya. Italy and Greece said they’re willing to send troops, while Germany has also expressed interest in an EU-mission. The European Union’s … Read More

Putin Gets ‘Nothing But Praise’ From Merkel at Kremlin Talks, German Media Claims

posted in: News, Russia

Sputnik/Sergey Guneev Merkel reportedly used “much cooler” words when speaking about the US, as compared to those she reserved for Putin, and she also spoke about the prospects for closer cooperation between Brussels, Berlin, and Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel … Read More

Germany’s Merkel Heads to Moscow Amid Heightened Global Tensions

posted in: Germany, News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reads documents after she arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 8, 2020. LONDON – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to travel to Moscow Saturday … Read More

2020 Could See A Renewed Refugee Crisis In Europe

A desperate scramble from Syria’s Idlib province has begun. Pouring from the last rebel stronghold as state troops advance, the region’s weary populace face a perilous journey. The road north is their only real hope—but strafed daily by machine gun … Read More

Germany seeks crisis meeting of EU foreign ministers

posted in: Germany, News

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Sunday for a crisis meeting of his European Union counterparts this week to discuss escalating tension in the Middle East following the killing of a top Iranian military commander in … Read More

2,000 German companies have pulled out of Russia

posted in: Germany, News

German companies are continuing to withdraw from Russia, winding up operations in the wake of US sanctions and the decline of solvent demand. In the five years since Russia annexed Crimea, its relations with the West have deteriorated sharply, and … Read More

German businesses already incurring Brexit losses, says industry boss

posted in: Germany, News

German businesses have already been suffering from the negative effects of Brexit, said Holger Bingmann, head of the foreign trade industry group BGA, pointing out losses to German exporters worth €3.5 billion this year. Prospects of an agreement between the … Read More

Germany: Welfare payments to foreigners nearly double over 12 years

As the number of foreigners in Germany has risen, so have welfare payments dispensed to them over the past 12 years. Much of the money went to asylum-seekers from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. The amount in welfare that foreigners receive … Read More

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