Coronavirus: Germany tightens curbs and bans meetings of more than two

posted in: Germany, News

EPA Germany has expanded curbs on social interactions to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak, banning public gatherings of more than two people. In a televised address, Chancellor Angela Merkel said “our own behavior” was the “most effective way” of … Read More

Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote

posted in: European Union, News

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected president of the EU Commission following a secret ballot among MEPs. The center-right defense minister will replace Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November. She secured the backing of more than … Read More