Time for Strong New EU Leaders

posted in: European Union, News

As the EU prepares to replace its top officeholders, the union needs leaders who can confront bullying international actors, navigate through a turbulent political scene, and rebuild public trust in the European project. The EU’s Game of Thrones, which will … Read More

Angela Merkel approval rating at all-time LOW amid migration row and VIOLENT riots

posted in: Germany, News

ANGELA Merkel’s approval rating has dropped to an all-time low amid the ongoing row over migration policy and a spate of violent far-right protests in Chemnitz. Support for Germany’s grand coalition between Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the Social Democrats … Read More

Europe’s migration crisis may swing Sweden to the right

Like many European countries affected by an influx of Syrian migrants and refugees, immigration policy has become central to Sweden’s election. And after more than a half-century of soft, center-left policies there, analysts predict that voters on Sunday will elect … Read More

Why Sweden’s Far Right Is on the Rise

The Sweden Democrats have been growing for years, and are likely to be among the largest parties in Parliament after Sunday’s election. Jimmie Akesson, the leader of the Sweden Democrats, campaigns in Motala, Sweden, on September 6.FREDRIK SANDBERG / TT … Read More

Denmark becomes latest European country to ban full Islamic face veil in public spaces

Women in niqab at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen after the vote banning face veils was passed CREDIT: REUTERS The Danish parliament on Thursday passed a law banning the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces, becoming the latest European country to do so. … Read More

Awash with migrants, even Sweden’s Social Democrats propose cutting numbers in half

Swedish immigration minister Helene Fritzon said Friday that current immigration levels in the Scandinavian country are nearly “double” what the country can handle and released a proposal to cut them drastically in the future. At a press conference announcing a … Read More

German military draws up €450 million wish list

posted in: Germany, News

Germany’s underequipped military, the Bundeswehr, wants to spend hundreds of millions on new weapons. Some of the money will go toward leasing drones from Israel, but first the government needs a new budget. As criticism grows that Germany’s military hardware … Read More

Germany rejecting Pakistani asylum seekers for lack of valid documents

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The number of failed asylum seekers who could not be repatriated from Germany because they lack valid documents jumped 71 per cent in 2017 compared with the previous year, the interior ministry said on Monday. Around 65,000 failed asylum seekers … Read More

Germany’s Merkel presses for quick move toward new coalition

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BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed Monday for quick movement toward a new governing alliance with the main center-left party, saying that only such a coalition will bring the “stable government” needed at a challenging time for Europe. Merkel stressed … Read More

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