Merkel crisis: Germany recession threat bleeds into EU economy – shock warning

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GERMANY is in the midst of an economic crisis that is now bleeding into the EU in the months before Brexit. German news site Der Tagesspiegel warned several hard-hiring factors are playing a part in Berlin dragging down the rest … Read More

Emmanuel Macron’s EU army plans dealt huge blow – ‘Countries are concerned’

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EMMANUEL MACRON’s attempts to build an ever-closer European Union with a common EU army could fail due to concerns France has sparked among smaller countries, security expert Alexandre Vautravers has said. Emmanuel Macron has been one of the most outspoken proponents … Read More

Ursula von der Leyen unveils plot for united states of Europe in bid to rule EU

URSULA von der Leyen today set out her plans for a united states of Europe in one final effort to convince MEPs to support her bid for the European Commission presidency. Ms von der Leyen, a German defense minister, told … Read More

Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote

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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

Christine Lagarde among those to take top EU jobs after marathon summit

Christine Lagarde has been proposed for the presidency of the European Central Bank ( AFP/Getty Images ) European Union leaders have agreed on who should next fill the bloc’s top positions following a marathon summit. European Council President Donald Tusk announced … Read More

EU heads back Germany’s von der Leyen to be new Commission president

The European Union’s leaders have thrown their weight behind German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to become the new president of the European Commission, a development that came after a marathon of contentious talks that saw Europe’s political heavyweights abandon the … Read More

Germany and the Netherlands to build the first ever joint military internet

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Germany and the Netherlands come together to build TEN (Tactical Edge Networking). German minister of defense Ursula von der Leyen and Dutch minister of defense Ank Bijleveld sign the TEN collaboration agreement. Image: Dutch MOD Government officials from Germany and … Read More

‘Europe without Angela Merkel is possible’

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Many EU member states did not agree with her refugee policies, others criticized her austerity stance. Brussels now regards Angela Merkel’s step-by-step withdrawal as a chance for new beginnings, says DW’s Bernd Riegert. For many observers in Brussels, the twilight of … Read More

German army mulls recruiting foreign EU nationals to boost recruitment

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While both governing parties supported the idea, the SPD said that citizenship must be given to new soldiers to avoid the risk of it becoming a mercenary army. Germany’s long-understaffed army has a new plan to boost recruitment: allowing foreigners … Read More

German army to get €4-billion spending boost

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The German army is set to benefit from a multibillion-euro spending increase, according to Finance Minister Olaf Scholz’s draft defense budget. Germany has been under pressure to contribute more as a NATO partner. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany will … Read More

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