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Germany’s ‘crisis’ EU Presidency explained

By |julij 1st, 2020|Angela Merkel, Corona, COVID 19 crisis, EU Council Presidency, German EU presidency 2020, News|

Germany takes over the rotating six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July. This responsibility comes at a time when the EU is facing unprecedented challenges and expectations of Germany's leadership and diplomatic skills are h...

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The Brief – Words have power

By |junij 3rd, 2020|News, The Brief|

During a press conference on the front steps of Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Tuesday (2 June), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked for his thoughts on US President Donald Trump’s call for military action against protesters. After painful...

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Sustainable finance: ‘Germany needs to show leadership’

By |junij 2nd, 2020|EU Council Presidency, France, Germany, News, sustainable finance, Taxonomie, Taxonomy|

The EU economic recovery plan presented by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on 27 May will also be based on the so-called taxonomy which gives priority to sectors in the field of low-carbon transition. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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The Brief – Revolution in the air

By |maj 28th, 2020|News, The Brief|

The recovery plan presented by the President of the European Commission yesterday (Wednesday 27 May) is not only spectacular because of its size. In fact, it is the new reality behind these figures that makes it truly revolutionary.

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Free trade and Mercosur on the agenda for the German EU Presidency

By |maj 18th, 2020|CETA, EU-Mercosur, German EU presidency 2020, Germany, Mercosur, News, trade policy, USA|

The resumption of negotiations on the controversial Mercosur agreement and trade policy with the United States are among the priorities of the German EU Council Presidency. This is unlikely to please other member states. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Germany: CDU/CSU put brakes on Merkel’s climate ambitions

By |maj 11th, 2020|climate, European Commission, Germany, NDCs, News|

The conservatives in the German parliament reject any increase in Germany's greenhouse gas reduction targets without also reopening sensitive talks about burden-sharing at EU level, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Saturday (9 May).

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The Brief – The reversed B

By |maj 7th, 2020|News, The Brief|

Tomorrow will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of a devastating world conflict whose repercussions the European continent still feels to this day. Few relics have come to symbolise the horror of war and the Nazi Holocaust as much as the infamous wr...

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The Brief, powered by IndustriALL – Emergency Solidarity

By |april 27th, 2020|News, The Brief|

There is much talk of solidarity these days and we have high expectations from Germany. Yet, we do not really know where the country stands when it comes to handling the impact of the corona-pandemic and the climate crisis.

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The Brief – Throwing down the gauntlet

By |april 20th, 2020|News, The Brief|

For French president Emmanuel Macron, there is no way around Coronabonds, a position he made perfectly clear last Friday to the northern Naysayers, particularly Berlin. Because his own political future is at stake.

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The Brief – De l’esprit des lois

By |marec 31st, 2020|News, The Brief|

At the very heart of the European Union, another suffocating and potentially deadly virus has emerged in full light. It threatens the separation of powers as we’ve known it since Montesquieu’s De l’esprit des lois. Unless the European Union, its...

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