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New SPD leadership on its way to challenge Germany’s Grand Coalition

By |december 6th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), CDU, German climate package, German government, Germany, grand coalition, Nato, News, Norbert Walter-Borjans, party chairmanship, Peter Altmaier, Saskia Esken, SPD, SPD party conference|

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) officially elected Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans as the new chairmen at a national conference on Friday (6 December). There was no vote about remaining in the Grand Coalition with the CDU/CSU conservatives, bu...

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German government seeks to boost dialogue with disgruntled farmers

By |december 3rd, 2019|agriculture, Angela Merkel, farmers, fertiliser regulation, Germany, glyphosate, Julia Klöckner, News, nitrate|

Following the ongoing protests by farmers in recent months, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) were invited to attend an agricultural summit yesterday (2 December). They intend to reinforce dialogue with the agricultural sector, once again. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Will Germany’s sheep farming industry die out?

By |november 29th, 2019|agriculture, CAP reform, farmer subsidies, Germany, mother sheep premium, News, sheep farming, shepherds|

Since the German government abolished the mother sheep premium in 2005, shepherds have been suffering financially. But given that 22 other EU member states still award such a premium and since Germany could reintroduce such a bonus at any given time, s...

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Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister: Very low expectations for Normandy summit

By |november 29th, 2019|News|

After Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskyi agreed to hold elections in the separatist regions on the Russian border, peace talks with Moscow are regaining momentum. With the assistance of France and Germany, the two countries will return to the ...

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Germany pledges to raise military spending, play more active role in NATO

By |november 28th, 2019|2% target, Angela Merkel, defence and security, Emmanuel Macron, Foreign policy, France, Germany, Heiko Maas, Nato, News, Security policy, Ukraine, USA|

Germany has pledged to play a more active role in NATO with Chancellor Angela Merkel promising to raise military spending to 2% of the country’s GDP by the beginning of the 2030s. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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40.000 farmers on tractors block Berlin in protest at new agricultural policy

By |november 27th, 2019|agricultural package, agriculture, environmental measures, European Commission, farmers, Germany, groundwater, infringement procedure, Julia Klöckner, News, nitrate levels, organic farming, Svenja Schulze|

Tens of thousands of farmers protested in Berlin on Tuesday (26 November) against the government's new agricultural policy. They complained about increasing environmental protection requirements and falling product prices, which are increasingly damagi...

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German farmers will ‘have to declare bankrupcy’ if CAP direct payments are capped

By |november 26th, 2019|agriculture, Berlin, Brandenburg, CAP, common agricultural policy, direct payments, eco-scheme, environment, farmer, farmers, first pillar, Germany, News, organic farming, second pillar|

From 2021, the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is intended to be more closely linked to environmental requirements. But this could lead to large conventional farms facing existential threats. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Land speculation squeezes out young farmers in East Germany

By |november 25th, 2019|access to land, agriculture industry, Brexit, direct EU payments, Germany, investors, lease, News, privatisation, public tenders, young farmers|

In East Germany, young farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase land because significant investors are not acquiring land for agricultural purposes and because former GDR  cooperatives are being privatised. EURACTIV Germany reports. 

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Altmaier’s planned ‘turbine-free zones’ could halve Germany’s wind energy potential, critics say

By |november 22nd, 2019|Energy transition, Germany, News, Peter Altmeier, Renewable energies, Svenja Schulze, wind energy, wind turbines|

Proposals to introduce a minimum distance of 1,000 metres between wind turbines and buildings have attracted fierce criticism from the German environment ministry, which said the draft new rules would derail the country's plan to boost renewable energy...

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German ministers urge EU to lead the way at COP25 in Madrid

By |november 15th, 2019|carbon emissions, climate goals, climate plans, CO2, COP25, environmental protection, Germany, Heiko Maas, Kyoto Protocol, NDCs, News, Paris Climate Agreement, Svenja Schulze|

At a Berlin conference to prepare for the UN's annual climate summit (COP25), Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stressed the EU's responsibility in closing the Paris Climate Agreement's remaining gaps, particularly by ...

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