German parliament suspends debt brake to fight coronavirus outbreak

By |marec 26th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Bundestag, coronavirus, economic stimulus, German constitution, Germany, News, Olaf Scholz|

The German lower house on Wednesday (25 March) suspended the country's constitutionally enshrined debt brake, approving a massive stimulus package by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to weather the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

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Von der Leyen admits mistakes, denies responsibility in defence contract scandal

By |februar 14th, 2020|advisor affair, Bundestag, defence ministry, European Commission, Germany, News, parliamentary committee, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen denied personal liability but admitted mistakes had been made as she faced questions from lawmakers in the Bundestag yesterday (13 February) in the so-called "advisor affair". EURACTIV Germany reports.

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German Conservatives vote ‘in unison’ against excluding Huawei from 5G network

By |februar 12th, 2020|5G, 5G expansion, Angela Merkel, Bundestag, CDU/CSU, Germany, Huawei, News, union|

After months of discussion, the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) voted against excluding Huawei from Germany's 5G network. Yet, strict criteria to minimise security risks will be imposed, EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Bundestag wants to impose climate tax on MPs’ official trips

By |oktober 25th, 2019|Bundestag, CDU/CSU, compensation, environment, German climate package, News, official travel, SPD, Svenja Schulze, tax|

The Bundestag's Council of Elders decided that there should be a climate tax for the official trips of MPs, starting in 2020. For the first time, the Council has started to debate the building blocks of Germany's recently proposed climate package. EURA...

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What else does Merkel want?

By |september 12th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Bundestag, China, German chancellor, Germany, News, successors, US|

Following German Chancellor Angela Merkel's appearance in the Bundestag debate on Wednesday (11 September), it seems clear that she will not change. And this is not such a bad thing. EURACTIV's partner der Tagesspiegel comments.

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North Macedonia president: We need date for EU talks before autumn

By |junij 14th, 2019|Bundestag, EU-Albania relations, News, North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev|

Decoupling North Macedonia and Albania’s EU path, by giving the green light to the former and holding the start of accession talks for the latter is not great, but is the only way forward, North Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview during his visit to Brussels on Thursday (13 June).

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‘Mass hack attack’ against politicians raises eyebrows in Berlin

By |januar 4th, 2019|Bundestag, Cybersecurity, Germany, hacking, News, Twitter|

Hackers posted personal data, including credit card details and mobile phone numbers, of hundreds of German politicians, national media reported on Friday (4 January).

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Offering Macron a stage is not enough

By |november 20th, 2018|Angela Merkel, Bundestag, Emmanuel Macron, EU reform, Franco-German relations, News, remembrance day|

French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech in the German Bundestag – but this will not bring him any closer to his idea of Europe. A commentary piece by Albrecht Meier, correspondent in the Berlin office of EURACTIV Germany’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel.

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Going Dutch: Why Germany needs others besides France

By |oktober 24th, 2017|Bundestag, Future of Europe, Germany, Mark Rutte, News, The Netherlands|

The Franco-German engine gets all the media attention, but it is Dutch-German cooperation that has done the important work in recent years. France and Germany can do a lot together, but Germany and France should remember that Berlin has - and needs - o...

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Germany’s far-right enters parliament amid fears and protests

By |oktober 24th, 2017|AfD, Alternative for Germany, Angela Merkel, Bundestag, far right, german elections, islamophobe, nationalism, Nazism, neo-Nazism, News, populism, Racism, Wolfgang Schäuble|

Almost a hundred far-right MPs make their debut in the German Bundestag on Tuesday (24 October), where they plan to give Chancellor Angela Merkel a hard time in a display of nationalism unseen since 1945. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.

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