Turkey starts ‘sending home’ detained foreign fighters

By |november 12th, 2019|Daesh, Denmark, Florence Parly, foreign fighters, France, Germany, Horst Seehofer, Islamic State, Kurds, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Syrian war, terrorism, Turkey|

Turkey said on Monday (11 November) it had deported two captives from Islamic State, a German and an American, starting a programme to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria.

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Germany’s conservative interior minister now a ‘refugee saviour’

By |oktober 4th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Erdogan, European Union, Germany, Greece, Horst Seehofer, Mediterranean, migrants, Migration, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Refugees, Sea rescue, Türkei, Turkey|

Today, Germany's conservative interior minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) is travelling to Athens to prevent a situation like the 2015 refugee crisis to happen again. He is using the opportunity to work on his image as a 'problem-solver' and is even seeking...

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Ursula von der Leyen’s unfinished cyberagency

By |julij 4th, 2019|cyberattacks, digitalisation, European Commission, Germany, Horst Seehofer, military, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

Ursula von der Leyen, the European Council's pick for the EU Commission boss, had been setting up her prestigious 'Agency for Innovation in CyberSecurity' in Germany. However, due to concerns raised by the German court of auditors, it will be her succe...

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Seehofer to step down as CSU chair

By |november 12th, 2018|Bavaria, CSU, CSU party chair, elections, German grand coalition, Horst Seehofer, Markus Soeder, News|

Germany's Federal Minister of the Interior, Horst Seehofer, wants to imitate Angela Merkel and give up his position as party chair. It remains unclear whether he will be able to keep his ministerial post in the long term. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Green leader: Bavaria state elections were another step towards new national elections

By |oktober 17th, 2018|Bavaria, Bavarian state elections, Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, CSU, German Greens, Horst Seehofer, Jürgen Trittin, News|

Green politician Jürgen Trittin discusses the consequences of the Bavarian state election on German national politics and his party's new role in the shifting political landscape. An interview by EURACTIV Germany’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel.

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The Austrian view of the Bavarian election

By |oktober 16th, 2018|Austria, Bavaria, Bavarian state election, CSU, Horst Seehofer, Markus Soeder, News, Sebastian Kurz|

Bavaria has voted. In neighbouring Austria, the result of this regional election is seen as providing confirmation of the political course taken in Austria after its own national elections last year. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Bavarian elections stability test for Merkel’s grand coalition

By |oktober 15th, 2018|Bavaria, Bavaria elections, CDU/CSU, Germany, Horst Seehofer, Markus Söder, News|

The Christian Social Union (CSU), German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s sister party, has lost its absolute majority in Sunday’s (14 October) state elections. With major parties further weakened and in search for culprits, the fragile German “grand coalition” experiences another defeat....

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What’s in the new German immigration law?

By |oktober 8th, 2018|Einwanderungsgesezu, Horst Seehofer, Migration, News, professional training, Refugees, skilled workers, Spurwechsel|

Last week, the German cabinet agreed the key points for a “skilled workers immigration law” from third countries. But what are its aims and what will change? EURACTIV Germany’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

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Germany to ease immigration rules to fight worker shortage

By |oktober 2nd, 2018|AfD, Asylum seekers, Germany, Horst Seehofer, Hubertus Heil, labour migration, News, refugee crisis, skilled immigration|

Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign jobseekers, including giving well-integrated irregular migrants in employment a shot at staying, ministers said Tuesday (2 October).

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Struggles at home hamper Germany’s role in the EU

By |oktober 1st, 2018|Angela Merkel, German coalition, Germany, Hans-Georg Maaßen, Horst Seehofer, News|

The power struggles in Germany's grand coalition, such as the Maaßen case, are eyed with growing concern from abroad. What does the EU think about the state of the Bundesregierung? EURACTIV Germany reports.

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