When debating against Martin Schulz during the recent German elections campaign, Angela Merkel stated that Muslims are an integral part of German society. At first glance, this statement appears to be exclusively relevant to German domestic politics.
Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser met with the Foreign Minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, ahead of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Foreign Minister Mikser emphasised at the meeting in Berlin that Estonia and Germany are close allies and partners, who share the same views on challenges facing the EU.
Eddie Maier, deputy head of unit at the European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development’s Instrument for Stability and Nuclear Safety, discussed nuclear safety and the regional projects and activities of the International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC) in Central Asia in a recent interview with The Astana Times.
Croatian companies are protesting that a newly-adopted EU directive likely to increase wages for employees sent to work in other EU states will hurt their their businesses and cause job cuts.
In the margins of the Mediterranean Conference of the Organization for Security and Co – operation in Europe, which is being held these days in Palermo. Deputy Prime Minister, Andrei Galbur, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, met with Italian Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Angelino Alfano, today, the MAEIE’s public diplomacy, strategic communication and media interaction service has reported.
China's ruling Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping's name and ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the level of founder Mao Zedong.
Lithuania will not slow down the pace of relocation of refugees after expiry of the European Union's (EU) two-year program, says Interior Minister Eimutis Misiunas.
The people wanted something new and that's what they'll get. Currently being negotiated in Berlin, the next government would take the country into uncharted waters. And that's a good thing, says DW's Jefferson Chase.
Catalonia's parliament has set a date for a key session in which it will debate and decide its response to Spanish government moves to intervene in autonomy and dissolve the regional authority.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said Brussels is "prejudiced" against his country, which is trying to push through sweeping legal changes.