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February 15, 2019, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

For two years, lobbyists, internet stakeholders, publishers, media professionals and online activists have been hard at work influencing the institutions of the European Union on the reform of copyright in […]

CSU’s Manfred Weber sets his sights on EU’s highest office

November 8, 2018, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

A little-known Bavarian is seeking the European Commission’s top office. Who is Manfred Weber? And what chances does a little-known member of th ...

Opinion: Post-austerity, Greece gets a second chance

August 20, 2018, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

Despite all the mistakes that were made and all the hardships that the Greek people have had to endure, the country’s return to profitability is ...

Opinion: Brexit has reached a dead end

August 15, 2018, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

The UK’s Brexit negotiations with the European Union are at an impasse — that’s according to Prime Minister Theresa May. In a letter to ...

  • EU offers Eastern Partnership members money, motivation
    November 24, 2017, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    The EU has invited representatives from six post-Soviet states to take part in its fifth annual Eastern Partnership summit. On the agenda: reforms and closer economic ties. Although she’s only […]

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    Opinion: A small step toward a European army
    November 13, 2017, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    An historic breakthrough or just another attempt doomed to peter out? The EU plans to coordinate EU members’ military capacities with the long-term goal of an EU army. It’s a […]

  • Greece left alone in the refugee crisis
    December 9, 2016, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos is “not the happiest person on earth,” he said in Brussels as he presented the latest figures for EU refugee and migration policy. EU member […]

  • Opinion: Apple, taxes, and just punishment
    August 31, 2016, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    Margrethe Vestager reminds us of the purpose of the European Union. Only she – as European Commissioner for Competition – can act against tax-avoidance schemes employed by individual member states […]

  • Nato and Russia want dialogue, not a new Cold War
    July 9, 2016, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    The NATO summit in Warsaw is deciding on new troops for Eastern Europe. Russia is to be both deterred and invited to dialogue. Putin says he’s ready to talk and […]

  • Cyprus may torpedo EU-Turkey deal
    March 16, 2016, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    Two days before the next refugee summit between the EU and Turkey, it is far from certain that a deal will be struck. EU member Cyprus, which is not recognized […]