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March 11, 2019, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

A final attempt by EU interior ministers to find agreement on a common immigration policy ahead of European parliamentary elections has collapsed. And that is just what some wanted. Seven […]

Opinion: EU online copyright reform won’t break the internet

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 instituti ...

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 her own divided Conservative party, she […]

  • 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 […]