# Europe

Members of the European Parliament take part in a vote. The majority of the EU member states including Germany have voted for the EU copyright reform package on Monday. Photo: Jean-Francois Badias/AP/dpa/archiv
Members of the European Parliament take […]

EU member states approve contested copyright overhaul

The majority of the EU member states have voted for the EU copyright reform package on Monday in order to ensure that artists and publishers are compensated for their work on the internet.
May is to meet Macron and Merkel on Tuesday to discuss Brexit process. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/dpa/archive
May is to meet Macron and Merkel on Tues […]

Britain’s May to discuss Brexit with Merkel, Macron on Tuesday

British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to Berlin and Paris to meet up with both, the German Chancellor and the French President for discussing the current Brexit situation and the United Kingdom's future relationship with the European Union.
A French Gendarme stands guard at passport control at the airport in Montpellier, southern France, on November 20, 2015. Photo: Pascal Guyot / AFP
A French Gendarme stands guard at passpo […]

Europe’s Schengen area: border free, with exceptions

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for reform of the Schengen system, which currently involves 26 countries: 22 EU countries, plus non-EU Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
A policeman aims an LBD 40 40-millimetre rubber defensive bullet launcher with an attached camera during clashes with protesters in Paris on February 2, 2019
A policeman aims an LBD 40 40-millimetre […]

Riot control guns: the different choices made by European nations

The use of rubber bullets by security forces has become a source of controversy in France because of dozens of injuries to people during violent demonstration by "yellow vest" protesters