# Europe

26 May 2019, Belgium, Brüssel: Numerous European flags flutter in the wind in front of the Berlaymont building, the seat of the European Commission. From 23 May to 26 May, the citizens of 28 EU states will elect a new parliament. Photo: Marcel Kusch/dpa
26 May 2019, Belgium, Brüssel: Numerous […]

Centre parties post losses in EU elections, coalition jostling begins

The European Parliament elections resulted in a loss for the main centre-left and centre-right political parties in several countries across the bloc. On the contrary, the liberals and the Greens have experienced a boost.
ILLUSTRATION: A woman holds a European flag in the slot of a ballot box (posed photograph). From 23 to 26 May 2019, the citizens of the European Union will elect the European Parliament for the ninth time. Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB
ILLUSTRATION: A woman holds a European f […]

European far-right alliance celebrates ‘new chapter’ in Milan

Italy's deputy premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has invited European nationalist and far-right parties to a rally in Milan before the European Parliament elections, to discuss a potential alliance.
ARCHIV - 08.11.2015, Hamburg: Container stehen auf einem Terminal im Hafen. (zu dpa «Statistisches Bundesamt zu Exporten August 2018» vom 09.10.2018) Foto: Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
ARCHIV - 08.11.2015, Hamburg: Container […]

A global comparison of Europe’s container ports

Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg: Europe's seaports are central hubs in the global trade of goods. Worldwide, however, they are only second-class - China's ports dominate here.
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.