# France

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU)) on 25.09.2017 at the beginning of the CDU board meeting in the CDU headquarters in the Konrad-Adenauer-Haus in Berlin. In Berlin, the leaders of the parties discussed the outcome of the Bundestag election. Photo: Michael Kappeler / dpa
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU)) […]

EU Commission welcomes Merkel’s input on EU reforms

In an interview with the Sunday edition of Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Merkel presented her vision of how the eurozone should develop, among many other topics.
The illuminated sculpture of the Euro currency stands in front of the office highrise of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt Main, Germany, 8 January 2014. The monetary watchdogs of the ECB have met to discuss issues on the policy for the European currency for the first time in 2014 on 9 January 2014. Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa
The illuminated sculpture of the Euro cu […]

On anniversary, European Central Bank ponders a first: a German boss

Its power is vast - too much so for some people's tastes. And 20 years since its founding, the European Central Bank could soon see the unthinkable happen: a German in charge.
ARCHIV - Eine Europafahne weht am 01.02.2016 in Schengen (Luxemburg) über dem Denkmal für den Abschluss des Schengenabkommens. An der Mosel-Esplanade erinnern 3 Stahlstelen an die Unterzeichnung der Schengener Abkommen im Jahr 1985 und 1990. Kanzlerin Merkel ist prinzipiell offen für eine Ausdehnung des sogenannten Schengen-Raums auf alle EU-Staaten. Zwischen den Ländern des Schengener Abkommens gibt es im Normalfall keine Grenzkontrollen mehr. Foto: Julien Warnand/EPA/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - Eine Europafahne weht am 01.02. […]

The Schengen Agreement

In 1984 France and Germany agreed to gradually dismantle their joint borders. In the same year Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands did the same.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron stand behind a model of the Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace before talks in Berlin on April 19, 2018. Photo: Kay Nietfeld / POOL / AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and […]

Germany hits brakes on Macron’s European dreams

French President Emmanuel Macron's vision for a stronger EU may be under threat as a growing rift emerges with Germany on everything from defence to his plans for deeper eurozone integration.
In France, some 500 jihadists handed heavy jail sentences at the beginning of the 2000s are set to be released before 2020 after serving their time. Photo: Stephane De Sakutin / AFP
In France, some 500 jihadists handed hea […]

Jailbird jihadists, a security threat for Europe

Already wrestling with a constantly-evolving terror threat, European intelligence agencies spy a new problem on the horizon: hundreds of jihadists due to be released from prison.