# Germany

18 June 2018, Germany, Munich: Horst Seehofer, CSU chairman and Federal Minister of the Interior, speaking during a press conference that took place after the session of the CSU presidium. Photo: Peter Kneffel/dpa
18 June 2018, Germany, Munich: Horst See […]

Germany’s migration dispute: Who can enter Germany and who can’t?

Germany's interior minister has threatened to start turning migrants back at the border unless Chancellor Angela Merkel finds a joint solution at EU level. Who exactly can enter Germany and who can't?
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel smiles prior to a party leadership meeting at the Christian Democrats (CDU) headquarters in Berlin on June 18, 2018. Photo: Tobias Schwarz / AFP
German Chancellor and leader of the Chri […]

Merkel faces ultimatum from ally over migrants

Hardliners of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc are poised to give the German leader an ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching the country into a political crisis.
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.