# Negotiations

03 July 2018, Germany, Berlin: Minister for Domestic Affairs and Infrastructure from the Christian Social Union (CSU), Horst Seehofer (L), and German Chancellor from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel, speaking before the start of the faction meeting between the CSU and CDU in the Bundestag. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa
03 July 2018, Germany, Berlin: Minister […]

Many questions after German compromise on migrants at the border

the CDU and the CSU, reached a compromise about handling asylum seekers at the border. It still requires approval however from their coalition bedfellows, the centre-left SPD.
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU, l-r) is talking on 23.06.2016 at the EU summit in Brussels (Belgium) with the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, the Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, the Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. In addition to migration and terrorism, Brexit is on the agenda of the two-day meeting. Photo: Pool Frederic Sierakowski / BELGA / dpa +++ (c) dpa - broadcasting +++
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU, l-r) is t […]

Much talk of unity, no concrete outcome at EU migration summit

As part of the European Union's bid to resolve the refugee crisis, the leaders of 16 European countries pledged to work hard to resolve the crisis.
ARCHIVE - 12.04.2016 - France, Strasbourg: A European flag blows in front of the European Parliament. (dpa "Merkel and Macron want investment offensive for Europe" from 19.06.2018) Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / dpa
ARCHIVE - 12.04.2016 - France, Strasbour […]

Germany, Italy, Austria, others to hold migration talks on Sunday

Several European leaders including those of France, Germany, Italy and Austria will hold talks on Sunday on migration, an issue bringing bitter political divisions to a head in Europe and increasingly in the United States.
Der Stahlabstich im Hüttenwerk Krupp Mannesmann (HKM) beleuchtet die Wolken über Duisburg. Unternehmen aus den EU-Ländern müssen künftig Strafzölle auf Exporte von Stahl und Aluminium in die USA zahlen. (zu dpa «USA verhängen Strafzölle auf Stahl und Aluminium gegen EU-Länder» vom 31.05.2018)
Der Stahlabstich im Hüttenwerk Krupp Ma […]

EU announces retaliatory tariffs on US from July

The European Union on Wednesday announced it will start imposing duties from July on a list of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe.
A British (l) and an EU flag (r) hang on 09.01.2018 in Offenbach (Hesse) at a production site of the subsidiary of a British company. Commissioner Oettinger wants Germany and the other Member States to move from 2021 to higher payments into the European budget. After Brexit, Britain would be missing as an EU net contributor. Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa
A British (l) and an EU flag (r) hang on […]

EU laments lack of progress in Brexit talks

Brexit talks have reached into space, with the European Union and Britain fighting over the rights that London will have to the multi-billion Galileo satellite navigation system and its security-sensitive information.
15.05.2018, Belgium, Brussels: Mohamed Jawad Sarif_ (l), Foreign Minister of Iran, meets EU chief diplomat Federica Mogherini in the European building. Foreign ministers from Berlin, Paris and London meet EU chief diplomat and Iranian colleagues. First, European foreign ministers will meet with EU foreign policy chief Mogherini. Then Iranian Foreign Minister Sarif joins. Photo: Thierry Monasse / POOL / AP / dpa +++ (c) dpa - broadcasting +++
15.05.2018, Belgium, Brussels: Mohamed J […]

EU leaders united over need to preserve Iran nuclear deal

From the moment that US president Donald Trump announced his renunciation of the Iran nuclear accord on Tuesday night, European leaders proclaimed their determination to save it.
ARCHIVE - 22.03.2018, Belgium, Brussels: British Prime Minister Theresa May (M) sits between French President Emmanuel Macron (l) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (r) just before their tripartite meeting at the EU summit. (to dpa "Macron: Berlin, Paris and London regret US exit" from 08.05.2018) Photo: Francois Lenoir / Pool Reuters / dpa +++ (c) dpa - Visual Communication +++
ARCHIVE - 22.03.2018, Belgium, Brussels: […]

EU vows to preserve Iran deal as relations with US enter crossroads

The European Union has been using all diplomatic channels to convince US President Donald Trump to stick with the Iran nuclear deal. With Trump deciding to go against the EU's pleas and withdraw his country from the agreement, EU-US relations might be coming to a breaking point.