Germany's European Policy

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Germany's European Policy

After centuries of bloody conflict, the integration of states and their interests has defeated nationalism and brought Europe an unparalleled period of peace, prosperity and stability. That is why the completion of European integration is our top political objective.

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EU Council Presidency

In the second half of 2017, Estonia will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The making of German government policy on Europe

Nowadays European policy covers all policy fields. To be an effective advocate of Germany’s interests in Europe, the Federal Government needs efficient policy coordination mechanisms.

The EU now consists of 28 member states

Ten reasons for Europe

The question "Do we still need the European Union?" may be asked – and it can still be answered with an unequivocal "Yes". Ten reasons are outlined here.

European Policy

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Nov 23, 2017 12:04 PM

German Africa prize winner: 'There are grave rights violations in Uganda'

Ugandan lawyer Nicholas Opiyo talked to DW about the deteriorating human rights situation in Uganda and the intimidation and harassment he, and other activists, face in their country.


Nov 23, 2017 10:37 AM

ThyssenKrupp beats earnings forecast despite net loss

Better than expected business in its material services and elevators unit have helped the German steelmaker beat full-year earnings forecasts, despite a net loss related to the sale of a steel mill in Brazil.


Nov 23, 2017 9:40 AM

Grab your tux and gown, ball season has begun

The German Press Ball in Berlin is one of the first balls of the season. Here are some of the most important black-tie dance galas coming up. Some are charity events, others are more about seeing and being seen.

Nov 23, 2017 9:20 AM

Exports, investment drive German growth in third quarter

Fresh data is showing that rebounding exports and rising business investments were the main drivers of growth in Europe's largest economy over the summer, confirming Germany's robust expansion.


Nov 23, 2017 6:52 AM

Germany frees Syrian 'Islamic State' suspects a day after major anti-terror raid

German authorities have released six young Syrians suspected of being members of the "Islamic State" due to the lack of evidence. Prosecutors had had reason to believe they were planning an imminent terror attack.


Nov 23, 2017 12:02 AM

Are Germany's Social Democrats under pressure to deliver?

After talks with the leaders of the failed coalition parties, up next for President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is SPD leader Martin Schulz. Will he cave in to demands from his party to entertain another grand coalition?


Media Link List

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The following media link list provides an overview of major German print, radio and TV outlets in Germany: