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.

Germany and Europe

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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German News Service -Discover Germany firsthand

Sep 25, 2017 2:46 PM

Champions League: History bodes well for Borussia Dortmund in Real Madrid clash

Borussia Dortmund's Champions League campaign faces a crucial juncture as they host holders Real Madrid. A strong home record against their opponents bodes well, but a suspect defence could be their downfall.

Sep 25, 2017 2:34 PM

Who is Frauke Petry, the AfD's controversial co-chair?

Frauke Petry was key in pushing the Alternative for Germany (AfD) in a far-right direction and won a direct mandate in the German election. But her future within the party remains unclear after a series of public spats.

Sep 25, 2017 1:13 PM

Political cartoonists paint dark picture of German election result

After the German election saw the rise of the far-right AfD party into a major political force, international political cartoonists have been quick to react. While often hilarious, the results are somewhat foreboding.

Sep 25, 2017 12:55 PM

Ifo President assesses election's economic consequences

An unstable government would be bad for Germany’s standing as a business location, says the head of Munich's Ifo Institute. In addition, the success of the AfD could exacerbate the economic problems in eastern Germany.

Sep 25, 2017 11:49 AM

Leverkusen's Lucas Alario debuts with a bang

Bayer Leverkusen put in a much improved performance against Hamburg on Sunday. Debutant Lucas Alario was central to the change in fortunes, leading Leverkusen to victory and providing hope for a brighter future.

Sep 25, 2017 10:23 AM

German election press review - shock and concern the abiding reaction

How have Germany's newspapers reacted to Sunday's election? And what have the world's newspapers got to say about it? DW has all the front page news in our press round-up.

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: