Merkel: “There are good reasons for US soldiers being in Germany”

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Donald Trump threatens to withdraw part of the US soldiers stationed in Germany. Chancellor Merkel has now emphasized the importance of US military bases for Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasized the quality of American military locations in the debate over a potential relocation of US soldiers from Germany to Poland. “I think that the German stations are good places for… Read more »

Council of Europe: Germany must do more against corruption

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According to the anti-corruption body of the Council of Europe (GRECO), Germany does not take sufficient precautions against bribery in the Bundestag and must rectify it. The German Council of Europe delegation must submit a report to the committee on this issue no later than June 2020, in which it shows that GRECO recommendations in the fight against corruption in… Read more »

Migrants from Turkey and Iran often have higher educations

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More and more Turkish and Iranian migrants visited a university in their homeland before coming to Germany. Now, they should be integrated into the education system accordingly. More and more asylum seekers with higher education are coming to Germany from Turkey and Iran. According to a report by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees on the “Potential of Asylum… Read more »

US threatens Germany with troop withdrawal

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Shortly before the planned European travel of US President Donald Trump, the US tightened their threats with a partial withdrawal of their troops from Germany. “It’s really offensive to expect the US taxpayer to continue to pay more than 50,000 Americans in Germany, but the Germans use their trade surplus for domestic purposes,” said US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell…. Read more »

German opencast mining makes Greta Thunberg sad

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Environmentalists want to preserve the Hambach forest, and now they have received prominent support: Climate activist Greta Thunberg surprisingly visited the Rhenish lignite mining area. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg visited the lignite mine Hambach in the Rheinische Revier on Saturday. Then the 16-year-old described how difficult the sight was to her: “It was so huge, so devastating and it… Read more »