Belarus says it has obtained “negotiations” with the European Union, which only admits “technical discussions”

Some 4,000 migrants, mostly from the Middle East, camped on November 17, 2021, on the border between Belarus and Poland, with the intention of returning to the European Union. MAXIM GUCHEK / AP The geopolitical and diplomatic soap opera continues on the border between Belarus and Poland, the gateway to the European Union (EU). Minsk … Read more

Corona: Berlin verkürzt Zeitraum für Booster-Impfungen

In Berlin können sich Menschen künftig schon fünf statt wie bisher sechs Monate nach ihrer letzten Corona-Impfung erneut impfen lassen. Dazu sei eine Landesregelung für die sogenannte Booster-Impfung getroffen worden, hieß es am Mittwoch aus der Gesundheitsverwaltung, nachdem der „Tagesspiegel“ darüber berichtet hatte. Auch Bundesgesundheitsminister Jens Spahn (CDU) hatte sich jüngst dafür ausgesprochen, allen Menschen … Read more

Markus Söder ruft „Woche der Wahrheit“ aus im Kampf gegen die Corona-Pandemie

Der bayerische Ministerpräsident Markus Söder (CSU) hat die nächsten Tage als „Woche der Wahrheit“ im Kampf gegen die vierte Corona-Welle ausgerufen. „Es ist die vielleicht letzte Chance um gegenzusteuern“, sagte Söder am Montag nach einer Kabinetts-Klausur in München. Danach könne die Lage dramatisch und unkontrollierbar werden. Die Pläne der künftigen Ampel-Koalition für die Pandemie-Bekämpfung begrüßte … Read more

United States, European Union and China accumulate nearly 50% of global CO2 emissions

By infographic service Posted today at 5:00 a.m. Reserved for our subscribers FactualOn the sidelines of the COP26, which is held in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31 to November 12, an update on CO2 emitters in the world. If the phenomenon of greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for global warming, is a global scourge, it includes … Read more

the countries of the European Union are increasingly showing their differences

German Chancellor Angela Merkel surrounded by European Council President Charles Michel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the first day of the European Union summit in Brussels on October 21, 2021. JOHN THYS / AFP They had not, the day before, decided in the heart of the respect for the rule of law by Poland … Read more

CDU boss Armin Laschet speaks the election result nicely: “Leave cups in the cupboard”

Not an easy course for Armin Laschet: The CDU leader gives his farewell speech as head of the state at the state party conference of the CDU in North Rhine-Westphalia. Despite the election debacle, Laschet does not see his party in crisis. The CDU federal chairman Armin Laschet has warned his party not to talk … Read more

With its carbon border tax, the European Union is accused of protectionism

In front of the European Commission building, in Brussels, on May 24, 2021. JOHN THYS / AFP It is a new source of tension between developed and emerging countries in the fight against global warming. The carbon border tax project, presented by Brussels as a “contribution to the reduction of emissions at the global level”, … Read more

ELA, the Basque union which has placed ecological transition at the heart of its strategy

ELA executives Mitxel Lakuntza (right) and Leire Txakartegi, in San Sebastian (Spanish Basque Country), October 12, 2021. JUAN HERRERO / EFE Radically transform the production model in the face of the climate emergency. From its point 2 (out of thirty-six), in the orientation resolution which will be voted by the 750 delegates of its next … Read more

the mediator of the European Union is pushing the fires

European Union Ombudsperson Emily O’Reilly at the European Parliament, Strasbourg, June 9, 2021. JULIEN WARNAND / AFP It is decidedly the prevention of “slipping” in circles: Emily O’Reilly, the mediator of the European Union (EU), asked, Tuesday, October 19, the Commission of Brussels to hold a meeting in order to obtain explanations of the authorizations … Read more

Bundestagswahl: Linke unterstützt FDP bei neuer Sitzordnung im Bundestag

Die Linke unterstützt eine neue Sitzordnung im Bundestag und will der FDP helfen, ihren Platz neben der AfD an die Union abzugeben. „Jeder Demokrat, der nicht mehr neben der AfD sitzen möchte, hat meine volle Unterstützung“, sagte der Parlamentarische Geschäftsführer der Linken-Fraktion, Jan Korte, der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters am Montag. „Wir hatten in der Opposition eine … Read more