The Christian Social Union (CSU) party of Germany’s Bavaria region, a key ally in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, has issued an ultimatum for the government to introduce restrictions on refugee arrivals in two weeks or face a real political crisis.
An official from the French government has indicated that his country and Germany are still at odds how they should proceed with reforms in the European Union’s united economic territory, known as the eurozone.
A German official has expressed doubts that an upcoming summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations, known as G7, could end in a traditional final communiqué as massive differences linger between the United States and other members over issue like trade and the climate change.
Germany’s far-right party AfD has called for an inquiry into how Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has allegedly mishandled the country’s asylum applications since 2014 when a massive wave of refugees began hitting German borders.
The German government approved a draft law Wednesday that paves the way for energy giants RWE and Vattenfall to receive hundreds of millions of euros in compensation for the country's decision to phase out nuclear power.