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German minister praises Macron's EU plans after Merkel Paris visit

German Foreign Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Emmanuel Macron's plans presents a "historic opportunity" for Europe on Saturday after the French …

European News

France's Emmanuel Macron pins pro-EU reforms success on 'Germany's ambitions'

France cannot enact pro-European reforms without Germany's involvement, the French president said after meeting with the German chancellor. Macron …

World News

UK's Boris Johnson suggests giant bridge to France after Brexit

The British Foreign Secretary has floated the idea of building a giant bridge between France and Britain after Brexit. French Economy Minister Bruno …

World News

'Entente cordiale', but at what cost on the road to Brexit?

Emmanuel Macron has over 50 million reasons to be cheerful after his meeting with Theresa May this Thursday. The Franco-British Summit at the Sandhurst military school in eastern England brought together two leaders at either side of the Brexit equation. Macron's demands for extra cash to run and …

European News

British govt. scrutinizes second outsourcing firm after Carillion collapse

Shares in Interserve, a British outsourcing services firm, have fallen 15 percent amid concerns about its financial health. The company insists it …

World News

Catalonia MPs set new collision course with Spain

The parliament in the Spanish region of Catalonia named a pro-independence speaker on Wednesday, setting the ground for an attempt to restore exiled …

European News

Manchester United great Ryan Giggs appointed Wales manager

One of Wales' greatest ever players has become their coach, after Ryan Giggs was appointed on Monday. The Welshman spent his entire playing career at …

European News

UK government contractor Carillion collapses, thousands of jobs at risk

British construction and outsourced services group Carillion has gone bust, putting at risk several government contracts. The firm has recently …

World News

Macron to press Theresa May on Calais border at meeting Thursday

French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb has called for an addendum to the Le Touquet agreement with Britain about the handling of migrants in Calais. …

European News

Germany fears EU migration reforms will trigger refugee influx: report

Germany's government is concerned that proposed changes to EU asylum rules will force it to take in significantly more refugees in the future, …

News

Is 'Polexit' in the cards? Tusk warns Poland may quit EU

EU President Donald Tusk has warned that Poland's PiS government could push the country out of the bloc if it stops being a net benefactor of EU …

Brexit

The NHS and Brexit: Don't get sick in the UK

How important is a functioning healthcare system to you? Yes, thought so. But what do you do when it can't provide for your needs? That's the dilemma …

World News

UK business minister meets PSA chief over Vauxhall job losses

Britain’s business secretary Greg Clark is meeting the CEO of PSA Carlos Tavares in Paris to discuss job cuts at the Vauxhall car factory. UK …

World News

Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki reshuffles cabinet ahead of EU talks

Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, in a bid to avert possible sanctions, has announced cabinet changes before meeting with EU officials. He has replaced …

World News

British PM Theresa May struggles on amid Brexit uncertainty

Despite plunging approval ratings and calls from prominent quarters for a second EU referendum, Theresa May appears to be safe in her job for the …

Brexit

'Leave' champion Nigel Farage says EU doesn't get Brexit

Prominent Brexit advocate Nigel Farage has claimed pro-leave sentiment is on the rise in the UK. Following a meeting in Brussels, he accused the …

European News

UK parliament staff 'make 160 online porn requests daily'

More than 24,000 requests to access porn websites were made from within the UK parliament in late 2017, data shows. The report comes as the British …

World News

UK Prime Minister Theresa May expected to reshuffle Cabinet

Prime Minister May is set to make alterations to her Cabinet in an effort to reassert her authority, according to reports. The move follows several …

Brexit

Bulgaria takes over EU presidency. Is it ready?

Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest member state, on January 1 took over the bloc's six-month revolving presidency with the ongoing migrant crisis …

European News

Federica Mogherini pushes EU's key role in Cuban economic opening

The EU is Cuba's most important economic partner, the bloc’s senior diplomat Mogherini has said. With the US stepping back on détente and President …

World News

Britain to continue farm subsidies beyond Brexit

The UK will continue to subsidize its farmers for "a number of years" after the country's withdrawal from the EU. The terms will remain in place …

Brexit

Ex-British PM Tony Blair ups calls for Labour to back Brexit U-turn

Former UK Prime Minister Blair has warned British voters time is running out to stop Brexit. An overwhelming majority of Labour members — although …

Brexit

Manchester bombing 'hero' pleads guilty to robbing victims

The homeless man claimed to have helped wounded concert goers in the immediate aftermath of the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert. Video recordings …

World News

EU eyes a fresh start in Cuba relations

While US-Cuba ties have continued to deteriorate, the EU has stressed a new beginning in relations. Now the bloc's foreign policy chief is visiting …

Business

Germany's outlook steady for 2018, says Eurasia Group

Even with a caretaker government, Germany's outlook for 2018 is more positive than other parts of the EU, the Eurasia Group has said. Brexit and …

Brexit

2018: The year of Brexit decisions

This year will decide Britain's future. Will there be a transition period after Brexit? What will the UK's economic relationship with the EU look …

Brexit

Bulgaria takes over EU presidency in turbulent times

Bulgaria has taken up the rotating six-month EU Council presidency. The country, which is under monitoring by Brussels, must work hard to keep the …

Brexit

DW's top-clicked articles of 2017

From German journalists questioning Donald Trump, to Brexit concerns, to outrage over a bikini contest at a nuclear power plant — here are the …

Brexit

Opinion: Poland will be the EU's biggest challenge in 2018

Poland refuses to reinstate the rule of law, yet happily accepts EU funding. Authorities in Brussels can no longer accept this. It puts the bloc at …

Brexit

European Cultural Capitals of 2018: two cities, two concepts

Leeuwarden in the northern Netherlands and Malta's capital Valletta are the European Cultural Capitals of 2018. Their approaches to culture, however, …

Europe