A day after his prime minister resigned, Turkey’s president has spoken out against the EU’s demands for changes to terror laws. He also said Turkey urgently needs a new constitution and a presidential system.
The European Commission on Wednesday paved the way for Turks to have visa-free travel to Europe in return for stemming the influx of refugees.
Hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police Saturday in the south-western German city of Stuttgart outside the venue of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party‘s annual meeting.
President Barack Obama has emphasized the importance of a united and prosperous Europe for the whole world in a speech in Hanover. He called on the EU to reject moves toward nationalism.
Germany’s first-ever integration law agreed to by cabinet members on Thursday is seen partly as a response to the growing concern over home-grown terrorism in Europe.
The draft deal calls for Turkey to take back irregular migrants who arrive in Greece. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called it ‘a breakthrough if implemented.’
Germany ran up a record surplus in its public finances in 2015, with Europe’s biggest economy showing “solid and consistent” growth last year, the federal statistics office said on Tuesday.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants to block an agreement between Germany and Turkey that would lead to the distribution of refugees across the European Union.
The plan involves the creation of some 500,000 short-term jobs, funded by €2 billion worth of donations and international contributions, according to a report in the Associated Press.
The German city of Cologne, still shaken by a spate of sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve was braced on Saturday for a rally of the xenophobic PEGIDA movement.