After rejecting the Turkish president Erdogan’s remarks, Berlin has urged both countries to “keep cool heads.” Erdogan accused German authorities of “Nazi practices” after several cities canceled referendum rallies.
Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern on Sunday called for a European Union-wide ban on campaign appearances by Turkish politicians to avoid having individual member countries like Germany come under pressure from Ankara.
The Turkish president has lashed out at Germany after several cities canceled referendum rallies citing security concerns.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced during a visit to Tunisia on Friday that her government would provide Tunisia with 250-million euros in development aid. In return, Tunis will take back rejected asylum seekers.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will make an official visit to the US, her first since Donald Trump was inaugurated. The US president previously said Merkel should be “ashamed of herself” for Germany’s refugee policy.
The cities Gaggenau and Cologne have blocked campaign rallies for Turkey’s upcoming referendum that Turkish ministers were due to attend.
Germany agreed that it needs to invest more in defence, but questioned whether Europe would accept Berlin raising its military spending by tens of billions of euros.
The government wants to implement a law which will let authorities stop providing food and shelter to refugees whose asylum claims have been rejected. The UN has criticized the initiative.
For the first time since Martin Schulz was named as the SPD’s candidate for chancellor, the party has lost momentum in an opinion poll.
New polls show the right-wing party AfD falling below double digits for the first time in months, while Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party still has its nose in front. Photo: AfD co-leader Frauke Petrie.