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Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron met with his German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on his first official day in office. © CNN | Melissa Bell reports.
Mr. Macron, 39, who has never held elected office, will be the youngest president in the 59-year history of France’s Fifth Republic after leading an improbable campaign that swept aside France’s establishment political parties. The election was watched around the...
Brexit, Trump, AfD, "Volksverräter"-Rufe, Fake-News, Hacker - die politische Klasse in Deutschland steht mächtig unter Druck. Auch Journalistinnen und Journalisten erleben einen Umbruch. Politische Debatten werden zunehmend in sozialen Medien geführt - mal belebend, oft verletzend. Gerüchte und Verschwörungstheorien...
EU Council President Donald Tusk has said that there is "no reason to pretend that this is a happy day" after formally accepting the UK's letter triggering Article 50 and the country's withdrawal from the EU. © BBC News
Live in the House of Commons where PM Theresa May due to trigger Article 50 thus formally beginning UK's departure from the European Union. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European...
The Daily Mail front page picturing Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon and asking "who won Legs-it" has been condemned as "moronic" sexism. The tabloid was scorned for focusing on the prime minister's and first minister's legs during talks on Brexit...
erman officials have opened an investigation into suspicions the Turkish intelligence service has been spying on hundreds of its nationals in Germany. According to German media, Turkey's MIT agency handed its German counterparts a list and surveillance photos of anti-Erdogan...
Was will der türkische Präsident Erdogan mit seiner Hetze gegen die deutsche Politik erreichen? Die Antwort auf diese Konfrontation müsse Kommunikation sein, fordert die ehemalige baden-württembergische Integrationsministerin Bilkay Öney mit Blick auf die verbalen Attacken Erdogans gegen Deutschland. So wie...
"Wir stehen zum Rederecht, wir stehen dazu, dass wir ein Land sind, das offene Debatten auch aushält, aber wir lassen uns nicht auf der Nase herumtanzen", Peter Altmaier (Chef des Bundeskanzleramtes, CDU) im Gespräch mit Korrespondent Gerd-Joachim von Fallois...
Bundespressekonferenz zur Anti-Terror-Übung von Polizei und Bundeswehr mit Bundesinnenminister Thomas de Maizière, Bundesverteidigungsministerin Ursula von der Leyen, Ulrich Mäurer (SPD) und Klaus Bouillon (CDU). © phoenix
"Wer dieses Land öffentlich verdächtigt, Nazi-Methoden anzuwenden, (...) disqualifiziert sich selbst", sagt Bundestagspräsident Norbert Lammert vor der Regierungserklärung von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel. Deutsch-Türkische Beziehung: Rede von Norbert Lammert am 09.03.2017 © phoenix
Scotland's first minister has said Autumn 2018 would be a "common sense" date for any second independence referendum. Nicola Sturgeon continued to insist, however, that no final decision had yet been made on holding such a vote. In a BBC interview,...
In 2017, who has a stronger military, the European Union (EU) or the United States (USA)? The European Union spends only one third as much as the United States does for its defense, but is it as strong and...
The Treaty of Rome was signed 60 years ago this month. But can European leaders make the EU appealing to a new generation of more sceptical voters? © The Economist
After Munich: A Conversation on the Future of Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. Called the engines of Europe, France and Germany have played central roles in the evolution of European integration and the development of a larger foreign and...
Former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says 2016 was the beginning of a 'global political revolution' with the Brexit Vote and election of Donald Trump. His comments came Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. © Associated Press
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen cancels meeting with Lebanon's Sunni religious leader, Grand Mutfi Abdel Latif Derian, after refusing to wear a headscarf. The Grand Mufti's press office says Le Pen was advised of the need to wear...
Greeks say they're fed up and angry with constant reforms after Athens and its international lenders agreed in a Eurogroup meeting to work out the next set of measures for the country. Ivor Bennett reports. © Reuters
Marine Le Pen, France's far-right presidential candidate, canceled a meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti after refusing to wear a headscarf. CNN's Melissa Bell reports.   © CNN
Stratfor pinpoints the political and economic developments that could lead to the collapse of the currency area. © Stratfor