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ARCHIV - Autonomes Fahren demonstriert Continental am 13.09.2017 auf der Internationalen Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main (Hessen) auf dem Freigelände mit einem VW Passat. (zu dpa «R+V stellt Forschungsprojekt zu fahrerlosen Shuttle-Bussen vor» vom 19.10.2017) Foto: Arne Dedert/dpa
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Here’s how a self-driving car works

Within the space of 15 years self-driving cars will probably be a common sight on roads. This means robot cars will have to act in potentially life-threatening situations. Scientists are teaching the machines to make complex decisions in an emergency. The graphic illustrates how a self-driving car works.
A refugee looks on as she boards a bus after her arrival on the Eleftherios Venizelos ferry from the northeastern Greek island of Lesvos, to the port of Elefsina, west of Athens, Greece. Photo: Yannis Kolesidis/ANA-MPA/dpa/archive
A refugee looks on as she boards a bus a […]

Greek island refugees face ‘catastrophe,’ EU lawmaker warns

The number of refugees on the Greek Aegean islands has increased significantly. A German member of the European Parliament expects a "humanitarian catastrophe" as winter approaches.
Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Davis listens to a translation at a press conference following a sixth round of Brexit talks at the European Union Commission building in Brussels on November 10, 2017. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP
Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David […]

UK parliament to get vote on final Brexit deal

The British government will offer parliament a 'take it or leave it' vote on any final EU departure agreement, Brexit Secretary David Davis has announced.
A seagull flies at the Thames in London (England) over the silhouette of the Westminster Palace (Houses of Parliament). Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa/archive
A seagull flies at the Thames in London […]

Hard Brexit would be ‘fatal,’ European business leaders warn May

Many companies have already drawn contingency plans in case Britain makes an uncontrolled departure from the EU, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which also attended the meeting with May.
View of the exhaust pipes of a diesel car, taken on 14.06.2012 in Leipzig. The fumes from diesel cars contain a lot of unhealthy nitric oxide. (to dpa "Diesel plays in the fleet of the state government still leading role" from 19.09.2017) Photo: Hendrik Schmidt / dpa /archive
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EU Commission wants 30-per-cent cut to car Emissions by 2030

The EU Commission wants carbon dioxide emissions from cars to be reduced by 30 per cent by 2030.
Demonstrators call for the implementation of the World Climate Agreement on 04.11.2017 in Bonn (North Rhine-Westphalia) with a model of the globe with the inscription "Save the climate". The demonstration will take place in the run-up to the World Climate Change Conference, which starts on November 6, 2017 in Bonn.
Demonstrators call for the implementatio […]

World gathers in Bonn to debate progress on Paris Agreement

With the US set to withdraw, and greenhouse gas emissions rising, the Climate Change Conference is running out of time.
A steel tube is being produced at the Mannesmann Valourec steel tubes factory in Duesseldorf, western Germany on April 15, 2013. Photo: A steel tube is being produced at the Mannesmann Valourec steel tubes factory in Duesseldorf, western Germany on April 15, 2013. Mannesmann Valourec ist a venture of German Mannesmann an French Valourec steel factory and the leading company for premium steel tubes. Photo: Patrik Stollarz
A steel tube is being produced at the Ma […]

Europe’s recovery gathers pace despite crises

Europe's economic recovery is gathering pace despite the Catalan crisis and ongoing uncertainty around Brexit.
A worker drives a tractor through the vines of the Chateau La Pierriere, which produces Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux designation wine, on October 23, 2017, in Gardegan-et-Tourtirac, southwestern France. Photo: Mehdi Fedouach / AFP
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EU weedkiller row gives French winemakers a headache

In the peaceful vineyards of France's Bordeaux region, a potential EU crackdown on a popular weedkiller over cancer fears is adding to winemakers' worries.
Migrants wait to be rescued by a rescue ship run by NGO "SOS Mediterranee" and "Medecins Sans Frontieres" (Doctors Without Borders) in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP
Migrants wait to be rescued by a rescue […]

Migrants dying trying to reach Europe

Heat map showing the number of migrants who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in 2017, showing data up to the end of September.
Championed by French President Emmanuel Macron, the new tax on digital multinationals will target revenue generated in an EU country, instead of on profits that are booked in a low-tax EU headquarters, often Ireland or Luxembourg. Photo: Loic Venance / AFP
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EU to propose new Google, Facebook tax in 2018: Juncker

The EU will propose a new tax on tech giants such as Google and Facebook next year despite opposition by several states, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says
A British and a European flag are knotted together at Clärchens Ballhaus in Berlin on 20.07.2017. The British Prince William and his wife Duchess Kate are expected to meet with young entrepreneurs and creative people at the Clarchen Ballhaus. Photo: Jens Kalaene / dpa-Central picture / ZB
A British and a European flag are knotte […]

Britain’s May says government preparing for no-deal scenario with EU

Theresa May has warned the British public to prepare for crashing out of the EU with no deal, setting out emergency plans to avoid border meltdown for businesses and travellers.
(L-R) Leader of the left-wing Catalan party Esquerra Republicana (ERC), regional vice-president Oriol Junqueras and president Carles Puigdemont attend a protest in Barcelona, on October 2, 2017. Photo: Lluis Gene / AFP
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European separatist movements

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls for international mediation in crisis pitting his separatist executive against Madrid, after police violence marred independence vote.
Migrants wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean Sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on October 4, 2016. At least 1,800 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard announced, adding that similar operations were underway around 15 other overloaded vessels. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS
Migrants wait to be rescued by members o […]

EU plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

The EU has unveiled plans to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing.
Protesters will participate in a demonstration with a "Stop-Brexit" demonstration at the All Saints Park in Manchester (UK) on Oct. 1, In Manchester, the Conservative Party Congress takes place. Photo: Peter Byrne / PA Wire / dpa
Protesters will participate in a demonst […]

Thousands march in Manchester against May, Brexit

Thousands of demonstrators descended on Manchester for the first day of the Conservative party conference, demanding a second Brexit referendum and an end to the Government’s austerity policies.
French president Emmanuel Macron walks along a corridor in the exposition halls in Hamburg, Germany, 8 July 2017. The two-day G20 summit, a meeting of the leaders of the twenty largest world economies as well as representatives of a variety of international institutions, concludes today. Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa
French president Emmanuel Macron walks a […]

Macron calls on Germany to join in bold vision for stronger Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron's speech laid out his vision of a united Europe that would be innovative and take risks.
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU)) on 25.09.2017 at the beginning of the CDU board meeting in the CDU headquarters in the Konrad-Adenauer-Haus in Berlin. In Berlin, the leaders of the parties discussed the outcome of the Bundestag election. Photo: Michael Kappeler / dpa
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU)) […]

Merkel faces challenge to form new government after far-right success

German chancellor’s centre-right alliance remains largest force in parliament, as far-right Alternative für Deutschland takes 13% of vote in Sunday’s election.
Martin Schulz, chairman of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) and SPD chancellor candidate, delivers a speech at the conference of the SPD youth organization, the Young Socialists, and the Socialist Youth of Germany _ Falcons entitled 'europe - turn left', in Duisburg, Germany, 07 April 2017. Photo: Guido Kirchner/dpa/archive
Martin Schulz, chairman of Germany's Soc […]

As Schulz struggles, are the lights going out for Europe’s left?

Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz is struggling to challenge Angela Merkel in the German elections. Why does the centre-left appear to be on the decline across so much of Europe?

Generation of Interns?

Is there a future in Europe’s future? Even though the unemployment rate went back among the younger age group, we are still looking at 4 million young people without a job. Many of them try to bridge the time between education and employment by doing an internship first
Gibraltar offers a curious mix of Spanish and British culture. With Brexit threatening to restrict free movement across the border with Spain, some people are concerned that tourism could suffer. (File photo, 26/06/2017. Please credit: "Manuel Meyer / dpa".) Photo: Manuel Meyer/dpa-tmn
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Brexit leaves Gibraltar’s tourism industry hanging in the balance

Gibraltar has been a contested territory for centuries, and Brexit looks set to revive old tensions. Restrictions on free movement across the border with Spain could damage tourism, but officials are confident that the Rock will find a way to weather the storm.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be speaking at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg on 9 September 2015. (to dpa "The situation of the Union: how to continue with Europe after the Bundestag election" of 12.09.2017) Photo: Patrick Seeger / dpa
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junc […]

Juncker urges EU to use positive momentum to chart future direction

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed his future "pathways" for the European Union after Brexit.
European Union (EU) flags fly outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 7 September 2017. The bank continues to hold the Eurozone interest rate at a record low of zero percent. Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa
European Union (EU) flags fly outside th […]

EU shrugs off calls to end Turkish accession talks

While the German government repeated its plan on Friday to consider freezing or even ending accession talks with Turkey, European Union foreign ministers shrugged off the idea and instead stressed the need for dialogue.
Symbol picture // Three young women in Frankfurt am Main (Hesse) in the main station with a greeting card with the words "Refugees Welcome". Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa/archive
Symbol picture // Three young women in F […]

How many people have been relocated under the EU relocation scheme?

In addition to EU member states, countries of Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein have committed to relocating people. Norway has accepted 1,508 relocated people, Switzerland 1,122 and Lichtenstein 10.
Britain's Brexit Minister David Davis (L) and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier address media at the European Union Commission Headquarters in Brussels on August 31, 2017. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP
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EU’s Barnier says no ‘decisive progress’ in Brexit talks

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warns that the bloc and Britain have made no substantial breakthroughs in their latest round of talks.
A refugee sits on the rescue ship "Aquarius" in the Mediterranean Sea. The humanitarian aid organisation Doctors without borders and SOS Méditerranée rescue refugees that are denied entry to the European Union on all other routes, bringing them to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa/archive
A refugee sits on the rescue ship "Aquar […]

Top EU leaders lay out plan to ID, grant asylum to migrants in Africa

Last year, Italy replaced Greece as the main destination for Europe-bound sea migrants. About 98,000 migrants have landed on its shores since the beginning of the year.
Passers-by leave flowers and candles at the spot where a French police officer was killed in an attack on the 20 April 2017 in Paris, France, 22 April 2017. The country heads to the polls tomorrow to elect its next president. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa
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Paris tourism rebounds after terror attacks

Tourism is on the rise in France after two years of deadly terrorist attacks that hurt one of the country’s major economic motors.
SYMBOL IMAGE // German and Turkish football fans set their sights on the fan mile in front of the Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday (25.06.2008) in Berlin. He is a fan of the Turkish, the other of the German football team - no matter. They are tolerant. Photo: Gero Breloer/dpa/archive
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The Turkish vote: Germany’s largest minority loses trust in politics

As diplomatic spat between Germany and Turkey reaches new depths, so too might voter turnout among Germany's largest ethnic minority. But discrimination at home is as much to blame as foreign affairs.
Pope Francis waves to believers after the historic double canonization ceremony for past pontiffs Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in an open air mass in front of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican city, 27 April 2014. Huge crowds filled the square to see the two former popes declared saints. Royal dignitaries and heads of state were among nearly 100 foreign delegations in attendance. Photo: MICHAEL KAPPELER/dpa
Pope Francis waves to believers after th […]

Pope to governments: Legalize irregular migrants, don’t close borders

Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers.
Nach einem Zwischenfall in einem Chemiebetrieb in Oberhausen (Nordrhein-Westfalen) stehen Autos auf der Autobahn 42 im Stau. In einer Chemiefirma in Oberhausen ist ein Behälter mit Schwefelsäure gebrochen. Die Flüssigkeit sei am Donnerstagmorgen in ein Auffangbecken gelaufen und werde kontrolliert abgepumpt, sagte ein Sprecher der Feuerwehr. Bei dem Unfall könne eine giftige Wolke entstanden sein. Die Polizei forderte die Menschen in Oberhausen auf, Fenster und Türen geschlossen zu halten. Verletzt wurde nach ersten Erkenntnissen niemand. Foto: Arnulf Stoffel/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the EU

Greenhouse gas emissions by sector and country in the European Union in 2015
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

EU must not stop vulnerable migrants from leaving Libya, Oxfam warns

The European Union should not hinder migrants from leaving Libya, where they are often subject to torture, slave labour and sexual violence, international charity Oxfam warned Wednesday.
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, at the G20 Summit on 7 July 2017 in Hamburg. On the 7th and 8th of July, the leaders of the leading industrializations will meet in the Hansestadt for the G20 summit. Photo: Bernd Von Jutrczenka / dpa-pool / dpa
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel welcome […]

‘One less hurdle’: Brexit Britain hopes for election win for Merkel

Under-pressure Prime Minister Theresa May would welcome another term in office by a German leader who has appeared relatively willing to listen to Britain's concerns over leaving the European Union.
Damage in the shell of the egg is visible by the light. Millions eggs with the insecticide Fipronil have reached North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony and have been taken out of the market. Photo: Lino Mirgeler/dpa
Damage in the shell of the egg is visibl […]

EU: egg scandal ‘under control.’ But Dutch farmers criticize sales ban

German grocery store chain Rewe and its discount subsidiary Penny had announced that they would be removing all eggs from the Netherlands from supermarket shelves.
Police officers secure the site of the incident after a knife attack at a supermarket in Hamburg, Germany, 28 July 2017. A man killed another person and injured several during a supermarket robbery in the district of Barmbek in Hamburg on 28 July. The suspect was arrested, the police informed on Twitter. Photo: Markus Scholz/dpa
Police officers secure the site of the i […]

Hamburg knife attack suspect was known radical Islamist

German authorities were aware that the man accused in a deadly stabbing spree at a Hamburg supermarket had shown signs of radicalization prior to the incident, officials said Saturday
Immigrants rescued from distress await the transfer from a civilian ship in the Mediterranean to the "Aquarius" rescue vessel of MSF and SOS Mediterranee. (To dpa "Green reproaches against sea trout in the Mediterranean back" from 07.07.2017) Photo: Lena Klimkeit / dpa
Immigrants rescued from distress await t […]

More deaths at sea as NGOs discuss Italy’s code of conduct proposals

More Mediterranean migrant deaths were reported Tuesday, just as aid groups engaged in sea rescues were meeting Italian interior ministry officials to discuss a controversial "code of conduct" for their operations.
Liam Fox making a statement to the House of Commons in central London following his resignation as Defence Secretary where he was 'very sorry' to colleagues who felt let down by his decisions, 19 October 2011. Dr Fox said there had been a 'media frenzy' about his links to Adam Werritty, some of which had involved 'personal vindictiveness and even hatred'. EPA/PRESS ASSOCIATION UK and Republic of Ireland
Liam Fox making a statement to the House […]

British trade minister to discuss post-Brexit deal with US

The UK is to hold its first talks with the US to try to sketch out the details of a potential post-Brexit trade deal.
Farmers in the remaining 27 EU states could find it hard to export to such an important market as Britain, a net importer, if London and Brussels fail to strike a post-Brexit free-trade deal. Photo: Ben Stansall/AFP
Farmers in the remaining 27 EU states co […]

Brexit risks disrupting EU agriculture market, experts warn

EU farm and food businesses may pay a big price for Brexit if new trade barriers pop up and dim the British appetite for products like Irish cheddar, French wine and Danish bacon.
MEPs were given a joint statement by Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU, r-l), Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and French President Emmanuel Macron, in front of the sailing school "Goletta Palinuro" in Trieste, Italy. The meeting took place before the start of the summit of six Western Balkan states with several EU countries in the northern Italian city. ATTENTION: Only for editorial use in connection with the current reporting and only with copyright notice Photo: Guido Bergmann /dpa
MEPs were given a joint statement by Cha […]

Merkel and Macron pledge Italy help

The leaders of the largest two powers in the European Union – Germany and France – pledge to help Italy face a mass inflow of boat migrants from North Africa.
A hurricane of devastation can be seen on the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin on December 20, 2016, after the assassin Anis Amri had rushed across the square with a truck Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa
A hurricane of devastation can be seen o […]

Prosecutor confirms police manipulation

A special prosecutor appointed to investigate possible errors in the Berlin truck attack probe confirms that police manipulated a document relating to the attacker.
Greenland contains enough frozen water to lift oceans by about seven metres (23 feet), though experts disagree on the global warming threshold for irreversible melting. Photo: Steen Ulrik Johannessen/AFP
Greenland contains enough frozen water t […]

Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study

Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just five percent 20 years earlier, researchers say.
Men wait on the deck of a merchant ship after their arrival along with 470 migrants and refugees in the port of Palermo, Sicily after being rescued at sea off the Libyan coasts, on April 18, 2017. PHOTO: Alessandro Fucarini/AFP
Men wait on the deck of a merchant ship […]

The changing face of the Mediterranean migrant crisis

From waves of dinghies setting off from Libya to the appearance of privately-funded rescue ships, the face of the Mediterranean migration crisis has changed greatly over recent years.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after a meeting of both German conservative party's in the Bavarian state parliament in Munich, southern Germany, on May 22, 2017. Photo: Christof Stache / AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends […]

Working poor of Germany’s rust belt desperate for change

Petra Vogel is exactly the kind of voter in the sights of Social Democrats set on unseating German Chancellor Angela Merkel in September's elections.
Blick auf ein Brexit-Kunstwerk des britischen Street-Art-Künstlers Banksy am 08.05.2017 in Dover (Großbritannien). Darauf zu sehen ist eine mehrere Meter hohe quadratische EU-Flagge, aus der ein Handwerker einen Stern heraus meißelt. Foto: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/dpa
Blick auf ein Brexit-Kunstwerk des briti […]

The future of the EU 27: Bowed but not broken after Brexit

While Brexit marks a major change for the European Union, analysts say that the bloc could be re-energized after its divorce from Britain. But will countries unite under the leadership of Germany and France to carry out much-needed reform?