# Europe

Students of the International School on the Rhine (ISR) working with VR headsets on their digital lessons in Neuss, Germany, 15 December 2017. The school has been operating for a year a pilot program whereby students use VR headsets for classes, foremostly in the natural sciences. Since the start of this school year teachers and students from several grades of the ISR are also working with tables and e-books. Photo: Ina Fassbender/dpa
Students of the International School on […]

EU pushes to improve digital competency in member states

European Commission has t adopted new initiatives to improve key competences and digital skills of European citizens, to promote common values and pupils' awareness of the functioning of the European Union.
Die EU-Außenbeauftragte Federica Mogherini (2.v.r.) führt am 04.01.2017 in Havanna (Kuba), Gespräche mit dem kubanischen Außenminister, Rodríguez Parilla. Mogherini und ist zu einem zweitägigen Besuch in Kuba. Foto: Omara GARCÍA MEDEROS/ACN/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
Die EU-Außenbeauftragte Federica Mogher […]

EU, Cuba announce new era in relations, pledge to surpass differences

The European Union wants to be a reliable partner for Cuba in the face of the reversal in U.S.-Cuban relations under President Donald Trump.
ARCHIV - Die Fahnen von Rumänien (2.v.r) und Bulgarien (2.v.l) wehen am 25.04.2005 in Sofia (Bulgarien) neben Flaggen der EU. Bulgarien übernimmt unter seiner Staatsdevise «Einigkeit macht stark» am 1. Januar 2018 erstmals den halbjährlichen EU-Ratsvorsitz. (zu dpa «Balkanland Bulgarien übernimmt 2018 die EU-Ratspräsidentschaft» vom 27.12.2017) Foto: epa Vassil Donev/EPA/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - Die Fahnen von Rumänien (2.v.r […]

Bulgaria takes over rotating EU presidency

Bulgaria has taken up the rotating six-month EU Council presidency with focus on Balkans.
ARCHIV - Netzwerkkabel stecken am 16.10.2015 in einem Serverraum in München (Bayern) in einem Switch. Foto: Matthias Balk/dpa (zu dpa «Internetanschluss in der Zelle - Planungen für drei Gefängnisse» vom 10.03.2016) +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - Netzwerkkabel stecken am 16.10. […]

Internet access in the EU

Fast and easily accessible broadband internet is the prerequisite for digitalization in Europe. This visualization shows the status quo in the EU.
The Russian blogger and opposition politician Alexei Navalny is standing on 08.02.2017 in court in Kirov (Russia). The Russian opposition Alexei Navalny threatened by a conviction in a controversial criminal case a candidate lock on the presidential election in 2018. The court in the city of Kirov northeast of Moscow sentenced Nawalny on 08.02. He was sentenced to five years' probation and a fine and confirmed his first judgment in 2013. He allegedly stole lumber from a state-owned company on a large scale. On the left sits Nawalny's wife Yulia. Photo: Alexey Kudenko / Sputnik / dpa +++ (c) dpa - broadcasting +++
The Russian blogger and opposition polit […]

EU slams Russia for not allowing Navalny to run for president

Alexei Navalny, seen as the only Russian opposition leader who stands a fighting chance of challenging Vladimir Putin, has attempted to get his name on the ballot for a March presidential election.
ARCHIVE - A British and a European flag are knotted together on 20.07.2017 in front of Clärchens Ballhaus in Berlin before a visit from the British prince. Britain's exit from the European Union (Brexit) is costing Germany dearly. According to a study by the EU Parliament, the EU budget is likely to be permanently lacking 10.2 billion euros after Brexit. (to dpa "study: Brexit costs Germany billions" from 09.11.2017) Photo: Jens Kalaene / dpa central image / dpa +++ (c) dpa - Bildfunk +++
ARCHIVE - A British and a European flag […]

Conservative rebels urge May to accept vote on Brexit final terms

Rebel Conservative are confident of attracting enough cross-party support to pass an amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill giving Parliament a meaningful vote on a final Brexit deal.