# Brussels

18.06.2018, Rhineland-Palatinate, Wittlich: Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, gives his acceptance speech after receiving the Georg Meistermann Prize. The prize, worth 10,000 euros, goes back to the artist Georg Meistermann, who was critical and constructive in his quest for democracy and freedom of expression. Photo: Harald Tittel / dpa
18.06.2018, Rhineland-Palatinate, Wittli […]

EU unveils plans to ramp up EU border guard, strengthen asylum rules

During his annual address to the European Parliament Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled measures to strengthen the asylum system in the Union.
ARCHIVE - 20.08.2014, Schleswig-Holstein, Neumünster: Numerous fiber optic cables, among others for the transmission of high-speed Internet, converge at a distribution point. (to dpa "parking sensors and midwifery chat: Darmstadt is Digital City" from 06/17/2018) Photo: Daniel Reinhardt / dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
ARCHIVE - 20.08.2014, Schleswig-Holstein […]

EU, Japan move closer on data protection deal

An agreement between the EU and Japan should ensure smooth data traffic. If it comes into force, the "world's largest safe traffic space" would be created.
ARCHIVE - 03.05.2018, Belgium, Brussels: Manfred Weber (CSU), leader of the Group of the European People's Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, comes to a working breakfast before a Cabinet meeting in the Bavarian representation. According to German Commissioner Oettinger, Weber would be a good candidate for the European elections in May 2019. Photo: Sven Hoppe / dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
ARCHIVE - 03.05.2018, Belgium, Brussels: […]

Manfred Weber launches bid for top EU job after 2019 elections

Bavarian politician aims to become Commission president. But he still has major obstacles to overcome.
ARCHIVE - 14.07.2017, Hamburg: Remains of glowing steel strands are stored in a container on the site of a steelworks hall. Selling steel to the US will be more expensive for companies in Germany. Photo: Christian Charisius / dpa - ATTENTION: This photo has dpa already sent on video +++ (c) dpa - News for children +++
ARCHIVE - 14.07.2017, Hamburg: Remains o […]

EU sets steel duties to shield industry against US tariff fallout

The European Union has said it will introduce retaliatory measures against US plans to impose steel and aluminum tariffs.
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU, l-r) is talking on 23.06.2016 at the EU summit in Brussels (Belgium) with the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, the Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, the Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. In addition to migration and terrorism, Brexit is on the agenda of the two-day meeting. Photo: Pool Frederic Sierakowski / BELGA / dpa +++ (c) dpa - broadcasting +++
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU, l-r) is t […]

Much talk of unity, no concrete outcome at EU migration summit

As part of the European Union's bid to resolve the refugee crisis, the leaders of 16 European countries pledged to work hard to resolve the crisis.
ARCHIVE - 12.04.2016 - France, Strasbourg: A European flag blows in front of the European Parliament. (dpa "Merkel and Macron want investment offensive for Europe" from 19.06.2018) Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / dpa
ARCHIVE - 12.04.2016 - France, Strasbour […]

Germany, Italy, Austria, others to hold migration talks on Sunday

Several European leaders including those of France, Germany, Italy and Austria will hold talks on Sunday on migration, an issue bringing bitter political divisions to a head in Europe and increasingly in the United States.
ARCHIVE - 22.03.2018, Belgium, Brussels: British Prime Minister Theresa May (M) sits between French President Emmanuel Macron (l) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (r) just before their tripartite meeting at the EU summit. (to dpa "Macron: Berlin, Paris and London regret US exit" from 08.05.2018) Photo: Francois Lenoir / Pool Reuters / dpa +++ (c) dpa - Visual Communication +++
ARCHIVE - 22.03.2018, Belgium, Brussels: […]

EU vows to preserve Iran deal as relations with US enter crossroads

The European Union has been using all diplomatic channels to convince US President Donald Trump to stick with the Iran nuclear deal. With Trump deciding to go against the EU's pleas and withdraw his country from the agreement, EU-US relations might be coming to a breaking point.