# Germany

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
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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.
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.
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.
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