The German economy is heavily dependent on exports. The country had the world's largest export surplus in 2012. Now the EU says Germany's massive trade imbalance could jeopardize the recovery of other, less robust eurozone economies.
Over 80 percent of Poles support EU membership, but the Law and Justice Party has halted the country's integration into the bloc. As PiS puts it, the European Union is a necessary evil — one to be handled with hostility.
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has made his first public appearance in Belgium since appearing in court on an arrest warrant. Earlier he attacked the passivity of EU leaders on the topic of Catalonia's secession.
An historic breakthrough or just another attempt doomed to peter out? The EU plans to coordinate EU members' military capacities with the long-term goal of an EU army. It's a long road ahead, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
Germany enjoys the best reputation of any country in the world, according to the latest Nation Brands Index. The survey found that there is much more than Germany's economic motor driving the positive image.
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