Speaking in Berlin on Friday, Germany president Joachim Gauck called for the countries involved in the ongoing refugee crisis to remain open to solutions. He said the weakness of resolve weakens the EU itself. And he accepted protest—within limits.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has struck down a challenge from Hungary and Slovakia over the bloc's mandatory refugee quota policy. The ruling is a victory for Brussels, Paris and Berlin.
Poland and Hungary are fighting against refugee redistribution, despite a clear ruling from the EU's highest court. Poland's right-wing government has copied many of its recent anti-democratic measures from Hungary.
Who is CDU head Angela Merkel? Reuters journalist Andreas Rinke examined the German chancellor in a "lexicon." Before the German election he's traced the private and political life of Europe's most powerful woman.
German and French finance ministers have proposed that Silicon Valley giants like Google and Facebook pay tax in the countries where they earn revenue. Smaller countries are skeptical the new regulations will work.
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