Tag: Germany

European Integration Going Into Reverse, Warns Rating Agency Standard And Poor’s

“Indications are mounting that the long process of integration may have come to a halt,” the credit rating agency said in a report, outlining the risk of a ‘disjointed’ European Union.   “In fact, signals are that it might be going into reverse,” it said, citing the narrowly averted departure of Greece from the euro […]

Are the Paris Climate Talks Part of a ‘Great Spiritual Seduction’?

Energized by Pope Francis’ encyclical calling global warming a moral issue, scientists are enlisting faith leaders to promote climate action as negotiators in Paris try to convince world leaders to reach an agreement to curb greenhouse gases.   Physicist John Schellnhuber, founder of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, said he believes the interfaith […]

Merkel wants to ‘dramatically decrease’ refugees in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she wanted to “drastically decrease” the number of refugees entering Germany, signaling a compromise to critics of her open-door policy from within her own conservative party on the eve of a party congress.   Merkel has resisted pressure from allies within her Christian Democratic Union to put a […]

Leader of German anti-immigrant party calls on Merkel to resign

The leader of Germany’s anti-immigrant AfD party, riding a wave of public anger against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s asylum policy, on Saturday called on her to resign for throwing the country’s doors open to migrants.   “Merkel, step down. You can do it,” Frauke Petry told some 600 AfD supporters, mainly gray-haired men, putting a new […]

German Professor: NASA Has Fiddled Climate Data On ‘Unbelievable’ Scale

A German professor has confirmed what skeptics from Britain to the US have long suspected: that NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies has largely invented “global warming” by tampering with the raw temperature data records.   Professor Dr. Friedrich Karl Ewert is a retired geologist and data computation expert. He has painstakingly examined and tabulated all NASA […]

Why Europe Needs More Integration to Fight Terror—and All Its Other Problems

The European Union, the world’s greatest ever experiment in globalization, was under threat before the Paris attacks: The debt crisis and the influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa, as well as the lack of a cohesive response to either, has threatened the future of a united Europe. Now, the future of European […]

Tensions In Germany Rise Amid Flood Of Asylum-Seekers

As a local lawmaker in the east German city of Magdeburg who regularly speaks out against the far right, Soeren Herbst has endured years of animosity. But the sight that greeted him outside his home last week made the Green Party politician realize that the abuse had reached a new level.   Someone had sprayed […]

France promises ‘merciless’ response to attacks

Four gunmen slaughtered at least 87 young people at a rock concert being held at the Bataclan concert hall. Dozens of survivors were rescued, and bodies were still being recovered on Saturday morning. The Christian Post notes 40 more people were killed in five other attacks in the Paris region, including an apparent double suicide […]

Germany to Spend Some $22.6Bln to Accept Refugees in 2015

“It [the institute] now expects the costs [of acceptance] to amount to 21.1 billion euros for 2015 alone, based on the assumption that 1.1 million people will flee to Germany by the end of the year,” the statement said on Tuesday. Slovenia to Build Fence on Border With Croatia to Curb Refugee Influx – PM Previously, the institution estimated the expenditure of German government […]

Germany announces plan to distribute refugees throughout EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a plan Tuesday to register and distribute incoming refugees evenly throughout the European Union.   The Local quoted Merkel as saying in the future, refugees would be stopped at EU borders before being processed and sent to one of the Union’s 28 member states, rather than passing directly into the […]