COVID Changed Germany

By Jens Thurau (DW) – The first person in Germany to test positive for the novel coronavirus was in late January 2020. The year that followed has changed Germany — and the rest of the world.

On January 27, 2020, the year still seemed uneventful. That was, until an employee of a firm outside Munich, with [...]

Diversity or Cancel Culture

By Ines Eisele (Deutsche Welle – DW) — Some people say a “cancel culture” doesn’t exist; for others, it is there and heralding the demise of free opinion. But DW’s Ines Eisele feels that both sides should calm down a bit. Is one allowed to make jokes about Jews? Austrian cabaret artist Lisa Eckhardt has polarized [...]

Europeans on US Election

Viewpoint by European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) – BERLIN – What Trump gets up to stuck in quarantine could disrupt the US and the world in frightening ways.
In what is certain to be the first of many ‘October surprises’, the world today learned that Donald Trump and his wife have both contracted the covid-19 [...]

German Reunification

By John J. Metzler - Germany’s reunification is now history.  It seemed not so long ago that the Berlin Wall had fallen in 1989, Central European countries had regained their sovereignty through the freedom tsunami sweeping Europe, and unimaginably on 3 October 1990, West and East Germany, the front line frontier of a very Cold War had reunified in [...]

Germany After Merkel

By Christoph Strack (DW) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s grip on her Christian Democrats party is loosening. The CDU is in crisis — and so is German Democracy. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s announcement that she will step down as the leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and not run for the chancellorship dealt a severe blow to her party, [...]

And Brexit Saga Ends

WEBPUBLICAPRESS (New York) – Many media reports writing about 31. January 2020 as a historic day when Great Britain left – indeed exited the European Union membership finalizing long known BREXIT procedure with simple question - what actually happens? Here is what DW (Deutsche Welle) wrote on the topic:
First and foremost, as of midnight CET, UK [...]

Germany Hits 83 Million

(WEBPUBLICAPRESS) New York – The number of people living in the EU’s largest nation is only increasing due to migration, according to official statistics. However, concerns over an aging population remain DW (Deutsche Welle) reported.


Germany’s population continues to grow but at a slower rate than at any time since 2012, according to numbers released by [...]

Davos Climate Breakdown

(WEBPUBLICA) – New York – A new report by the World Economic Forum says global risk perceptions are shifting. While in previous years economic problems were deemed the biggest threats to mankind, fears of a climate breakdown are now dominating, DW (Deutsche Welle) reported.

In its 15th Global Risks Report published on Wednesday, the World Economic Forum (WEF) [...]

North Stream Pipeline

(WEBPUBLICA) New York — The Russian and German leaders have confirmed that the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline will start operating, despite US sanctions. Merkel also announced that Berlin would soon host Libya ceasefire talks, DW reported quoting other news agencies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Moscow on Saturday, discussing the controversial [...]

South Turkish Stream

(WEBPUBLICA) New York – The Russian and Turkish presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are set to open the TurkStream pipeline with much fanfare, but other sticky issues show ties are not as strong as they may want them to appear, DW, reported.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet [...]

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