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Will European Union and Turkey reset relations?

After a rough period, Ankara is making overtures to Brussels. Ilke Toygür,  an analyst on European Affairs at Elcano Royal Institute discusses the prospects, the need for the EU to clarify its own position, and the implications of the election of Joe Biden in the article for German Institute for International and Security Affairs

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Merkel: 'every vaccine is welcome' in EU

Russia's coronavirus vaccine could be used in the EU if it receives regulatory approval, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. "Every vaccine is welcome in the European Union," Merkel told German public …

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Russian COVID-19 vaccine could be registered in EU

Germany's Paul Ehrlich Institute, which is in charge of medicines, confirmed that it was already in touch with Russia regarding the paperwork for the registration of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in the European Union. …

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G7 condemns Navalny's arrest in Russia

The foreign ministers of the Group of 7 (G7) countries condemned the arrest of opposition politician Alexei Navalny after his return to Russia. "We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United …

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New COVID-19 variant found in Germany

A new variant of the coronavirus was detected in 35 patients at a hospital in southern Germany on Monday. It is not yet known how contagious, nor how deadly, the new variant is, the managing director of the …

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Germany does not want to vote for Merkel's successor

Armin Laschet, just elected to chair Angela Merkel's CDU party, seems little preferred by Germans as a candidate to succeed her as chancellor in September. One pollster puts him on 12% with Bavaria's Markus Söder on 43%, Deutsche …

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Alexei Navalny detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny who was put on the wanted list for missing several criminal inspection registrations as a person under a suspended sentence for the Yves Rocher case has been detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport …

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Germany approves resuming Nord Stream 2 pipeline work

Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) on Friday said construction on the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline can restart immediately. A statement from the agency gave approval for an anchor-position vessel …

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Merkel weighs tougher German lockdown

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing to tighten Germany’s lockdown, as the country’s death toll rose by more than 1,500 for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Merkel aims to meet with regional leaders soon …

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Germany still rejects US sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Berlin is still considering Nord Stream 2 as an economic project, deputy official representative of the German Cabinet of Ministers Ulrike Demmer said at a briefing in the German capital. She stressed that neither the attitude of the …

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Akademik Chersky returns to Nord Stream-2 area

According to the data of the international positioning system of sea vessels, the Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Chersky, after staying off the coast of Kaliningrad for a month, returned to the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline area in the …

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