Germany

"The truth is much scarier"

The German newspaper "Sddeutsche Zeitung" previously reported that the US National Security Agency, with the help of Denmark, monitored numerous European politicians in the period from 2012 to 2014, especially German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the current President of Germany (at that time) Minister of Foreign Affairs) Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Germany honors Turkish scientists developing vaccine

Germany's president conferred Turkish scientists ur Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci with the country's highest award on Friday for inventing the world's first effective vaccine against COVID-19.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the Order of Merit to Şahin and Türeci at a ceremony held at the Bellevue Palace, which was also attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

BioNTech founders to receive top German honor

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will honor scientists Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci with the country's Order of Merit for their work, his office announced.

Steinmeier will personally present the Federal Republic's Great Cross with Star to Şahin and Türeci at a ceremony which will be held at the Bellevue Palace next month.

Traditional Turkish cologne exports skyrocketed in 2020 amid COVID-19

Turkey's traditional cologne exports tripled in 2020 thanks to its signature hand disinfectant, a powerful tool used by many to ward off the threat of coronavirus.

Turkey exported 6.9 million tons of cologne last year, up from 2.4 million in 2019, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from the Istanbul Chemical and Chemical Products Exporters' Association (IKMIB).

Electric car manufacturer to announce 100mln euro investment in Greece

Electric car manufacturer Next.e.GO Mobile SE is expected to announce a 100-million-euro investment in Greece, according to reports.

Reports say CEO Ulrich Hermann will sign a memorandum of understanding with Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Kostas Frangogiannis during an online event on Wednesday.  

Fidesz Friendless in the European Parliament

According to sources close to the EPP Group, Orban's surprise proposal this week of a looser cooperation between Fidesz and the largest and oldest group in the European Parliament is an attempt to cut the Gordian knot and, at the same time, distract attention from the latest scandal to hit Fidesz in the European Parliament, following that of a gay orgy attended by a founder of Fidesz, which was

Germany Provides 6,470 Bulgarian Students Financial Assistance

Apart from the obvious threat of the coronavirus, students are also struggling to deal with the financial problems that the outbreak has created.

According to a survey Studying-in-Germany.org conducted, 90% of international students in Germany are financially affected because of Covid-19.

In times of 'Westlessness'

We probably need to start getting used to new realities. The Munich Security Conference, the world's leading forum for debate on international security policy, publishes a yearly report that is discussed extensively by officials and experts from different countries.

Central Europe Set to Wrestle Germany for Migrants

This is the latest in a series of articles about the demographic crisis facing Central and Southeast Europe.

The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia still refuse to take in small contingents of the million or so refugees who arrived in the EU from the Middle East and Africa, despite an EU plan to spread the load among all member states. 

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