Chancellor Merkel comments on the column of the taz

DAccording to Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), the federal government has reacted correctly in dealing with the controversial “taz” column about the police. The interior minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) on the one hand stood behind the police, she said during the government survey on Wednesday in the Bundestag in Berlin. On the other hand, he took […]

EPP Group Chairman Weber calls for EU asylum law

EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber Bild: Picture-Alliance In the FAZ interview, the chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, calls for a farewell to national asylum legislation. The CSU politician wants to have the asylum claim checked by EU officials at the EU’s external border. For the first time since the […]

Horst Seehofer sharply criticizes new EU Commission

BInterior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has sharply criticized the new EU Commission. He had “high hopes”, but now he was “disappointed”, said Seehofer to the “mirror”. The new EU Commission headed by President Ursula von der Leyen has been in office since December 1, 2019. He was particularly dissatisfied with the migration policy. “I can […]

Tourists still have to wait: who is allowed to cross the border again

The corona crisis has caused hard weeks for couples and families in the German border regions. Personal contact was extremely limited, and real estate across the border was also unreachable. There will be relief from this weekend. After weeks of restrictions, Germany, Austria and Switzerland relaxed the rules for cross-border traffic. Since midnight, entry in […]

Salvation’s basic pension is still on the brink

The MPs from the CDU and CSU see a number of unanswered questions regarding the new social benefit, which is supposed to improve long-term low-wages in old age. You criticize: In the current form, the basic pension can neither be technically implemented nor paid. In view of the impending budget gaps in the corona crisis, […]

The travel planning can begin

Almhütte, Danish dunes or even the Mediterranean coast – the chances of a summer vacation abroad increase with the announcement by the Federal Government to ease border controls again. “We combine this with the clear objective that we want free travel again from mid-June,” said Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) on Wednesday. At the weekend, […]

Borders open – this is what summer leaves could look like

Athens, Istanbul, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Vienna Summer vacation on the Mediterranean? So far, this seemed hopeless in Corona year 2020. But now Europe’s entire tourism industry is building new hope. The federal government plans to restore freedom of travel in the Schengen area by June 15. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced this. The travel group […]

Limits: Federal government decides to relax

Luxembourg Cross-border traffic is to be gradually eased. (Photo: dpa) Berlin The checks at the German border are to be gradually relaxed from this Saturday. Citizens should continue to do without tourist trips abroad in the coming weeks. As the Federal Ministry of the Interior announced on Wednesday, the controls will initially end at the […]

Europe rediscovers “Schengen” – morning briefing

Dear readers, imagine you were living in German-French border area, had moved freely in both countries over the years and happily followed the initiatives of a common region. And now all of a sudden you find plastic cuboids as reincarnation of something related to Schengen and the internal market seemed done: borders. So you would […]

Horst Seehofer strengthens cyber defense – Huawei dispute unresolved

Berlin The first draft of a new IT security law was in circulation in Berlin more than a year ago. “Cyber ​​attacks continue to pose great danger for the state, economy and society,” it said at the time, which spoke for a certain urgency of the project. Still, nothing happened for months. The government was […]