German EU Presidency: Will high expectations be met?

Germany coped with the disease on its territory better than other large countries, acting rationally and systematically, relying on sound health care. The ratio between the number of infected and deaths was above average in the European context. Chancellor Angela Merkel scored as a calm, prudent force, able to evoke or restore the confidence of […]

What a reform plan for Africa could look like

In case of economic need there is fear of infection: South Africa provides tents to the homeless to control the corona virus. Image: Xinhua / eyevine / laif The pandemic could put many African countries in even greater economic distress. But even without the Corona crisis, Germany has reason to rethink its aid. A guest […]

Coronavirus in Sweden reveals flaws in integration model

For some it is a lack of information, for others a lack of consideration: in Sweden, people of foreign origin are among the groups most affected by the coronavirus, a phenomenon that the authorities suddenly try to stem multilingual communication campaigns. This kingdom of 10.3 million inhabitants, known for its generous reception policy, granted asylum […]

Why Özil’s resignation and DFB criticism split Germany

Dusseldorf Mesut Özil. That was once a brilliant footballer. One who recognized the gaps like no other and who with precise passports punished every positional error that the opposing defense. One who became world champion, who celebrated the German, Spanish and English cup wins with his clubs – and who had been among the best […]

Bestinver culminates the process of integrating Fidentiis

The managerBestinverannounced on Thursday an integrated development plan withthe objective of consolidatingThe main independent financial group of the Spanish market. The business will remain focused on asset management, thanks to the strength and experience that Bestinver provides as the leader of the Spanish market in independent management, andwill incorporate the capabilitiesand knowledge of the markets […]

Integration Summit: Perpetrator Thinking (

Photo: dpa / Frank Rumpenhorst At the first integration summit, Armin Laschet was the only integration minister in the federal states. Today he is running for the CDU chair. Tell someone else that nothing has changed in 14 years. Of course, the ideas of what integration means are still very different. At that time, Laschet […]

Sri Lanka- Rabil urges South Asian neighbors to resolve differences

(MENAFN – Colombo Gazette) By Meera Srinivasan Successful regional integration, both economic and security, depends on the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) being fully functional at the highest levels, said former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Emphasizing the need for countries in the region to be strategically and economically linked, Wickremesinghe said […]

Simple naturalization solutions don’t work

Frankfurt The strong influx of migrants in 2015 and thereafter made the topic of integration very big again. Four economists examined the effects of the reform of German citizenship law 20 years ago on the integration of the children of immigrants from foreign cultures. The result is a warning of too much trust in simple […]