An unusual trip has taken photographer Carsten Sander to all 27 EU member states. His mission? To capture 1,000 portraits of Europeans. The photos are now on show in his travelling exhibition Faces of Europe, which is part of the cultural programme during Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In this interview, Carsten Sander talks about his art, chance encounters – and why Europe is well on the way to growing together.
At a meeting in Brussels, the leaders of the EU member states agreed to accelerate the digital transformation. The day before they had agreed to impose sanctions on Belarus officials. Parallel to this, the EU seeks a constructive relationship with Turkey.
How do Europeans see the Germans, 30 years after reunification? What do they wish Germany for the future? Four foreign correspondents recount how they experienced this historic event, and how they see Germany today.
The European Commission has presented a New Pact on Migration and Asylum. Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer welcomed the proposal and intends to do his bit to achieve a solution. Germany holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union until the end of the year.
The spread of the novel coronavirus is a challenge for states around the world. The member states of the European Union have been particularly hard hit by the crisis. What are the EU institutions doing to stem the spread of the virus, provide medical care, and mitigate the economic consequences of the pandemic?
This week the EU environment ministers will come together in Berlin for an informal meeting, which is important for achieving agreement on a European Climate Law. What is European climate change mitigation and environmental protection policy all about? And what goals has Germany set itself within the scope of its Presidency of the Council of the EU? Here is an overview.
The German government has decided to take in more asylum-seekers and individuals entitled to protection from the Greek islands. Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer described this as an "acceptable solution". Germany will also be seeking a further-reaching European solution.
This day is strategically extremely important, "as an opportunity to coordinate our agendas very closely," said Chancellor Angela Merkel at a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at his summer residence, Fort de Brégançon close to Toulon. This is significant, she said, for many European and international issues on which their talks focused.