- March 11, 2013
Needy families and individuals in the European Union are becoming increasingly reliant on charity organizations like the Red Cross for basic needs like food, water and shelter. While Germany is relatively unaffected, unemployment and austerity in countries like Spain are making the problem even more severe. more...
- February 28, 2013
With frigid temperatures outside, German homeless and emergency shelters are usually full this time of year. But a rising number of homeless people, many from other EU states, are exceeding their capacities and triggering competition for limited cots and resources. By Fidelius Schmid and Andreas Ulrich more... [ Forum ]
- February 21, 2013
British, French and German politicians are all sounding the alarm. In 2014, Romanian and Bulgarian citizens will be given free movement within Europe's labor market. They are concerned about a wave of immigration, yet most of those who want to head west likely already have. By Stefan Simons and Carsten Volkery more... [ Forum ]
- February 19, 2013
With the tide of Bulgarians and Romanians flooding Germany showing no signs of abating, officials in Berlin have called on the two countries to stem the exodus by boosting efforts to integrate Roma into their own societies. Poverty migration, they argue, must be combatted at the source. more...
- February 04, 2013
Immigration to Germany from southeastern Europe has dramatically increased in recent years and the country's municipalities are struggling to absorb the influx. Now, German cities are taking a close look at the problem and may ask for help from Berlin or even the European Union. more... [ Forum ]
- December 11, 2012
Newly re-elected Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has vowed to lower taxes and push through constitutional changes. The first is bad news for the economy and the second could be disastrous for democracy, say German commentators. The vote could have implications for Europe and NATO. more...
- December 10, 2012
For months, Europe has been observing the political stalemate in Romania with concern. Sunday's parliamentary election was hardly the relief EU leaders were waiting for. With Prime Minister Victor Ponta emerging victorious, his bitter battle with the president will likely continue. more...
- November 15, 2012
In a new documentary film, director Florin Iepan confronts Romania's leaders over their ongoing silence about the country's role in the Holocaust. But in a place where war criminals are still lauded as national heroes, his aim of getting them to acknowledge the past remains a daunting task. By Keno Verseck more... [ Forum ]
- August 21, 2012
Romania's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a nationwide referendum called to impeach the country's president, ruling the turnout had not been sufficient. But recent moves by Prime Minister Ponta indicate that the embarrassing political battle will continue. more...
- July 31, 2012
Some had hoped that Romania's referendum on Sunday would begin to heal its deep political divide. But those hopes have been dashed. Neither the president nor the prime minister seem willing to relent, which could be disastrous for the country, German commentators write on Tuesday. more...