One hundred years after Kemal Atatürk proclaimed the Turkish Republic, the country is trying to balance between east and west. Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to leave his mark on the destiny of the country to the detriment of its illustrious founder by imposing the idea of a “Century of Turkey”.
German Christian Democrat MEPs, part of the European People’s Party, visited the European Newsroom (enr) in the Residence Palace in Brussels on October 25. The purpose of their visit was to acquaint themselves with the project and to see how Europe-wide cooperation in journalism works on the ground.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is concerned over the increase in antisemitic incidents in Europe and calls for better protection of Jewish life. In other news: Franco-German nuclear tensions, as France insists on the recognition of the role nuclear power can play in the production of low-carbon hydrogen. The next steps are taken towards a digital euro as a complement to cash.
The attack on the Kosovo police carried out by Kosovo Serb gunmen in the northern village of Banjska on September 24 has put the Kosovo issue back on the international agenda. Are Serbia and Kosovo on the brink of another major crisis?
First Germany blocked, then Italy. Now, after weeks of wrangling, the member states have agreed on new rules on migration. Also: Roberta Metsola wants Western Balkans to belong to the EU. European Political Community meets in Granada, Spain.