Germany

Angela Merkel's retrospective on the elections of the Federal Republic of Germany 2021
Germany, Europe

Angela Merkel's retrospective on the elections of the Federal Republic of Germany 2021

Angela Merkel (Reuters) There has long been debate about the new elections that are planned to take place in Germany, no second semester of 2021. With the end of the term of Angela Merkel, who completed 12 anos como Chanceler da Alemanha, a preocupação com os resultados das novas eleições é cada vez maior no cenário político internacional contemporâneo. Nascida em Hamburgo em 1954, a líder alemã iniciou sua carreira no mundo da política em 1989 entrando no movimento Despertar Democrático, que durou até a reunificação da Alemanha Ocidental com a Alemanha Oriental em 1990. Merkel está no meio político até a atualidade. However, ela atingiu o seu maior nível de reconhecimento e poder apenas quando assumiu o cargo de chanceler da Alemanha pelo CDU, no year of 2005. Angela Merkel é filiada aos p...
The impacts of the second wave of Coronavirus on the European economy
Germany, Europe, France

The impacts of the second wave of Coronavirus on the European economy

Authors Isabela Paez Halak and Natália Yuri Kitayama After economic stagnation due to the first wave of Coronavirus in Europe, the European economy resumed its growth slowly. Between July and September, the GDP of the countries of the European Union grew 12,1%. However, possible restrictions with the second wave of the virus predict a new recession. According to a forecast made in November by the European Commission, eurozone GDP will decline by 7,8% this year and the recovery in 2021 will be slow, with growth of 4,2%, which demonstrates a decrease in 1,9% compared to the July estimate. These figures are the result of the new restrictive measures adopted by Europeans. The Germany, the largest economy in the European Union, imposed a lockdown that closed bars, restaurants, cinemas, t...
Second wave of Covid-19 in Europe
Germany, Belgium, Europe, France, UK

Second wave of Covid-19 in Europe

ECDC’s visualisation on the distribution of COVID-19 cases in EU/EEA and the UK, retrieved on 14 April 2020. Authors: Lara Cristal Gonçalves and Mariana Clemente Europe is facing the second wave of the pandemic, a skyrocketing increase in the number of new cases and deaths. Some countries like Belgium, France, Germany and the United Kingdom enact sanitary measures, closing of some establishments and even a curfew for its citizens.  Before everything, it should be noted that a study of European institutions has mapped a mutation in SARS- CoV-2 that has been spreading across the continent. The research that found this mutation has not yet been made available, logo, has not yet gone through the review of scientists, what is essential to validate the findings (Twitter, 2020). D...
The agreement between the European Union and Mercosur
Germany, Americas, Argentina, Brazil, Europe, Mercosur, International Organizations, Paraguay, European Union, Uruguay

The agreement between the European Union and Mercosur

Authors: Bruna Barrento and Maria Julia Zito In the South American scenario, the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) consists of a customs union between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. In this sense, the members of this agreement have common external tariffs. Whereas in the European scenario, the European Union consists of a political and economic union with free movement of people, services and capital between 27 economies of Europe. It should be added that such unions constitute a mostly economic relationship. In addition, in 2019, the EU presented itself as Mercosur's second largest trading partner. Thereby, it was decided to establish a macrostructure to support the relationship between the two blocks. Thus, since 1999, negotiations have started on the elaboration of an agreement that f ...
THE (Of)Case of two refugees: a humanitarian and European issue.
Germany, Europe, Greece, Hungary, Middle East, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden

THE (Of)Case of two refugees: a humanitarian and European issue.

Fire in Moria refugee camp, in Greece. (ANSA photo) Authors: Ana Reis and Otávio Rauen In day 09 of September, a fire on the Greek island of Lesbos, no Moria Refugee Camp, prompted the mass relocation of 13.000 people mostly from conflict zones in the Middle East. The incident started after a protest in the field generated by the strict quarantine imposed after the detection of cases of COVID-19 (The country, 2020). After this, in 16 of September, six young Afghans under the age of 20 years were accused by the Greek authorities for being involved in the event (Estadão, 2020). Humanitarian conditions within the Moria camp were extremely precarious: over crowded, unhealthy, lack of water, absence of basic sanitation and other factors ...