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Germany’s View (2/28)

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By Michael Mosettig, Former Foreign Editor, PBS News Hour

For German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, his major public appearance in Washington was billed to be an uplifting speech on engaging the next generation in trans-Atlantic solidarity. But thanks to one new crisis and a lingering one, much of the minister's Washington visit became an exercise in walking on eggs.

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Illegal Immigration and the EU – Action on the Horizon? (2/21)

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By: Hannah Morris, Editorial Assistant

During the first week of February, Italy’s navy rescued over one thousand illegal migrants from boats just southeast of the island of Lampedusa in a period of just 24 hours. In January alone, two thousand illegal migrants landed in Italy, ten times the number of arrivals in January 2013. In the third quarter of 2013, a total of 42,600 illegal immigrants arrived in the EU, almost double the number compared to 2012.[1] Unsurprisingly, the swelling numbers of illegal immigrants, whether coming from North Africa or the Middle East, is causing great concern among EU lawmakers, member state leaders and their citizens.

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Turkey and the EU (2/10)

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By Michael Mosettig, Former Foreign Editor, PBS News Hour

Given  the cascade of political and economic problems descending on both the European Union and Turkey, perhaps it is surprising that either remains even  somewhat interested in exploring a deeper relationship, probably one that does not result anytime soon in Turkish membership in the EU.
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