U.S. Preparing To Withdraw 9,500 Troops From Germany

U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of troops from Germany: the plan to cut 9,500 of the 34,500 U.S. troops in Germany and cap the number of troops at 25,000 blindsided the German government on June 5. According to European diplomats, the allies had never been officially informed […]

Germany May Have More Than 10 Times As Many COVID-19 Cases Than Previously Thought

The number of COVID-19 cases in Germany may be 10 times higher than previously estimated, based on research from the University of Bonn. The University of Bonn conducted a field trial in one of Germany’s worst-hit towns, Gangelt, located in the municipality of Heinsberg on the Dutch border. Heinsberg has the […]

Tensions Rise As European Leaders Face Pressure To Ease COVID-19 Lockdowns

While some European countries were eager to open up their schools and shops in the last couple weeks, the German Chancellor still feels hesitant to lift restrictions. Life seems as though it is returning to normal in places like Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Norway. People can be seen back […]

Accused Of ‘Piracy’, U.S. Denies Diverting Masks Bound For Germany

A face mask shipment, originally bound for Berlin, has been diverted at an airport in Bangkok. Berlin State’s Secretary of Interior, Andreas Geisel, stated that 200,000 masks, originally ordered by, and bound for Germany had been “confiscated” in an airport in Bangkok. Mr. Geisel went on to state that the masks […]

European Countries Continue To Respond To COVID-19 Pandemic, Leading To Border Closures And EU Difficulties

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow, causing heightened panic around the globe, many nations have elected to close their borders to curb its effects reduce the number of novel cases, especially those brought by people entering the country who may be sick. As of this week, leaders of European […]

COVID-19: UK Government’s Controversial Response

As of March 12th, confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK have risen to 590. The true number of cases could be much higher. Moving from the “containing” phase to the “delaying” phase, the National Health Service system is on an emergency footing. Although 30 designated hospitals are still receiving patients, […]

UK, France, And Germany Respond To Iran’s Violations Of The Nuclear Deal As The United States Escalates Tensions

The United Kingdom, France, and Germany (known collectively as E3) have released a statement formally accusing Iran of violating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), more commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. The statement noted that the purpose of JCPoA is “upholding the nuclear non-proliferation regime, and […]

Foreign Involvement Increases In Libya Ahead Of Peace Summit

The civil war in Libya has been raging on since early 2014 where many rival factions have battled for power over the country. There are now two main factions who are vying for supremacy, one is the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and […]

How Different Legislative Approaches Impact Sex-Workers

Prostitution is a stigmatized societal issue from which contentious debate has always flowed. The lack of consistency in international approaches to prostitution speaks to its controversial nature. The practice is associated with the transmission of sexual diseases, human trafficking, and a variety of criminal activity. Globally, there are over 42 […]

The Rise Of Populism: What Is It And How Is It Impacting European Politics?

Populism in the twenty-first century has gone through a major resurgence and emerged, especially following the most recent U.S. and U.K. elections, as a significant factor in politics. However, the rise in populist politics is not isolated to these two nations. A rapid spread of populism is seen throughout the […]