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15th Jun 2021

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Germans unhappy with Merkel's NSA explanations

Germans - among the most privacy-conscious citizens in Europe - are unhappy with Chancellor Angela Merkel's explanations about the US' surveillance programme. According to an ARD poll, two-thirds of Germans want further clarifications on the issue, with Merkel due to give her traditional pre-summer press conference on Friday.

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German Greens face reality check amid CDU gains

Armin Laschet, Angela Merkel's would-be-heir after German's September election, said he would prefer to govern with the liberals - as the Greens continued their slump in the polls.

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Biden in Brussels - what's in the 'in-tray'?

As president Joe Biden, EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and EU Council president Charles Michel meet today, more than seven years have passed since the last opportunity for leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to engage face-to-face.

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