Kramp-Karrenbauer's appointment has been somewhat surprising but is in line with the possibility that she might succeed Merkel as Germany's
Ankara remains unyielding in the face of potential EU sanctions over the Cyrpus EEZ natural gas dispute.
If it materializes,, the step could be deemed a major German concession to US President Donald Trump's constant criticism.
The far-right League party, junior partner in the ruling populist coalition, has been opposed to the move, with its leader
Crimea Will Be Russia’s ‘Forever’, Threats Are ‘Useless’, Moscow Tells West 5 Years after Annexation
Putin and Medvedev have once again justified the acquisition of Crimea through the referendum they held there after Russian troops
The Visegrad Group EU member states have already become season members of NATO, according to Poland's Defense Minister.
The EU as a collective member of NATO would enhance the capabilities of the Alliance, rather than "duplicate" them.
US and then UN envoy Matthew Nimetz tackled the Greece - Macedonia name dispute for 20 of the 27 years
Greece's Parliament is next supposed to ratify a protocol approving Macedonia's admission to NATO.
The US President keeps demanding that Europeans "pay up" America for their defense.
The German leader has once again ruled out military solutions to the Russia - Ukraine conflict.