Mashable! by Colin Daileda
German authorities have arrested a German man on suspicion of being a double agent for the United States. The man has been linked to spying on a panel investigating activities by the National Security Agency in Germany.
Project Syndicate by James Waterworth
Unfortunately, EU leaders’ lofty rhetoric praising the Internet often rings hollow. While calling for a strong digital agenda in one breath, the same politicians, supported by protectionist interests at home, often argue for putting a brake on the Internet’s “disruption” by imposing strict new regulation.
open Democracy News Analysis – by Edoardo Quadri
Germany’s lower house of parliament passed new citizenship laws yesterday (3 July), relaxing some of the strictest rules in Europe to allow young Germans of foreign origin to hold two passports – a move that benefits the large Turkish community.
The ceasefire talks between the Ukrainian government, Russia and eastern Ukrainian separatists are to resume by Saturday. That was the agreement reached in Berlin by representatives from Moscow and Kiev under German mediation. Germany is finally becoming more active in foreign policy, some commentators write approvingly. Others stress that Germany’s trustworthiness depends on the success of the talks