A detailed look at the massacre: shooting at a synagogue in Germany

A detailed look at the massacre: shooting at a synagogue in Germany

An alleged right-wing extremist targeted the Synagogue in Halle yesterday (9 October). Although he killed two people and injured several, his failure to open the Synagogue’s door spared the German city of Halle from a massacre. EURACTIV’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports. The city of Halle was in a state of emergency yesterday after an armed 27-year-old killed two people by gunfire and seriously injured others. Helicopters circled over the city, heavily armed police officers were on duty, and residents were asked to stay in their homes. The perpetrator At…

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East-West corridor: “hard” and “soft” connection? Global eurasia conference

East-West corridor: “hard” and “soft” connection? Global eurasia conference

A conference organised on ‘Global Eurasia – connectivity as a driver for peace, stability and security’ raised questions such as “greener” connectivity, in line with Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s priorities. But diplomats from the region were more focused on infrastructure. The panellists on Tuesday (8 October) were the ambassadors to the EU of two countries from the Eastern Partnership, Azerbaijan and Georgia, and two from Central Asia – Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The EU has separate tracks with both groups of countries, but “connectivity” seems to be the overarching,…

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