Reports by Daniel Rätz

Cosmopublic is no longer operating

27 Sep 2017

We are deeply saddened to announce that cosmopublic.eu is no longer operating. by Christian Grünewald, Daniel Rätz, Malte Liewerscheidt
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World Leaders Met at G7 Summit in Germany – An Useless Event?

Germany, 13 May - 09 Jun 2015

Expensive and useless? G7 Summit heavily criticised in many respects ++ It’s not a big deal – is it? by Daniel Rätz, Lisa Heinemann
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The Fall of the Berlin Wall – 9 November 1989

09 Nov 2014

Exactly 25 years ago today, all of a sudden, the gates in the Berlin Wall stood wide open. The iron curtain that had split Germany had lost its meaning – making the 9th of November 1989 one of the happiest days in German history. by Daniel Rätz
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25 Years Later – What Young Germans Think about the Fall of the Berlin Wall

09 Nov 2014

How do young Germans think about German reunification 25 years after the Berlin Wall fell? We asked our editors. Here are some of their thoughts on the 9th of November 1989. by Daniel Rätz, Jens Ummethum, Peter Sawicki
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The German Green Party – a Struggle for Identity and Leadership

18 Oct 2014

How the Reform of the German asylum law passes legislation and may tear the Green party apart. by Daniel Rätz
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The ‘Alternative for Germany’ – no Alternative for Merkel?

06 Oct 2014

Conservatives or right-wing populists? The rise of the new party AfD brings Merkel's CDU in trouble. by Daniel Rätz
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Putin and Erdogan – two political “Bad Boys” in focus

Germany, 06 May - 19 May 2014

Persona non grata? Turkish Prime Minister is facing trouble at home and abroad ++ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: What is Vladimir Putin up to? ++ TV debate Juncker vs. Schulz – European election campaign comes to an end ++ Germany celebrates with Conchita Wurst.
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Debate on Poverty Migration, Respect for a Coming-Out and Concern about Schumacher

Germany, 17 Dec - 13 Jan 2014

CSU sparks discussion about poverty migration in Germany ++ Germany fears for the life of its racing idol Michael Schumacher ++ Breaking a taboo: Former football star admits to being homosexual ++ A shady deal? Top-level politician will take over well-paid executive job. by Daniel Rätz
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A luxurious Bishop, a wealthy Family and a Grand Coalition in Focus

Germany, 03 Oct - 16 Oct 2013

Bishop under Pressure: prosecution pleads for penalty order, public calls for resignation ++ Grand coalition on its way? New government within sight ++ Big party donation by BMW mayor shareholders gets CDU in trouble ++ National football team qualified for World Cup 2014. by Daniel Rätz
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Football Ladies sucessful, Defence Minister and Rap Star in Trouble

Germany, 13 Jul - 26 Jul 2013

Next one, please! Germany beats Sweden and makes it to final ++ The air is getting thinner for Defence Minister ++ Mayor of Berlin has filed charge against famous Rapper ++ It’s a boy! Birth of Prince William’s and Kate’s “Royal Baby“ receives broad attention. by Daniel Rätz
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Worst Flood Catastrophe in Decades Hits Germany

Germany, 31 May - 13 Jun 2013

Devastating flood catastrophe in eastern Germany and Bavaria ++ Political up-risings in Istanbul move Turks in Germany ++ Bayern, Bayern, Bayern – FCB crowns outstanding season with historic triple triumph. by Daniel Rätz
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Minister Rösler Finally Acclaimed …and Blamed Again

Germany, 06 Mar - 20 Mar 2013

Liberal party convention: captain Rösler, spearhead Brüderle ++ Poverty report: Economy Minister alleged of manipulation ++ Cyprus bailout: Discussions about pros and cons ++ Corruption scandal: No more Lawsuits against former President. by Daniel Rätz
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Strengthened Merkel Facing Trouble with Tank Sales

Germany, 21 Nov - 05 Dec 2012

Angela Merkel confirmed as party leader ++ Possible sale of tanks to Saudi Arabia met with criticism ++ Fire disaster in sheltered workshop ++ New concept for better security in football stadiums – FC Bayern autumn champion. by Daniel Rätz
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Government and Left Party Close Their Arguments – For Now

Germany, 21 May - 03 Jun 2012

Government Determines Dispute over Child Care Subsidy ++ Left Party Has a New Leadership ++ Syrian Ambassador Expelled ++ National Team Falters – Visit to Auschwitz. by Daniel Rätz
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Two presidents in focus

Germany, 27 Feb - 11 Mar 2012

Further discussions about Christian Wulff ++ Presidential election in Russia criticized ++ Strikes and collective bargaining in Germany ++ New host of “Wetten, dass…?” found ++ End of FC Bayern Munich’s crisis? by Daniel Rätz
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Greece and Wulff still in the spotlight

Germany, 30 Jan - 12 Feb 2012

Indignation over Russian and Chinese veto ++ No end of the Greek tragedy ++ Case Wulff still with no end ++ Citizens of Duisburg vote mayor out of office. by Daniel Rätz
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Scandal involving President Wulff is expanding

Germany, 02 Jan - 15 Jan 2012

New allegations against Wulff - President still under pressure ++ End of Jamaica in Saarland ++ Downgrade of Euro countries causes annoyance. by Daniel Rätz
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Poor calculation by Greece, Italy and bankers

Germany, 24 Oct - 06 Nov 2011

Papandreou causes irritation – Berlusconi under pressure ++ Erdogan fueled debate on integration ++ Compromise in the coalition, but no agreement on minimum wages ++ Bank miscalculates by 50 billion Euro. by Daniel Rätz
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Consternation over carnage in Norway

Germany, 11 Jul - 24 Jul 2011

Dismay at tragedy in Norway ++ Commemorating victims of Love Parade-Catastrophe - Question of guilt remains residual ++ Breakthrough in the euro crisis? ++ Women's World Cup in Germany is over. by Daniel Rätz
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Daniel Rätz




Daniel grew up in Cologne and Munich and earned his Master's degree at the University of Bonn. His enthusiasm for the European idea was sparked through a semester abroad in the Swedish capital of Stockholm as part of the ERASMUS exchange program. He gained journalistic experience through various internships and worked as a PR consultant at several leading public relations agencies. Currently, he works as a PR manager at an association representing the interests of the automotive industry and lives in Frankfurt a.M.

Daniel is a founding member of Cosmopublic.eu and board director of the European Cosmopublic Project e.V., the association behind the website.


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