Germany, 13 May - 09 Jun 2015Expensive and useless? G7 Summit heavily criticised in many respects ++ It’s not a big deal – is it? by Daniel Rätz, Lisa Heinemann
09 Nov 2014Exactly 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
09 Nov 2014How 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
18 Oct 2014How the Reform of the German asylum law passes legislation and may tear the Green party apart. by Daniel Rätz
06 Oct 2014Conservatives or right-wing populists? The rise of the new party AfD brings Merkel's CDU in trouble. by Daniel Rätz
Germany, 06 May - 19 May 2014Persona 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.
Germany, 17 Dec - 13 Jan 2014CSU 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
Germany, 03 Oct - 16 Oct 2013Bishop 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
Germany, 13 Jul - 26 Jul 2013Next 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
Germany, 31 May - 13 Jun 2013Devastating 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
Germany, 06 Mar - 20 Mar 2013Liberal 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
Germany, 21 Nov - 05 Dec 2012Angela 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
Germany, 21 May - 03 Jun 2012Government Determines Dispute over Child Care Subsidy ++ Left Party Has a New Leadership ++ Syrian Ambassador Expelled ++ National Team Falters – Visit to Auschwitz. by Daniel Rätz
Germany, 27 Feb - 11 Mar 2012Further 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
Germany, 30 Jan - 12 Feb 2012Indignation 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
Germany, 02 Jan - 15 Jan 2012New allegations against Wulff - President still under pressure ++ End of Jamaica in Saarland ++ Downgrade of Euro countries causes annoyance. by Daniel Rätz
Germany, 24 Oct - 06 Nov 2011Papandreou 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
Germany, 11 Jul - 24 Jul 2011Dismay 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
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.