Germany’s Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) is among roughly a dozen large European lenders that face higher capital requirements when new banking rules come into force in the coming years, several sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The assessment has been made by the Basel committee of supervisors. Source: Reuters
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The German government said on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump’s decision to send additional troops to Afghanistan was “the right thing to do.” Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen also welcomed the decision but said that Germany would not follow suit by further raising its troop numbers. Source: The Local
EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn has called for a change of course for the EU on Turkey’s accession to join the bloc, after president Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turks living in Germany not to vote for the county’s two ruling parties in the upcoming September elections. Source: Euobserver
France’s ‘Operation Sentinelle’, a domestic military presence that since the January 2015 terrorist attacks has deployed thousands of soldiers to patrol public spaces will be revamped, the French Interior minister announced Tuesday. G.Collomb said: “We are going to redefine the mission in order to make it more mobile”. Source: France24