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Climate protection in transport to cost 75 billion

Transport Minister Scheuer wants to make the transport sector more climate-friendly with a billion-euro package. Before a high-level meeting of the government...

ECB raises penalty interest rates and restarts bond-buying programme

Going forward, banks will have to pay 0.5 percent interest if they store money at the central bank. The ECB is also...

State elections in Germany: a pyrrhic victory over the far right

State elections in the East German states of Saxonia and Brandenburg this Sunday yielded what can only be described as a new...

Seehofer and the Islam debate: “not helpful”?

Horst Seehofer receives support from his own ranks after his controversial statement on Islam. CSU Secretary General Blume speaks of deliberate misinterpretation, fellow party...

The Spahn controversy: Can the CDU’s ‘brand essence’ be saved?

The CDU is currently neither conservative nor pragmatic - this is a problem, not only for itself, but for society as a whole. Jens...

Cabinet under review: Who rules Germany?

171 days after the Bundestag elections, Germany has a new government: after Angela Merkel as Chancellor, her ministers were sworn in on Wednesday. Her...

Trump’s trade war: Germany sides with China

While US President Trump is increasing pressure on China, Chancellor Merkel appears to side with her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on on the issue...

SPD members give go ahead for grand coalition

The basis of the SPD has decided: it voted by a large majority for the coalition agreement with the CDU/CSU. This clears the way...

Grand coalition 2018: What’s in the new coalition agreement?

No time to read 177 pages? Here's a short version of what's in the coalition agreement More money for education, digitalisation ans families: SPD and...

SPD to head finance ministry in new government

Chancellor Angela Merkel can continue governing in a grand coalition with the SPD - but her party is paying a high price. Because the...