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Monthly Archives: March 2018

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 Spahn could change that. It might all turn out well in the end: Chancellor Merkel returns from Brussels with an agreement...

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 new cabinet consists of six women and nine men. CDU, CSU and SPD are sending some younger politicians to Berlin. Franziska...

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 of tariffs and trade imbalances. Merkel called Jinping, who was recently re-elected, and agreed to work together closely in matters...

SPD members give go ahead for grand coalition

The base of the SPD has decided: it voted by a large majority for the coalition agreement with the CDU/CSU. This clears the way for a new government led by Angela Merkel. The way is clear for the next grand coalition led by Angela Merkel...