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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Nahles to lead new SPD – with only 66% of votes

Andrea Nahles is the new leader of the SPD. For the first time, a woman heads the German Social Democrats. Off to a bad start: The SPD elected Andrea Nahles as their first-ever female party leader with only 66.3...

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 member Scheuer says Seehofer speaks for the majority. CSU Secretary General Markus Blume accuses critics of the CDU of deliberately misinterpreting...

Puigdemont released from custody in Germany

Carles Puigdemont, former head of government of Catalonia, left the prison in the north of Germany after a regional court ruled against his extradition. At the gate of the Neumünster prison in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, Puigdemont thanked...