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

Deniz Yücel released from Turkish prison

The German-Turkish journalist has left the Turkish prison. But a court allowed Yücel to be charged. The prosecutor demands 18 years imprisonment....

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 and 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...

New edition of “grand coalition” looming as talks draw to a...

In the afternoon things were still looking promising for the new, old grand coalition, as development minister Müller announced a breakthrough in negotiations for...

Cataluña: A constitutional crisis and no end in sight

After half a year of full-on constitutional crisis in Spain, the results are sobering and give little hope for constructive progress, let alone a...

CDU and SPD to meet as preliminary coalition talks begin

Chancellor Merkel will return to the negotiating table on Sunday with leaders from the Social Democrats (SPD) and representatives of her Bavarian sister party,...