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“Jamaica” coalition talks fail after deadlock on migration

Exploratory talks to form Germany’s next coalition government were terminated shortly before midnight on Sunday when the liberal pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked...

Elections 2017: “Jamaica” pre-coalition talks dragging on

After late September's not-so-flattering election victory by the Christian Democrats and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, the exploratory pre-coalition negotiations between...

Elections in Lower Saxony – SPD and CDU aim for rapid...

In the state of Lower Saxony, Social Democrats and Christian Democrats are ready to start coalition talks. After the liberal FDP and the Green...

Factsheet: Federal election results 2017

CDUChristlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (Christian Democrats)26,8 %(2013: 34,1 %)SPDSozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democrats)20,5 %(2013: 25,7 %)AfDAlternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany)12,6 %(2013:...

How Ceta will change our lives

As the free trade agreement Ceta has officially entered into force, removing a considerable amount of trade tariffs between the EU and Canada, maple...

EU to get tougher on Internet giants

According to plans by the EU Commission, the European Union will introduce a joint tax for taxing the profits of Google, Apple and other...

At the crossroads: Why Germany needs Martin Schulz and the Ampel...

The countdown to election day is finally drawing to a close; on Sunday, the 25th, the long-winded and spectacularly unspectacular "Wahlkampf" will end. Some...

German economy slowing down slightly in second quarter

According to the monthly Bundesbank (German Central Bank) report, the economy has slightly decelerated in the second quarter of 2017. "The German economy will...

Free trade: EU and Japan agree on deal

The EU and Japan together represent around one third of global economic output. The trade agreement will be signed in autumn. The European Union and...

Police protection for founder of liberal mosque in Berlin

Having received a large number of death threats, Seyran Ateş is now under non-stop police protection, according to a report. Her newly founded mosque...