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Thursday, January 23, 2020

CDU party leader AKK to replace von der Leyen as defense...

Shortly after Ursula von der Leyen's election as the new head of the EU Commission an unexpected successor has already been found...

Climate laws blocked by Bundesrat in bid to renegotiate deal

Parts of the climate package must be renegotiated in the Conciliation Committee of Bundestag and Bundesrat. Among other things, the Upper House...

Green Party to draw “lines in the sand” before September elections

A potential coalition with the Greens would only be possible under certain conditions - such as accepting gay marriage and ruling out a cap...

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...

Austria: election winner Kurz to form government

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has entrusted ÖVP leader Sebastian Kurz to form a new government - and asked that climate...

Green light for ‘Kenya’ coalition in Brandenburg

The formation of a new government coalition in Brandenburg get its go-ahead: After SPD and CDU, the Greens have approved the formation...

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,...

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...

State elections in East Germany: a pyrrhic victory over the far...

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

State elections in Hesse: black-green coalition maintains slim majority

According to the preliminary results, the black-green coalition in Hesse still has a majority in the new state parliament - but only...