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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Germany expels Russian diplomats over murder of Georgian citizen in Berlin

After the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin, the German government expelled two employees of the Russian embassy. The Attorney General is investigating. Russia announced retaliatory measures. Germany has expelled two Russian diplomats from the country. They had...

Bavarian integration law partly declared unconstitutional

Bavaria's integration law partly violates the state constitution. According to the State Constitutional Court, mandatory courses on 'German values' for migrants are an inadmissible encroachment on freedom of expression. SPD and Greens have challenged the government to reconsider their policy.

Grand Coalition crisis: CDU’s AKK firmly rejects renegotiation of agreement

The designated SPD leaders would like to renegotiate the coalition agreement with CDU/CSU . But CDU leader Kramp-Karrenbauer give little hope to this prospect - and demands a decision. CDU chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has rejected a unravelling of the...

Leadership ballot: SPD members vote for underdog and challenge Grand Coalition

It is a somewhat surprising decision by the SPD party members: Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans are to take over the party leadership. The duo prevailed against Olaf Scholz and Klara Geywitz. The former finance minister of North Rhine-Westphalia...

AfD party conference votes in new leadership

The founding generation of the AfD is retiring: Party leader Gauland is succeeded by his preferred candidate Tino Chrupalla as co-chairman. Together with Jörg Meuthen, who had previously been confirmed as leader, he will lead the party. The Saxon...

Bundestag passes record budget

The federal government plans to spend 362 billion euros next year - more than ever before. And that, without incurring any new debt. The opposition accuses the government of trickery. More money for daycare centres, more housing subsidies and...