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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Green Party re-elects leaders at party conference, calls for raising minimum...

At the end of the party conference, the Greens called for an increase in the minimum wage to twelve euros. On...

Bundestag president Schäuble calls for parliamentary reform

President of the Bundestag Schäuble has again called for a reduction in the number of MPs in the Bundestag. According to him,...

Grand Coalition scraps ‘Soli’ tax (almost) entirely

The parliamentary groups of the GroKo (Grand Coalition) passed a bill in the Bundestag to abolish the solidarity surcharge* for most citizens....

Bundestag passes climate bill

The federal government's has passed the climate protection law in the Bundestag with the votes of the coalition groups. Green Party...

Half time for the Grand Coalition: a brief assessment of two...

The Grand Coalition mid-term results are due after about a year and a half of 'GroKo' government, and according to some, the...

Highest court rules benefit sanctions unconstitutional

Going forward, the government will no longer be allowed to apply sanctions to job seekers and cut unemployment benefits as quickly and...

Grand Coalition quarrels continue over dissent on ‘basic pension’

It's half time for the Grand Coalition, and two years into this not-so-easy 4-year term, its achievements so far are neither overwhelming...

Conservative ‘troublemaker’ Merz attacks Merkel after state elections

In view of the massive losses of votes in the state elections in Thuringia, criticism within the CDU is becoming louder. Former...

Die Linke and AfD win state elections in Thuringia

In the state elections in Thuringia, the far-right AfD under its controversial regional leader Björn Höcke is the second strongest party behind...

Berlin Senate decides to freeze rent prices for five years

After months of discussions, the Senate of Berlin has introduced a law to cap rent prices in the capital. The sharp rise...