CDU crisis to put question mark on German EU-Presidency

By |februar 11th, 2020|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), CDU, CDU chair, European Union, far-right parties, France, Germany, News|

As the new European Commission finally begins its work, it is Berlin's turn to come to a political standstill. It's a problem for Germany but also for the European Union.

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Kramp-Karrenbauer to step down as CDU leader

By |februar 10th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), CDU, CDU chair, Germany, News, Thomas Kemmerich, Thuringia|

CDU party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is stepping down. Announced during the CDU executive committee meeting on Monday morning (10 February), she has immediately renounced her Chancellor candidacy and intends to give up her position as CDU chair ...

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New SPD leadership on its way to challenge Germany’s Grand Coalition

By |december 6th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), CDU, German climate package, German government, Germany, grand coalition, Nato, News, Norbert Walter-Borjans, party chairmanship, Peter Altmaier, Saskia Esken, SPD, SPD party conference|

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) officially elected Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans as the new chairmen at a national conference on Friday (6 December). There was no vote about remaining in the Grand Coalition with the CDU/CSU conservatives, bu...

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German coalition divided over carbon pricing

By |julij 10th, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), carbon price, carbon tax, german climate cabinet, German climate protection law, Germany, News, non-ETS, Olaf Scholz, Svenja Schulze|

Should Germany put a price on carbon emissions from transport, buildings or agriculture, which are currently not covered by the EU emissions trading scheme? The question is dividing members of the ruling coalition. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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German conservative boss warns coalition partners on Europe

By |julij 8th, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), CDU, EU top jobs, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The woman in pole position to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor warned her junior coalition partners against blocking the appointment of a German to head the European Commission, saying this would put their coalition under "maximum strain".

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CDU discussion workshop on migration and asylum: ‘What have we learnt?’

By |februar 12th, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), asylum debate, CDU, migration policy, News, Refugees|

For new CDU party chair Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, reforming migration policy represents an opportunity to distance herself from Chancellor Angela Merkel. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Which way forward for Merkel’s CDU?

By |december 7th, 2018|Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), CDU, CDU party conference, Friedrich Merz, Jens Spahn, News|

The CDU is holding a vote today on who will take over its chair and will possibly be its candidate to German Chancellor one day. EURACTIV Germany gives an overview of how the three candidates could shape the part and therefore also the EU.

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