Future coalitions in Germany to be ‘more fragile than ever before’, says AfD

By |september 3rd, 2019|Alternative for Germany, Brandenburg, coalition talks, far right, German grand coalition, German Greens, German state elections, Germany, Jörg Meuthen, News, Sachsen, Saxony|

Elections in Saxony and Brandenburg have changed the balance of power in these states. The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has recorded significant gains, while the more traditional parties (CDU and SPD) continue losing ground. EURACTIV Germany...

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Far-right AfD falls short of first place in both German state elections

By |september 1st, 2019|Alternative for Germany, Brandenburg, CDU, Die Linke, Eastern Germany, Germany, News, Saxony, Social Democrats SPD, State elections|

Right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) achieved historical gains in state elections in Saxony and Brandenburg but Chancellor Merkel’s CDU and its coalition partner SPD remain strongest political parties allowing current grand coalition to hold on until 2021.

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Shifting politics raise the stakes in Germany’s local elections

By |avgust 30th, 2019|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Brandenburg, CDU/CSU, coal phase-out, election polls, FDP, German grand coalition, German Greens, Germany, News, Saxony, Social Democrats SPD, State elections|

State elections in Brandenburg and Saxony are likely to make waves, even across state borders. If the socialist party (SPD) loses its spot as leading party to the far-right AfD, demands to end the grand coalition would increase, again. Although all eye...

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German coal regions to be allocated €40 billion as part of coal phase-out plan

By |avgust 29th, 2019|Brandenburg, coal, coal phase-out, German "coal commission", Germany, News, Peter Altmaier, RWE, Sachsen, Saxony, structural reform, Strukturwandel|

Germany's federal cabinet has presented a bill to allocate €40 billion to some federal states so they can prepare for structural changes related to transitioning away from coal. However, it remains unclear when the power plants will be shut down. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Future EU regional policy – less funding for East Germany?

By |april 10th, 2018|Brandenburg, cohesion policy, East Germany, European Regional Development Fund, News, Regional Policy|

The EU budget for 2020 onward is not yet fixed but the German federal states already fear cuts in the funding for promotion of local projects. East Germany is especially concerned - a lot is at stake because many regions benefit greatly from EU subsidi...

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