German CDU/CSU climate paper: A stab in Merkel’s back?

By |maj 14th, 2020|Angela Mekel, CDU, Climate Change, CO2, CSU, emission targets, European Green Deal, Germany, News, Paris Climate Agreement|

In a position paper, Germany's conservative CDU/CSU parliamentary group opposed increasing the climate target to 55% by 2030. While this has been the cause for much criticism from other parties, the Christian Democrats do not believe this contradicts t...

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German-German dispute over fibre optic funding to be decided in Brussels

By |maj 11th, 2020|Andreas Scheuer, Broadband, CDU, CDU/CSU, CSU, fibre optic cables, Germany, gigabit, internet, News|

The European Commission is examining German plans to support the fibre optic industry. The Christian Democrat (CDU/CSU) parliamentary group asked for early approval, while the fixed network industry association BREKO is opposed to the measures. EURACTI...

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‘Coronabonds’ vs ‘Recovery bonds’: Where does Germany stand?

By |april 21st, 2020|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Angela Merkel, CDU, coronabonds, European Parliament, FDP, German Greens, Germany, Greece, News, recovery bonds, Social Democrats SPD|

While German Chancellor Angela Merkel has opposed the idea of 'coronabonds', German MEPs from her own political faction have spoken out in favour of 'recovery bonds', a position that could weigh heavily on the EU summit next Thursday. EURACTIV Germany ...

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Will the coronavirus cause the comeback of Germany’s political centre?

By |april 17th, 2020|AfD, CDU, coronavirus, COVID-19, CSU, FDP, German grand coalition, German politics, Germany, News, opposition, SPD|

Germans are more satisfied with their government than they have been for a long time, thanks to its coronavirus response. It is making life increasingly difficult for the opposition. EURACTIV Germany reports. 

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Germany extends COVID-19 restrictions, but announces relaxation of some measures

By |april 16th, 2020|Angela Merkel, CDU, coronavirus, COVID-19, CSU, Germany, Markus Söder, News|

People in Germany will have to live with the strict contact restrictions until at least 3 May. This was agreed by Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the 16 state premiers in Berlin on Wednesday (15 April). However, the German government also announced ...

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Germany’s Laschet, Merz join Merkel party leadership race

By |februar 25th, 2020|Angela Merkel, CDU, CDU chair, Friedrich Merz, Germany, News|

The premier of Germany's most populous state, Armin Laschet, joined the race to lead Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) on Tuesday and won the backing of Health Minister Jens Spahn who had been expected to run himself. A third conten...

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Crisis-ridden SPD wins state parliamentary elections in Hamburg

By |februar 24th, 2020|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), CDU, Die Linke, elections, FDP, German Greens, Germany, Hamburg, News, SPD|

Voters in Hamburg gave the SPD one of their best election results in recent years in a regional election on Sunday (23 February). With 38,9% of the vote, Peter Tschentscher (SPD) will continue as the city’s mayor, while the Greens doubled their share of the vote to reach 24,4%. Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU, however, performed poorly.

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Hamburg elections, pose (another) crash test for Germany’s mainstream parties

By |februar 20th, 2020|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), CDU, elections, FDP, Germany, Hamburg, News, SPD, The Greens|

Voters in the city state of Hamburg will elect their new parliament on 23 February, the first elections to take place after the Thuringian political turmoil broke out earlier this month. This is yet another test for Germany’s traditional parties that could seal the end of the country's traditional political landscape.   

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Pull yourselves together for EU’s sake, German Greens urge CDU

By |februar 17th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Annalena Baerbock, CDU, german elections, German presidency, Greens, News|

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), embroiled in a leadership crisis, must unite and keep their ruling coalition stable as Germany takes on the rotating European Union presidency this year, Greens leader Annalena Baerbock said on Satu...

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Huawei shouldn’t be getting its hopes up for German 5G expansion just yet

By |februar 13th, 2020|5G, 5G expansion, BND, CDU, China, CSU, Huawei, News, SPD, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, union|

Although the CDU and CSU did not explicitly decide on the exclusion of Huawei, their position paper provided exclusion criteria that could nonetheless apply to the Chinese telecom giant. The ball is now in the court of the coalition partners, the Socia...

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