Merkel’s conservatives brace for stormy party congress

By |november 19th, 2019|AfD, Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, CDU, CSU, german elections, German Greens, News|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right CDU braces for a tumultuous two-day party congress in Leipzig from Friday (22 November), with members smarting from recent local election drubbings and bickering over her successor.

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Record numbers of young voters backed AfD in Thuringia state election

By |oktober 28th, 2019|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, CDU, CDU/CSU, Die Linke, FDP, Germany, News, SPD, State elections, The Greens, Thuringia, young voters|

The state elections in Thuringia on Sunday (27 October) demonstrated how strong the AfD was among young people under 30, who voted in record numbers for the far-right party. Die Linke (the Left) came in second, while the Greens lagged far behind. EURAC...

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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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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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Critical mass building for motion to expel Orbán from EPP

By |marec 1st, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, CDU, EPP, Fidesz, Hungary, illiberal democracy, Joseph Daul, Marine Le Pen, Matteo Salvini, News, Viktor Orbán|

A critical mass is likely to be reached within days to put the expulsion of Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party from the centre-right European Peoples Party (EPP) to a vote. The decision could be taken ahead of a crucial meeting on 20 March.

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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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With eyes on future Chancellorship, CDU elects Kramp-Karrenbauer as new chair

By |december 9th, 2018|AKK, Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, CDU, Germany, News|

Germany's ruling CDU chose Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as its new chairperson to replace Angela Merkel on Friday (7 December), in a move that raised some doubts about which path the country's biggest party aims to take to stave off challenges from the l...

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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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CDU elections smack of matricide

By |december 5th, 2018|AfD, Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, CDU, Friedrich Merz, german elections, Jens Spahn, News, Social Democrats SPD|

A knife-edge vote Friday (7 December) will determine Angela Merkel's successor as head of her party after 18 years at the helm, with the German chancellor's own political fate and legacy on the line.

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Merkel’s would-be successor questions Germany’s sacrosanct asylum pledge

By |november 22nd, 2018|Angela Merkel, asylum policy, CDU, Friedrich Merz, German constitution, german elections, News|

Friedrich Merz, trailing in the race to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel as leader of her Christian Democrats (CDU), sparked uproar by questioning Germany's constitutional guarantee of asylum at a hustings late on Wednesday (21 November).

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