Strong public support for CDU/CSU, but questions remain on Merkel’s successor

By |junij 9th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Armin Laschet, CDU, CDU chair, CDU/CSU, Chancellor candidacies, CSU, Friedrich Merz, Markus Söder, News, Norbert Röttgen|

Around three months after the outbreak of COVID-19 in Germany, public approval of the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and confidence in Chancellor Angela Merkel remain high.  Nevertheless, Merkel is still ruling out a fifth term in office. So how does it look for her potential successors? EURACTIV Germany reports.

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MEP Giegold on infringement: Germans in top positions must show the way

By |maj 12th, 2020|Axel Voss, bond-buying, CDU/CSU, ECJ, German Constitutional Court, German Greens, infringement procedure, infringement proceedings, Karlsruhe, News, Niclas Herbst, Sven Giegold, von der Leyen|

Commission boss Ursula von der Leyen may have to be tough on Germany and possibly launch infringement procedures to avoid accusations of being soft on her home country, particularly ahead of Berlin's upcoming EU presidency, according to Green MEP Sven ...

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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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Is Germany’s digital ministry just a ‘phantom debate’?

By |februar 24th, 2020|CDU/CSU, digitalisation, Elisabeth Kaiser, FDP, Germany, ministry, News, Saskia Esken, SPD|

The conservative CDU/CSU union is demanding a new digital ministry. While the discussion is not new, the union's coalition partner, the Socialist Party (SPD), is saying that institutes are already dealing with digital issues, they are just underfunded.  EURACTIV Germany reports.

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German Conservatives vote ‘in unison’ against excluding Huawei from 5G network

By |februar 12th, 2020|5G, 5G expansion, Angela Merkel, Bundestag, CDU/CSU, Germany, Huawei, News, union|

After months of discussion, the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) voted against excluding Huawei from Germany's 5G network. Yet, strict criteria to minimise security risks will be imposed, EURACTIV Germany reports.

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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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Bundestag wants to impose climate tax on MPs’ official trips

By |oktober 25th, 2019|Bundestag, CDU/CSU, compensation, environment, German climate package, News, official travel, SPD, Svenja Schulze, tax|

The Bundestag's Council of Elders decided that there should be a climate tax for the official trips of MPs, starting in 2020. For the first time, the Council has started to debate the building blocks of Germany's recently proposed climate package. EURA...

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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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Germany’s CDU fears loss of influence following Weber mess

By |junij 25th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, CDU/CSU, Emmanuel Macron, European Commission, European Commission president, France, Germany, La Republique En Marche, manfred weber, News, Spitzenkandidaten|

German tensions over Manfred Weber's candidacy for the European Commission presidency are deeply rooted in Germany's national politics. EURACTIV France reports.

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Why the success of the German Greens might not be short-lived

By |junij 7th, 2019|Annalena Baerbock, Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, CDU/CSU, Deutschland, German government, German Greens, Germany, News, Robert Habeck, SPD|

The German Greens struggled to ride the wave of support it received a few years ago but, following their recent success in the EU elections, this time it looks like things could be much more long-lived. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel takes a look at the state of play.

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