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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Guessing game about Merkel’s future

By |april 30th, 2019|Angela Merkel, carbon tax, CDU/CSU, German government, Germany, News|

There is growing speculation surrounding the German Chancellor’s departure. In other news: The issue of carbon tax is also being hotly debated. EURACTIV’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

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Donations to German parties soar during elections, raising concerns

By |januar 25th, 2019|Abgeordnetenwatch, Bavarian Employers' Associations for the Metalworking and Electrical Industries (vbm), CDU/CSU, Christian Lindner, FDP, German elections 2017, Léa Briand, LobbyControl, News, party donations|

The financial statements of German political parties for 2017 once again demonstrated that business is particularly generous during elections, with the Union of CDU and CSU benefitting in particular. Critics argue that these donations distort democracy...

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The dawn of the Chancellor after the Hesse election

By |oktober 29th, 2018|Angela Merkel, CDU/CSU, German grand coalition, German politics, Hessen, News|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Monday (29 October) she no longer wants to run for CDU chairmanship in December and, after the current legislative term, does not want to stand as a candidate for the chancellorship. EURACTIV Germany reports...

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Following election losses, SPD leader questions German ruling coalition

By |oktober 28th, 2018|CDU/CSU, German Greens, Germany, GroKo, News, Social Democrats SPD|

In a fresh blow for Chancellor Angela Merkel, her CDU conservatives and the social-democrats from the SPD suffered major losses in the regional elections in Hesse on Sunday (29 October), prompting SPD party leader Andrea Nahles to question the future of the national ruling coalition.

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Bavarian elections stability test for Merkel’s grand coalition

By |oktober 15th, 2018|Bavaria, Bavaria elections, CDU/CSU, Germany, Horst Seehofer, Markus Söder, News|

The Christian Social Union (CSU), German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s sister party, has lost its absolute majority in Sunday’s (14 October) state elections. With major parties further weakened and in search for culprits, the fragile German “grand coalition” experiences another defeat....

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