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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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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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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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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Germany’s CSU wants to increase monitoring of digital space

By |januar 23rd, 2020|5G, AI, China, CSU, cybercrime, darknet, facial recognition, Germany, Huawei, News, online crime prevention, video surveillance|

At a party retreat on 8 January, Germany's conservative Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) passed a resolution highlighting its ideas on digital policy. Although digital activists criticised the party's demands for increased monitoring of the digi...

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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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Seehofer to step down as CSU chair

By |november 12th, 2018|Bavaria, CSU, CSU party chair, elections, German grand coalition, Horst Seehofer, Markus Soeder, News|

Germany's Federal Minister of the Interior, Horst Seehofer, wants to imitate Angela Merkel and give up his position as party chair. It remains unclear whether he will be able to keep his ministerial post in the long term. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Green leader: Bavaria state elections were another step towards new national elections

By |oktober 17th, 2018|Bavaria, Bavarian state elections, Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, CSU, German Greens, Horst Seehofer, Jürgen Trittin, News|

Green politician Jürgen Trittin discusses the consequences of the Bavarian state election on German national politics and his party's new role in the shifting political landscape. An interview by EURACTIV Germany’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel.

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