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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Oettinger appeals to CSU to ease pressure on Merkel

By |junij 25th, 2018|CDU/CSU, German coalition, German elections 2017, Günther Oettinger, News, refugee crisis|

Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger, an ally of beleaguered German Chancellor Angela Merkel from her CDU party, appealed on Monday (25 June) to CDU's Bavarian sister party, CSU, to ease their pressure on the Chancellor by not setting strict deadlines to fix the migration conundrum.

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Tensions build ahead of hastily prepared migration meeting

By |junij 22nd, 2018|Angela Merkel, Austrian Presidency, Bulgarian Presidency, CSU, Dublin System, Emmanuel Macron, EU summit, European asylum policy, German coalition, German elections 2017, Giuseppe Conte, Italian elections 2018, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, refugee crisis, Sebastian Kurz, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

Jean-Claude Juncker's invitation to a handful of EU leaders for an informal mini-summit on Sunday (27 June) to discuss migration and asylum appears to have raised more issues than the meeting can solve.

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Merkel avoids collapse of government, but faces deadline

By |junij 19th, 2018|Angela Merkel, CSU, EU asylum policy, EU summit, German coalition, German elections 2017, Giuseppe Conte, Horst Seehofer, Italy, Matteo Salvini, News, refugee crisis|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Bavarian allies agreed to give her two weeks' breathing space yesterday (18 June) to find a European solution to a row over immigration that threatens to scupper her three-month-old coalition government.

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German coalition hangs on EU summit’s delivery on asylum reform

By |junij 18th, 2018|CSU, Dublin System, EU asylum policy, EU summit, German coalition, German elections 2017, Horst Seehofer, News, refugee crisis|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), will decide today (18 June) whether to defy her by implementing a plan to limit immigration at the German border and risk destabilising her three-month-old coalition.

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Merkel says she will visit Macron to discuss EU reform

By |marec 13th, 2018|Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, EU summit, Eurozone, future of EU, German elections 2017, Horst Seehofer, News, Olaf Scholz|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday (12 March), two days before she is to launch her new government, that she will pay a quick visit to French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss EU reform proposals.

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Italy’s election uncertainty: What plagues the minds of investors

By |februar 27th, 2018|Angela Merkel, German elections 2017, Germany, Italian elections 2018, Italy, News|

Investors are feeling sanguine ahead of Italy's 4 March election. The economy is strengthening and anti-euro sentiment is waning in the single-currency bloc. But the vote has the potential to throw them a curve ball.

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Juncker prepares for 4 March ‘worse-case scenario’

By |februar 23rd, 2018|eurozone crisis, financial markets, German elections 2017, Italian elections 2018, Jean-Claude Juncker, News|

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned yesterday (22 February) that financial markets could face turbulence after Italian elections next month, saying Brussels was prepared for a worst-case scenario.

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Merkel’s future in Social Democratic hands as party vote starts

By |februar 21st, 2018|AfD, Andrea Nahles, Angela Merkel, German elections 2017, grand coalition, Jusos, Martin Schulz, News, Sigmar Gabriel, Social Democrats SPD|

Members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) began voting yesterday (20 February) on whether to enter a new coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives, a postal ballot which could scupper the chancellor's chances of a fourth term in office.

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Germany’s SPD vows to clash with ‘down for the count’ Merkel

By |februar 15th, 2018|Andrea Nahles, Angela Merkel, German elections 2017, grand coalition, News, SPD|

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) will clash over policy with Angela Merkel in the next government, the main candidate to lead the centre-left party said yesterday (14 February), adding that the conservative chancellor was approaching the end of her car...

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