European elections in the era of disruption

By |maj 25th, 2018|Antonio Tajani, Brexit, EPP, EU budget 2021-2027, European elections 2019, European Parliament, eurosceptics, far right, Hungary, Martin Schulz, News, Poland, populism, Russia, socialists, Spitzenkandidaten, transatlantic relations, Viktor Orbán|

To some extent the vote next May will be a test of the resilience of the forces of disruption, the main achievement of whom so far being Brexit, writes Geoffrey Harris.

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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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Schulz resigns in bid to calm party ahead of coalition deal vote

By |februar 14th, 2018|Andrea Nahles, Angela Merkel, Martin Schulz, News, Olaf Scholz|

German Social Democratic leader (SPD) Martin Schulz resigned on Tuesday (13 February), hoping to end turbulence that has rocked the centre-left party since it agreed a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

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Scholz likely to succeed Schäuble as German finance minister

By |februar 13th, 2018|German finance minister, grand coalition, Martin Schulz, News, Olaf Scholz|

Unemotional, pragmatic and very, very self-confident: Hamburg's still-mayor could become a formative figure of the German grand coalition. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.

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Merkel, SPD face new criticism over German coalition deal

By |februar 12th, 2018|Angela Merkel, CDU, Germany, Günther Oettinger, Martin Schulz, News, SPD|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) faced further criticism on Monday (12 February) from within their own parties over a new coalition deal that must still be approved by disgruntled SPD rank-and-file members.

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Merkel defends coalition concessions, says ‘younger people’ needed in government

By |februar 12th, 2018|Angela Merkel, German coalition, German coalition agreement, German elections 2017, Germany, grand coalition, Martin Schulz, News, SPD|

Angela Merkel on Sunday defended “painful” concessions she has made to the Social Democrats (SPD) to win a fourth term as German chancellor and said criticism among her conservatives was not a sign her authority was waning. Asked whether she was planning to groom a successor to lead her conservatives in the next election, Merkel […]

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German coalition agreement: A document of distrust

By |februar 8th, 2018|Angela Merkel, CDU/CSU, German coalition talks, grand coalition, Martin Schulz, News, Social Democrats SPD|

CDU/CSU and SPD are laying their policies down to the last detail. SPD chairman Martin Schulz gives up his party lead to Andrea Nahles. But will this be enough for the SPD party base to agree in the vote on the agreement? A commentary from EURACTIV Germany’s media partner "Der Tagesspiegel.”

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German coalition deal: reactions range between restraint and skepticism

By |februar 7th, 2018|Angela Merkel, German coalition talks, grand coalition, Martin Schulz, News|

“Tired, but satisfied,” tweeted the SPD negotiating team after the agreement over the new German government coalition was reached at noon on Wednesday. However, what has been agreed in the wrestling over details in the past few weeks might dissatisfy the SPD party base in the end. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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German coalition agreement: No breakthrough for Europe yet

By |februar 5th, 2018|Angela Merkel, environment policy, EU migration policy, Future of Europe, German coalition talks, Martin Schulz, News|

After a week of talks, German coalition negotiators agreed on the cornerstones of their new programme. But when a new government could actively participate in meaningful EU reform is still uncertain. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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German parties to tackle labour, healthcare in extra round of coalition talks

By |februar 5th, 2018|Angela Merkel, German elections 2017, grand coalition, Günther Oettinger, healthcare, labour laws, Martin Schulz, News, unemployment|

Negotiators for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) will try on Monday (5 February) to hammer out compromises on healthcare and labour policy - the final stumbling blocks in the way of another 'gra...

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