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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
“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.
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.
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...