The leader of Germany’s surging Greens party, a likely coalition partner in any new government, raised the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives to ditch their balanced budget goal and finance a climate protection plan with new debt.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
German chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged to maintain stability after the Free Democratic Party pulled out of talks on forming a new government with her conservative bloc and the left-leaning Greens, raising the possibility of new elections.
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017
Almost all chief executives here say they are planning to expand their businesses in 2017, despite the threat of Brexit, and over half have a strategy worked out to deal with the UK fallout, according to Deloitte survey.
Wed, 23 Nov, 2016
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Mon, 25 Jan, 2016
A day after calling Islam part of Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said her government would use all means at its disposal to fight intolerance and discrimination, calling the exclusion of certain groups from society “humanly reprehensible”.
Wed, 14 Jan, 2015
Germany’s Angela Merkel expressed regret populist parties had done well in EU elections and said it was up to governments in countries like France to win back voters with policies that foster growth, jobs, and competitiveness.
Tue, 27 May, 2014
A new eurosceptical party is on the brink of entering the German parliament for the first time, an opinion poll showed, casting doubt on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bid to maintain her centre- right coalition and complicating her eurozone policy.
Fri, 20 Sep, 2013
Angela Merkel’s allies swept to victory in a state poll in Bavaria yesterday, winning enough support to regain the absolute majority they had lost in 2008 and boosting the chancellor and her conservatives a week before a German federal election.
Mon, 16 Sep, 2013
Germany’s education minister resigned today after a university decided to withdraw her doctorate, finding that she plagiarised parts of her thesis – an embarrassment for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government as it prepares for elections later this year.
Sat, 09 Feb, 2013
The great Italian caricaturist Altan had a cartoon on the front of La Repubblica in recent days, in which an Italian is sinking below the waves, shouting: “I’m drowning!” On the beach, a fat man whose swimsuit sports the German national colours, says: “Zat is how you learn, zpendthrift!”
Mon, 03 Sep, 2012
Voters in Germany’s most populous state strengthened a centre-left regional government which chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives sought to portray as irresponsibly spendthrift, and inflicted an embarrassingly heavy defeat on the German leader’s party, projections showed.
Mon, 14 May, 2012