German right-wing extremists planned ‘hunt’ of migrants: reports

A police report seen by German media has found that extreme-right protesters explicitly tried to violently chase down foreigners. Disagreement over whether such a “hunt” took place nearly toppled the German government. New details have emerged in the investigation into … Read More

Angela Merkel’s future in doubt as Germany’s coalition partners hold crisis talks

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KEY POINTS Andrea Nahles, the leader of Germany’s junior coalition partner, the Social Democrats (SPD), announced her resignation on Sunday. The surprise move has sparked concerns that Merkel’s government might collapse over the coming months. “Andrea Nahles has made a … Read More

Germany to soften ‘advertising’ ban on abortions

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BERLIN – Germany’s coalition government agreed in principle Tuesday to soften a Nazi-era law that bars medical doctors from advertising abortion services. Gynecologists, hospitals and public health services will now be allowed to share essential information about where and how women … Read More

German conservatives back Merkel protege for new CDU leader: poll

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Some 35 percent of members of the two conservative parties in Germany’s ruling coalition favor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a protege of Chancellor Angela Merkel, to replace her as leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU), a poll showed on … Read More

German lawmakers push for Syrian refugee deportations

In the wake of a rape case involving Syrians in Germany, conservative lawmakers are demanding the government re-evaluate the security situation in Syria. Criminal refugees should be able to be deported, they say. Who wants to deport refugees from Germany … Read More

Angela Merkel has two weeks to keep Germany’s centre-right together

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The chancellor wins time to find a European solution to the immigration dispute rending her political alliance. LAST week a dispute over immigration policy took Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU), their conservative Bavarian partners, … Read More

Merkel’s EU plans in spotlight as she faces German MPs for first time

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Chancellor caution in response to Emmanuel Macron’s desire for radical leap forward German chancellor Angela Merkel talks to German national soccer players at Eppan, Italy. Photograph: Guido Bergmann/EPA After 13 years in power there is little that chancellor Angela Merkel … Read More

GERMANY’S CRISIS: Now anti-migrant AfD become second largest party in shock poll

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GERMANY’S anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) has overtaken the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) for the first time in a national poll to become the second-strongest party, an Insa survey. Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s Christian Democrats (CDU) gained 2.5 percentage points to reach … Read More

Germany fears EU migration reforms will trigger refugee influx: report

Germany’s government is concerned that proposed changes to EU asylum rules will force it to take in significantly more refugees in the future, according to Der Spiegel. The reforms would also void any caps on refugees. Berlin fears the European … Read More

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