EU Divisions Over Russia Mount as France, Germany Seek Peace in Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their meeting at the fort of Bregancon in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southern France, Aug. 19, 2019. BRUSSELS – French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine … Read More

German Cabinet approves revised abortion law

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Under the new abortion law, medical professionals and organizations could state that they carry out abortions. The reform has been criticized by some health professionals who say it prevents access to useful information. The German Cabinet on Wednesday approved a … Read More

Germany rolls up refugee welcome mat to face off right-wing threat

Berlin (CNN) Nearly four years after almost 1 million refugees were welcomed into the country, Germany has quietly been closing the window on asylum applications and ramping up deportations. This trend has continued even as the number of people arriving in … Read More

‘Europe without Angela Merkel is possible’

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Many EU member states did not agree with her refugee policies, others criticized her austerity stance. Brussels now regards Angela Merkel’s step-by-step withdrawal as a chance for new beginnings, says DW’s Bernd Riegert. For many observers in Brussels, the twilight of … Read More

As populism replaces pragmatism, Angela Merkel exits the political stage

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Angela Merkel’s departure means the EU’s future is up for grabs. Angela Merkel has been German Chancellor since 2005 (Source: Getty) While others in Europe were losing their heads, it seemed Merkel was just about keeping hold of hers. Brexit, … Read More

The end of Germany’s two-party system is on the horizon

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This weekend’s regional election in Germany will provide further proof of a fragmenting political landscape, writes Slawomir Sierakowski. The German Social Democrats’ (SPD) existential crisis can no longer be treated as a typical party crisis. The party captured a mere 9.7% … Read More

Merkel vows to restore Germans’ confidence in government

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to do more to restore Germans’ confidence in her unhappy coalition after a battering for both of her governing partners in Bavaria’s state election added to tensions in the alliance. Sunday’s vote … Read More

The Far Right Isn’t the Only Rising Force in Germany

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What an election in one German state could reveal about immigration politics across Europe. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, the chairman of the CSU party, addresses a news conference in Berlin on September 19, 2018.FABRIZIO BENSCH / REUTERS When Germany’s southern … Read More

Germany’s Merkel Favors Even More Immigrants

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Even in the face of a rising tide of anti-immigration feeling in Germany that threatens her party’s continued rule, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has actually worked out a deal with the legislative partners of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to … Read More

‘We must move now into doing mode’: Germany’s political mess is annoying business leaders

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–German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s position is looking weaker-than-ever and German business leaders are worried about it. –Merkel’s long-term leadership of Germany – one that has previously earned her the nickname of “Mutti,” or “Mummy,” – has looked increasingly shaky over … Read More

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