Accordingly, these conflicts may lead to Germany increasingly losing influence in international politics.
The SPD’s new co-leaders are in favour of tougher climate protection measures, much more investment in Germany’s infrastructure and a rise in the so-called minimum wage.
If delegates ultimately come to a decision that ends the grand coalition government at Friday’s SPD convention, then Merkel will search for a new but unlikely coalition (with the Greens or/and FDP), or she will make efforts to govern the country under a minority government – an unprecedented situation in post-1945 Germany, and a situation which Chancellor Merkel does not favour and has ruled out several times.
or a long time, Germany’s political system has been regarded as stable without any need for change.
ast Monday, Germany’s Defense Minister and Chairperson of the Christian Democrats (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), surprisingly raised a proposal for an internationally controlled safe zone in northern Syria.
n a recent report published by the German public broadcaster ARD’s Mainz Report program it was revealed that Germany’s main conservative party, the Christian Democrat Union (CDU), and the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), had established alliances in 18 towns at the municipal level.
he state elections in Germany’s Saxony and Brandenburg states were held this past Sunday.
Intra-party Conflict among Germany’s Christian Democrats: Foreboding Signs for the Elections in Saxony?
CDU’s federal chairperson, Annegret Kramp-Karenbauer, and CDU Minister President of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, both had controversial disputes with the former chief of Germany’s federal domestic intelligence and fellow CDU member, Hans-Georg Maaßen.
ince 2005, Germany’s strongest conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, has undergone a quite remarkable transformation process during the Merkel era.
uring the past weekend, former head of Germany’s federal domestic intelligence, that is to say, the country’s previous federal “spymaster,” Hans-Georg Maaßen, gave a very controversial speech in the southern German city of Weinheim.
According to the news, AKK promised Merz a federal ministry as soon as she becomes Germany’s next Chancellor.
ermany became a member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the sixth time at the beginning of this year.
In a similar effort, last week, German federal authorities banned two "media" organizations in Germany, which had links to the PKK terrorist organization.
ast week I tried to address the general perception of European states and in particular Germany’s stance with regards to the Venezuelan crisis.
n early 2018, Germany’s current coalition government and particularly its foreign minister Heiko Maas (SPD) devotedly and ambitiously promoted Germany’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2019-2020 term – and ultimately, he achieved success.
” During last week’s meeting in one of Germany’s state parliaments, that is to say in a “Landtag,” which is the legislative body of a federal state in Germany, a member of the far-right AfD party triggered a tumult.
Besides his lunch meeting with Turkey’s Ambassador to Germany, the leader of the Kemalist-left CHP came together with the members of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).