Tag Archives: CDU

German “New SPD”: No Real Red Lines, No Hard Deadlines

It looks like CDU/CSU and SPD agreeing to stay together throughout 2020. But the risk that the SPD throws in the towel continues to loom large.

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German Politics: Bad News for Merkel

Germany’s center-left SPD will be led in the future by a little-known left-wing duo that is highly critical of the SPD’s role in Angela Merkel’s government.

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Will Germany See Red Soon?

Germany’s parties on the left are only a few percentage points short of a potential majority.

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Merkel’s Exit?

Quirky SPD race could decide Angela Merkel’s fate.

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Germany’s Greens: Long Wave or Short Hype?

Buoyed by its recent election success, could Germany’s Green Party claim the chancellorship when Merkel leaves office?

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German Politics: The SPD’s Turn to Make Noise

A slew of policy proposals by the SPD highlight the risk of an end of Germany’s grand coalition before the next election in 2021.

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Germany: Merz in Pole Position

How is the race to succeed Angela Merkel at the helm of the CDU, Germany’s largest party, shaping up?

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Germany: Will the CSU Really Topple Merkel?

The demise of the current Merkel government is not the most likely outcome yet. Both CSU and CDU would have too much to lose from it.

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Germany’s Coming Macron Migration Policy Shocker

Germany’s SPD has long seen Macron as a beacon of hope. But his stance on migration policy will greatly frustrate them – and rob Angela Merkel of her European cover.

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Will Merkel Fall?

If the CSU does not agree to any compromise on migration policy, Merkel’s government may fall apart.

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