Tag Archives: SPD

Europe’s Left and Labour’s Disastrous 2019 Election

What are the hard lessons for Europe’s young leftist party activists, including Germany’s SPD, from Jeremy Corbyn’s 2019 defeat in the UK?

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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 SPD on the War Path Against von der Leyen

Why MEPs should avoid small-minded, backbiting politics as they elect the EU Commission President.

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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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May and Nahles: Two Convenient Whipping “Boys”

Women in Europe are still rarely the leaders of well-known parties. Now, the two most prominent of them could possibly leave the political top level in the same week.

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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: 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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