Buoyed by its recent election success, could Germany’s Green Party claim the chancellorship when Merkel leaves office?
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the CSU does not agree to any compromise on migration policy, Merkel’s government may fall apart.
The new German foreign minister charts a refreshingly principled stance toward Russia.
Why it is practically impossible for the SPD to reinvent itself.
With a new term for Merkel, Germany and Europe can breathe a sigh of relief.