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Centre-Left in Germany Secures Narrow Win in Election

Germany's centre-left SPD and their chancellor candidate, Olaf Scholz, have secured a narrow win over their centre-right CDU rivals in the elections held on Sunday. SPD have won 25.7 percent of the vote. Angela Merkel’s CDU party and their candidate,...

Germany Elects New Leader in Post-Merkel Era

Millions of voters in Germany head to the polls on Sunday to elect the new chancellor who will usher the post-Merkel era. Opinion polls show the race for the chancellery headed for a photo finish, with Merkel’s CDU-CSU conservative alliance...

German MPs Urge EU to Transfer Refugee Children Amid Pandemic Fears

Approximately fifty German Christian Democrat MPs from the ruling CDU party recently urged Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, to transfer the thousands of refugee and migrant children currently in Greek camps to other EU-member states. ''Given...

Merkel Will Not Seek Re-Election to Leadership of CDU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has informed the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party that she will not seek re-election as its chairwoman in December, it is being reported. Her decision comes after her party sustained heavy losses in regional elections that...

General Secretary of Economic Council of CDU Asks Europe to Sacrifice Greece for Schengen

As Europe’s refugee and migrant crisis continues with no end in sight, the voices against Greece for alleged failure to fulfill its border obligations under the Schengen agreement seem to grow louder with every passing day. At the forefront of...

100 German MPs Gathering Signatures for Grexit

More than 100 members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political party are gathering signatures in an attempt to oppose their leader, in case she brings a third bailout program to Bundestag. According to the Times, there is an ongoing rebellion...

German Chancellor Merkel: 'Greek PM Drove Greece into a Wall'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared frustrated during her speech to CDU members, published in Spiegel magazine, where she talked about Greek Prime Minister Alexis’ Tsipras’ stance and his decision to move forward with the referendum. The article stressed that Merkel...

Greek Solidarity Protesters Interrupt German Chancellor Merkel’s Speech [Video]

A group of Greeks interrupted German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s speech in Berlin on Saturday morning. The Greek solidarity activists entered the venue where the speech was taking place, shouting in Greek and holding homemade signs with the word “OXI”...

German Chancellor: The Ball Is in Greece's Court

According to Reuters, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a statement during the leadership meeting of her Christian Democrats (CDU) party on Monday, June 29, stating that it was up to Greece to move in the reform standoff with its...

German Vice Chancellor Gabriel Sees 'Sense' in Greek Referendum

Germany's vice chancellor Gabriel has said in a radio interview that he is open to a Greek referendum on its bailout deal. He acknowledged that austerity might have caused more harm than good in Greece. In an interview with Deutschlandfunk...