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A string of Green Party victories and strong electoral showings across Germany , from the conservative south to the port cities of the north, are helping to redefine politics among voters who are increasingly losing faith in the more established
Philipp Rsler, head of Germany's pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP), called on his party members to stay calm in the face of catastrophic opinion poll figures. "We shouldn't let ourselves get nervous," Rsler said in a major interview on state
Paul Kirchhof, an ex-Constitutional Court judge who had been Merkels pick for finance minister ahead of the 2005 election, announced a tax code overhaul on Monday night that includes a controversial 25-percent flat tax on all incomes. The plan has
We are following an independent path and looking to see with whom we could best implement green policies," he told the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper in an interview published Saturday. "The intersection with the (centre-left Social Democratic Party)
A leader of Germany's opposition Greens has rejected speculation that the party will field its first candidate for chancellor following a surge in polls. The anti-nuclear party already was benefiting from the unpopularity of Chancellor Angela Merkel'
In Germany, as in Britain, voters punish parties that are in power and in particular the junior partner in a coalition government...When things are going good people want to be a bit more left wing and so move away from socially conservative parties
Text Size German Chancellor Angela Merkel will secure a parliamentary majority in favor of the planned permanent bailout fund for the euro zone, a senior coalition politician said on Saturday. Some German media have reported increasing numbers of
Steinbrck served as finance minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel's first cabinet, from 2005 to 2009, when Germany was governed by a "grand coalition" of Merkel's centre-right Christian Democratic Union and the centre-left SPD. While he resigned his
Green and Social Democrat (SPD) politicians reached the decision after three rounds of talks which had started off with the two sides at diametrically opposed positions the SPD wanted to go ahead with the project but the Greens opposed it altogether.
The Greens, founded three decades ago as an anti-nuclear and anti-war party, will be leading the government in one of Germany's 16 states for the first time after winning the election in Baden-Wuerttemberg state last month...The party would name the