Germany's Social Democrats raised pressure on conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday (21 May), saying if she could not resolve a row with Turkey over access to the Incirlik air base, German troops should move.
Two days after Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) lost a crucial state election, the party has pledged to take a harder line on internal security, as it gambles on the issue playing a prominent role in September's election. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Chancellor Angela Merkel dealt a devastating blow to her main rival on Sunday (14 May), four months before national elections, when early results showed her party securing a strong win in a regional vote in Germany's biggest state.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) secured a strong win yesterday (7 May) in state polls in northern Germany, giving a boost to her bid to retain power in national elections in September.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel fully backs her defence minister over her handling of a scandal about far-right sympathisers in the military, her spokesman said on Wednesday (3 May), after the arrest of an officer suspected of planning a racially motivated attack.
The second round of France’s presidential election will be a run-off between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. Across the EU, politicians have called on French voters to rally against the extreme-right candidate. EURACTIV France reports.
Support for Germany's opposition Greens has fallen to its lowest level in almost 15 years, a Forsa poll showed on Wednesday (19 April), dimming prospects for a left-leaning coalition snatching power from Chancellor Angela Merkel in the September election.
Martin Schulz will not change Germany's approach to austerity if elected chancellor later this year. Neither has he ruled out Greece leaving the eurozone if reforms are not implemented. EURACTIV Germany reports.The Social Democrat leader and former European Parliament president told the Financial Times that the prospect of Greece leaving the single currency …
Angela Merkel’s main rival in this year’s German election said today (10 April) he would stress disarmament rather than military spending if he becomes chancellor after September’s vote, rejecting US pressure to spend more on defence.
Angela Merkel's main rival in Germany's upcoming elections, Martin Schulz, is shying away from contact with the current government in order to fulfil his promise of a fresh start for the Bundesrepublik. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday (27 March) welcomed a surprise state poll triumph by her party as "encouraging" for a September general election, as hype around her main rival fizzled in its first test.
The Pulse of Europe initiative is trying, and succeeding, to get more people interested in European issues. Its founder, Daniel Röder, spoke to EURACTIV Germany about what could happen if France left the EU, populism and member state failures.
Matthias Zeller, a 21-year-old Social Democratic activist, caused a stir in Germany when he enthused on national television that his party's new leader Martin Schulz was a "geile Sau" – which loosely translates as "sexy beast".
The German government still wants to set up a European monetary fund but the European Commission does not want to surrender any responsibility for assessing eurozone finances. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Angela Merkel has called the arrest of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel "disappointing" but will still proceed cautiously in order to not jeopardise the EU-Turkey refugee deal. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Marine Le Pen and the German far-right are suddenly losing votes but it remains to be seen how long the strong socialist rise led by Martin Schulz and Benoît Hamon will continue. EURACTIV’s partner Treffpunkteuropa reports.
Martin Schulz has a real chance of becoming Germany's next chancellor, political consultant Michael Spreng told EURACTIV's partner WirtschaftsWoche, as Angela Merkel struggles to inspire her own voters.
Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have moved ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) in an opinion poll by the Emnid institute for the first time since 2006, Bild am Sonntag newspaper said on Sunday (19 February).The SPD's unexpected surge of some 12 points in the last month has caught Merkel and her …
Martin Schulz will contest this year's federal elections and he believes the refugee crisis needs a European solution. But do Germans think his increase in popularity is only a short-lived phenomenon? Euractiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.