Antje Sirleschtov

Elections 05-11-2018

Can Germany’s Grand Coalition survive Merkel’s withdrawal?

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be handing over the CDU chair, which will have an impact on the governing parties, the CDU, the CSU and the SPD. The coalition government is shaking. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Future EU 30-10-2018

The four candidates to succeed Merkel

Merz, Kramp-Karrenbauer, Spahn and Laschet – portraits of the four candidates to succeed Angela Merkel as CDU chair. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

German coalition brokers weekend compromise over Maaßen

The leaders of the CDU, CSU and SPD are determined not to let the German government coalition burst over the personality of the head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans-Georg Maaßen. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner “Der Tagesspiegel” reports.
Global Europe 12-06-2018

After turbulent G7 meeting, EU’s unity is fragile

After US President Trump caused an éclat at the meeting of the seven industrialised Western nations in Canada, a strong European position is needed more than ever. But the community is struggling to find unity. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner “Der Tagesspiegel” reports.
Elections 07-12-2017

German coalition: Wolfgang Kubicki and the U-turn à la FDP

Wolfgang Kubicki has known the political business for more than 30 years. Such an experienced man, one could assume, makes no rookie mistakes. If someone like him wants to spread a message, he exactly knows what he is doing. EURACTIV Germany's media partner "Der Tagesspiegel" reports.
Global Europe 02-08-2017

Will Germany be drawn into a trade war?

Washington’s decision to impose more sanctions on Moscow has been criticised by EU member states, particularly Germany. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

How Germany actually deals with 10,000 refugees a day

The emergency structures put in place by Berlin to manage the refugee crisis has the huge task of proving Angela Merkel’s “we can do it” claim correct. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.

Merkel continues to take hits from own party on refugee policy

The dispute over how to handle the refugee crisis rages on, as 100 of Angela Merkel's own party criticised her approach. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.

Merkel at odds with her own party over refugees

Germany's Christian Democratic Union is not on the same page as its leader, Angela Merkel. Now the party must come to a decision on an immigration law. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Languages & Culture 09-09-2015

‘Asylum chaos’ denounced by Eurosceptic AFD party

The Alternative for Germany party (AFD) came in from the cold and announced its hardline attitude towards refugee policy. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.

The Armenian Genocide: German government in distress

Next week, German President Joachim Gauck could call the genocide in Armenia by name. This would be disgraceful for the German government, which instead wants to avoid the word "genocide". But criticism is constantly growing louder – even among its own ranks.

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