Stephan Haselberger

Elections 23-01-2017

Germany gears up for election as SPD chooses candidate to face Merkel

On Sunday (29 January), Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) will meet to nominate its candidate to face Angela Merkel for the decisive upcoming election. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Elections 06-05-2016

Oppermann: ‘Any decent German must condemn’ AfD’s stance on Islam

Thomas Oppermann, the SPD parliamentary group's chairman, spoke with EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel about the rise of right-wing populism, Germany's relationship with Turkey and his own party's performance.
Elections 11-04-2016

Maas: There will be no ‘relaxation of values’ for Turkey

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas spoke with EURACTIV’s partner Tagesspiegel about dealing with the Turkish government, satire and freedom of expression, as well as the position of the Social Democrats as the party falls in the polls.

Sigmar Gabriel hopes for decisive victory in leadership election

Refugees will dominate the three day meeting of the SPD in Berlin. Party leader Sigmar Gabriel is almost certainly going to be re-elected, but the nature of his victory will be all-important. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.

Maas: ‘Radicalisation took place under our very noses’

Federal Minister of Justice Heiko Maas has provided his thoughts on the terror threat in Germany, his country's planned operations in Syria and the refugee crisis, in an interview with EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel.

Public faith in Angela Merkel at all-time low

For the pollsters it's clear: for the first time ever, a majority of Germans are now critical of Angela Merkel. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Development Policy 14-09-2015

Gabriel: Germany calls upon international community to aid refugees’ homelands

German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (SPD), has called for more aid to be given to Jordan and Lebanon, to help them deal with the refugee crisis, more European solidarity, and a new relationship with Russia. 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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