A Latvian news site wrongly portrayed talks on family reunification for refugees and asylum seekers in Germany as opening the door for "harems". EURACTIV.com looks into the allegations as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
Good for Europe – this is how political observers in Austria comment on the election of Angela Merkel as the German Chancellor. Especially in European affairs, there are high hopes. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) decisively backed another coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday (4 March), clearing the way for a new government in Europe's largest economy after months of political uncertainty.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) will hold a special party convention today, during which the CDU base will vote on the coalition agreement. In advance, Merkel has announced her picks for ministerial posts. EURACTIV Germany reports.
German Social Democratic leader (SPD) Martin Schulz resigned on Tuesday (13 February), hoping to end turbulence that has rocked the centre-left party since it agreed a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) faced further criticism on Monday (12 February) from within their own parties over a new coalition deal that must still be approved by disgruntled SPD rank-and-file members.
Angela Merkel on Sunday defended "painful" concessions she has made to the Social Democrats (SPD) to win a fourth term as German chancellor and said criticism among her conservatives was not a sign her authority was waning.
The wind of enthusiasm blown by the victory of President Emmanuel Macron last June has vanished. In a historic vote on Wednesday, the European Parliament rejected the innovative idea of transnational lists.
In the draft of the German coalition agreement presented on Wednesday by the CDU/CSU and the SPD, the parties want to pursue a “departure for Europe” in the next four years. EURACTIV Germany spoke to Matthias Kullas about the European policy aspects of the draft text.
CDU/CSU and SPD are laying their policies down to the last detail. SPD chairman Martin Schulz gives up his party lead to Andrea Nahles. But will this be enough for the SPD party base to agree in the vote on the agreement? A commentary from EURACTIV Germany’s media partner "Der Tagesspiegel.”
Chancellor Angela Merkel faced criticism from within the ranks of her own conservatives today (8 February) for making concessions to her centre-left Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners to seal a governing alliance a day earlier.
“Tired, but satisfied,” the SPD negotiating team tweeted after an agreement on the new German government coalition was reached at noon on Wednesday. But the details of the deal might dissatisfy the party's base. EURACTIV Germany reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats agreed "in principle" on Wednesday (7 February) on a coalition deal, sources involved in the talks said, taking Europe's economic powerhouse a step closer to a new government.
After a week of talks, German coalition negotiators agreed on the cornerstones of their new programme. But when a new government could actively participate in meaningful EU reform is still uncertain. EURACTIV Germany reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives open coalition talks with their Social Democrat (SPD) partners on Friday (26 September), four months after the September election that left Europe's largest economy in an unprecedented state of political limbo.
Germany's centre-left Social Democrats voted Sunday (21 January) to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, bringing Europe's top economy a step closer to a new government after months of deadlock.
Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats said on Sunday (14 January) they would press for improvements to a coalition blueprint agreed with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, seeking to win over sceptical party members who can torpedo the deal.