About: Die Linke

Future EU 17-09-2018

Aufstehen: ‘We don’t want a German Europe, we want a European Germany’

Two weeks passed since the German leftist movement “Aufstehen” was officially formed – and according to their own account, it already has more than 140,000 supporters. EURACTIV Germany spoke to Fabio De Masi, deputy chairman of Die Linke in the German Bundestag about the European ambitions of the movement.
EU Elections 2019 04-09-2018

German far-left politician launches ‘Stand up’ movement

A German far-left politician will launch today (4 September) a cross-party movement called "Stand up" (Aufstehen.de), modelled on the populist campaigns of US Senator Bernie Sanders and Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Elections 29-09-2017

Trans-Europe Express: Germany is really two countries

Maybe revenge is best served cold. With 12.5% of the national vote, a largely East German constituency had put the first extreme right party into the Bundestag since 1945.
Elections 23-09-2017

German elections: The race for third place

Voters head to the polls on Sunday (24 September) for a race where the winner is almost pre-ordained. This may drive a protest vote that could see the far-right AfD become the official opposition.
Europe's East 18-09-2017

Germany’s Free Democrats may stall EU reform hopes

A week before German elections, the storied Free Democratic Party looks set to recover from a historic 2013 defeat and return to parliament - where it could make Berlin a much more awkward partner for its European neighbours.
Demonstrators gather in Berlin to protest heightened Israeli attacks on Gaza. July 2014 [Montecruz Foto/Flickr]

German Gaza protests turn violent, raising anti-Semitism fears

Violence, hate speech, self-immolation: the Middle East conflict has reached Germany, with observers worrying that riots during recent Gaza demonstrations are an expression of deeply rooted anti-Semitism. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Gabi Zimmer is the top candidate for Germany's Left Party (Die Linke) in the 2014 European elections. [Gabi Zimmer]
EU Elections 2014 23-05-2014

German Left Party: ‘Eurosceptic AfD is our political opponent’

Germany's Left Party (Die Linke) calls for EU-wide referenda, criticises austerity policy and denounces bailouts for banks, sparking claims of significant overlap with the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD). The Left Party rejects these allegations. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Die Linke attacks minimum wage age limit

German Labour Minister Andrea Nahles tabled a draft law last week introducing a minimum wage of €8.50 per hour. But opposition leaders from the Left Party (Die Linke) have already announced legal action against the proposed legislation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 24-02-2014

German MP (Die Linke): ‘We are still far from the 0.7% development aid target’

Germany's new development minister is on the right track, but involving private companies is not the appropriate policy in Africa. Instead, building up local regional markets should be the aim, says Left Party MP Niema Movassat.
EU Elections 2014 16-01-2014

Eurosceptic election manifesto divides Germany’s left

A draft election manifesto just released by Germany's Left Party is highly critical of the EU. Amid rising euroscepticism the party is split over whether the document's wording accurately depicts its European message.