About: North Rhine-Westphalia

Electric vehicles 11-01-2022

Tough EU car emission rules ‘necessary’, says leader of key German state

The European Union's proposed package of energy and climate laws received surprise backing from the leader of Baden-Württemberg, an influential German state which is renowned worldwide for its cutting-edge automotive industry.
Coronavirus 23-04-2020

How Germany’s ‘black sheep’ became a model for its COVID-19 response

In the first week of March, the small district of Heinsberg in North Rhine-Westphalia quickly became the German epicentre of COVID-19. However, the number of people currently infected has been steadily decreasing since the end of March. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Politics 21-04-2020

COVID-19 crisis boosts support for Laschet/Spahn in CDU leadership race

A special CDU party conference was originally scheduled for this week, but the election of the new chair of the biggest German conservative party has been postponed indefinitely. According to current polls, Armin Laschet can especially profit from the current crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 14-05-2012

Merkel suffers anti-austerity blow in German state election

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives suffered a crushing defeat yesterday (13 May) in an election in Germany's most populous state, a result which could embolden the left opposition to step up attacks on her European austerity policies.
Elections 11-05-2012

Merkel’s CDU braced for Sunday election rout

In Berlin, he is known as Angela Merkel's smartest minister. But Norbert Röttgen has led a lacklustre campaign ahead of key elections this Sunday (13 May) in North Rhine-Westphalia, where opinion polls predict a historical defeat for the Christian Democrats in Germany's most populous state.