About: Volker Kauder

Elections 30-03-2017

Schulz distances himself from German government

Angela Merkel's main rival in Germany's upcoming elections, Martin Schulz, is shying away from contact with the current government in order to fulfil his promise of a fresh start for the Bundesrepublik. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel.

‘Anti-Merkel’ plan proposed by party chairwoman

Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party's Vice-Chairwoman, Julia Klöckner, has called for border centres, and a daily cap on refugee numbers. EURACTIV Germany reports. 

German government divided over changes to asylum law

Germany’s ruling coalition is still at odds over the planned tightening of the country’s asylum law. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Schäuble: refugees like ‘avalanche’ triggered by ‘careless skier’

Germany's finance minister has warned that the influx of refugees could have a dramatic and unpredictable effect on the country. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Germany to toughen restrictions on Syrian refugees

Germany wants to send more Syrian refugees back to other EU countries, an idea supported by many in the CDU, but heavily criticised by the SPD. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Bundestag CDU leader Volker Kauder has spoken out against work visas for migrants from western Balkan countries
Europe's East 11-08-2015

Divided Germany seeks response to growing migration from the Balkans

German lawmakers spent last weekend squabbling over limiting the influx of migrants from the Balkans, calling for stricter rules on return policy and visas.
Euro & Finance 14-07-2015

Merkel faces treacherous Greece vote in Bundestag

Following the decision in Brussels on Monday (13 July) to negotiate a third Greek bailout, the Bundestag will vote on Friday (17 July) on a mandate for the German government. Approval is not assured. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Protesters occupy Berlin's Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate, calling for Germany to accept more refugees. Berlin 2013 [Fraktion DIE LINKE im Bundestag/Flickr]
Development Policy 26-08-2014

Upsurge in refugees may cause Germany to ‘push its limits’

Amid a growing number of asylum seekers and appeals for immediate EU action, German politicians are weighing various figures to decide the fate of refugees from northern Iraq. EURACTIV Germany reports.
German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel. Brussels 2014 [The Council of the European Union]
Trade & Society 20-08-2014

German government pushes for ‘Europeanisation’ of arms industry

On Tuesday (19 August) Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's Minister of Economic Affairs, announced his intention to accelerate consolidation and Europeanisation of Germany's arms industry. EURACTIV Germany reports.