BERLIN Germany's opposition Greens hit record highs in two opinion polls on Thursday, topping one to confirm growing disillusionment with the fragile ruling coalition as they angle for a central role in the government of a northern state.
BERLIN, June 6 Germany's Greens have proposed
holding coalition talks in the city state of Bremen with the
Social Democrats and far-left Linke, in a reminder to Chancellor
Angela Merkel's conservatives that even if they come first in
any elections, they are not guaranteed power.
BERLIN German industrial orders rose more than expected in April, driven by strong foreign demand that pointed to resilience in Europe's largest economy despite headwinds from trade disputes and uncertainty about Brexit.
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives need to implement policies dear to their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners to keep their ruling alliance alive, SPD Secretary General Lars Klingbeil said on Tuesday.
BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats appointed three caretakers to run the party after leader Andrea Nahles resigned on Monday and SPD members, appalled by the party's plunging popularity, called for ditching their loveless coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's heir apparent faced criticism from across Germany's political spectrum on Tuesday after she called for rules about expressing online opinions before elections in response to a YouTube video that criticised her party.
BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) suffered a humbling blow on Sunday, failing to win the most votes in the state of Bremen for the first time in 73 years, but their leader vowed to stay in government with Angela Merkel's conservatives.
BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel reaffirmed on Thursday that she would leave politics after serving out her fourth term as chancellor, dismissing speculation that she could take a big European Union job in Brussels.
BRUSSELS/PARIS/BERLIN, May 9 The European Union
will defend the Iran nuclear accord despite Tehran's decision to
backtrack on its commitments in response to U.S. sanctions,
diplomats believe, but European powers expect it to collapse
without a deal to sell Iranian oil to China or India.
BRUSSELS/PARIS/BERLIN The European Union will defend the Iran nuclear accord despite Tehran's decision to backtrack on its commitments in response to U.S. sanctions, diplomats believe, but European powers expect it to collapse without a deal to sell Iranian oil to China or India.