Reports Tagged: Germany

December 15, 2023

Germany’s coalition government reached an agreement on Wednesday on a new 2024 budget that plugs a 17-billion-euro hole created in its spending plans by Germany’s Constitutional Court ruling in mid-November and, after

November 21, 2023

The old adage “be careful what you wish for” may be ringing in the ears of some of our friends in the Eurotower after the German Constitutional Court shocked the

October 11, 2022

European Union leaders managed to agree last Friday that they would like natural gas and energy prices more generally to be lower, but that is where consensus ended. How to reach that

March 31, 2022

Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke yesterday on the phone with Russia’s Vladimir Putin about Moscow’s demand that gas bills be settled in rubles from here on by “unfriendly” countries, like

October 07, 2021

Ten days after German elections that gave the SPD — the Social Democrats of Finance Minister Olaf Scholz — a narrow victory over the center-right CDU/CSU formerly of Chancellor Angela

September 20, 2021

On Sunday, September 26, Germany will hold parliamentary elections that will mark the end of 16 years under the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel. In the run-up to Sunday’ elections, the polls

March 31, 2021

There was consternation last Friday when the German constitutional court suspended the signing into law by the German president of the European Union’s “Own Resources Decision” despite its passage by overwhelming

December 03, 2019

We took three main takeaways from the stunning upset victory this weekend by two previously unknown and relatively inexperienced regional politicians as new co-chairs to lead Germany’s struggling Social Democrats,

December 07, 2018

Voting at the Christian Democratic Union conference in Hamburg to elect its next party leader to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel begins shortly. As a prelude to the vote, a quick note

October 30, 2018

In the days after the Hesse state election setbacks and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bombshell announcement she is stepping down as Christian Democratic Party leader, three questions loom large: how long will Merkel

October 16, 2018

As the dust settles after the pounding the Christian Social Union took in its home bastion of Bavaria, a quick note on what it may mean for the besieged Chancellor Angela Merkel and her

June 29, 2018

In the immediate wake of the deal struck in Brussels after nine straight hours of negotiations at the European Summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks to have quelled the revolt by her Christian

June 18, 2018

We would put the odds as uncomfortably close to even that German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not survive the rebellion against her by the Bavarian Christian Social Union and its allies within her

June 15, 2018

With stakes for Germany and for the European Union that could not be higher, the fate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be decided by early next week. A few quick points going

January 19, 2018

This Sunday some 600 delegates from Germany’s Social Democratic party will gather in Bonn to vote on whether its leadership should proceed with “formal” coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and

November 16, 2017

An ominous indication of the deteriorating dynamics in Berlin’s four-party coalition negotiations came in an outburst last night by Wilfried Kretschmann, the Prime Minister of Baden-Wuertemberg who leads a coalition government with

September 29, 2017

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble’s willingness to leave his finance ministry post to become President of the Bundestag could be taken as a good sign for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to broker a

September 25, 2017

While Angela Merkel easily won a return to a fourth term as Chancellor in Germany’s federal elections yesterday, she faces immensely difficult negotiations to form Germany’s first ever four-party coalition government

May 16, 2017

It was Mother’s Day on Sunday in Germany, and Chancellor Angela Mutti Merkel, or “Mother Merkel” as she is sometimes called, was given a special Mother’s Day present in a

March 29, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union did well in Sunday’s vote in Saarland, the first of this year’s state elections in the run up to the federal election in