A look behind the long-term trends following the surprise victory for social democrats in Germany.
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Following the German election, all of the country’s major party leaders agreed that Germany needs to move forward. But if the electorate had had its way, it would have re-elected Angela Merkel.
After beating the formerly biggest party to top the poll, the social democrats will enter complex coalition talks with potential partners, including the Greens and the liberal FDP.
With a very close result as counting continues, it could be weeks or even months before a government is formed. But Sunday’s election has already delivered some significant results.
Grand coalitions and fragile alliances have become standard procedure in the Bundestag.
Support for Alternative for Germany continues in the former East Germany in particular. It’s worth really asking why.
Germany was steady under its longstanding chancellor, but also stagnant.
How many other world leaders can claim to have become a verb?
After a rocky start, the social democrats are on the up as polling day approaches.
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By waiving sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline linking Russia and Germany, the United States is paving the way for the controversial project to go ahead.
If insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, what does that say about the EU?
While some German museums are returning some of the famous Benin Bronzes, most remain in museums in the UK and the US even as calls for restitution grow.
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The G-7 nations, which include the US and UK, form the foundation of the modern global economy.
Some countries made abortion access easier during the pandemic. Others used it as an excuse for a crackdown.
National procedures for approving the financing of the European recovery plan are delaying its implementation. But the horizon seems to be clearing.