The SPD is in government with Angela Merkel again after signing a coalition deal. But life has been harder for the social democrats.
Martin Schulz could face a major backlash from his own party after breaking his promise not to enter government with Angela Merkel’s CDU again.
Giving a new ‘GroKo’ coalition the go-ahead.
Germany’s Social Democrat Party leadership voted in favour of a new coalition with Angela Merkel’s block – but it’s far from plain sailing ahead.
Martin Schulz has said he’d rather go back into opposition than agree to another grand coalition. But is that sensible?
German chancellor is running out of options to form a viable government.
Angela Merkel is on course for victory but she will need to form a coalition, and there’s more than one way to make that happen.
Politicians need to get serious about the steady drip of scandals.
The signs are there for those who care to look.
Follow the money to see if Angela Merkel is on course for a fourth term as chancellor after the September vote.
The chancellor looks ever more secure as a surge by the SPD falls flat in North-Rhine Westphalia.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a tough election year.
When Germany goes to the polls in the second half of 2017, there is a chance that the status quo will prevail. This is a country that accepts the idea of a grand coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s…
Things could get very interesting if Martin Schulz wins the German election and Emmanuel Macron triumphs in France.
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The only thing needed for Europe to leap towards further political integration is for French and German heads of state to support it.