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1 month ago
Europe politics

European election tests an unpopular government and a scandal-hit far-right party in Germany

German politics are in a disgruntled, volatile state ahead of the European Parliament vote on June 9.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government in Germany is facing various challenges, including low popularity ratings and infighting. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Germany Arrests Lawmaker's Aide on Suspicion of Spying for China

A German European Parliament aide was arrested for spying for China; potential espionage threat; serious allegations against European democracy. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
Europe news

No plans' to change Charles III visit to strike-hit France

A row erupted between two of the European Union's biggest economies after Berlin upset some of its partners, notably France, by blocking at the last minute a landmark deal to prohibit new sales of fossil fuel cars from 2035.The ban is key to Brussels' ambitious plan to become a climate neutral economy by 2050, with net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
www.france24.com
1 year ago
Europe news

France and Germany tensions loom over EU leaders' summit in Brussels

France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz bump fists after holding a joint news conference at the conclusion of an EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium December 17, 2021.Reuters (pool) A burgeoning row between France and Germany fired by differences over nuclear energy and combustion engines threatens to spill over into a gathering of the 27 European Union leaders on Thursday.
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
Europe politics

European election tests an unpopular government and a scandal-hit far-right party in Germany

German politics are in a disgruntled, volatile state ahead of the European Parliament vote on June 9.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government in Germany is facing various challenges, including low popularity ratings and infighting. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Germany Arrests Lawmaker's Aide on Suspicion of Spying for China

A German European Parliament aide was arrested for spying for China; potential espionage threat; serious allegations against European democracy. [ more ]
www.thelocal.fr
1 year ago
Europe news

No plans' to change Charles III visit to strike-hit France

A row erupted between two of the European Union's biggest economies after Berlin upset some of its partners, notably France, by blocking at the last minute a landmark deal to prohibit new sales of fossil fuel cars from 2035.The ban is key to Brussels' ambitious plan to become a climate neutral economy by 2050, with net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
www.france24.com
1 year ago
Europe news

France and Germany tensions loom over EU leaders' summit in Brussels

France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz bump fists after holding a joint news conference at the conclusion of an EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium December 17, 2021.Reuters (pool) A burgeoning row between France and Germany fired by differences over nuclear energy and combustion engines threatens to spill over into a gathering of the 27 European Union leaders on Thursday.
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euronews
1 month ago
Germany politics

Far-right AfD makes gains but fails to win outright in local elections

The far-right German party, AfD, faced setbacks in local elections in Thuringia, potentially impacting its performance in the upcoming European Parliament elections. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Germany news

I always thought immigrant Germans would vote against the far right. I was wrong

Immigrant Germans are considering voting for the far-right Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) in Germany, a concerning trend for many observers. [ more ]
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4 months ago
Germany news

Germany's AfD: Euroskeptics turned far-right populists DW 03/11/2024

Rise of AfD in German politics amid pandemic, war in Europe, and refugee immigration.
AfD seen as far-right party with increasing support despite radical right-wing stances. [ more ]
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5 months ago
Germany news

Germany's AfD could lose funds for anti-democratic behavior DW 01/22/2024

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) is experiencing high popularity in opinion polls while facing widespread protests against the party.
The German Bundestag is debating how to deal with the AfD, with a motion submitted by three governing parliamentary factions to take a stand against the party's anti-democratic actions. [ more ]
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6 months ago
Germany news

Could a 'fascist' soon head a German state government? DW 01/16/2024

Calls for banning the AfD party have increased due to revelations of secret plans to expel migrants and the party's radicalization.
The AfD is experiencing major success in local, state, and European Parliament elections, with strong support in eastern Germany. [ more ]
euronews
1 month ago
Germany politics

Far-right AfD makes gains but fails to win outright in local elections

The far-right German party, AfD, faced setbacks in local elections in Thuringia, potentially impacting its performance in the upcoming European Parliament elections. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Germany news

I always thought immigrant Germans would vote against the far right. I was wrong

Immigrant Germans are considering voting for the far-right Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) in Germany, a concerning trend for many observers. [ more ]
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4 months ago
Germany news

Germany's AfD: Euroskeptics turned far-right populists DW 03/11/2024

Rise of AfD in German politics amid pandemic, war in Europe, and refugee immigration.
AfD seen as far-right party with increasing support despite radical right-wing stances. [ more ]
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5 months ago
Germany news

Germany's AfD could lose funds for anti-democratic behavior DW 01/22/2024

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) is experiencing high popularity in opinion polls while facing widespread protests against the party.
The German Bundestag is debating how to deal with the AfD, with a motion submitted by three governing parliamentary factions to take a stand against the party's anti-democratic actions. [ more ]
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6 months ago
Germany news

Could a 'fascist' soon head a German state government? DW 01/16/2024

Calls for banning the AfD party have increased due to revelations of secret plans to expel migrants and the party's radicalization.
The AfD is experiencing major success in local, state, and European Parliament elections, with strong support in eastern Germany. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Germany news

Germany: Money-laundering probe into far-right AfD lawmaker DW 05/16/2024

Bavarian prosecutors investigate money laundering by far-right politician, Petr Bystron, of the AfD party in Germany. [ more ]
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1 year ago
Germany news

German climate activists saw down tree at Chancellery DW 02/21/2023

Climate activists from the German protest group Last Generation cut down a small tree in front of the Chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday, criticizing the government's "exacerbation of the climate catastrophe" through the clearing of forests to build "motorways and quarries."The activists also smeared paint on the side of the office of the chancellor.
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2 months ago
Germany news

Germany: Money-laundering probe into far-right AfD lawmaker DW 05/16/2024

Bavarian prosecutors investigate money laundering by far-right politician, Petr Bystron, of the AfD party in Germany. [ more ]
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1 year ago
Germany news

German climate activists saw down tree at Chancellery DW 02/21/2023

Climate activists from the German protest group Last Generation cut down a small tree in front of the Chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday, criticizing the government's "exacerbation of the climate catastrophe" through the clearing of forests to build "motorways and quarries."The activists also smeared paint on the side of the office of the chancellor.
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2 months ago
Germany news

Germany: Angela Merkel's memoirs to be published in November DW 05/13/2024

Merkel's memoir 'Freedom. Memories 1954-2021' reflects on her life in two German states, showcasing the journey of the first female German Chancellor. [ more ]
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3 months ago
Germany news

I was almost a little amused.' Schauble's posthumous memoirs reveal a proposal to overthrow Merkel

Schäuble was a key figure in German politics for half a century, playing crucial roles in German reunification and the European debt crisis.
He was loyal to Merkel despite opportunities to become chancellor himself, avoiding destabilizing the CDU and opting for a strategy of respect and criticism. [ more ]
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7 months ago
Germany politics

Germany: Angela Merkel leaves CDU-aligned think tank DW 12/09/2023

Former Chancellor Angela Merkel has left the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, a major think tank tied to her political party, the Christian Democrats (CDU).
Merkel's departure from the think tank is part of her withdrawal from front-line politics since leaving office in 2021. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Germany news

Germany: Angela Merkel's memoirs to be published in November DW 05/13/2024

Merkel's memoir 'Freedom. Memories 1954-2021' reflects on her life in two German states, showcasing the journey of the first female German Chancellor. [ more ]
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3 months ago
Germany news

I was almost a little amused.' Schauble's posthumous memoirs reveal a proposal to overthrow Merkel

Schäuble was a key figure in German politics for half a century, playing crucial roles in German reunification and the European debt crisis.
He was loyal to Merkel despite opportunities to become chancellor himself, avoiding destabilizing the CDU and opting for a strategy of respect and criticism. [ more ]
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7 months ago
Germany politics

Germany: Angela Merkel leaves CDU-aligned think tank DW 12/09/2023

Former Chancellor Angela Merkel has left the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, a major think tank tied to her political party, the Christian Democrats (CDU).
Merkel's departure from the think tank is part of her withdrawal from front-line politics since leaving office in 2021. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Germany news

German court upholds AfD 'suspected' extremist status DW 05/13/2024

A German court ruled AfD as a 'suspected' far-right extremist organization, enabling BfV to investigate and surveil members more easily. [ more ]
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1 month ago
Marketing

Far-right AfD appears as strongest German party on TikTok DW 06/04/2024

Politicians linked to far-right AfD party use TikTok to spread extremism, surpassing other parties. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Germany news

German court upholds AfD 'suspected' extremist status DW 05/13/2024

A German court ruled AfD as a 'suspected' far-right extremist organization, enabling BfV to investigate and surveil members more easily. [ more ]
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1 month ago
Marketing

Far-right AfD appears as strongest German party on TikTok DW 06/04/2024

Politicians linked to far-right AfD party use TikTok to spread extremism, surpassing other parties. [ more ]
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time.com
2 months ago
Germany news

The Surprising Face of German Anti-Immigration Policies

The convergence of far-right and far-left parties in Germany based on immigration policies. [ more ]
POLITICO
6 months ago
Germany news

Can a ban stop the rise of Germany's far right?

A growing chorus of politicians in Germany are considering whether to ban the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
The debate is colored by Germany's Nazi past, with some viewing a ban as an imperative rooted in historical experience while others fear it could backfire. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
Germany news

The Surprising Face of German Anti-Immigration Policies

The convergence of far-right and far-left parties in Germany based on immigration policies. [ more ]
POLITICO
6 months ago
Germany news

Can a ban stop the rise of Germany's far right?

A growing chorus of politicians in Germany are considering whether to ban the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
The debate is colored by Germany's Nazi past, with some viewing a ban as an imperative rooted in historical experience while others fear it could backfire. [ more ]
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www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Germany news

Assaults on German Politicians Raise Election-Year Worries

Political violence in Germany raises concerns ahead of critical elections. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Germany news

Germany: Protests called after attack on EU lawmaker DW 05/05/2024

Protests against far-right violence in Berlin and Dresden following assaults on politicians. [ more ]
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2 weeks ago
Germany news

Germany: Police clash with protesters ahead of AfD congress DW 06/29/2024

Protests in Essen against far-right AfD party, clash with police, concerns about leftist extremists and high security presence. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Germany news

Germany: Protests called after attack on EU lawmaker DW 05/05/2024

Protests against far-right violence in Berlin and Dresden following assaults on politicians. [ more ]
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2 weeks ago
Germany news

Germany: Police clash with protesters ahead of AfD congress DW 06/29/2024

Protests in Essen against far-right AfD party, clash with police, concerns about leftist extremists and high security presence. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Germany news

Germany vows to fight violence against politicians after MEP seriously hurt

German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser vows to combat rising violence against politicians, highlighting the growing threat to democratic forces in the country. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Europe politics

EU elections: Immigration is main issue for German voters DW 05/03/2024

Germany's federal government is divided over budget priorities, with disagreements on savings and borrowing amid the constraint of the debt brake. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Germany news

German Veterans' Day: recognition of service to the country DW 04/25/2024

Recognition and support for veterans is crucial, especially regarding the rehabilitation of traumatized soldiers and support for their families. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Germany news

Germany's President Steinmeier calls for unity amid upheaval DW 04/23/2024

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German federal president, has written a book titled 'Wir' ('We') reflecting on Germany's current state and concerns amidst rising right-wing populism and societal challenges. [ more ]
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3 months ago
Germany news

Germany's far-right AfD polling high, despite legal scrutiny DW 04/13/2024

The German investigative newsroom Correctiv found that many far-right AfD party members accused of serious offenses are still lawmakers without facing consequences due to legal loopholes. [ more ]
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3 months ago
Marketing

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz joins TikTok DW 04/08/2024

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz joined TikTok, aiming to provide citizens with a glimpse into his office and government life.
TikTok faces scrutiny over data protection concerns, leading some countries and organizations to ban the app on official government devices. [ more ]
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3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Russian hackers targeting German politicians report DW 03/22/2024

Russian hackers targeted German politicians with fake dinner event invitation using malware called 'Wineloader'.
Mandiant, a subsidiary of Alphabet, identified the APT29 hacking group, also known as 'Cozy Bear', as responsible for the cyber attacks. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Germany news

Germans must capitalise on anti-AfD momentum, says political veteran

Building an alliance of democrats against far-right populism is crucial.
Encouraging public participation and protecting democracy are essential during times of political challenge. [ more ]
#cdu
www.thelocal.de
4 months ago
Germany news

How a new anti-migrant party could cement Germany's lurch to the right

The WerteUnion party was founded in secret with former CDU politician Hans-Georg Maaen as its leader.
The WerteUnion aims to attract disgruntled CDU members seeking more conservative stances by offering 'taster' memberships without forfeiting CDU or CSU memberships. [ more ]
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4 months ago
Germany politics

Germany: Former spy boss founds new right-wing party DW 02/17/2024

Hans-Georg Maassen founded a new political party, Werteunion, aiming to position itself between CDU/CSU and AfD.
Maassen, a former head of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence service, established the conservative-liberal party based on a CDU splinter group. [ more ]
www.thelocal.de
4 months ago
Germany news

How a new anti-migrant party could cement Germany's lurch to the right

The WerteUnion party was founded in secret with former CDU politician Hans-Georg Maaen as its leader.
The WerteUnion aims to attract disgruntled CDU members seeking more conservative stances by offering 'taster' memberships without forfeiting CDU or CSU memberships. [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 months ago
Germany politics

Germany: Former spy boss founds new right-wing party DW 02/17/2024

Hans-Georg Maassen founded a new political party, Werteunion, aiming to position itself between CDU/CSU and AfD.
Maassen, a former head of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence service, established the conservative-liberal party based on a CDU splinter group. [ more ]
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4 months ago
Europe politics

Von der Leyen to seek second term as EU Commission chief DW 02/19/2024

Ursula von der Leyen to seek second term as European Commission chief
Expectations of EPP performing well in upcoming EU election [ more ]
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5 months ago
Germany news

How to found a political party in Germany DW 01/27/2024

Any adult in Germany can vote, join a party, stand for election, or found their own party.
Foreigners can establish a party in Germany, but the majority of the executive committee and members must be German nationals. [ more ]
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5 months ago
Germany news

Germany: Right-wing group to form a new conservative party DW 01/20/2024

Members of the Werteunion, a right-wing conservative group, have decided to establish a new political party.
Former head of the German domestic intelligence agency, Hans-Georg Maassen, will lead the Werteunion in efforts to establish the new party. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
Germany news

German far-right party assailed over report of extremist meeting

Germany's governing parties criticize far-right party over meeting discussions on deporting immigrants
AfD seeks to distance itself from the meeting, but faces criticism from other political parties [ more ]
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6 months ago
Germany politics

New populist party shakes up German political establishment DW 01/08/2024

Sahra Wagenknecht, former member of the Left Party, has founded her own party called the Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance Reason and Fairness.
Germany's left-wing parties are struggling to redefine themselves and are facing a decline in support, with the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) gaining in popularity. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Germany news

The Guardian view on strikes and protests in Germany: this is no time for austerity

German politics and society have been shaped by proportional representation and a aversion to debt
Recent strikes and demonstrations indicate a growing polarization in the country [ more ]
#alternative-for-germany
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
Germany news

German opposition figure launches a new party that may have potential against the far-right

Sahra Wagenknecht has founded a new political party that combines left-wing economic policy with a restrictive approach to migration.
The party aims to take votes away from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) and appeal to voters in less prosperous, formerly communist regions. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
Germany politics

German exit polls point to far right gains in European election and a weak government showing

Gains for AfD in European Parliament elections despite setbacks for governing parties. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
Germany news

German opposition figure launches a new party that may have potential against the far-right

Sahra Wagenknecht has founded a new political party that combines left-wing economic policy with a restrictive approach to migration.
The party aims to take votes away from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) and appeal to voters in less prosperous, formerly communist regions. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
Germany politics

German exit polls point to far right gains in European election and a weak government showing

Gains for AfD in European Parliament elections despite setbacks for governing parties. [ more ]
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www.thelocal.de
7 months ago
Germany politics

EXPLAINED: Could the far-right AfD ever take power in Germany?

Over half of Germans now say they'd vote for conservative parties, including the CDU, AfD, or FDP.
Major German parties have a policy of not working with the AfD to form governments, known as the cordon sanitaire or Brandmauer. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Germany politics

CDU seeks to win back German voters with its own Rwanda asylum plan

Germany's opposition conservatives are proposing a sweeping change to the country's immigration and asylum policy, including plans to send asylum seekers to third countries for processing.
This concept is gaining traction internationally, with Italy and Austria also expressing interest in similar schemes. [ more ]
POLITICO
7 months ago
Germany politics

Olaf Scholz on budget crisis: No cuts to German welfare state

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz rejects calls for cuts to social benefits to address the budget crisis.
Scholz's stance poses a challenge to coalition partners from the Free Democratic Party who advocate for reducing social benefits. [ more ]
POLITICO
8 months ago
Germany news

German hard-left icon set to start a new populist party

Sahra Wagenknecht, a prominent figure in Germany's hard-left politics, plans to start a new political party that represents the frustrations of the German electorate with mainstream politics.
Polls suggest that her party could become a significant political force, potentially peeling away support from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).
Wagenknecht has drifted right on social issues, accusing the government of catering to urban elites and pushing through eco-activism. [ more ]
#years
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1 year ago
Germany news

German revolution of 1848: A precursor to today's democracy DW 05/18/2023

The Frankfurt National Assembly met for the first time on May 18, 1848.The delegates were meant to work on a constitution and prepare for elections.They appointed Heinrich von Gagern (1799 1880) as president of the assembly.Archduke Johann of Austria (1782 1859) was called upon to serve as regent of the empire.
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1 year ago
Germany news

Germany: Far-right group stands trial DW 05/17/2023

The trial of five suspected members of the "Vereinte Patrioten" (United Patriots) group begins on Wednesday (May 17) at the Higher Regional Court in the western German city of Koblenz.The four men, along with a 75-year-old woman who is suspected of being the group's ringleader, are accused of planning to overthrow the German government.
www.dw.com
1 year ago
Germany news

Europas Rabbiner verlegen ihren Hauptsitz nach Deutschland DW 05/11/2023

In the fall of this year, 67 years after the European Conference of Rabbis (CER) was founded in London, it is planning to move its headquarters to the Bavarian capital, Munich.There, it plans to open a "Center for Jewish Life" with educational programs catering mainly to Europe's 1,000 rabbis.
www.thelocal.de
1 year ago
Germany news

Will Germany introduce tighter border controls?

1. Once a German, always a German Once you become a German citizen, you stay one forever.The only way you can lose your German citizenship is if you renounce it in order to become a citizen of another country.This means that, unlike permanent residency holders, German citizens can come and go as they please and can live outside of Germany for as long as they like without having to fill out any paperwork on their return.
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1 year ago
Berlin music

Berlin climate referendum falls short DW 03/26/2023

A referendum to make Berlin climate neutral by 2030 has fallen short of the mark.It emerged during vote counting that the number of minimum yes votes required for the target to be adopted could not be met, according to the state election administration.At least 25% of eligible votes cast needed to be yes, working out to around 608,000 votes that were needed.
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1 year ago
Berlin music

Outcome of Berlin climate referendum on a knife-edge DW 03/26/2023

The outcome of a referendum in Berlin on whether to make the German capital carbon neutral by 2030 was too close to call, early results on Sunday showed.After counting around two-thirds of the ballot boxes and postal polling stations, there are around 219,000 yes votes and around 204,000 no votes.If approved the proposal would set the city's government a legally binding target to achieve climate neutrality in seven years.
www.dw.com
1 year ago
Germany news

German revolution of 1848: A precursor to today's democracy DW 05/18/2023

The Frankfurt National Assembly met for the first time on May 18, 1848.The delegates were meant to work on a constitution and prepare for elections.They appointed Heinrich von Gagern (1799 1880) as president of the assembly.Archduke Johann of Austria (1782 1859) was called upon to serve as regent of the empire.
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1 year ago
Germany news

Germany: Far-right group stands trial DW 05/17/2023

The trial of five suspected members of the "Vereinte Patrioten" (United Patriots) group begins on Wednesday (May 17) at the Higher Regional Court in the western German city of Koblenz.The four men, along with a 75-year-old woman who is suspected of being the group's ringleader, are accused of planning to overthrow the German government.
www.dw.com
1 year ago
Germany news

Europas Rabbiner verlegen ihren Hauptsitz nach Deutschland DW 05/11/2023

In the fall of this year, 67 years after the European Conference of Rabbis (CER) was founded in London, it is planning to move its headquarters to the Bavarian capital, Munich.There, it plans to open a "Center for Jewish Life" with educational programs catering mainly to Europe's 1,000 rabbis.
www.thelocal.de
1 year ago
Germany news

Will Germany introduce tighter border controls?

1. Once a German, always a German Once you become a German citizen, you stay one forever.The only way you can lose your German citizenship is if you renounce it in order to become a citizen of another country.This means that, unlike permanent residency holders, German citizens can come and go as they please and can live outside of Germany for as long as they like without having to fill out any paperwork on their return.
www.dw.com
1 year ago
Berlin music

Berlin climate referendum falls short DW 03/26/2023

A referendum to make Berlin climate neutral by 2030 has fallen short of the mark.It emerged during vote counting that the number of minimum yes votes required for the target to be adopted could not be met, according to the state election administration.At least 25% of eligible votes cast needed to be yes, working out to around 608,000 votes that were needed.
www.dw.com
1 year ago
Berlin music

Outcome of Berlin climate referendum on a knife-edge DW 03/26/2023

The outcome of a referendum in Berlin on whether to make the German capital carbon neutral by 2030 was too close to call, early results on Sunday showed.After counting around two-thirds of the ballot boxes and postal polling stations, there are around 219,000 yes votes and around 204,000 no votes.If approved the proposal would set the city's government a legally binding target to achieve climate neutrality in seven years.
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#netherlands
www.theguardian.com
1 year ago
Europe news

Ukraine can defeat Russia by end of year with western help, Zelenskiy says

Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said Ukraine can defeat Russia by the end of this year with western help, and thanked Germany during a visit to Berlin for its big military and economic support.Speaking after a meeting with the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, Zelenskiy said Germany was the second biggest contributor to Kyiv after the US.
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1 year ago
Europe news

German defense minister makes unannounced visit to Kyiv DW 02/07/2023

02/07/2023February 7, 2023 Boris Pistorius's surprise trip came as Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands pledged over 100 tanks to Ukraine.The new defense minister tried to accentuate the positives of German assistance.To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Less than a month after taking office, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius traveled to Ukraine on Tuesday for his first foreign trip in the role.
www.theguardian.com
1 year ago
Europe news

Ukraine can defeat Russia by end of year with western help, Zelenskiy says

Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said Ukraine can defeat Russia by the end of this year with western help, and thanked Germany during a visit to Berlin for its big military and economic support.Speaking after a meeting with the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, Zelenskiy said Germany was the second biggest contributor to Kyiv after the US.
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1 year ago
Europe news

German defense minister makes unannounced visit to Kyiv DW 02/07/2023

02/07/2023February 7, 2023 Boris Pistorius's surprise trip came as Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands pledged over 100 tanks to Ukraine.The new defense minister tried to accentuate the positives of German assistance.To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Less than a month after taking office, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius traveled to Ukraine on Tuesday for his first foreign trip in the role.
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1 year ago
Europe news

Scholz calls for continued EU ammo supply for Ukraine DW 03/16/2023

36 minutes ago36 minutes ago At the German parliament, the chancellor presented Berlin's position before an EU summit next week in Brussels, which is set to largely focus on Russia's war in Ukraine.German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday delivered a government address to the German parliament, the Bundestag, ahead of next week's EU summit.
#web-browser
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1 year ago
Wine

Germany: Wine sales drop amid cost of living crisis DW 03/13/2023

German consumers are purchasing less wine in the face of a cost of living crisis, the German Wine Institute said on Monday.The institute said that households bought 10% less wine over the past year.This lead to a decline in sales of 6.5%, according to the consumer research firm Nielsen IQ.Wine consumed in restaurants or other establishments is not included in the figures.
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1 year ago
Germany news

Germany expels 2 Iran envoys over death sentence DW 02/22/2023

02/22/2023February 22, 2023 The Iranian diplomats have been ordered to leave the country immediately.The decision came after a German-Iranian national was handed a death sentence in Tehran.Germany has declared two employees of the Iranian Embassy in Berlin personae non gratae and ordered them to leave the country, a statement from the foreign office said Wednesday.
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1 year ago
Environment

Germany: Coal imports increase in 2022 amid Ukraine war DW 02/25/2023

Germany increased its coal import by 8% last year, as it tried to cope with a shortage in the country's energy supply after Berlin stopped relying on Russian oil and gas due to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.The country imported 44.4 million tons of coal in 2022, the Association of Coal Importers (VDKI) said in an evaluation covered by the German newspaper Bild on Saturday.
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1 year ago
Germany news

Berlin election win boosts German conservatives DW 02/13/2023

Berlin's voting map after its repeated state election on Sunday night resembled a great leaf charred at the edges a green patch for the urban center, where the environmentalist Green Party dominated, surrounded by suburbs shaded in black, the color that traditionally represents the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
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Scholz defends decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine DW 01/25/2023

Chancellor Olaf Scholz confirmed on Wednesday that Germany would be delivering an initial 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks to Ukraine and allowing partner countries to re-export their own German-made heavy battle tanks to the country.Speaking at the start of a question-and-answer session in the German Bundestag, Scholz said, "It is right that we act closely with our international partners to support Ukraine financially, with humanitarian aid, but also with weapons deliveries.
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1 year ago
Europe news

Germany says it is not a warring party in Ukraine DW 01/27/2023

17 minutes ago17 minutes ago Russia has deliberately misinterpreted a remark by the German foreign minister for propaganda purposes, Berlin says.Annalena Baerbock seemed to suggest NATO was a party to the conflict in Ukraine, which the West denies.The German government on Friday accused Moscow of pouncing on a statement by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock to twist it to the Kremlin's own ends and reiterated that neither Germany nor NATO were parties to the war in Ukraine.
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1 year ago
Wine

Germany: Wine sales drop amid cost of living crisis DW 03/13/2023

German consumers are purchasing less wine in the face of a cost of living crisis, the German Wine Institute said on Monday.The institute said that households bought 10% less wine over the past year.This lead to a decline in sales of 6.5%, according to the consumer research firm Nielsen IQ.Wine consumed in restaurants or other establishments is not included in the figures.
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1 year ago
Germany news

Germany expels 2 Iran envoys over death sentence DW 02/22/2023

02/22/2023February 22, 2023 The Iranian diplomats have been ordered to leave the country immediately.The decision came after a German-Iranian national was handed a death sentence in Tehran.Germany has declared two employees of the Iranian Embassy in Berlin personae non gratae and ordered them to leave the country, a statement from the foreign office said Wednesday.
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1 year ago
Environment

Germany: Coal imports increase in 2022 amid Ukraine war DW 02/25/2023

Germany increased its coal import by 8% last year, as it tried to cope with a shortage in the country's energy supply after Berlin stopped relying on Russian oil and gas due to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.The country imported 44.4 million tons of coal in 2022, the Association of Coal Importers (VDKI) said in an evaluation covered by the German newspaper Bild on Saturday.
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1 year ago
Germany news

Berlin election win boosts German conservatives DW 02/13/2023

Berlin's voting map after its repeated state election on Sunday night resembled a great leaf charred at the edges a green patch for the urban center, where the environmentalist Green Party dominated, surrounded by suburbs shaded in black, the color that traditionally represents the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
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1 year ago
Germany news

Scholz defends decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine DW 01/25/2023

Chancellor Olaf Scholz confirmed on Wednesday that Germany would be delivering an initial 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks to Ukraine and allowing partner countries to re-export their own German-made heavy battle tanks to the country.Speaking at the start of a question-and-answer session in the German Bundestag, Scholz said, "It is right that we act closely with our international partners to support Ukraine financially, with humanitarian aid, but also with weapons deliveries.
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1 year ago
Europe news

Germany says it is not a warring party in Ukraine DW 01/27/2023

17 minutes ago17 minutes ago Russia has deliberately misinterpreted a remark by the German foreign minister for propaganda purposes, Berlin says.Annalena Baerbock seemed to suggest NATO was a party to the conflict in Ukraine, which the West denies.The German government on Friday accused Moscow of pouncing on a statement by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock to twist it to the Kremlin's own ends and reiterated that neither Germany nor NATO were parties to the war in Ukraine.
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1 year ago
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Germany: Police officers charged in Senegalese teen's death DW 02/15/2023

In Germany, the Dortmund public prosecutor's office on Tuesday brought charges against five police officers in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Senegalese teenager.The teenager's death led to protests against police violence in the western German city and sparked a debate over the treatment of minorities and how authorities handle cases involving people with mental illnesses.
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1 year ago
Germany news

German police raid far-right prepper scene over coup plot DW 02/22/2023

The suspects allegedly have connections to the Reichsburger movement.Police said investigations were underway.German police raided six apartments and three annexes of suspects in the far-right prepper scene as part of investigations into a plot to cause a massive power cut and prompt a government coup.
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1 year ago
Germany news

Germany: Police officers charged in Senegalese teen's death DW 02/15/2023

In Germany, the Dortmund public prosecutor's office on Tuesday brought charges against five police officers in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Senegalese teenager.The teenager's death led to protests against police violence in the western German city and sparked a debate over the treatment of minorities and how authorities handle cases involving people with mental illnesses.
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1 year ago
Germany news

German police raid far-right prepper scene over coup plot DW 02/22/2023

The suspects allegedly have connections to the Reichsburger movement.Police said investigations were underway.German police raided six apartments and three annexes of suspects in the far-right prepper scene as part of investigations into a plot to cause a massive power cut and prompt a government coup.
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1 year ago
Environment

Climate change could cost Germany 900 billion DW 03/06/2023

Climate change could cost Germany up to 900 billion ($956.8 billion) by the middle of the century, government research published Monday has shown.The study, presented by the Environment and Economy Ministries, was not to be understood as a prediction, but was meant to give an impression of what could happen under certain circumstances.
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1 year ago
Germany news

German defense minister announces resignation DW 01/16/2023

Germany's Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht on Monday formally announced her resignation.The move comes after German media outlets reported on Friday that the defense chief intended to step down after a much-criticized New Year's Eve message she posted on social media.In her message, Lambrecht mentioned the war in Ukraine with the sound of fireworks in the background.
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1 year ago
Germany news

German defense minister lambasted over NYE Ukraine message DW 01/02/2023

German media has mocked a "tone-deaf" video put out by Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht.She was slammed for discussing the war in Ukraine as people set off fireworks.German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht came under fire on Monday for what has been considered a tone-deaf video published on her social media account.
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1 year ago
Germany news

German defense minister announces resignation DW 01/16/2023

Germany's Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht on Monday formally announced her resignation.The move comes after German media outlets reported on Friday that the defense chief intended to step down after a much-criticized New Year's Eve message she posted on social media.In her message, Lambrecht mentioned the war in Ukraine with the sound of fireworks in the background.
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1 year ago
Germany news

German defense minister lambasted over NYE Ukraine message DW 01/02/2023

German media has mocked a "tone-deaf" video put out by Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht.She was slammed for discussing the war in Ukraine as people set off fireworks.German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht came under fire on Monday for what has been considered a tone-deaf video published on her social media account.
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1 year ago
Germany news

German air travel slow to recover from COVID-19 pandemic DW 01/07/2023

Germany is lagging behind other EU countries in terms of seats sold on flights to and from the country, figures show.Domestic air travel is showing the slowest recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.Air travel to and from Germany in the first half of 2023 is likely to reach just 78% of the rate before the COVID pandemic broke out in 2020, according to figures released by the German Aviation Association (BDL) on Saturday.
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1 year ago
Public health

German doctors warn medicine shortages will last for months DW 12/21/2022

Medical associations in Germany on Wednesday warned that the country's ongoing drug shortages are likely to persist for months, despite new measures announced by Berlin.Liquid ibuprofen and parecetamol for children are among the drugs experiencing supply chain bottlenecks.COVID-19, influenza, respiratory synctical virus infection (RSV) and other diseases have put a massive burden on Germany's health care system this winter, with children among the most infected.
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1 year ago
Germany news

German economy: Surprise growth and record inflation DW 10/28/2022

The German Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) announced better-than-expected figures for the German economy in the third quarter on Friday.Output, powered by consumer spending, increased by 0.3% quarter on quarter, preliminary figures show."The German economy managed to hold its ground despite difficult framework conditions of the global economy with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain interruptions, rising prices, and the war in Ukraine," Destatis said.
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1 year ago
Germany news

German economy posts surprise growth in third quarter DW 10/28/2022

The German federal statistics office (Destatis) announced better-than-expected figures for the German economy in the third quarter on Friday.Output,  powered by consumer spending, increased by 0.3% quarter on quarter preliminary figures show."The German economy managed to hold its ground despite difficult framework conditions of the global economy with the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, supply chain interruptions, rising prices, and the war in Ukraine," Destatis said.
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1 year ago
Public health

German doctors warn medicine shortages will last for months DW 12/21/2022

Medical associations in Germany on Wednesday warned that the country's ongoing drug shortages are likely to persist for months, despite new measures announced by Berlin.Liquid ibuprofen and parecetamol for children are among the drugs experiencing supply chain bottlenecks.COVID-19, influenza, respiratory synctical virus infection (RSV) and other diseases have put a massive burden on Germany's health care system this winter, with children among the most infected.
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1 year ago
Germany news

German economy: Surprise growth and record inflation DW 10/28/2022

The German Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) announced better-than-expected figures for the German economy in the third quarter on Friday.Output, powered by consumer spending, increased by 0.3% quarter on quarter, preliminary figures show."The German economy managed to hold its ground despite difficult framework conditions of the global economy with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain interruptions, rising prices, and the war in Ukraine," Destatis said.
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1 year ago
Germany news

German economy posts surprise growth in third quarter DW 10/28/2022

The German federal statistics office (Destatis) announced better-than-expected figures for the German economy in the third quarter on Friday.Output,  powered by consumer spending, increased by 0.3% quarter on quarter preliminary figures show."The German economy managed to hold its ground despite difficult framework conditions of the global economy with the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, supply chain interruptions, rising prices, and the war in Ukraine," Destatis said.
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1 year ago
Germany news

German parliament approves new welfare scheme DW 11/10/2022

3 minutes ago3 minutes ago German lawmakers have voted to replace the Hartz IV" social safety net with a new proposal from the ruling center-left coalition containing more benefits.The German parliament on Thursday approved the so-called "Burgergeld" social welfare program for unemployment benefits.
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1 year ago
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Noted Sinti Holocaust survivor Zilli Schmidt dies DW 10/21/2022

3 minutes ago3 minutes ago Zilli Schmidt, who survived Nazi death camps to go on to fight against racism and injustice, has died aged 98.
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Berlin

German militants' lawyer and Greens gadfly dies at 83

Hans-Christian Stroebele, a German lawyer who defended members of the far-left Red Army Faction and later became the Green party's first directly elected constituency lawmaker, has died.
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1 month ago
Germany news

EU election: AfD wins in eastern Germany amid record turnout DW 06/10/2024

Far-right AfD party gains ground in former East Germany, with significant voter share increase compared to the rest of Germany. [ more ]
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1 month ago
Europe politics

EU elections: earthquake in France and a rightward policy lurch? Our panel responds | Mariam Lau and others

The far-right AfD party in Germany gained support despite corruption allegations and extremism suspicions, indicating a strong voter affiliation with the party's core beliefs. [ more ]
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Germany politics

How Germany is preparing for a Trump presidency DW 07/18/2024

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz hopes for Biden win; CDU's Jens Spahn warns against underestimating Trump's re-election chances. [ more ]
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