German SPD plans new roadmap to judge whether to stay in govt

Sun, 28 Oct 2018 - 08:29 GMT

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), are planning a new roadmap for their national government with conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel protege issues stark warning to SPD before state election

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 - 12:30 GMT

Chancellor Angela Merkel's preferred successor as head of Germany's conservatives warned the Social Democrats (SPD) on Thursday.

Support for German coalition parties hits record lows -poll

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 - 10:10 GMT

Support for Angela Merkel's conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partner hit record lows, a survey showed on Thursday.

Germany's Merkel condemns far-right xenophobia, Nazi slogans

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 11:00 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned xenophobic attacks and the use of Nazi slogans in a robust speech to parliament on Wednesday.

Merkel's last-ditch migrant deal reopens deep EU divisions

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 - 11:20 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel came under fire from EU partners after she agreed to push back migrants in a last-ditch deal to save her fragile government.

Divisions resurface as Germany fetes Marx at 200

Sun, 06 May 2018 - 04:30 GMT

Germany marked the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth on Saturday, but the event was marred by protests against the revolutionary philosopher.

German government takes shape as SPD names ministers

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 - 01:10 GMT

Germany's Social Democrats on Friday named two seasoned pro-European politicians to key posts in a new government.

Weakened Merkel offers job to arch critic in young new German cabinet

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 - 10:00 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would promote her most prominent critic from within her conservative party, 37-year old Jens Spahn.

German parties struggle to seal final coalition deal

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 - 10:07 GMT

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their historic centre-left rivals failed to seal a coalition deal Sunday.

Germany's potential coalition partners agree on energy, wrangle over health

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 - 11:40 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) reached agreement on energy and agriculture on Saturday.

Germany's potential coalition partners seek to overcome health, labour disputes

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 - 12:27 GMT

Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) battled on Saturday to find solutions to disputes on healthcare and labour rules.

No Grand Coalition! Opponents of Merkel alliance hit the road

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 - 11:54 GMT

Opponents of a renewed German "grand coalition" took to the road on Saturday.

Europe at stake in German coalition talks

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 - 10:03 GMT

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday reminded would-be coalition partners about the high stakes involved - and their responsibility for Europe.

Cornered Merkel upbeat as seeks to revive grand coalition

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 - 11:38 GMT

Chancellor Angela Merkel is optimistic her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) can cut a deal.

Cornered Merkel launches talks with SPD in bid to secure fourth term

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 - 11:32 GMT

More than three months after a German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is still scrambling to form a new government and will on Sunday.

German conservatives eye 65,000 cap on migrants

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 - 10:02 GMT

Germany should cap the number of new immigrants to around 65,000 a year.

Court ruling allows Syrian youth to bring family to Germany

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 - 07:59 GMT

A Berlin court ruling that permits the parents and siblings of a 16-year-old Syrian migrant to join him in Germany will now take effect.

Merkel's conservatives and SPD to start talks on forming govt on Jan. 7

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 - 04:02 GMT

Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) start exploratory talks on forming a new German government on Jan. 7.

Merkel welcomes SPD's decision to start talks on forming gov't

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 - 11:44 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday welcomed a decision by the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) to begin exploratory talks with her conservatives.

German conservatives reject "United States of Europe"

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 10:10 GMT

Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Saturday rejected the vision for a "United States of Europe."