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27th Mar, 2017Saarland win for Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won a decisive victory yesterday in the Saarland state election. Up for grabs were the 51 seats of the Landtag of the […] more ->

14th Feb, 2017Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected Federal President

Germany’s Federal Assembly has elected former Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier to replace Joachim Gauck as the new president of Germany in an indirect election. Steinmeier will take […] more ->

30th Jan, 2017SPD readies for general election

Junior coalition partner in the federal government, the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) has made a number of changes to its team in readiness for the 24th September general election. […] more ->

19th Sep, 2016AfD give Merkel a headache

Chancellor Angela Merkel has had a pretty torrid September with three sets of elections showing that support for her and her centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is declining. Even worse […] more ->

14th Mar, 2016AfD beat up main parties in State elections

Angela Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) have taken a hammering in three state elections at the hands of a far-right, anti-immigrant and Eurosceptic party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD). […] more ->

30th Jul, 2015IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Germany

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Germany Press Release No.15/337 July 15, 2015 On July, 10, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the […] more ->

11th May, 2015SPD and Greens just hold on in Bremen

The Social Democratic Party (SPD) won the election for the Bürgerschaft (Parliament) of Bremen on Sunday taking around 30 seats, a drop of six seats. Their coalition partners, the Alliance […] more ->

10th May, 2015Bremen votes today

Bremen is holding an election today to elect the Bürgerschaft (city and state legislature). In 2011 the Social Democratic Party (SPD) won 36 (38.6%) of the 83 seats and the […] more ->

16th Feb, 2015SPD lose absolute majority in Hamburg

The centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) has won the Hamburg Parliament election, but dropped four seats to 58 seats in the 121 seat parliament. The result means that they lose […] more ->

15th Feb, 2015Hamburg goes to the polls today

The City State of Hamburg goes to the polls today and Chancellor Angela Merkel continues her dashing around Europe and Russia to try and prevent all-out war in the eastern […] more ->