Merkel’s conservatives back Laschet as chancellor candidate

Merkel’s conservatives back Laschet as chancellor candidate

Angela Merkel's conservative party early on Tuesday  firmly backed Armin Laschet to be the conservative bloc's chancellor candidate at Germany's upcoming elections, hoping to draw a line under a bitter battle with challenger Markus Söder.

German conservatives fear ‘polarisation’ over Merkel succession

German conservatives fear ‘polarisation’ over Merkel succession

Merkel’s conservatives fail to reach deal on who will be chancellor candidate

Merkel’s conservatives fail to reach deal on who will be chancellor candidate

‘Corona bonus is melting away’: Merkel’s party in turmoil ahead of key German vote

‘Corona bonus is melting away’: Merkel’s party in turmoil ahead of key German vote

Is Bavaria’s leader on course to become Germany’s next chancellor?

Is Bavaria’s leader on course to become Germany’s next chancellor?

Naser steps down over BayernLB fiasco

Naser steps down over BayernLB fiasco

Coalition bickers over tax reform promises

Coalition bickers over tax reform promises

Merkel’s ‘floundering’ CDU braces for stormy party congress

Merkel’s ‘floundering’ CDU braces for stormy party congress

Number of flight passengers in Germany increases despite ‘Fridays for Future’

Number of flight passengers in Germany increases despite ‘Fridays for Future’

Could cheap flights in Germany receive a ‘penalty tax’?

Could cheap flights in Germany receive a ‘penalty tax’?

Merkel’s staying power: Two-thirds of Germans want Chancellor to serve final term

Merkel’s staying power: Two-thirds of Germans want Chancellor to serve final term

‘Most uptight people in the world’: Merkel successor defends controversial joke

‘Most uptight people in the world’: Merkel successor defends controversial joke

End of an era in Bavaria as Seehofer sets date to step down as CSU  leader

End of an era in Bavaria as Seehofer sets date to step down as CSU leader

Another shake-up for German politics as CSU’s Horst Seehofer set to quit

Another shake-up for German politics as CSU’s Horst Seehofer set to quit

A new chapter begins in Bavaria after historic CSU losses. Can the party stay afloat?

A new chapter begins in Bavaria after historic CSU losses. Can the party stay afloat?

Germany’s ruling coalition parties hit all-time low, Greens on the up

Germany’s ruling coalition parties hit all-time low, Greens on the up

The winners and losers –  7 things you need to know about the Bavaria election

The winners and losers – 7 things you need to know about the Bavaria election

Bavarian election: Embattled CSU and SPD in last minute push to win back voters

Bavarian election: Embattled CSU and SPD in last minute push to win back voters

Rising populism in Germany: What should mainstream parties do about it?

Rising populism in Germany: What should mainstream parties do about it?

Why German media is saying the Chancellor is on a ‘sinking ship’

Why German media is saying the Chancellor is on a ‘sinking ship’

Update: ‘We were wrong’ about German spy chief’s promotion: SPD boss Nahles

Update: ‘We were wrong’ about German spy chief’s promotion: SPD boss Nahles

Right-wing AfD second most popular party in Germany, poll finds

Right-wing AfD second most popular party in Germany, poll finds

Bavaria – the reality behind a state defined by kitschy cliches

Bavaria – the reality behind a state defined by kitschy cliches

Interior Minister Seehofer: ‘I also would have been going into the streets’ in Chemnitz

Interior Minister Seehofer: ‘I also would have been going into the streets’ in Chemnitz

What you need to know about the conflict paralyzing German politics

What you need to know about the conflict paralyzing German politics

Analysis: Is one man about to collapse German politics as we know it?

Analysis: Is one man about to collapse German politics as we know it?

75 percent of Germans support Merkel’s European approach to refugee crisis

75 percent of Germans support Merkel’s European approach to refugee crisis

Bavarian CSU launch new attack on Merkel over eurozone budget

Bavarian CSU launch new attack on Merkel over eurozone budget

Merkel gets ultimatum from ally over asylum seekers

Merkel gets ultimatum from ally over asylum seekers

‘Middle-aged men in suits’ interior ministry photo sparks outrage

‘Middle-aged men in suits’ interior ministry photo sparks outrage

Merkel contradicts interior minister, saying ‘Islam belongs to Germany’

Merkel contradicts interior minister, saying ‘Islam belongs to Germany’

New German interior minister to speed up migrant repatriations

New German interior minister to speed up migrant repatriations

What to know about Markus Söder, the ‘power hungry’ man soon to be Bavaria’s leader

What to know about Markus Söder, the ‘power hungry’ man soon to be Bavaria’s leader

Social Democrats demand ‘trust building’ from Merkel after pesticide debacle

Social Democrats demand ‘trust building’ from Merkel after pesticide debacle

Merkel ally sees repeat coalition with SPD as ‘best option’

Merkel ally sees repeat coalition with SPD as ‘best option’

Merkel hopes to form government ‘very soon’

Merkel hopes to form government ‘very soon’

The three top hurdles in German coalition talks

The three top hurdles in German coalition talks

Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls

Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls

Bavarian leader criticized after dropping demand for maximum number of refugees

Bavarian leader criticized after dropping demand for maximum number of refugees

Merkel’s Bavarian ally urges joint battle against left

Merkel’s Bavarian ally urges joint battle against left

Hit by refugee crisis, Merkel faces tough election year

Hit by refugee crisis, Merkel faces tough election year

Bavarian critics back Merkel for Chancellor again

Bavarian critics back Merkel for Chancellor again

Merkel praised for admitting refugee policy mistakes

Merkel praised for admitting refugee policy mistakes

Bavarian CSU call for drastic tightening of immigration laws

Bavarian CSU call for drastic tightening of immigration laws

Germans don’t want ‘Berlin politics’, ally warns Merkel

Germans don’t want ‘Berlin politics’, ally warns Merkel

Two-thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election

Two-thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election

Battle rages over using army to fight terror on German soil

Battle rages over using army to fight terror on German soil

‘Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border’

‘Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border’

Black priest forced out of post by death threats and racism

Black priest forced out of post by death threats and racism

Bavarian premier plans to pal around with Putin

Bavarian premier plans to pal around with Putin

Bavaria knocked back on 200,000 refugee cap

Bavaria knocked back on 200,000 refugee cap

Bavaria demands control of own borders

Bavaria demands control of own borders

Germany officially hits 1m refugee registrations

Germany officially hits 1m refugee registrations

Bavarian conservatives want national burqa ban

Bavarian conservatives want national burqa ban

Paris changes everything on refugees: Bavaria

Paris changes everything on refugees: Bavaria

Minister moots asylum checks at German border

Minister moots asylum checks at German border

Orban blasts Merkel over ‘moral imperialism’

Orban blasts Merkel over ‘moral imperialism’

Jewish group slams right-wing asylum plan

Jewish group slams right-wing asylum plan

Voters back Schäuble’s hard line on Greece

Voters back Schäuble’s hard line on Greece

Bundestag passes ‘foreigner toll’ for roads

Bundestag passes ‘foreigner toll’ for roads

Coalition agrees final road toll changes

Coalition agrees final road toll changes

Schäuble starts selling Greek deal to MPs

Schäuble starts selling Greek deal to MPs

CSU wants failed asylum-seekers deported faster

CSU wants failed asylum-seekers deported faster

Cabinet agrees road toll for foreigners from 2016

Cabinet agrees road toll for foreigners from 2016

EU says road toll plans against the rules

EU says road toll plans against the rules

CSU retracts foot from mouth over immigrants

CSU retracts foot from mouth over immigrants

Conservatives agree on foreigner road toll

Conservatives agree on foreigner road toll

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CSU: Bring back Austria border controls

Munich minister resigns in ‘model car scandal’

Munich minister resigns in ‘model car scandal’

Germany to lock out ‘cheating’ EU migrants

Germany to lock out ‘cheating’ EU migrants

Foreigner toll to come to all German roads

Foreigner toll to come to all German roads

Minister faces PhD plagiarism allegations

Minister faces PhD plagiarism allegations

Merkel allies turn anti-EU in beery rants

Merkel allies turn anti-EU in beery rants

Edathy: ‘Probe against me is wrong’

Edathy: ‘Probe against me is wrong’

Foreign minister hits out at immigration critics

Foreign minister hits out at immigration critics

Austria threatens action over motorway toll

Austria threatens action over motorway toll

Merkel and SPD struggle over way forward

Merkel and SPD struggle over way forward

SPD leaders agree to Merkel coalition talks

SPD leaders agree to Merkel coalition talks

Merkel and centre-left party set for more talks

Merkel and centre-left party set for more talks

German political parties, explained

German political parties, explained

Your guide – the Christian Social Union (CSU)

Your guide – the Christian Social Union (CSU)

Bavarian leader: charge foreigners autobahn fee

Bavarian leader: charge foreigners autobahn fee

Politician: Call Snowden to Germany as witness

Politician: Call Snowden to Germany as witness

Minister: refugee hunger strike is blackmail

Minister: refugee hunger strike is blackmail

CSU politicians threaten to sue critical pensioner

CSU politicians threaten to sue critical pensioner

German parties get record state handouts

German parties get record state handouts

Bavaria nepotism scandal: 79 MPs named

Bavaria nepotism scandal: 79 MPs named

Conservative politician in hot water on fiancé’s job

Conservative politician in hot water on fiancé’s job

Politicians push to give public its say

Politicians push to give public its say

Industry chops big political donations

Industry chops big political donations

Increased calls for German Energy Ministry

Increased calls for German Energy Ministry

Bavarian conservatives: Cameron is right on vote

Bavarian conservatives: Cameron is right on vote

Coalition strikes election benefits deal

Coalition strikes election benefits deal

Merkel’s conservatives hit four-year poll high

Merkel’s conservatives hit four-year poll high

Coalition split on equal rights for gay couples

Coalition split on equal rights for gay couples

Greek PM set to visit Bavaria over bail-out

Greek PM set to visit Bavaria over bail-out

‘Free Bavaria!’ demands veteran politician

‘Free Bavaria!’ demands veteran politician

Parents to be paid to keep tots at home

Parents to be paid to keep tots at home

Childcare subsidies cause party rift

Childcare subsidies cause party rift

Tracking tags mooted for football hooligans

Tracking tags mooted for football hooligans

Facebook party flop spares politician’s wallet

Facebook party flop spares politician’s wallet

Coalition remains divided over childcare payments

Coalition remains divided over childcare payments

Politician invites 5,000 to Facebook party

Politician invites 5,000 to Facebook party

Minister calls for crazed cyclists crack-down

Minister calls for crazed cyclists crack-down

Parties move to muzzle rebel MPs

Parties move to muzzle rebel MPs

Many German Muslims ‘refuse to integrate’

Many German Muslims ‘refuse to integrate’

Seehofer calls for people’s vote on euro

Seehofer calls for people’s vote on euro

Guttenberg rules out return for 2013 election

Guttenberg rules out return for 2013 election

Guttenberg says he’s ready for comeback

Guttenberg says he’s ready for comeback

‘Baron Cut-and-Paste’ may return to politics

‘Baron Cut-and-Paste’ may return to politics

Guttenberg attacks former colleagues

Guttenberg attacks former colleagues

Putting Bavarian housewives before disadvantaged children

Putting Bavarian housewives before disadvantaged children

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013

Merkel’s coalition agrees tax break plan

Merkel’s coalition agrees tax break plan

Infidelity agency ad invokes adulterers Schwarzenegger, Clinton, Seehofer

Infidelity agency ad invokes adulterers Schwarzenegger, Clinton, Seehofer

Former CSU boss slams Merkel’s leadership

Former CSU boss slams Merkel’s leadership

Former Merkel advisor’s tax plan unfair, CSU says

Former Merkel advisor’s tax plan unfair, CSU says

Conservatives divided over tax cuts

Conservatives divided over tax cuts

Business leaders reject government econ policy

Business leaders reject government econ policy

University plagiarism report slams Guttenberg

University plagiarism report slams Guttenberg

University: Guttenberg wilfully plagiarised

University: Guttenberg wilfully plagiarised

Guttenberg escapes Bundestag probe

Guttenberg escapes Bundestag probe

Greens jump in the polls

Greens jump in the polls

Guttenberg requests Deep Purple send-off

Guttenberg requests Deep Purple send-off

Coalition proposal would tie residency permits to German skills

Coalition proposal would tie residency permits to German skills

FDP’s Lindner compares Bavaria’s CSU with Islam

FDP’s Lindner compares Bavaria’s CSU with Islam

Guttenberg affair hits Merkel’s conservatives

Guttenberg affair hits Merkel’s conservatives

Pro-Guttenberg rally gathers in Bavaria

Pro-Guttenberg rally gathers in Bavaria

De Maizière to become defence minister

De Maizière to become defence minister

Talk begins about a Guttenberg comeback

Talk begins about a Guttenberg comeback

Guttenberg and the price of decency

Guttenberg and the price of decency

Guttenberg: From political rock star to ‘Baron Cut-And-Paste’

Guttenberg: From political rock star to ‘Baron Cut-And-Paste’

Guttenberg resigns

Guttenberg resigns

Merkel under fire in Guttenberg affair

Merkel under fire in Guttenberg affair

Schavan ’embarrassed’ by Guttenberg

Schavan ’embarrassed’ by Guttenberg

Guttenberg more popular despite plagiarism flap

Guttenberg more popular despite plagiarism flap

Guttenberg ‘used Dr. title before earning it’

Guttenberg ‘used Dr. title before earning it’

Website finds huge parts of Guttenberg’s thesis plagiarized

Website finds huge parts of Guttenberg’s thesis plagiarized

Guttenberg accused of plagiarizing PhD thesis

Guttenberg accused of plagiarizing PhD thesis

Conservatives call for ban on The Left party amid commie flap

Conservatives call for ban on The Left party amid commie flap

Seehofer warns FDP to pull together

Seehofer warns FDP to pull together

Terrorism threat remains high, CSU warns

Terrorism threat remains high, CSU warns

CSU calls for end to European Union perks

CSU calls for end to European Union perks

Conservatives call on Muslims to report radicals in their midst

Conservatives call on Muslims to report radicals in their midst

CSU party newspaper offers holidays to ‘occupied East Prussia’

CSU party newspaper offers holidays to ‘occupied East Prussia’

Seehofer consolidates grip on Bavaria’s CSU

Seehofer consolidates grip on Bavaria’s CSU

Guttenberg risks ‘Obama effect,’ expert says

Guttenberg risks ‘Obama effect,’ expert says

Rising star Guttenberg outshines Merkel

Rising star Guttenberg outshines Merkel

Seehofer tells youth wing multiculturalism is dead

Seehofer tells youth wing multiculturalism is dead

Guttenberg ‘the future’ say young conservatives

Guttenberg ‘the future’ say young conservatives

CSU hardens stance against immigration

CSU hardens stance against immigration

Conservative wants German language enshrined in constitution

Conservative wants German language enshrined in constitution

Public support for Sarrazin puts politicians in spin

Public support for Sarrazin puts politicians in spin

CSU demands rightward shift to lift government

CSU demands rightward shift to lift government

Conservatives resume infighting over military service

Conservatives resume infighting over military service

Opposition demands overhauled citizenship laws as naturalisations drop

Opposition demands overhauled citizenship laws as naturalisations drop

Conservatives suggest intelligence tests for immigrants

Conservatives suggest intelligence tests for immigrants

Mutti Merkel fed up with coalition bickering

Mutti Merkel fed up with coalition bickering

Embattled coalition faces calls for fresh elections

Embattled coalition faces calls for fresh elections

MPs earning thousands from moonlighting

MPs earning thousands from moonlighting

Westerwelle inflating the obvious on welfare, says Merkel

Westerwelle inflating the obvious on welfare, says Merkel

Politicians renew calls for NPD ban

Politicians renew calls for NPD ban

Merkel holds crisis talks as squabbles tarnish coalition

Merkel holds crisis talks as squabbles tarnish coalition

Conservatives and FDP agree to coalition ‘crisis meeting’

Conservatives and FDP agree to coalition ‘crisis meeting’

Wrangling starts between CDU and CSU

Wrangling starts between CDU and CSU

CSU and SPD ridicule Westerwelle

CSU and SPD ridicule Westerwelle

Bavarian interior minister wants Left party watched

Bavarian interior minister wants Left party watched

More construction in former West Germany called for

More construction in former West Germany called for

One in six German voters regrets voting decision

One in six German voters regrets voting decision

Merkel admits tax cut plan may fail

Merkel admits tax cut plan may fail

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The political agenda of Germany’s new government

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The main players in Merkel’s new cabinet

Jockeying for Finance Ministry heats up

Jockeying for Finance Ministry heats up

Conservatives lay out road map for tax cuts

Conservatives lay out road map for tax cuts

German parties present miniature political utopia in Hamburg

German parties present miniature political utopia in Hamburg

CSU and FDP cross swords over social provision plans

CSU and FDP cross swords over social provision plans

Politicians criticise EU-US bank data talks

Politicians criticise EU-US bank data talks

Greens make nuclear shutdown a coalition condition

Greens make nuclear shutdown a coalition condition

CSU speaks out against Iceland’s EU entry

CSU speaks out against Iceland’s EU entry

Germans sceptical of tax cuts

Germans sceptical of tax cuts

Can the SPD bounce back from its EU disaster?

Can the SPD bounce back from its EU disaster?

Arcandor bailout debate intensifies

Arcandor bailout debate intensifies

Poll sees Christian Democrats ahead in European vote

Poll sees Christian Democrats ahead in European vote

Poland’s Kaczynski bashes Germany in run-up to EU poll

Poland’s Kaczynski bashes Germany in run-up to EU poll

Tax-cut debate engulfs Merkel’s conservatives

Tax-cut debate engulfs Merkel’s conservatives

CSU pushes for more tax reductions to spur growth

CSU pushes for more tax reductions to spur growth

Economy minister Glos tries to resign

Economy minister Glos tries to resign

Seehofer warns against relying on Merkel

Seehofer warns against relying on Merkel

CDU man slams Merkel’s handling of financial crisis

CDU man slams Merkel’s handling of financial crisis

Merkel seeks unity in CDU on economic stimulus plans

Merkel seeks unity in CDU on economic stimulus plans

Seehofer elected premier of Bavaria

Seehofer elected premier of Bavaria

Nobel laureate warns against relaxing smoking ban

Nobel laureate warns against relaxing smoking ban

Bavaria could relax smoking ban

Bavaria could relax smoking ban

Path clear for Seehofer to become next Bavarian premier

Path clear for Seehofer to become next Bavarian premier

Bavarian premier Beckstein resigns

Bavarian premier Beckstein resigns

CSU party head Erwin Huber steps down

CSU party head Erwin Huber steps down

An end to Bavarian exceptionalism

An end to Bavarian exceptionalism

German conservatives under pressure after CSU poll debacle

German conservatives under pressure after CSU poll debacle

CSU suffers huge losses in Bavarian vote

CSU suffers huge losses in Bavarian vote

Bavarians head to the polls in key vote

Bavarians head to the polls in key vote

Bavarian vote could end CSU’s one-party rule

Bavarian vote could end CSU’s one-party rule

The Left party might enter Bavarian parliament

The Left party might enter Bavarian parliament

Bavarian election to delay troops en route to Afghanistan

Bavarian election to delay troops en route to Afghanistan

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CSU demands better tax breaks for commuters

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CSU head questions Turkey’s EU entry after Erdogan’s speech