Election 2021: Germany’s Greens holding onto hope for change after Merkel

Election 2021: Germany’s Greens holding onto hope for change after Merkel

Rattled by a shaky start to their campaign, Germany's Greens are trying to regroup ahead of next month's general election with a renewed focus on climate protection as floods and fires ravage Europe.

Germany’s Greens propose new climate protection ministry with veto power

Germany’s Greens propose new climate protection ministry with veto power

More trains and energy grants: What a Green election win could mean for Germany

More trains and energy grants: What a Green election win could mean for Germany

UPDATE: Germany’s Greens eye comeback as they launch election campaign

UPDATE: Germany’s Greens eye comeback as they launch election campaign

German Greens back weakened leader Baerbock after polls slump

German Greens back weakened leader Baerbock after polls slump

Can Germany’s Greens win over voters in eastern states ahead of election?

Can Germany’s Greens win over voters in eastern states ahead of election?

Will Germany’s Greens face tougher election race after series of gaffes?

Will Germany’s Greens face tougher election race after series of gaffes?

‘Stupid oversight’: German Green chancellor candidate stumbles after failing to declare bonus

‘Stupid oversight’: German Green chancellor candidate stumbles after failing to declare bonus

German Greens’ chancellor candidate Baerbock targeted by fake news

German Greens’ chancellor candidate Baerbock targeted by fake news

From trailblazing radicals to Germany’s ‘most popular’ party: Who are the Greens?

From trailblazing radicals to Germany’s ‘most popular’ party: Who are the Greens?

‘Germans are in the mood for change’: Greens take lead in new polls

‘Germans are in the mood for change’: Greens take lead in new polls

Germany’s Greens name co-leader Annalena Baerbock as candidate to succeed Merkel

Germany’s Greens name co-leader Annalena Baerbock as candidate to succeed Merkel

Who is Annalena Baerbock, the ex-trampolinist aiming high in German politics?

Who is Annalena Baerbock, the ex-trampolinist aiming high in German politics?

Who will Germany’s Greens name as candidate for Merkel’s crown?

Who will Germany’s Greens name as candidate for Merkel’s crown?

Germany after Merkel: This is the duo vying for a spot as the first ever Green chancellor candidate

Germany after Merkel: This is the duo vying for a spot as the first ever Green chancellor candidate

Germany’s Greens to put forward first chancellor candidate

Germany’s Greens to put forward first chancellor candidate

How elections in one state could reveal what’s to come in post-Merkel Germany

How elections in one state could reveal what’s to come in post-Merkel Germany

Germany’s Greens propose speed limit on Autobahn if elected

Germany’s Greens propose speed limit on Autobahn if elected

FDP and Greens report record membership

FDP and Greens report record membership

Twitter entry provokes furious mayhem in Lower Saxon legislature

Twitter entry provokes furious mayhem in Lower Saxon legislature

Hamburg voters punish German right and Merkel’s CDU

Hamburg voters punish German right and Merkel’s CDU

Germany’s Greens re-elect leadership duo after electoral wins

Germany’s Greens re-elect leadership duo after electoral wins

Bundestag votes against call for speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn

Bundestag votes against call for speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn

Bundestag set to vote on German Autobahn speed limit

Bundestag set to vote on German Autobahn speed limit

‘We are heading up’: Why the Green party is gaining support in eastern Germany

‘We are heading up’: Why the Green party is gaining support in eastern Germany

‘We need a meat tax’: German politicians pitch plan to improve animal welfare

‘We need a meat tax’: German politicians pitch plan to improve animal welfare

Human rights battle: German Bundestag calls on China to allow MPs visit

Human rights battle: German Bundestag calls on China to allow MPs visit

Trains instead of planes: Could domestic flights in Germany really become ‘obsolete’?

Trains instead of planes: Could domestic flights in Germany really become ‘obsolete’?

‘They’re our main competitors’: Germany’s far-right AfD lashes out against Greens

‘They’re our main competitors’: Germany’s far-right AfD lashes out against Greens

Historic moment as Germany’s first transgender MP set for state parliament

Historic moment as Germany’s first transgender MP set for state parliament

‘I am a woman with every fiber of my body’: Germany’s first transgender MP

‘I am a woman with every fiber of my body’: Germany’s first transgender MP

How the unlikely team of CDU and Greens have reunited in Hesse

How the unlikely team of CDU and Greens have reunited in Hesse

How the Greens co-leader wants to ditch Germany’s controversial benefits system Hartz IV

How the Greens co-leader wants to ditch Germany’s controversial benefits system Hartz IV

Why is the Green party suddenly flying high in Germany?
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Why is the Green party suddenly flying high in Germany?

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

Green Party has highest number of members in its history

Green Party has highest number of members in its history

Greens will replace SPD long term, says pollster

Greens will replace SPD long term, says pollster

Green party signals big concessions on diesel and coal in coalition talks

Green party signals big concessions on diesel and coal in coalition talks

Merkel confirms ready to govern with liberals and Greens

Merkel confirms ready to govern with liberals and Greens

These will be the likely conflict points in building a Jamaica coalition

These will be the likely conflict points in building a Jamaica coalition

Top Green MP steps down after drug bust

Top Green MP steps down after drug bust

Düsseldorf moots cannabis legalization

Düsseldorf moots cannabis legalization

Greens, conservatives want weed legalized

Greens, conservatives want weed legalized

Cannabis lovers greet Green legalization plan

Cannabis lovers greet Green legalization plan

CDU accused of bribery to block Linke

CDU accused of bribery to block Linke

Ramelow bunks off his first Bundesrat sitting

Ramelow bunks off his first Bundesrat sitting

The end of ‘soli’? Not so fast, hope states

The end of ‘soli’? Not so fast, hope states

Left aims for the centre in first government

Left aims for the centre in first government

Greens say sorry for past paedophilia ties

Greens say sorry for past paedophilia ties

Thousands march against Left state gov’t

Thousands march against Left state gov’t

Path clear for first far-left leader since 1990

Path clear for first far-left leader since 1990

EU: Russia wrong to bar German lawmaker

EU: Russia wrong to bar German lawmaker

Berlin airport will lose ‘€150 million a year’

Berlin airport will lose ‘€150 million a year’

Family planning group ‘justified paedophilia’

Family planning group ‘justified paedophilia’

Transsexual wine queen wields tiara for rights

Transsexual wine queen wields tiara for rights

Your guide – the Green Party (Die Grünen)

Your guide – the Green Party (Die Grünen)

Green leader linked to pro-paedo manifesto

Green leader linked to pro-paedo manifesto

Green leadership quits en masse

Green leadership quits en masse

City does U-turn on ‘veggie-day’ pledge

City does U-turn on ‘veggie-day’ pledge

Rain ruins 100,000 ‘eco-friendly’ posters

Rain ruins 100,000 ‘eco-friendly’ posters

Crushing Bavaria poll yells danger for SPD

Crushing Bavaria poll yells danger for SPD

Greens’ Roth sees Turkish violence live

Greens’ Roth sees Turkish violence live

Most Germans optimistic about the future

Most Germans optimistic about the future

Indonesia gets ‘secret go-ahead’ for tank deal

Indonesia gets ‘secret go-ahead’ for tank deal

German parties get record state handouts

German parties get record state handouts

Most would increase tax on the wealthy

Most would increase tax on the wealthy

SPD and Greens unite to battle election

SPD and Greens unite to battle election

Greens pledge to raise tax on rich to almost 50%

Greens pledge to raise tax on rich to almost 50%

Johns ‘need clean bill of health’ for hooker visits

Johns ‘need clean bill of health’ for hooker visits

Greens to investigate old paedophilia claims

Greens to investigate old paedophilia claims

Consumers irked by goods built to break

Consumers irked by goods built to break

Social justice ‘key issue’ for German voters

Social justice ‘key issue’ for German voters

All eyes on election date set for September

All eyes on election date set for September

Lower Saxony win boosts SPD and Greens

Lower Saxony win boosts SPD and Greens

SPD win grants majority to mess with Merkel

SPD win grants majority to mess with Merkel

Merkel rides high as partner FDP nose-dives

Merkel rides high as partner FDP nose-dives

Industry chops big political donations

Industry chops big political donations

Greens hand party leaders solid re-election

Greens hand party leaders solid re-election

Starbucks has ‘never paid German income tax’

Starbucks has ‘never paid German income tax’

Stuttgart elects Green Party mayor

Stuttgart elects Green Party mayor

Court okays contentious Berlin motorway

Court okays contentious Berlin motorway

Main parties start tug-of-war for Greens

Main parties start tug-of-war for Greens

Greens put factory farms onto election menu

Greens put factory farms onto election menu

Government slates ‘Robin Hoods’ wealth tax

Government slates ‘Robin Hoods’ wealth tax

Voters favour Merkel but neither major party

Voters favour Merkel but neither major party

Merkel’s coalition partner back in business

Merkel’s coalition partner back in business

Merkel’s partners reach key five percent support

Merkel’s partners reach key five percent support

Foreign students quit Germany in droves

Foreign students quit Germany in droves

Pirate regrets ‘growing as fast as Nazis’ comment

Pirate regrets ‘growing as fast as Nazis’ comment

Greens not ruling out coalition with Pirates

Greens not ruling out coalition with Pirates

Pirates take wind out of Greens’ sails

Pirates take wind out of Greens’ sails

Biggest German state heads for early election

Biggest German state heads for early election

Berlin mayor admits taking free holiday

Berlin mayor admits taking free holiday

Police clear Stuttgart 21 protest camp

Police clear Stuttgart 21 protest camp

Merkel helps boost conservatives’ popularity

Merkel helps boost conservatives’ popularity

Germans spend €150 million on hold

Germans spend €150 million on hold

Protesters mount diggers in bid to save trees

Protesters mount diggers in bid to save trees

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

Greens weigh support for NPD ban

Greens weigh support for NPD ban

Greens call for plastic bag levy to reduce use

Greens call for plastic bag levy to reduce use

SPD and Greens drop Berlin government talks

SPD and Greens drop Berlin government talks

Özdemir says Greens must not rule out governing with conservatives

Özdemir says Greens must not rule out governing with conservatives

SPD and Greens see coalition hope in Berlin

SPD and Greens see coalition hope in Berlin

Pirates shake up German political landscape

Pirates shake up German political landscape

SPD wins Berlin vote as Pirates celebrate

SPD wins Berlin vote as Pirates celebrate

Berliners look leftwards as Pirates set sail

Berliners look leftwards as Pirates set sail

‘Berlin is change, Berlin is the place to be’

‘Berlin is change, Berlin is the place to be’

Northeastern state election gets underway

Northeastern state election gets underway

Greens MP says involvement in NATO Libya mission illegal

Greens MP says involvement in NATO Libya mission illegal

Leadership troika helps SPD recover support

Leadership troika helps SPD recover support

German prize for Putin stirs controversy

German prize for Putin stirs controversy

Greens call for action on ‘toxic’ dildos

Greens call for action on ‘toxic’ dildos

Cannabis plants found in Greens party flower boxes

Cannabis plants found in Greens party flower boxes

Greens’ campaign manager fired after drink-driving arrest

Greens’ campaign manager fired after drink-driving arrest

Greens unite behind government nuke plan

Greens unite behind government nuke plan

Greens still split on nuke exit plan ahead of vote

Greens still split on nuke exit plan ahead of vote

Greens gain support even after Merkel’s nuclear exit

Greens gain support even after Merkel’s nuclear exit

Greens’ rise muddies political landscape

Greens’ rise muddies political landscape

CDU sinks behind Greens in Bremen state election

CDU sinks behind Greens in Bremen state election

Kretschmann sworn in as first Green premier

Kretschmann sworn in as first Green premier

Greens to limit autobahn speed and replace car tax with road toll

Greens to limit autobahn speed and replace car tax with road toll

Greens gaining on Merkel’s conservatives

Greens gaining on Merkel’s conservatives

Carmakers slam Greens’ Kretschmann

Carmakers slam Greens’ Kretschmann

Car industry must downsize, says new Green state premier

Car industry must downsize, says new Green state premier

Künast seen as Greens’ best hope for chancellor

Künast seen as Greens’ best hope for chancellor

Bahn CEO warns of financial claim if Stuttgart 21 blocked

Bahn CEO warns of financial claim if Stuttgart 21 blocked

Greens flying high with record voter approval

Greens flying high with record voter approval

Stuttgart 21 exit strategies canvassed

Stuttgart 21 exit strategies canvassed

Deutsche Bahn halts Stuttgart 21 construction

Deutsche Bahn halts Stuttgart 21 construction

Broadcaster ProSieben kills nuclear-themed Simpsons episodes

Broadcaster ProSieben kills nuclear-themed Simpsons episodes

Merkel blames ‘painful defeat’ on Japan fears

Merkel blames ‘painful defeat’ on Japan fears

German media roundup: A seismic shift for Merkel’s coalition?

German media roundup: A seismic shift for Merkel’s coalition?

Conservatives lose ground after nuclear energy reversal

Conservatives lose ground after nuclear energy reversal

Greens surge in state election in Saxony-Anhalt

Greens surge in state election in Saxony-Anhalt

Greens flying high in opinion surveys

Greens flying high in opinion surveys

Greens jump in the polls

Greens jump in the polls

Japan quake fuels German nuclear debate

Japan quake fuels German nuclear debate

Poll points to possible left-wing coalition in Saxony-Anhalt

Poll points to possible left-wing coalition in Saxony-Anhalt

Berlin’s Kreuzberg decries tourist swarms

Berlin’s Kreuzberg decries tourist swarms

SPD flying high after Guttenberg scandal and Hamburg victory

SPD flying high after Guttenberg scandal and Hamburg victory

Brandenburg Green party treasurer vanishes with €40,000

Brandenburg Green party treasurer vanishes with €40,000

Greens slump again in opinion poll

Greens slump again in opinion poll

German media roundup: Hamburg’s bellwether vote

German media roundup: Hamburg’s bellwether vote

Fischer describes row with Schröder over Iraq

Fischer describes row with Schröder over Iraq

Merkel’s coalition closes poll gap with opposition

Merkel’s coalition closes poll gap with opposition

Electricity grossly overpriced, study finds

Electricity grossly overpriced, study finds

Transport minister rules out new winter-tyre laws

Transport minister rules out new winter-tyre laws

Mediator Geißler backs Stuttgart 21 rail project

Mediator Geißler backs Stuttgart 21 rail project

Greens meet amid hopes for national splash

Greens meet amid hopes for national splash

Nuclear waste train enters Germany

Nuclear waste train enters Germany

Künast to run for Berlin mayor in 2011

Künast to run for Berlin mayor in 2011

The Greening of Berlin

The Greening of Berlin

Police clear anti-nuclear blockade overnight

Police clear anti-nuclear blockade overnight

Hamburg vote set for February after coalition collapses

Hamburg vote set for February after coalition collapses

Poll shows Merkel’s coalition at all-time low

Poll shows Merkel’s coalition at all-time low

Stuttgart 21 mediation questioned after flap

Stuttgart 21 mediation questioned after flap

Greens overtake SPD as strongest opposition

Greens overtake SPD as strongest opposition

State government offers olive branch to Stuttgart protestors

State government offers olive branch to Stuttgart protestors

German business eyes friendlier future with the Green Party

German business eyes friendlier future with the Green Party

Bahn CEO hits back at Stuttgart 21 opposition

Bahn CEO hits back at Stuttgart 21 opposition

Dutch politician Wilders draws protests in Berlin

Dutch politician Wilders draws protests in Berlin

Greens call for national Stuttgart 21 protests

Greens call for national Stuttgart 21 protests

Greens hit major league with record support

Greens hit major league with record support

SPD vows to fight Greens if challenged for Berlin mayorship

SPD vows to fight Greens if challenged for Berlin mayorship

Bavaria mourns adored Green party figure after double tragedy

Bavaria mourns adored Green party figure after double tragedy

Greens: Consumers paying €1 billion too much for power

Greens: Consumers paying €1 billion too much for power

SPD and Greens approve coalition pact in NRW

SPD and Greens approve coalition pact in NRW

Referendum voters reject Hamburg school reforms

Referendum voters reject Hamburg school reforms

Greens discuss BP boycott as CEO taken out of firing line

Greens discuss BP boycott as CEO taken out of firing line

Parties prepare for NRW minority red-green rule

Parties prepare for NRW minority red-green rule

‘Traffic light’ coalition talks fail in Rhineland

‘Traffic light’ coalition talks fail in Rhineland

Greens moot scaling down German military

Greens moot scaling down German military

Government to sidestep Bundesrat on nuclear power plant extension

Government to sidestep Bundesrat on nuclear power plant extension

SPD faces difficult path to power in NRW

SPD faces difficult path to power in NRW

Green party celebrates 30th anniversary

Green party celebrates 30th anniversary

Coalition loses majority support from public

Coalition loses majority support from public

Coalition infuriates Greens with nuclear power compromise

Coalition infuriates Greens with nuclear power compromise

Greens hand power to the right in Saarland

Greens hand power to the right in Saarland

Rich Germans voting Green on local level

Rich Germans voting Green on local level

German parties present miniature political utopia in Hamburg

German parties present miniature political utopia in Hamburg

The Greens’ Omid Nouripour: ‘You have to fight for democracy’

The Greens’ Omid Nouripour: ‘You have to fight for democracy’

Greens target expat votes in the United States

Greens target expat votes in the United States

Green party politician says Germans should buy Japanese cars

Green party politician says Germans should buy Japanese cars

Greens remove campaign poster featuring bare buttocks

Greens remove campaign poster featuring bare buttocks

Busty poster kicks off campaign controversy

Busty poster kicks off campaign controversy

Iran’s Ahmadinejad lacks true legitimacy

Iran’s Ahmadinejad lacks true legitimacy

Merkel and CDU reach popularity high

Merkel and CDU reach popularity high

Politicians criticise EU-US bank data talks

Politicians criticise EU-US bank data talks

Twenty-nine parties set for upcoming national ballot

Twenty-nine parties set for upcoming national ballot

SPD claws to highest poll rating this year

SPD claws to highest poll rating this year

Small parties rule out three-way coalitions after election

Small parties rule out three-way coalitions after election

Künast wants Greens to commit to ‘traffic-light’ coalition

Künast wants Greens to commit to ‘traffic-light’ coalition

Özdemir worried by Muslim anti-Semitism

Özdemir worried by Muslim anti-Semitism

Roth calls Europe’s refugee policy ‘shabby’

Roth calls Europe’s refugee policy ‘shabby’

Hesse SPD candidate calls for forced loans from the rich

Hesse SPD candidate calls for forced loans from the rich

Fare dodgers crowding Berlin prisons

Fare dodgers crowding Berlin prisons

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Hesse dissolves parliament for early election after SPD rebellion

Greens pick Özdemir as new party co-leader

Greens pick Özdemir as new party co-leader

Hesse girds for new state elections

Hesse girds for new state elections

Özdemir says schools should teach Turkish language

Özdemir says schools should teach Turkish language

SPD rebels block Hesse left-wing coalition

SPD rebels block Hesse left-wing coalition

Özdemir poised to be first Turkish German to lead a major party

Özdemir poised to be first Turkish German to lead a major party

Künast: CDU nuking chances for alliance with Greens

Künast: CDU nuking chances for alliance with Greens

Greens line up for leadership battle among new generation

Greens line up for leadership battle among new generation

Hamburg’s dose of ‘black-green’ Realpolitik

Hamburg’s dose of ‘black-green’ Realpolitik

Hamburg on verge of ‘black-green’ coalition

Hamburg on verge of ‘black-green’ coalition

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Social Democratic MP balks at leftist coalition in Hesse

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Hamburg vote could forge ‘black-green’ alliance

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Hamburg Greens open to coalition with CDU

SPD shakeup: What does the future hold for Merkel’s coalition government?

SPD shakeup: What does the future hold for Merkel’s coalition government?

Will Germany soon have its first Green chancellor?
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Will Germany soon have its first Green chancellor?

Greens torn on whether to back or fight Merkel

Greens torn on whether to back or fight Merkel

Green party demand ‘quick and easy’ citizenship for Brits

Green party demand ‘quick and easy’ citizenship for Brits

Voters back Schäuble’s hard line on Greece

Voters back Schäuble’s hard line on Greece

World welcomes Merkel’s face-off with Putin

World welcomes Merkel’s face-off with Putin

What do the Greens want for Europe?

What do the Greens want for Europe?

Greens quit talks with Merkel over coalition

Greens quit talks with Merkel over coalition

Merkel hopes for coalition within a week

Merkel hopes for coalition within a week

Again? Third of Germans want fresh elections

Again? Third of Germans want fresh elections

Greens elect leader and prepare for Merkel talks

Greens elect leader and prepare for Merkel talks

Green Party warms up to Merkel coalition

Green Party warms up to Merkel coalition

Opposition drags heels over Merkel coalition

Opposition drags heels over Merkel coalition

Top 10 weirdest election campaign moments

Top 10 weirdest election campaign moments

Reasons why the election matters to non-Germans

Reasons why the election matters to non-Germans

Greens’ veggie pledge provokes Nazi jibe

Greens’ veggie pledge provokes Nazi jibe

Greens call for 22 cent tax on plastic bags

Greens call for 22 cent tax on plastic bags

Greens to push dual citizenship issue

Greens to push dual citizenship issue

Merkel’s conservatives hit four-year poll high

Merkel’s conservatives hit four-year poll high

Pirates set sail for national election treasure

Pirates set sail for national election treasure

Merkel gives mixed review of China trip

Merkel gives mixed review of China trip

The Local’s top five politics stories of 2011

The Local’s top five politics stories of 2011

Berlin MP charged in fight over currywurst

Berlin MP charged in fight over currywurst

Greens mull supporting Merkel on nuclear exit

Greens mull supporting Merkel on nuclear exit

Greens open to coalition with Merkel’s CDU

Greens open to coalition with Merkel’s CDU

Conservative criticism of Merkel grows

Conservative criticism of Merkel grows

Merkel’s coalition conundrum

Merkel’s coalition conundrum

Merkel calls for review of nuclear plant safety

Merkel calls for review of nuclear plant safety

Germans consider Merkel’s conservatives too conservative

Germans consider Merkel’s conservatives too conservative

Merkel’s conservatives slip behind Social Democrats for the first time

Merkel’s conservatives slip behind Social Democrats for the first time

SPD and Greens have majority, poll finds

SPD and Greens have majority, poll finds

Merkel’s coalition plagued by dismal polls

Merkel’s coalition plagued by dismal polls

Merkel’s coalition hits all-time low in poll

Merkel’s coalition hits all-time low in poll

The Greens’ Cramer: ‘We’re the only really European party’

The Greens’ Cramer: ‘We’re the only really European party’