FDP and Greens report record membership

FDP and Greens report record membership

2009 was more than a triumphant election year for the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the eco-friendly Green party. They each made a record number of new members.

Twitter entry provokes furious mayhem in Lower Saxon legislature

Twitter entry provokes furious mayhem in Lower Saxon legislature

Bisky suggests Left and SPD should make up, possibly even fuse

Bisky suggests Left and SPD should make up, possibly even fuse

Socialist leader Lafontaine has cancer

Socialist leader Lafontaine has cancer

New SPD leaders flag fresh tax approach

New SPD leaders flag fresh tax approach

Gabriel urges SPD to avoid lurch to the left

Gabriel urges SPD to avoid lurch to the left

SPD looks to regroup as Müntefering bows out

SPD looks to regroup as Müntefering bows out

Hamburg voters punish German right and Merkel’s CDU

Hamburg voters punish German right and Merkel’s CDU

‘Bullet holes’ found in window of Halle politician’s office

‘Bullet holes’ found in window of Halle politician’s office

SPD hopes to revamp itself as voting for new leaders begins

SPD hopes to revamp itself as voting for new leaders begins

Threat of German government collapse looms as chief of Merkel’s junior coalition partner resigns

Threat of German government collapse looms as chief of Merkel’s junior coalition partner resigns

Germany’s Social Democrats set for historic losses in Bremen state election

Germany’s Social Democrats set for historic losses in Bremen state election

German YouTube stars rally behind Rezo’s political rant

German YouTube stars rally behind Rezo’s political rant

Why can’t Germany’s Social Democrats pull themselves together?
FOR MEMBERS

Why can’t Germany’s Social Democrats pull themselves together?

Social Democrats in uproar as youth leader calls for BMW to be nationalized

Social Democrats in uproar as youth leader calls for BMW to be nationalized

Germany’s SPD shifts back to leftist roots, straining ties with Merkel

Germany’s SPD shifts back to leftist roots, straining ties with Merkel

Meet the Halle politician helping to challenge stereotypes of eastern Germany
FOR MEMBERS

Meet the Halle politician helping to challenge stereotypes of eastern Germany

SPD politician saves life of AfD employee in Düsseldorf

SPD politician saves life of AfD employee in Düsseldorf

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

Hesse follows Bavaria into crucial state election

Hesse follows Bavaria into crucial state election

CSU and Free Voters begin coalition talks in Bavaria

CSU and Free Voters begin coalition talks in Bavaria

‘I’m not a racist’: The word on the street about Bavaria’s elections

‘I’m not a racist’: The word on the street about Bavaria’s elections

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?

‘Unacceptable’ for CDU to consider coalition with AfD in Saxony: SPD’s Klingbeil

‘Unacceptable’ for CDU to consider coalition with AfD in Saxony: SPD’s Klingbeil

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

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

Former SPD chief Schulz to AfD’s Gauland: ‘You belong in the dung heap of German history’

Former SPD chief Schulz to AfD’s Gauland: ‘You belong in the dung heap of German history’

Greens will replace SPD long term, says pollster

Greens will replace SPD long term, says pollster

German Social Democrats elect Andrea Nahles as first female leader

German Social Democrats elect Andrea Nahles as first female leader

Olaf Scholz, Germany’s pragmatic new finance chief

Olaf Scholz, Germany’s pragmatic new finance chief

Germany’s biggest newspaper under fire for publishing fake Russian email story

Germany’s biggest newspaper under fire for publishing fake Russian email story

Crisis-hit Social Democrats start ballot on grand coalition with Merkel

Crisis-hit Social Democrats start ballot on grand coalition with Merkel

Social Democrats head Schulz quits amid party rift over his successor

Social Democrats head Schulz quits amid party rift over his successor

Here’s how a woman could be about to lead the SPD for the first time

Here’s how a woman could be about to lead the SPD for the first time

Newspaper editor sacked for describing Martin Schulz’s ‘perfect murder’

Newspaper editor sacked for describing Martin Schulz’s ‘perfect murder’

Schulz abandons bid for Foreign Ministry as SPD power struggle heats up

Schulz abandons bid for Foreign Ministry as SPD power struggle heats up

Snubbed Foreign Minister lashes out at ‘lack of respect’ in SPD

Snubbed Foreign Minister lashes out at ‘lack of respect’ in SPD

Hero to ‘loser’: the broken promises of SPD leader Schulz

Hero to ‘loser’: the broken promises of SPD leader Schulz

Conservatives and Social Democrats agree on a new coalition deal

Conservatives and Social Democrats agree on a new coalition deal

Far-right AfD almost as popular as Social Democrats: poll

Far-right AfD almost as popular as Social Democrats: poll

Parties in final push to seal coalition deal under new Merkel government

Parties in final push to seal coalition deal under new Merkel government

How the left-wing of the SPD are still trying to sabotage a new government

How the left-wing of the SPD are still trying to sabotage a new government

What’s next after Merkel’s coalition breakthrough?

What’s next after Merkel’s coalition breakthrough?

What we know so far about the proposed new coalition deal

What we know so far about the proposed new coalition deal

Anger brewing among Social Democrats against Merkel power pact

Anger brewing among Social Democrats against Merkel power pact

Germany’s SPD says ready for talks to end political crisis

Germany’s SPD says ready for talks to end political crisis

Pressure mounts on Social Democrats to throw Merkel a coalition lifeline

Pressure mounts on Social Democrats to throw Merkel a coalition lifeline

German minister sparks uproar with Muslim holiday idea

German minister sparks uproar with Muslim holiday idea

Ex-Social Democrat politician jailed for almost 4 years for sexual assault

Ex-Social Democrat politician jailed for almost 4 years for sexual assault

Social Democrats in turmoil after historic election loss

Social Democrats in turmoil after historic election loss

Martin Schulz, luckless challenger ‘shadow-boxing’ Merkel

Martin Schulz, luckless challenger ‘shadow-boxing’ Merkel

Major parties face heavy election losses, as Germany shifts to the right

Major parties face heavy election losses, as Germany shifts to the right

What you need to know to sound smart during German election season

What you need to know to sound smart during German election season

Arsonists set fire to two cars belonging to centre-left politician

Arsonists set fire to two cars belonging to centre-left politician

‘Europe must not follow Trump’s military build-up logic’: a chat with Merkel’s main election rival

‘Europe must not follow Trump’s military build-up logic’: a chat with Merkel’s main election rival

Merkel’s SPD rivals face snap election in Volkswagen home state

Merkel’s SPD rivals face snap election in Volkswagen home state

Merkel’s SPD rivals suffer fresh blow ahead of September election

Merkel’s SPD rivals suffer fresh blow ahead of September election

Germany’s Social Democrats call for resistance against Trump’s policies

Germany’s Social Democrats call for resistance against Trump’s policies

Everything you need to know before the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia

Everything you need to know before the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia

Can you spot the spelling mistake in this SPD education advert?

Can you spot the spelling mistake in this SPD education advert?

Merkel challengers fight to hang on in north Germany

Merkel challengers fight to hang on in north Germany

German centrists cheer on Macron into French election second round

German centrists cheer on Macron into French election second round

German state votes in election-year test for Merkel

German state votes in election-year test for Merkel

SPD politician under fire for ‘outing’ bank clerk as AfD voter

SPD politician under fire for ‘outing’ bank clerk as AfD voter

Who is at fault for Berlin’s poverty, crime and debt?

Who is at fault for Berlin’s poverty, crime and debt?

MP resigns after getting away with whopper lie for a decade

MP resigns after getting away with whopper lie for a decade

Two-thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election

Two-thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election

‘Talk of party chief change nonsense’: Germany’s SPD

‘Talk of party chief change nonsense’: Germany’s SPD

Battle rages over using army to fight terror on German soil

Battle rages over using army to fight terror on German soil

Social Democrats want right-wingers spied on

Social Democrats want right-wingers spied on

Germany’s opposition ‘in Merkel’s shadow’

Germany’s opposition ‘in Merkel’s shadow’

Whiff of foul play in Cologne mayoral election

Whiff of foul play in Cologne mayoral election

Ex-Chancellor Schmidt rushed to intensive care

Ex-Chancellor Schmidt rushed to intensive care

MPs plan new close watch on spies

MPs plan new close watch on spies

Bomb threat tops flood of SPD hate mail

Bomb threat tops flood of SPD hate mail

Düsseldorf moots cannabis legalization

Düsseldorf moots cannabis legalization

SPD claims victory in Hamburg elections

SPD claims victory in Hamburg elections

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Court decision could prompt migration reform

CDU accused of bribery to block Linke

CDU accused of bribery to block Linke

Germany tells Greece ‘we can’t be blackmailed’

Germany tells Greece ‘we can’t be blackmailed’

Ramelow bunks off his first Bundesrat sitting

Ramelow bunks off his first Bundesrat sitting

Left aims for the centre in first government

Left aims for the centre in first government

Edathy to stand trial on child porn charges

Edathy to stand trial on child porn charges

Can ‘sorry’ ever be enough for the Linke?

Can ‘sorry’ ever be enough for the Linke?

Thousands march against Left state gov’t

Thousands march against Left state gov’t

Germany to pay €150m to unemployed to work

Germany to pay €150m to unemployed to work

Path clear for first far-left leader since 1990

Path clear for first far-left leader since 1990

Gabriel unapologetic over weapons exports

Gabriel unapologetic over weapons exports

Give foreigners the vote, says SPD chief

Give foreigners the vote, says SPD chief

Merkel’s party mutinies over tax cuts

Merkel’s party mutinies over tax cuts

MP: I took crystal meth to improve performance

MP: I took crystal meth to improve performance

Top MP suspected of buying crystal meth

Top MP suspected of buying crystal meth

Bavarian health leader seeks e-cigarette ban

Bavarian health leader seeks e-cigarette ban

SPD: Restore 45-percent investment tax

SPD: Restore 45-percent investment tax

Merkel’s grand coalition disappoints voters

Merkel’s grand coalition disappoints voters

Edathy: ‘Probe against me is wrong’

Edathy: ‘Probe against me is wrong’

SPD leaders knew about child porn allegations

SPD leaders knew about child porn allegations

Minister: Taxpayers will fund 32-hour week

Minister: Taxpayers will fund 32-hour week

Meet Merkel’s new ‘super cabinet’

Meet Merkel’s new ‘super cabinet’

Revolting youth wings slam coalition pact

Revolting youth wings slam coalition pact

SPD angry over coalition phone call threats

SPD angry over coalition phone call threats

SPD: half of our ministers will be women

SPD: half of our ministers will be women

SPD’s Gabriel turns defeat into victory

SPD’s Gabriel turns defeat into victory

Merkel and SPD hail ‘grand coalition’ deal

Merkel and SPD hail ‘grand coalition’ deal

SPD chief vows no ‘rotten’ deal with Merkel

SPD chief vows no ‘rotten’ deal with Merkel

Merkel and SPD struggle over way forward

Merkel and SPD struggle over way forward

Merkel and SPD agree on coalition talks

Merkel and SPD agree on coalition talks

Berlin’s mayor to leave party leadership

Berlin’s mayor to leave party leadership

Social Democrats agree to Merkel talks

Social Democrats agree to Merkel talks

Social Democrats debate working with Merkel

Social Democrats debate working with Merkel

CDU softens stance on tax hikes in ally search

CDU softens stance on tax hikes in ally search

German political parties, explained

German political parties, explained

SPD supporters wary of Merkel coalition

SPD supporters wary of Merkel coalition

Merkel to start coalition talks with SPD on Friday

Merkel to start coalition talks with SPD on Friday

What do the papers make of election drama?

What do the papers make of election drama?

Your guide – the Social Democratic Party (SPD)

Your guide – the Social Democratic Party (SPD)

Huge Merkel hand poster sparks outcry

Huge Merkel hand poster sparks outcry

Social Democrats flounder in latest poll

Social Democrats flounder in latest poll

Social Democrats trail in polls despite anniversary

Social Democrats trail in polls despite anniversary

Rain ruins 100,000 ‘eco-friendly’ posters

Rain ruins 100,000 ‘eco-friendly’ posters

Spying fears prompt talk of cabinet phone ban

Spying fears prompt talk of cabinet phone ban

Spying scandal turns Pirates’ fortunes

Spying scandal turns Pirates’ fortunes

Crushing Bavaria poll yells danger for SPD

Crushing Bavaria poll yells danger for SPD

Merkel’s election rivals promise minimum wage

Merkel’s election rivals promise minimum wage

Merkel’s unemployment drive under fire

Merkel’s unemployment drive under fire

Merkel’s challenger publishes his Stasi files

Merkel’s challenger publishes his Stasi files

Centre-left SPD party plummet in polls

Centre-left SPD party plummet in polls

Struggling Merkel rival Steinbrück fires PR man

Struggling Merkel rival Steinbrück fires PR man

Hollande praises tough German reforms

Hollande praises tough German reforms

Social Democrats launch left-wing global network

Social Democrats launch left-wing global network

Social Democrats seek revival on 150th b-day

Social Democrats seek revival on 150th b-day

Most Germans optimistic about the future

Most Germans optimistic about the future

Merkel opens up privately ahead of election

Merkel opens up privately ahead of election

‘It’s time Germany got over its speed fetish’

‘It’s time Germany got over its speed fetish’

Steinbrück cries on stage at wife’s sympathy

Steinbrück cries on stage at wife’s sympathy

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

Merkel rival Steinbrück rallies SPD: ‘So to battle!’

Merkel rival Steinbrück rallies SPD: ‘So to battle!’

Pollster: ‘Cyprus hasn’t hurt the chancellor’

Pollster: ‘Cyprus hasn’t hurt the chancellor’

Social Democrats fail to increase appeal

Social Democrats fail to increase appeal

Germany looks back at a decade of reform

Germany looks back at a decade of reform

Social justice ‘key issue’ for German voters

Social justice ‘key issue’ for German voters

Opposition up in arms over Saudi weapons deal

Opposition up in arms over Saudi weapons deal

German voters ‘won’t accept’ Asian politician

German voters ‘won’t accept’ Asian politician

All eyes on election date set for September

All eyes on election date set for September

Pro-Steinbrück blog dies after hack attack

Pro-Steinbrück blog dies after hack attack

Lower Saxony win boosts SPD and Greens

Lower Saxony win boosts SPD and Greens

Bill Gates: Finance tax should aid world’s poor

Bill Gates: Finance tax should aid world’s poor

SPD win grants majority to mess with Merkel

SPD win grants majority to mess with Merkel

SPD aims to topple Merkel with social justice

SPD aims to topple Merkel with social justice

Steinbrück’s approval ratings collapse

Steinbrück’s approval ratings collapse

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

FDP membership in ‘vicious downward spiral’

FDP membership in ‘vicious downward spiral’

SPD proposes 30-hour workweek for parents

SPD proposes 30-hour workweek for parents

Bomb scare sparks calls for video surveillance

Bomb scare sparks calls for video surveillance

Court okays contentious Berlin motorway

Court okays contentious Berlin motorway

Transparency demands Steinbrück’s income info

Transparency demands Steinbrück’s income info

Beck’s resignation over health questioned

Beck’s resignation over health questioned

Steinbrück urges tougher income disclosure rules

Steinbrück urges tougher income disclosure rules

Social Democrats declare ‘war on the banks’

Social Democrats declare ‘war on the banks’

SPD turns from idea of working with Merkel

SPD turns from idea of working with Merkel

Minister wants to ban stolen tax-dodger details

Minister wants to ban stolen tax-dodger details

US-German relations ailing, says ex-FM

US-German relations ailing, says ex-FM

Experts: Bavaria is a ‘hotbed’ of Mafia activity

Experts: Bavaria is a ‘hotbed’ of Mafia activity

Voters favour Merkel but neither major party

Voters favour Merkel but neither major party

Leadership dilemma dogs centre-left troika

Leadership dilemma dogs centre-left troika

Government fumes at opposition debate trick

Government fumes at opposition debate trick

German centre-left joins forces with French

German centre-left joins forces with French

Judge’s fury at politicians over election law

Judge’s fury at politicians over election law

Merkel offers ‘trader tax’ for Fiscal Pact support

Merkel offers ‘trader tax’ for Fiscal Pact support

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

Speculation: Merkel set to provoke early election

Speculation: Merkel set to provoke early election

Women push politician to take parental leave

Women push politician to take parental leave

Voters deal Merkel surprise victory

Voters deal Merkel surprise victory

Parties move to muzzle rebel MPs

Parties move to muzzle rebel MPs

SPD head ‘sorry for Israel apartheid comment’

SPD head ‘sorry for Israel apartheid comment’

Biggest German state heads for early election

Biggest German state heads for early election

Unions call nationwide strikes on Monday

Unions call nationwide strikes on Monday

Merkel helps boost conservatives’ popularity

Merkel helps boost conservatives’ popularity

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

SPD puts off picking chancellor candidate

SPD puts off picking chancellor candidate

City of Berlin gets ‘grand coalition’ government

City of Berlin gets ‘grand coalition’ government

Gabriel demands G20 set new economic course

Gabriel demands G20 set new economic course

SPD calls for bank split

SPD calls for bank split

Greens plan to raise taxes for top earners

Greens plan to raise taxes for top earners

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

Social Democrats gain support amid euro crisis

Social Democrats gain support amid euro crisis

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

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

‘Something is deeply wrong when the NPD is more successful than the FDP’

‘Something is deeply wrong when the NPD is more successful than the FDP’

SPD wins Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania vote

SPD wins Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania vote

Northeastern state election gets underway

Northeastern state election gets underway

Leadership troika helps SPD recover support

Leadership troika helps SPD recover support

Social Democratic leader pushes for far-right party ban

Social Democratic leader pushes for far-right party ban

FDP wallows at record low despite shakeup

FDP wallows at record low despite shakeup

SPD politician calls for ‘no politics’ day

SPD politician calls for ‘no politics’ day

Politicians plan boycott of pope’s Bundestag speech

Politicians plan boycott of pope’s Bundestag speech

Greens’ rise muddies political landscape

Greens’ rise muddies political landscape

SPD calls for more education spending

SPD calls for more education spending

Steinbrück signals chancellorship ambitions

Steinbrück signals chancellorship ambitions

Activist couple rewarded for sole resistance to neo-Nazis

Activist couple rewarded for sole resistance to neo-Nazis

Sarrazin blasts SPD immigrant quota plan

Sarrazin blasts SPD immigrant quota plan

Greens gaining on Merkel’s conservatives

Greens gaining on Merkel’s conservatives

Sarrazin remains SPD member

Sarrazin remains SPD member

Boring Steinmeier charms his way back into Germany’s heart

Boring Steinmeier charms his way back into Germany’s heart

Stuttgart 21 exit strategies canvassed

Stuttgart 21 exit strategies canvassed

Deutsche Bahn halts Stuttgart 21 construction

Deutsche Bahn halts Stuttgart 21 construction

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 flying high in opinion surveys

Greens flying high in opinion surveys

Budget row could prompt new North Rhine-Westphalia vote

Budget row could prompt new North Rhine-Westphalia vote

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

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

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

New round of Hartz IV reform talks fails

New round of Hartz IV reform talks fails

SPD calls for 2011 Afghanistan withdrawal

SPD calls for 2011 Afghanistan withdrawal

Nearly half of Germans want Westerwelle out

Nearly half of Germans want Westerwelle out

FDP ‘mole’ had access to classified files

FDP ‘mole’ had access to classified files

Bundeswehr to attract volunteer troops with better pay, bonuses

Bundeswehr to attract volunteer troops with better pay, bonuses

Schäuble regretful over press conference outburst

Schäuble regretful over press conference outburst

Künast to run for Berlin mayor in 2011

Künast to run for Berlin mayor in 2011

Most Germans don’t credit politicians for recovery

Most Germans don’t credit politicians for recovery

Poll shows Merkel’s coalition at all-time low

Poll shows Merkel’s coalition at all-time low

German business eyes friendlier future with the Green Party

German business eyes friendlier future with the Green Party

Greens hit major league with record support

Greens hit major league with record support

Sarrazin refuses to leave SPD despite pressure

Sarrazin refuses to leave SPD despite pressure

Reports of Sarrazin’s pay-off provoke fury

Reports of Sarrazin’s pay-off provoke fury

Poll places Steinbrück as possible Chancellor

Poll places Steinbrück as possible Chancellor

Sarrazin under fire for anti-Muslim views

Sarrazin under fire for anti-Muslim views

Gabriel signals Sarrazin should leave SPD over xenophobic views

Gabriel signals Sarrazin should leave SPD over xenophobic views

Steinmeier’s kidney donation successful

Steinmeier’s kidney donation successful

SPD buries hatchet over pension age hike policy

SPD buries hatchet over pension age hike policy

Steinmeier takes leave to donate kidney to wife

Steinmeier takes leave to donate kidney to wife

SPD and Greens approve coalition pact in NRW

SPD and Greens approve coalition pact in NRW

Social Democrats push for national smoking ban

Social Democrats push for national smoking ban

Parties prepare for NRW minority red-green rule

Parties prepare for NRW minority red-green rule

SPD to form minority government in Rhineland

SPD to form minority government in Rhineland

‘Traffic light’ coalition talks fail in Rhineland

‘Traffic light’ coalition talks fail in Rhineland

‘Grand coalition’ talks break down in Rhineland

‘Grand coalition’ talks break down in Rhineland

FDP open to Rhineland ‘traffic light’ coalition

FDP open to Rhineland ‘traffic light’ coalition

SPD grassroots condemn party leadership

SPD grassroots condemn party leadership

Former MP Tauss sentenced for child porn

Former MP Tauss sentenced for child porn

Left-wing coalition talks fail in the Rhineland

Left-wing coalition talks fail in the Rhineland

Tauss leaves Pirate Party after child pornography conviction

Tauss leaves Pirate Party after child pornography conviction

Former MP Tauss faces court on child porn charges

Former MP Tauss faces court on child porn charges

Lafontaine steps aside for new Left party leaders

Lafontaine steps aside for new Left party leaders

SPD faces difficult path to power in NRW

SPD faces difficult path to power in NRW

Neo-Nazi clothing label Thor Steinar sues satirical copycat

Neo-Nazi clothing label Thor Steinar sues satirical copycat

The Left presents blueprint for party platform

The Left presents blueprint for party platform

SPD attacked over Hartz IV proposals

SPD attacked over Hartz IV proposals

MPs earning thousands from moonlighting

MPs earning thousands from moonlighting

SPD launches NRW election campaign with optimism

SPD launches NRW election campaign with optimism

Politicians renew calls for NPD ban

Politicians renew calls for NPD ban

SPD: No additional troops for Afghanistan

SPD: No additional troops for Afghanistan

FDP dismisses donation accusations

FDP dismisses donation accusations

Coalition loses majority support from public

Coalition loses majority support from public

CSU and SPD ridicule Westerwelle

CSU and SPD ridicule Westerwelle

Platzeck calls for reconciliation with former Eastern communists

Platzeck calls for reconciliation with former Eastern communists

Kaiser falls on sword over Stasi past to smooth red-red coalition

Kaiser falls on sword over Stasi past to smooth red-red coalition

Bundesbank boss hints Sarrazin should quit

Bundesbank boss hints Sarrazin should quit

Making the SPD relevant through redundancy

Making the SPD relevant through redundancy

CDU to lead Schleswig-Holstein, SPD in Brandenburg

CDU to lead Schleswig-Holstein, SPD in Brandenburg

Thuringia state premier vote turns into three-round fiasco

Thuringia state premier vote turns into three-round fiasco

Greens hand power to the right in Saarland

Greens hand power to the right in Saarland

SPD’s Gabriel open to coalition with leftists

SPD’s Gabriel open to coalition with leftists

SPD chooses coalition with CDU in Thuringia

SPD chooses coalition with CDU in Thuringia

SPD makes Steinmeier parliamentary leader

SPD makes Steinmeier parliamentary leader

Bundeswehr sees need for more troops in Afghanistan

Bundeswehr sees need for more troops in Afghanistan

German parties present miniature political utopia in Hamburg

German parties present miniature political utopia in Hamburg

Opposition rails against grand coalition but blocks alternatives

Opposition rails against grand coalition but blocks alternatives

Prosecutors charge MP Tauss in child porn case

Prosecutors charge MP Tauss in child porn case

Althaus resigns as premier of Thuringia

Althaus resigns as premier of Thuringia

State elections may shock CDU

State elections may shock CDU

Ulla Schmidt won’t be audited in car scandal

Ulla Schmidt won’t be audited in car scandal

Germany’s election campaign to nowhere

Germany’s election campaign to nowhere

Schmidt suggests official car rules be changed for politicians

Schmidt suggests official car rules be changed for politicians

Politicians call for SPD to remove Schmidt

Politicians call for SPD to remove Schmidt

Germany can create four million new jobs

Germany can create four million new jobs

Schmidt takes place in SPD campaign team

Schmidt takes place in SPD campaign team

Ulla Schmidt cleared of official car misuse, SPD split on her future

Ulla Schmidt cleared of official car misuse, SPD split on her future

Berlin to quash noise complaints caused by children

Berlin to quash noise complaints caused by children

Steinmeier promises full employment within 11 years

Steinmeier promises full employment within 11 years

Merkel and CDU reach popularity high

Merkel and CDU reach popularity high

Schmidt’s stolen car found in Spain

Schmidt’s stolen car found in Spain

SPD meets as Schmidt storm rumbles

SPD meets as Schmidt storm rumbles

Canada extradites German arms dealer

Canada extradites German arms dealer

Bundeswehr shooting restrictions eased

Bundeswehr shooting restrictions eased

Schmidt slammed for stolen limo

Schmidt slammed for stolen limo

Scholz to raise permitted personal savings for Hartz IV

Scholz to raise permitted personal savings for Hartz IV

Schleswig-Holstein triggers early election

Schleswig-Holstein triggers early election

State of Schleswig-Holstein is ‘broke’

State of Schleswig-Holstein is ‘broke’

Prosecutors planning child porn charges against Tauss

Prosecutors planning child porn charges against Tauss

Schleswig-Holstein premier Carstensen calls confidence vote

Schleswig-Holstein premier Carstensen calls confidence vote

Twenty-nine parties set for upcoming national ballot

Twenty-nine parties set for upcoming national ballot

Schleswig-Holstein coalition crumbles

Schleswig-Holstein coalition crumbles

The super nanny state

The super nanny state

Tauss becomes first ‘Pirate’ in parliament after leaving SPD

Tauss becomes first ‘Pirate’ in parliament after leaving SPD

Müntefering’s love life irritates fellow Social Democrats

Müntefering’s love life irritates fellow Social Democrats

Child porn law sparks web censorship debate

Child porn law sparks web censorship debate

Arcandor bailout debate intensifies

Arcandor bailout debate intensifies

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

Steinbrück warns of massive debt

Steinbrück warns of massive debt

Berliners vote on religious education

Berliners vote on religious education

SPD agrees on election tax plan

SPD agrees on election tax plan

500 protest neo-Nazi NPD party conference in Berlin

500 protest neo-Nazi NPD party conference in Berlin

Steinbrück says crisis will take years to overcome

Steinbrück says crisis will take years to overcome

Controversial German polar experiment fails

Controversial German polar experiment fails

CDU attacks new proposal to ban children from tanning beds

CDU attacks new proposal to ban children from tanning beds

Merkel defends Berlin’s crisis management

Merkel defends Berlin’s crisis management

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

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

SPD’s Tauss steps down after child porn probe

SPD’s Tauss steps down after child porn probe

SPD politician’s office searched for child porn

SPD politician’s office searched for child porn

SPD to target wealthy as report says middle classes pay more tax

SPD to target wealthy as report says middle classes pay more tax

SPD pushes for synthetic heroin to be rated medicine for addicts

SPD pushes for synthetic heroin to be rated medicine for addicts

Gabriel blames conservatives for failure of environmental rulebook

Gabriel blames conservatives for failure of environmental rulebook

Global warming test splits grand coalition

Global warming test splits grand coalition

German Media Roundup: Hesse’s odd election

German Media Roundup: Hesse’s odd election

CDU trounces SPD in Hesse state poll

CDU trounces SPD in Hesse state poll

Merkel facing new election year against limping SPD

Merkel facing new election year against limping SPD

Lafontaine balks at working with SPD

Lafontaine balks at working with SPD

SPD backs state-level deals with leftists

SPD backs state-level deals with leftists

Hesse SPD candidate calls for forced loans from the rich

Hesse SPD candidate calls for forced loans from the rich

Merkel seeks unity in CDU on economic stimulus plans

Merkel seeks unity in CDU on economic stimulus plans

Police beat SPD politician in alleged racist attack

Police beat SPD politician in alleged racist attack

Berlin pushes revamped anti-terror law

Berlin pushes revamped anti-terror law

Former economics minister turns his back on his party

Former economics minister turns his back on his party

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Hesse dissolves parliament for early election after SPD rebellion

Party politics threaten German crisis response

Party politics threaten German crisis response

Hesse rival parties agree to vote again in election crisis

Hesse rival parties agree to vote again in election crisis

Hesse girds for new state elections

Hesse girds for new state elections

SPD rebels block Hesse left-wing coalition

SPD rebels block Hesse left-wing coalition

Transport Minister Tiefensee under fire for Bahn bonuses

Transport Minister Tiefensee under fire for Bahn bonuses

Gabriel warns anti-nuclear waste activists against violence

Gabriel warns anti-nuclear waste activists against violence

Steinmeier promises tough finance rules

Steinmeier promises tough finance rules

SPD meets to crown new leadership duo

SPD meets to crown new leadership duo

Socialists nominate TV cop Sodann for German presidency

Socialists nominate TV cop Sodann for German presidency

An end to Bavarian exceptionalism

An end to Bavarian exceptionalism

Opposition claims German intelligence aided US war in Iraq

Opposition claims German intelligence aided US war in Iraq

Coalition agrees on domestic deployment of Bundeswehr

Coalition agrees on domestic deployment of Bundeswehr

Beckstein hammered for drink driving comments

Beckstein hammered for drink driving comments

Leftists outraged by Schmidt’s comparison of Lafontaine to Hitler

Leftists outraged by Schmidt’s comparison of Lafontaine to Hitler

Steinmeier takes crown, ousts Beck to lead SPD

Steinmeier takes crown, ousts Beck to lead SPD

Steinmeier takes position to lead SPD

Steinmeier takes position to lead SPD

Far-left overtakes SPD in west German state

Far-left overtakes SPD in west German state

Social Democrats demand leftward lurch

Social Democrats demand leftward lurch

Leftists promise long-term support for Ypsilanti in Hesse

Leftists promise long-term support for Ypsilanti in Hesse

Müntefering returns to save Social Democrat election hopes

Müntefering returns to save Social Democrat election hopes

Business warns against Left in Hesse state government

Business warns against Left in Hesse state government

SPD in Hesse pushes ahead with leftist alliance

SPD in Hesse pushes ahead with leftist alliance

Ypsilanti reportedly planning new attempt to lead Hesse

Ypsilanti reportedly planning new attempt to lead Hesse

Ex-minister Clement regrets sparking SPD row

Ex-minister Clement regrets sparking SPD row

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Coalition wants an executive salary cap in Germany

Former Economy Minister Clement booted out of the SPD

Former Economy Minister Clement booted out of the SPD

Germany needs a comprehensive smoking ban

Germany needs a comprehensive smoking ban

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Big German parties bleeding members, expert says

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CDU wants to redouble efforts in eastern Germany

Berlin aims to fight piracy on the high seas

Berlin aims to fight piracy on the high seas

A third of SPD members mulling leaving the party

A third of SPD members mulling leaving the party

Neo-Nazi NPD party takes hold in municipal vote in Saxony

Neo-Nazi NPD party takes hold in municipal vote in Saxony

Schily will not fight next election

Schily will not fight next election

Hamburg on verge of ‘black-green’ coalition

Hamburg on verge of ‘black-green’ coalition

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Berlin squabbles over East German POW compensation

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Poll: Steinmeier best SPD candidate for 2009 chancellor

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Social Democrats reach all-time low

Nude photos torpedo local SPD candidate

Nude photos torpedo local SPD candidate

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German Social Democrats try to quell leadership doubts

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Schäuble says SPD ‘damaged’ German government

SPD’s Ypsilanti abandons bid to become premier in Hesse

SPD’s Ypsilanti abandons bid to become premier in Hesse

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Social Democratic MP balks at leftist coalition in Hesse

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Survey shows Social Democrats in free fall

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SPD’s Ypsilanti seeks leftist support in Hesse

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Struck backs Beck as next SPD chancellor

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SPD rules out deal with Left

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Support for Germany’s hard left surges

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SPD heavyweights reportedly plotting to sideline Beck

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A new basic right for IT privacy

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Conservatives hold Hamburg despite leftward lurch

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Shorten child allowances, plan to stop poverty

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Merkel wants to stop Left Party

UPDATE: Germany’s CDU to decide on Merkel successor in April

UPDATE: Germany’s CDU to decide on Merkel successor in April

‘A leftist course’: Merkel’s CDU wary as coalition partner seeks concessions

‘A leftist course’: Merkel’s CDU wary as coalition partner seeks concessions

Merkel given reprieve as coalition partner votes not to split

Merkel given reprieve as coalition partner votes not to split

Merkel’s coalition faces ‘stress test’ as SPD conference gets underway

Merkel’s coalition faces ‘stress test’ as SPD conference gets underway

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

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

Bumps ahead for Merkel after ally loses shock vote

Bumps ahead for Merkel after ally loses shock vote

From ‘Scholzomat’ to ‘Robin Hood’: Who wants to lead Germany’s SPD?

From ‘Scholzomat’ to ‘Robin Hood’: Who wants to lead Germany’s SPD?

Merkel’s future hangs in balance as Social Democrats pick new leaders

Merkel’s future hangs in balance as Social Democrats pick new leaders

Where does Germany’s crisis-hit coalition go from here?

Where does Germany’s crisis-hit coalition go from here?

Crisis talks as Merkel’s coalition suffers new blow

Crisis talks as Merkel’s coalition suffers new blow

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

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

Why the Social Democrats might still scupper Merkel’s migration deal

Why the Social Democrats might still scupper Merkel’s migration deal

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

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

Germany’s new government already bogged down in spat over refugee reunions

Germany’s new government already bogged down in spat over refugee reunions

Merkel pledges ‘strong voice for Germany’ after SPD commits to new coalition deal

Merkel pledges ‘strong voice for Germany’ after SPD commits to new coalition deal

Merkel vows to work with SPD for ‘good of Germany’

Merkel vows to work with SPD for ‘good of Germany’

Social Democrats clear path for Merkel fourth term

Social Democrats clear path for Merkel fourth term

Merkel’s fate in SPD hands as members vote on power pact

Merkel’s fate in SPD hands as members vote on power pact

Here’s why it is becoming ever harder to create stable German governments

Here’s why it is becoming ever harder to create stable German governments

‘Serious differences’ still blocking government deal, says Merkel

‘Serious differences’ still blocking government deal, says Merkel

Social Democrats hit record low in popularity, survey shows

Social Democrats hit record low in popularity, survey shows

Germany’s SPD backs formal coalition talks with Merkel

Germany’s SPD backs formal coalition talks with Merkel

Germany’s SPD in all-or-nothing vote on Merkel alliance

Germany’s SPD in all-or-nothing vote on Merkel alliance

Rebellion in SPD grows against proposed coalition with Merkel

Rebellion in SPD grows against proposed coalition with Merkel

Germany’s SPD at odds over coalition plan

Germany’s SPD at odds over coalition plan

These are the thorniest issues in Germany’s coalition talks

These are the thorniest issues in Germany’s coalition talks

Merkel resumes talks with SPD in hopes of ending political stalemate

Merkel resumes talks with SPD in hopes of ending political stalemate

Merkel, SPD set January deadline for next phase of government talks

Merkel, SPD set January deadline for next phase of government talks

Could a ‘KoKo’ be key to giving Germany a new government?

Could a ‘KoKo’ be key to giving Germany a new government?

SPD agrees to open government talks with Merkel after Schulz pleads for green light

SPD agrees to open government talks with Merkel after Schulz pleads for green light

Schulz says EU allies urged him to join Merkel government and push for reforms

Schulz says EU allies urged him to join Merkel government and push for reforms

The SPD in a Grand Coalition? What you need to know

The SPD in a Grand Coalition? What you need to know

Social Democrats signal openness to new coalition with Merkel

Social Democrats signal openness to new coalition with Merkel

How a knife-edge state election could help Merkel build her fourth-term government

How a knife-edge state election could help Merkel build her fourth-term government

Social Democrats would consider rejoining coalition, but ‘only if Merkel goes’

Social Democrats would consider rejoining coalition, but ‘only if Merkel goes’

Merkel embarks on Germany’s ‘strangest’ campaign

Merkel embarks on Germany’s ‘strangest’ campaign

Merkel’s chief rival Martin Schulz fights to save election campaign

Merkel’s chief rival Martin Schulz fights to save election campaign

Social Democrats draft new ‘Canadian’ immigration law

Social Democrats draft new ‘Canadian’ immigration law

Merkel party routed in Berlin polls as right-wing AfD gains

Merkel party routed in Berlin polls as right-wing AfD gains

Support for Merkel govt dips below 50 percent

Support for Merkel govt dips below 50 percent

Merkel party at weakest point since 2011

Merkel party at weakest point since 2011

Why German politics as we know it is crumbling

Why German politics as we know it is crumbling

Voters set to punish Merkel at key ‘Super Sunday’ election

Voters set to punish Merkel at key ‘Super Sunday’ election

Party colleagues ‘stabbing Merkel in back’ over refugees

Party colleagues ‘stabbing Merkel in back’ over refugees

Work hard and learn German or lose benefits, refugees told

Work hard and learn German or lose benefits, refugees told

Bavaria knocked back on 200,000 refugee cap

Bavaria knocked back on 200,000 refugee cap

Social Democrats ‘won’t give up’ says Steinmeier

Social Democrats ‘won’t give up’ says Steinmeier

Voters back Schäuble’s hard line on Greece

Voters back Schäuble’s hard line on Greece

Cabinet agrees road toll for foreigners from 2016

Cabinet agrees road toll for foreigners from 2016

SPD leaders hit back at Merkel’s record

SPD leaders hit back at Merkel’s record

CSU retracts foot from mouth over immigrants

CSU retracts foot from mouth over immigrants

What does the SPD want for Europe?

What does the SPD want for Europe?

Foreign minister hits out at immigration critics

Foreign minister hits out at immigration critics

Merkel’s ex-foreign minister returns to role

Merkel’s ex-foreign minister returns to role

Merkel rival gets ‘super ministry’ in new cabinet

Merkel rival gets ‘super ministry’ in new cabinet

SPD members approve Merkel coalition deal

SPD members approve Merkel coalition deal

Gabriel charms party to approve coalition deal

Gabriel charms party to approve coalition deal

Coalition’s €23 billion plans ‘not affordable’

Coalition’s €23 billion plans ‘not affordable’

Why the coalition deal matters to non-Germans

Why the coalition deal matters to non-Germans

How is Germany faring in political limbo?

How is Germany faring in political limbo?

Merkel and SPD agree on women’s quota

Merkel and SPD agree on women’s quota

Parliament opens with record number of women

Parliament opens with record number of women

SPD leaders agree to Merkel coalition talks

SPD leaders agree to Merkel coalition talks

Again? Third of Germans want fresh elections

Again? Third of Germans want fresh elections

Opposition drags heels over Merkel coalition

Opposition drags heels over Merkel coalition

Merkel ‘open’ to grand coalition with SPD

Merkel ‘open’ to grand coalition with SPD

LIVE BLOG: German election night 2013

LIVE BLOG: German election night 2013

Merkel’s rival gives voters the middle finger

Merkel’s rival gives voters the middle finger

Should Germany have a minimum wage?

Should Germany have a minimum wage?

Merkel’s man: pledge will prevent future spying

Merkel’s man: pledge will prevent future spying

Merkel’s coalition seems set for election victory

Merkel’s coalition seems set for election victory

Opposition mocks Merkel in campaign posters

Opposition mocks Merkel in campaign posters

Opposition gun for Merkel on spying claims

Opposition gun for Merkel on spying claims

German managers back a minimum wage law

German managers back a minimum wage law

Gunman kills Hamelin politician then himself

Gunman kills Hamelin politician then himself

Merkel rival tries to kick-start campaign

Merkel rival tries to kick-start campaign

SPD call for ‘Eurofood’ police force

SPD call for ‘Eurofood’ police force

Merkel’s coalition hits winning poll position

Merkel’s coalition hits winning poll position

Italy’s president snubs Steinbrück over ‘clowns’

Italy’s president snubs Steinbrück over ‘clowns’

‘I’m a wealthy man in the eyes of many citizens’

‘I’m a wealthy man in the eyes of many citizens’

Steinbrück rallies SPD with justice speech

Steinbrück rallies SPD with justice speech

Coalition strikes election benefits deal

Coalition strikes election benefits deal

Steinbrück promises ‘fun election with jokes’

Steinbrück promises ‘fun election with jokes’

Steinbrück: We want to remove this government

Steinbrück: We want to remove this government

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

Steinbrück rules out new grand coalition

Steinbrück rules out new grand coalition

Berlin goes to the polls

Berlin goes to the polls

Speculation mounts for Steinbrück comeback

Speculation mounts for Steinbrück comeback

SPD’s Steinmeier won’t rule out early elections

SPD’s Steinmeier won’t rule out early elections

Guttenberg affair hits Merkel’s conservatives

Guttenberg affair hits Merkel’s conservatives

SPD wins Hamburg vote in landslide

SPD wins Hamburg vote in landslide

SPD accuses coalition of fiddling with Hartz IV reform numbers

SPD accuses coalition of fiddling with Hartz IV reform numbers

Germans consider Merkel’s conservatives too conservative

Germans consider Merkel’s conservatives too conservative

Doubts emerge within SPD as decision on Sarrazin expulsion looms

Doubts emerge within SPD as decision on Sarrazin expulsion looms

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

One-fifth of Germans want Merkel to resign

One-fifth of Germans want Merkel to resign

SPD refuses support for Greece package

SPD refuses support for Greece package

Gabriel: Chancellor must retract Afghan ‘war’ acknowledgement

Gabriel: Chancellor must retract Afghan ‘war’ acknowledgement

Von der Leyen tops poll for favourite politician

Von der Leyen tops poll for favourite politician

SPD criticises Merkel’s new welfare plan

SPD criticises Merkel’s new welfare plan

FDP loses popular support in poll

FDP loses popular support in poll

Social Democrats sink to all-time low in poll

Social Democrats sink to all-time low in poll

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World leaders congratulate Merkel on election win

The Local’s live coverage of the 2009 election

The Local’s live coverage of the 2009 election

Merkel’s conservatives win with FDP: exit polls

Merkel’s conservatives win with FDP: exit polls

Is Germany ready for a reforming Merkel?

Is Germany ready for a reforming Merkel?

Turnout low as German voters head to the polls

Turnout low as German voters head to the polls

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