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Merkel’s Successor Moves to Consolidate Party Power

BERLIN (AP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s successor at the helm of Germany’s main center-right party is moving quickly to consolidate her power after a narrow victory, proposing a young conservative for a key leadership post in a move that appears designed to build bridges.

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Merkel Coalition Set for Another Battering in Hesse Elections

BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s central region of Hesse was voting Sunday in a state election marked by discontent with infighting in the national government – and its results could help determine whether Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration has a long-term future.

Martin Schulz's SDP has been under pressure to form an alliance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition and head off another election

Merkel’s Struggle to Form a Government Continues

BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party and the centre-left Social Democrats are starting talks on forming a new government, attempting to break an impasse more than three months after the country’s election.

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Merkel’s Party Slips Further in Polls

Angela Merkel’s party continues to fall from favour with German voters, according the the latest poll for Bild on Sunday. Polling organisation Emnid’s figures show that the percentage of people intending to vote for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its sister

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Senior German Ministers Call For Burka Ban

Senior German Ministers have called for a ban on wearing the burka to be included in the new “Berlin Declaration” security measures. One CDU member called the full-face veil “a symbol of oppression and parallel societies”.

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German Government Blocks Greek Bailout in Fear of Populist AfD Party

The German government is blocking a Greek bailout in fear of being democratically replaced by the populist, Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party. In “AfD is the major hurdle in the Greek bailout”, Die Welt’s deputy economics editor, Jan Dams, has

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German Conservatives Seek Minimum Wage Exceptions For Refugees

BERLIN, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Senior German conservatives are urging a flexible application of Germany’s new minimum wage in relation to refugees, arguing that those with minimal qualifications could struggle to find jobs at the 8.50 euro ($9.60) hourly rate. Deputy