Germany: In spite of their skepticism SPD’s members said yes to grand coalition

In the end the burden of proof will fall on SPD leaded and Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel who now has the opportunity to turn this coalition into a success. Read few comments by Christian SchweigerLecturer in Government, Department of Politics, Durham University.

Why would the US spy on Merkel?

One expert: Spying on Frau Merkel — shocking? No. Hurtful? Perhaps. Wise? Almost certainly not. Read also more comments.

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German election day: Not so good for Merkel?

Few comments by Ed Turner, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Aston University, as he follows German election in Germany.

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TV Duel Merkel vs Steinbrück: Overall impression

Read few comment and also some polls  and here after the debate.

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German election: CDU/CSU 41 %, SPD 22 %

The election will take place in one month. According to polls CDU/CSU is in a good position. I seems that Merkel will win (not saying she we rule). Read few comments.

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Merkel: More Europe or claiming powers back?

Chancellor Angela Merkel mentioned in her interview that “We can discuss if we need even more competences for Europe. However, we can also consider whether we can give something back.” This “give something back part” will definitely pleased the Eurosceptics. But her statement sounds more as the part of the campaign than Merkel’s genuine inclination toward the euroscepticism. But I would like to know your opinion, what do you  think about it?

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European Union: France versus Germany. Or not?

How would you evaluate French-German relations one year after François Hollande’s victory in the French presidential elections? Is the Franco-German engine still working? Read few comments.

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Blame Germany! Blame Germany?

Spanish El Pais was just recently forced to retract Chancellor Merkel comparison to Hitler.  Frankly speaking, I find this kind of comparison totally idiotic. But on the other hand what do you think about the German leadership in the EU? Does it deserve some portion of criticism or not, and why? Read few comments.

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World’s Most Powerful of Forbes: Angela Merkel is no. 2

Would you say that she deserves this position or not, and why?

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Can SPD escape Merkel’s long EU shadow?

The SPD supports the aid package for Greece which is understandable, but does the SPD  has any room to maneuver in the EU issues to look as the opposition party at least from time to time?

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