SPIEGEL ONLINE - 20.01.2012
Two weeks after the collapse of its governing coalition, the tiny state of Saarland announced on Thursday that it would soon hold new elections. Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner, the Free Democrats, could emerge as the biggest losers. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 26.09.2011
Germany's Green Party began in the 1970s as the party of outsiders and non-conformists. Now, they are part of the mainstream. The pope's praise for the environmentalists†in his speech to the German parliament shows that a political era has come to an end. A Commentary by Dirk Kurbjuweit more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 20.09.2011
They are handy with computers and are interested in issues relating to the Internet. Is that all? Many Berliners have been scratching their heads about the true identity of Germany's youngest political party. But the answer is simple: They're the new Greens. By Charles Hawley more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 16.09.2011
Germany's ruling coalition of Angela Merkel's†Christian Democrats†and the FDP is under increasing pressure as†the†euro†chaos continues. Some in the chancellor's party†are†now contemplating a return†to†the grand coalition with the†Social Democrats. The SPD aren't keen, but could they†say no? By Veit Medick and Philipp Wittrock more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 13.09.2011
Berlin has pressing economic and social problems and its mayor, Klaus Wowereit, has done little to solve them over the last decade. But the Social Democrat who has helped turn the "poor but sexy" city into a major cultural hub looks sure to be re-elected -- because Berliners like him. By SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 29.08.2011
In an interview with SPIEGEL, former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer discusses the mistakes the ministry's current leader Guido Westerwelle has made with Libya and Chancellor Angela Merkel's clumsy handling of the euro crisis. more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 21.07.2011
In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, Cem ÷zdemir, the co-leader of Germany's Green Party, talks of the challenges that Greece faces in sorting out its finances, argues in favor of a debt restructuring†and calls on Chancellor Merkel to push for resolute action at Thursday's EU summit. more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 01.07.2011
Germany's Green Party is worried about the health risks of sex toys. Dildos and vibrators contain dangerously high levels of phthalates and other plasticizers, which can cause infertility and hormone imbalances, they claim. Now the party wants the government to take action to protect the 20 percent of Germans who use sex toys. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 30.06.2011
The Green Party†is in the weeds†when it comes to scandals this week. Not only have police reportedly found cannabis plants at a regional party office in Thuringia, but†a Greens campaign manager was fired following his arrest for drunk driving and assaulting a police officer in Berlin. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 27.06.2011
Germany's Green party†dropped their demand for a nuclear phaseout by 2017 and voted on Saturday to back Chancellor Angela's Merkel's timetable to shut all reactors by 2022. The vote shows pragmatism and is a sign that the Greens are getting ready to return to power, commentators say. But, they add,†it also helps Merkel. more...