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Unwanted Colleagues: Other Parties Mull Best Way To Deal with AfD

Unwanted Colleagues: Other Parties Mull Best Way To Deal with AfD

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 26, 2017

The populist Alternative for Germany will soon be entering the country's parliament. It's a breakthrough for the far-right and the end of an era. The question now is whether lawmakers should sideline them -- or will that just make a difficult situation worse? BY DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

They're Here: How the AfD Steamrolled Germany's Mainstream Parties

They're Here: How the AfD Steamrolled Germany's Mainstream Parties

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 25, 2017

Angela Merkel may have been re-elected to a fourth term in office, but the chancellor faces a tough road ahead: Significant setbacks for her conservatives combined with a strong right-wing populist showing and what promises to be an unwieldy governing coalition will test the country's political resilience. BY DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Merkel, the AfD and a Wounded SPD: Eight Lessons from Germany's Elections

Merkel, the AfD and a Wounded SPD: Eight Lessons from Germany's Elections

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 24, 2017

Angela Merkel is back for a fourth term, the Social Democrats are wounded and a right-wing populist party has been elected to parliament for the first time in decades: Eight lessons from Sunday's general election in Germany. By Sebastian Fischer more... Comment ]

German Election Results: Merkel Re-Elected as Right Wing Enters Parliament

German Election Results: Merkel Re-Elected as Right Wing Enters Parliament

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 24, 2017

Angela Merkel has won her fourth term as German chancellor, but her coalition partners for the last four years, the Social Democrats, have likely received their worst result since World War II. The right-wing populist AfD has secured more than 13 percent of the vote. By Charles Hawley more... Comment ]


'Nazis, Spies and Terrorists': Can the German-Turkish Relationship Be Saved?

'Nazis, Spies and Terrorists': Can the German-Turkish Relationship Be Saved?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 10, 2017

In recent months, relations between Germany and Turkey have reached a new low. After a series of escalating spats, tourism and investment in the country have collapsed. Will it finally drive Turkish President Erdogan to change course? By Katrin Elger, Maximilian Popp, Christian Reiermann and Michael Sauga more... Comment ]

State Election Debacle: What's Wrong With Germany's Green Party

State Election Debacle: What's Wrong With Germany's Green Party

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 15, 2017

Germany's once high-flying Green Party is foundering in many states. After a disastrous election result in North Rhine-Westphalia, the party is promising change, but it may come too late for September's national poll. By Annett Meiritz more... Comment ]


'Whipping Boys': The Erosion of German Democracy

'Whipping Boys': The Erosion of German Democracy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 23, 2016

Postwar German democracy has been a success story. But the election victory of Donald Trump in the US has also highlighted growing fractures between voters and political leaders in the country. Many fear that democracy is eroding. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Stumped: Black Forest Conservation Gets Controversial

Stumped: Black Forest Conservation Gets Controversial

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 28, 2013

The regional Green government plans to create a national park in the northern Black Forest, much to the consternation of many locals. Although well-intentioned, the state project has unleashed a culture war. By Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]


Asylum Debate: Germany Wants to Question Snowden

Asylum Debate: Germany Wants to Question Snowden

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 07, 2013

The German government refuses to grant Edward Snowden political asylum, with authorities instead seeking to establish contact with him in Moscow. The strategy is unlikely to benefit either side. By Severin Weiland more... Comment ]

NSA Whistleblower: Snowden Open to Testifying in Germany

NSA Whistleblower: Snowden Open to Testifying in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 01, 2013

Edward Snowden says he is willing to cooperate with investigations into NSA spying. At a meeting with a German lawmaker in Moscow, he reportedly suggested he would be open to coming to Germany, and complained of a US "campaign of persecution." Berlin has at least signaled readiness to talk. more... Comment ]