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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 ]


Coalition Talks: Greens Reject Alliance with Conservatives

Coalition Talks: Greens Reject Alliance with Conservatives

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 16, 2013

After a long night of talks on Tuesday night, Germany's Greens have ruled out forming a governing coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. Now her only option is to allign herself with the center-left Social Democrats. more... Comment ]

Hard Bargaining: German Coalition Talks Yield No Progress

Hard Bargaining: German Coalition Talks Yield No Progress

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 15, 2013

Coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats got bogged down Monday night after an eight-hour meeting failed to produce results. Merkel meets the Greens for talks on Tuesday. more... Comment ]


Round Two of Talks: Grand Coalition Looks Increasingly Likely

Round Two of Talks: Grand Coalition Looks Increasingly Likely

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 14, 2013

Angela Merkel's conservatives are holding their second round of preliminary coalition talks with the Social Democrats Monday and there's speculation that the parties could reach a deal sooner than expected. A government could be formed by mid-November. more... Comment ]

In a Hurry: Merkel Wants Coalition Partner in Two Weeks

In a Hurry: Merkel Wants Coalition Partner in Two Weeks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 09, 2013

By the time the new parliament holds its first meeting on Oct. 22, Chancellor Merkel wants to know which opposition party she'll be governing with. But it could take much longer to complete the actual coalition talks. more... Comment ]


A Fresh Start in Europe: Is a Milder Merkel in the Cards?

A Fresh Start in Europe: Is a Milder Merkel in the Cards?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 24, 2013

Angela Merkel's tough-nosed euro policies have divided the Continent and earned her a reputation for coldness. Now that the election has strengthened her hand and freed her of pesky partners, she has a chance to reshape her stance. A Commentary by Stefan Kaiser more... Comment ]

'Fatal Mistake': Green Party Takes Stock after Election Flop

'Fatal Mistake': Green Party Takes Stock after Election Flop

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 24, 2013

Germany's Green Party faces a shake-up after its poor performance in Sunday's election, with lead candidate Jürgen Trittin the latest to step down. Now former head Joschka Fischer is taking the party's leadership to task, as the finger pointing begins in earnest. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Coalition Wrangling: SPD Plays Coy as Merkel Puts Out Feelers

Coalition Wrangling: SPD Plays Coy as Merkel Puts Out Feelers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 23, 2013

Angela Merkel, in a hurry to find a coalition after Sunday's election, contacted the center-left Social Democrats on Monday to set up talks. But the SPD stalled her and made clear she will have to make policy concessions if she wants them on board. more... Comment ]

World From Berlin: Triumph Confirms 'Era of Merkelism'

World From Berlin: Triumph Confirms 'Era of Merkelism'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 23, 2013

Angela Merkel is at the zenith of her power. Her historic election win on Sunday reflects how deeply Germans appreciate her no-nonsense, frugal Hausfrau style of governing, say editorials. But she now needs to address domestic reforms to secure her legacy. more... Comment ]

Grand Coalition? Social Dems Deflect Talk of Merkel Alliance

Grand Coalition? Social Dems Deflect Talk of Merkel Alliance

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 23, 2013

Is the scene now set for another grand coalition? The leadership of the SPD are putting the brakes on speculation over a potential pairing with Merkel. Following its weak performance, the party wants to avoid internal disputes over what would be an unpopular alliance. By Veit Medick more... Comment ]