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A New Age In German Politics - Toni Michel

The failure of the Jamaica talks is the culmination of deeper conflicts and structural forces at work in Germany’s politics and society.

Read the full text in the Global Times.


Angela Merkel's German coalition crisis greatly exaggerated

There has been a lot of talk about German democracy in crisis. But the government keeps ticking along, and politicians across nearly the whole spectrum say the situation is hardly as dire as some are making it out to be. 816 more words


Three scenarios for the Bundestag

The FDP could win big should there be new elections. Their tactics could also backfire.

First, the FDP might succeed in what they apparently are trying to do, ie. 424 more words


What’s next for the AfD? Three possible scenarios

Having passed the electoral threshold and entered the Bundestag for the first time in September’s German federal election, the AfD is now coming to terms with the responsibilities and pressures of being a key player in the German parliament. 1,607 more words


Allemagne et Autriche : changement politique en zone germanique

Mardi 24 octobre est un jour nouveau au Bundestag mais aussi sur la zone germanique avec les élections en Autriche du nouveau chancelier. L’AfD fait sa rentrée au 19ème Bundestag avec 92 députés. 390 more words

Berlin - Reichstag

The Reichstag is one Berlins most famous and iconic buildings and has been the home of the German Parliament since 1999

It’s free to enter and climb the dome if you book a ticket online so we did just that and took our cue on time in the late afternoon… 562 more words


The Berlin Blow

October 5 – 7 –

Thursday, October 5 we set out to visit my niece, Lee, in her east-city neighborhood and to have a quick look in her new apartment (new to us, anyway — I think she’s been there for 5 or so years). 1,716 more words