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Last-ditch attempt to end Germany's political crisis

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:54 AM

Germany now faces weeks, if not months, of paralysis with a lame-duck government that is unlikely to take bold policy action at home or on the European stage

PEACE BROKER. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier addresses a press conference in Berlin on November 20, 2017, after coalition talks to form a new government failed overnight. John Macdougall/AFP

Germany's Merkel battles to stay in power despite crisis

Nov 20, 2017 - 10:01 PM

(UPDATED) The veteran leader says she is 'very skeptical' about a minority government, stressing that Germany needed a stable government 'that does not need to seek a majority for every decision'

TRUMP MOMENT. German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves the presidential residence Bellevue Castle in Berlin where she met the German President on November 20, 2017 after coalition talks failed overnight. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Germany in political crisis as coalition talks collapse

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:13 AM

(UPDATED) The talks, which turned increasingly acrimonious, stumbles on issues including the divisive matter of immigration

FACING A CRISIS. In this photo, German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Angela Merkel speaks to journalists as she arrives at the CDU's headquarters on November 17, 2017 in Berlin. John Macdougall/AFP

Merkel faces crucial deadline on coalition talks

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the left-leaning Greens are to announce whether they have found enough common ground to begin formal coalition negotiations

AT THE BUNDESTAG. In this file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reflects in a window as she gives a speech at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) on June 29, 2017 in Berlin. John Macdougall/AFP

Germany's weakened Merkel scrambles to form government

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Merkel's conservatives, who won a September 24 vote without a clear majority, will hold exploratory talks with the liberal and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and then the left-leaning and environmentalist Greens

WEAKENED? In this file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) sits in the Bundestag (Lower house of parliament) in Berlin on January 19, 2017. Kay Nietfeld/dpa/AFP

Who will tango with Merkel? German poll battle heats up

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:15 AM

The battle over the make up of Merkel s fourth government would potentially impact Berlin policy on everything from immigration and Russia relations to climate

IN SESSION. General view shows a session at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) in Berlin on September 5, 2017. John MacDougall/AFP

Merkel's election rivals push minimum wage

Jul 11, 2013 - 9:07 PM

A poll this week by the Forsa institute pointed at a tight election race placing both the ruling coalition of Merkel s conservatives and FDP and the SPD Greens alliance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly government cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on July 10, 2013. AFP / Johannes Eisele

Robredo's 'crown jewel': full disclosure in gov't

Aug 21, 2012 - 1:23 PM

The late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo wanted the public to support the Full Disclosure Policy DILG says