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News Germany » Politics: At Munich security conference, Germany's political paralysis worries allies

News channel or source: https://global.handelsblatt.com/politics/munich-security-conference-germanys-political-paralysis-worries-allies-888164
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

If you want to know what’s on the minds of the diplomats, politicians and generals who have assembled this week at the Munich Security Conference, you should pay more attention to bar room conversations than the predictable plenary speeches. Behind the ...

News Germany » Politics: Let's work together on defense, France and Germany tell Europe

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-vonderleyen/germany-to-u-s-well-spend-more-on-defense-you-stay-involved-idUSKCN1G01K9
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

The push comes as Germany’s political class reluctantly concedes it must play a larger security role to match its economic pre-eminence in Europe, amid concerns that the European Union is unable to respond effectively to security concerns beyond its ...

News Germany » Politics: Possibility Of German, Italian Political Turmoil May Undermine European Auto Prospects

News channel or source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilwinton/2018/02/16/possibility-of-german-italian-political-turmoil-may-undermine-european-auto-prospects/
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Healthy European car sales forecasts for 2018 are coming under pressure, and the expectation of modest growth a month ago is being replaced by fears German and Italian political developments might undercut consumer confidence. On March 4, Germany’s ...

News Germany » Politics: Germany: Solid growth, fragile politics – ING

News channel or source: https://www.fxstreet.com/news/germany-solid-growth-fragile-politics-ing-201802140751
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Carsten Brzeski, Chief Economist at ING, notes that the first estimate of 4Q GDP growth confirmed the strong performance of the German economy in 2017 as according to the statistical office, the economy grew by 0.6%, from 0.7% in 3Q. “Judging from ...

News Germany » Politics: With Germany's new government, there are fears that years of fiscal discipline could be brought to an end

News channel or source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/15/germany-new-government-fiscal-discipline-could-be-ending.html
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Daniel van Schoot, economist at RaboResearch, said Thursday that although there is the economic risk that Germany will spend too much over the government's four-year term, he doesn't think that it will garner enough political support. Merkel and her party ...

News Germany » Politics: Turkey, Germany agree to mend ties

News channel or source: http://www.worldbulletin.net/headlines/198916/turkey-germany-agree-to-mend-ties
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Germany agreed Friday to work towards improving bilateral ... Despite calls by German politicians for Yucel’s release, the Turkish government ruled out any political influence on the judiciary and advised them to ...

News Germany » Politics: Germany's Merkel tells politicians: Get back to real work

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/14/germanys-merkel-tells-politicians-get-back-to-real-work.html
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

In a traditional Ash Wednesday address in Demmin in eastern Germany, Merkel referred to a speech by former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, saying: "Ask what I can do for this country ... it's the job of politics to serve the country. Stop complaining."

News Germany » Politics: Germany to U.S. - we'll spend more on defence, you stay involved

News channel or source: https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1G01K6
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

The deal, which must still be ratified by the Social Democrat membership, comes as Germany reluctantly takes on the role of the continent’s pre-eminent political power-broker, a role generations of post-war politicians have shied away from. Von der Leyen ...

News Germany » Politics: Germany: Social Democrat Leader Schulz Forced to Step Down After Coalition with Merkel

News channel or source: https://pjmedia.com/trending/germany-social-democrat-leader-schulz-forced-step-coalition-merkel/
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

The day he left the European Parliament to head back home to Germany was, as far as I'm concerned, the best moment in the last ten years in European politics. Well, that is until Tuesday.

News Germany » Politics: Five months after elections, Germany may finally have a government

News channel or source: http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/five-months-after-elections-germany-may-finally-have-a-government/
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

If over half of those mailing in ballots reject the deal, Germany’s political maneuvering will be back at Square One! Of course, these more progressive demands were exactly the ones which angered the conservative Bavarians the most, and many in Merkel ...