Merkel’s party bought voter data from Deutsche Post during 2017 election race – report

Germany’s national mail service Deutsche Post reportedly sold personal data, including information on voters’ gender, wealth and consumer habits, to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party ahead of the 2017 elections. Both the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) began acquiring information from a Deutsche Post subsidiary in advance of the September 2017 […]

Merkel’s allies reject idea of ‘United States of Europe’ ahead of crucial coalition talks

Europe is not ready to become the ‘United States of Europe,’ trusted allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) have stated, rejecting a vision of Europe proposed by Martin Schulz of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), a former coalition partner. Germany plunged into crisis after the country’s political forces failed to form a coalition […]

Right-wing AfD enters German parliament for 1st time, Merkel’s CDU leads vote – exit polls

The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party will enter parliament for the first time in its history with around 13 percent of the vote in the German parliamentary election, exit polls show. Angela Merkel’s CDU is leading the polls with over 30 percent. Live: Protest against AfD in Berlin The CDU (Christian Democratic Union) received between […]

Man of the people, or Euro fat cat? Chancellor hopeful Martin Schulz bids to take Merkel’s post

With Germany heading for federal elections on Sunday, RT looks at the controversies surrounding Martin Schulz, the Social Democrat candidate to challenge Angela Merkel. The leader of the German Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the former president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz is Angela Markel’s main opponent in her quest to become Chancellor for […]

Angela Merkel’s conservatives clinch victory in key German state vote

Thomson Reuters DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives defeated the ruling Social Democrats (SPD) in a key state election on Sunday, exit polls showed, boosting their hopes of retaining power in September’s national vote. The Christian Democrats (CDU) saw a strong surge of support in Germany’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia […]

Merkel’s party widens its lead just 5 months before the German vote

Reuters BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats have opened a seven-point lead over the centre-left Social Democrats five months ahead of the Sept. 24 election, according to a poll on Sunday in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. The Emnid institute survey found the Christian Democrats and their Christian Social Union allies […]

Angela Merkel’s party wins crucial vote in Germany, boosting her chances for a 4th term

Thomson Reuters BERLIN/SAARBRUECKEN, Germany (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives won a regional election in the western state of Saarland on Sunday, dealing a setback to their Social Democrat rivals and boosting her prospects of winning a fourth term in Germany’s Sept. 24 national election. Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) strengthened their position as the largest […]

Trump applauds Merkel’s ‘commitment’ to boost NATO spending

The German Chancellor has promised to do her best to spend what Donald Trump calls a “fair share” on NATO during her first official meeting with the new US President, despite such commitments somewhat contradicting some senior German officials. NATO’s finances featured high on the agenda during the first face-to-face meeting between Trump and Angela […]

Merkel’s ally touts trade war with US over Trump’s protectionism drive

The EU should not stay idle if the Trump administration goes ahead with imposing tariff barriers on European products and must react with a set of countermeasures to protect European manufactures, a senior member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party said. Read more Volker Kauder, chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag […]