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No coalition without #Merkel say #GermanSocialDemocrats

No coalition without #Merkel say #GermanSocialDemocrats

| February 14, 2020

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) signalled on Wednesday they could quit their coalition with Angela Merkel’s conservatives if she is forced out as chancellor, piling pressure on their partners to avoid a snap election as they pick a new leader, writes Madeline Chambers. After Merkel’s protegee Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer gave up her ambitions for the top job […]

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#Wales looks forward to future relationship with its strongest trading partner as German Ambassador to UK visits key sites

#Wales looks forward to future relationship with its strongest trading partner as German Ambassador to UK visits key sites

| February 13, 2020

Wales will do everything it can to continue its strong relationship with Germany – with trade links worth more than £3bn – as the next phase of negotiations with the EU continue. That was the message from Eluned Morgan, the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language, during a visit to Wales by Dr Peter […]

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#Merkel protegee gives up chancellery ambitions after far-right scandal

#Merkel protegee gives up chancellery ambitions after far-right scandal

| February 12, 2020

The woman who had been expected to become Germany’s next chancellor said on Monday she would not run for the top job, succumbing to a scandal involving the far-right and blowing wide open the race to succeed Angela Merkel, writes Andreas Rinke in Berlin. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is a protegee of the chancellor and leader of […]

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#Merkel protegee #Kramp-Karrenbauer won’t run for chancellor – source

#Merkel protegee #Kramp-Karrenbauer won’t run for chancellor – source

| February 11, 2020

The woman who had been expected to become Germany’s next chancellor has decided not to run for the top job, a source in her Christian Democratic party (CDU) said on Monday, throwing into confusion the race to succeed Angela Merkel, writes Andreas Rinke. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is CDU leader and a protegee of the chancellor but […]

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German coalition demands new elections in #Thuringia after far-right row

German coalition demands new elections in #Thuringia after far-right row

| February 10, 2020

Germany’s ruling coalition on Saturday (8 February) called for fresh elections in the eastern state of Thuringia, whose pro-business premier stepped down only two days after being helped into the job with votes from the far right, writes Andreas Rinke. On Thursday (6 February), Thomas Kemmerich (pictured) of the FDP became the first state premier […]

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State aid: Commission approves budget increase for two schemes reducing #AirTravelTax for flights to and from small islands in Germany

State aid: Commission approves budget increase for two schemes reducing #AirTravelTax for flights to and from small islands in Germany

| February 7, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, budget increases for two existing German aid schemes supporting respectively the reduction and the exemption of the air travel tax applicable to flights to and from small islands in Germany. The amendments to the existing schemes consist in a budget increase of €150,000 to finance […]

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#Merkel prepared for EU treaty changes as #Brexit requires bloc to be more competitive

#Merkel prepared for EU treaty changes as #Brexit requires bloc to be more competitive

| February 4, 2020

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured) said on Monday (3 February) she would be prepared to back changes to the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty, the bloc’s legal cornerstone if need be, adding that the EU27 must become more competitive now that Britain has left, writes Joseph Nasr. “I could well imagine treaty changes should this be […]

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