Martin Schulz

Merkel presses on with coalition talks aimed at forming new German government

BERLIN -- Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed ahead with efforts to form a new German government on Friday after a night of negotiations failed to …

Greece

Martin Schulz Facing Fight Within Social Democrats

Germany's Social Democrats had a grim result in this year's federal elections. Now chancellor candidate Martin Schulz is battling for re-election as …

European News

European Parliament cancels on Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to the European Parliament later this month was canceled today because senior MEPs won’t be in Brussels to …

Brexit

Japan's longest growth run in 16 years may not guarantee future prosperity

Japan’s economy marked a seven-quarter growth run through September — the longest in 16 years — but the outlook appears less rosy, as surprisingly …

Economy

Japan's economy posts longest growth streak since 2001

<b>Japan's economy has expanded for seven quarters in a row in the longest period of growth in more than a decade.</b><p>Data showed gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an annualised rate of 1.4% between July and September.<p>The solid quarterly result comes after more than four years of economic stimulus by …

Economy

Could Britain’s weakness be pushing us towards a softer Brexit – or no Brexit at all?

Away from the current scandals, the government is still pursuing its largest negotiation in decades.<p>Remember Brexit? Away from the Westminster …

Brexit

7 types of misinformation in the German election

In the months before the Bundestag election, there was a lot of fear that disinformation might influence voters. It is clear that the worst-case …

Propaganda

Germany's Social Democrats plan overhaul after election loss

Leader Martin Schulz accepted the blame for the SPD's bitter defeat in the German election. His deputy has accused him of failing to recognize the …

Germany

Martin Schulz calls for party reforms after election defeat

Germany’s Social Democrats must make changes and accept responsibility for the party’s historic election loss in September, party leader Martin …

European News

Merkel says three-way coalition can work, Greens sceptical

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence on Friday that her conservatives can reach a coalition deal with the Greens and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP), but her would-be partners say the talks could still fail.<p>Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union …

India News

Martin Schulz: Let Germany vote again if Merkel’s coalition talks fail

Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD,) wants Germany to hold a new election if Chancellor Angela Merkel fails to form a …

European News

Lower Saxony Election Result Means Big Volkswagen Changes Unlikely

Volkswagen shares barely moved after news Lower Saxony elections Sunday returned the ruling Social Democrat Party (SPD) and signalling little change in VW’s governance.<p>The SPD will now have to negotiate with coalition partners to form a new state government. The previous government combined the SPD …

Germany

Surprise victory for Germany’s Social Democrats in Lower Saxony

in Berlin<p>Germany’s Social Democrats have won a surprise victory in regional elections in Lower Saxony, in a blow to Angela Merkel’s conservatives …

Germany

German minister sparks uproar with Muslim holiday idea

LanguageUndefined Germany is home to about 4.4 million Muslims, with many coming from nation's large ethnic Turkish community

Germany

What Ireland Can Teach Europe

Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland (Photo: amanderson2 / Flick)The tiny Irish village of Ballingarry, in the heart of County Limerick, with its narrow …

Foreign Policy

Martin Schulz: Inside the Failed Campaign

When he first announced his candidacy, ex-European Parliament President Martin Schulz rocketed upward in the opinion polls. But his slide was just as …

European News

‘Hostages’ in Erdoğan’s new Turkey

ISTANBUL — Ankara’s reluctance to release foreign citizens swept up in its post-coup purge has drawn accusations that they are being used as …

Turkey

Migrant Unemployment Hits Record High in Germany

Remember the Progressive claim that ‘refugees’ swarming into Europe will boost the continent's workforce? “What the refugees bring us is more …

Angela Merkel

The Tragedy Of Martin Schulz

<i>*Marcus Colla is doing a PhD in History with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.</i><p>In a world of superfast, narrative-driven politics, it pays …

Germany

35: Facebook is the field democracy plays out on (and that's not good)

Is Facebook too big for anyone to understand how big it really is? Even Mark Zuckerberg? New York Magazine senior editor Max Read is on the show today, explaining how Zuckerberg might have to be like Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (seriously). You can check out Read's story on Zuckerberg, Facebook …

Business

What's Behind the Rising Popularity of Germany's Far Right?

The recent electoral success of the ultra-conservative AfD has experts trying to discover what's behind the shift to the right.Supporters of the AfD …

Germany

Germany’s Social Democrats need more than just a time-out

BERLIN — Whenever Germany’s Social Democrats are certain that they cannot fall any lower, a cracking sound comes from under their feet.Following last …

European News

Japan Needs More Courageous Reforms Says Fujitsu Research

October 2nd, 2017, 12:21 AM UTC<p>Fujitsu Research Institute Senior Economist Martin Schulz weighs in on the Japanese economy. He speaks on "Bloomberg …

Business

The Future of Europe and the New World Disorder: An Interview With Political Economist C.J. Polychroniou

Since the outbreak of the euro crisis, Europe has been experiencing a host of contradictory developments, from efforts to contain the spread of …

Liberal View

Merkel Won, So Why Aren't Germans Celebrating?

Although most are content with their economic security, writes Klaus Mladek, Germans fear for the future of their country and worry about refugees.

Angela Merkel

Refugees in Berlin Reflect on the Far Right's Historic Election Victory

Germany voted far-right nationalists into parliament for the first time since World War II. We spent election night with some of the Syrian refugees they hate.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Germany.</i><p>On election night in Germany this past Sunday, I joined a group of friends in Berlin's …

Germany

The Key Players in Germany’s Complex Coalition Talks

Angela Merkel’s election victory on Sunday sets the stage for talks on which who will join her fourth-term government. With the defeated Social …

Germany

Angela Merkel's weak election performance makes push for integrated Europe tougher, warn experts

<b>The Hauge:</b> Weakened mainly because of a far-right surge in German federal election, Angela Merkel will face serious challenges in promoting deeper …

Angela Merkel

Are you watching, Germany? Dutch still trying to form a govt

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – If Angela Merkel wants to see how tough it can be to form a multiparty government, the German chancellor need only look across the border at the Netherlands, where four-party coalition talks are still grinding on more than six months after the election.<p>Day after day, the …

Mark Rutte

Socialist Parties in Europe Keep Losing for the Same Reason

They are struggling to offer anything meaningful to the middle class.<p>It's clear after Sunday's election in Germany that the electoral failures of established socialist parties in Europe are not a few isolated events but a trend, an existential crisis for the center-left.<p>There are few better …

Christian Democratic Union