Martin Schulz

Germany’s SPD seeks further concessions from Merkel

Angela Merkel has come under pressure to make further concessions to the Social Democrats after a knife-edge vote at Sunday’s SPD party conference …

Brexit

Top 5 Things to Know in the Market on Monday

© Reuters. Top 5 Things to Know in the Market on Monday<p>Investing.com - Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Monday, …

World Economy

Silvio Berlusconi warns EU against ‘interfering’ in Italian election

Silvio Berlusconi has warned EU officials not to meddle in the looming Italian election, as the 81-year-old media mogul and former prime minister …

Brexit

German coalition talks to begin this week

CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports on the progress made towards German coalition talks involving Martin Schulz's Social Democrats.

Fast Europe Open: Spain industrial orders, UBS

Germany took a big step towards forming a new government when the country’s Social Democrats voted in favour of formal coalition talks that could …

Economy

‘Merkel remains SPD chief’

Germany<p>Social Democrats may have voted Sunday to push forward formal coalition talks with Angela Merkel’s conservatives, but the party is as deeply …

Angela Merkel

Daily Briefing: German breakthrough, Davos debrief, Amazon’s store of the future

Germany has taken a big step towards forming a new government. The Social Democrats voted in favour of formal coalition talks that could give Angela …

Joseph Stalin

Social Democrats vote to enter coalition talks with Merkel

Germany's Social Democrats voted Sunday to enter coalition negotiations with Angela Merkel's conservative bloc. The process of forming a government …

Angela Merkel

SPD congress clears leaders to talk coalitions with Angela Merkel

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats have swallowed their reservations about an eventual grand coalition with the centre-right, and party delegates voted at a special congress to allow coalition talks with Angela Merkel to go ahead.<p>Party leader Martin Schulz recognises the situation is far from …

Germany

German SPD confident ahead of coalition talks

Leading members of Germany’s Social Democrats are confident of beginning coalition talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives after …

World Politics

A New Coalition With Merkel? Not So Fast

ESSEN, Germany — The mood among the comrades was restive.<p>Two dozen members of the local chapter of the Social Democratic Party patiently sat through the order of the day — public toilets, the closure of a slaughterhouse — until discussion finally turned to agenda item No. 8.<p>It was the question all …

World News

SPD D-day

Germany moved its capital from Bonn to Berlin two decades ago, sending a vast contingent of civil servants, politicians and journalists from one end …

Brexit

Deutsche Bank chief urges support for Macron’s EU reform ideas

Deutsche Bank chief executive John Cryan has implored German policymakers to support the European reform ideas of French president Emmanuel Macron, …

Economy

The Race To Succeed EU’s Juncker Begins

By<p>By Albrecht Meier<p>(EurActiv) — With the next European Parliament elections just over a year away, the guessing games and rumour mills about who will …

Brexit

German Support Unlocks Euro-Zone Change

Germany had been an obstacle to more fiscal integration in Europe. Not any more.<p>We may have no idea which shape the euro zone will take in the future, but we know one thing for sure: Any change to the structure of the currency union will need to be agreed to by Germany, the bloc's biggest economy …

Greece

The Center Must Hold in Germany

Let's hope the Social Democrats know half a loaf is better than none.<p>After four months of uncertainty, it's a relief that Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, its Bavarian sister party, and the Social Democratic Party have struck a preliminary deal to form a new coalition …

Christian Democratic Union

European jitters over German coalition talks

<b>Coalition building after parliamentary elections is hardly a hold-on-to-your-seats-ladies-and-gentlemen kind of affair in Europe.</b><p>It's often arduous and tedious for the parties involved, never mind onlookers - just ask the Dutch.<p>Which makes the current, almost obsessive international focus on Angela …

Brexit

Varadkar speech bolsters European credentials

In July 1947, Frederick Boland, the Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs, travelled to Paris to take part in a joint conference.<p>Its …

Brexit

Germany’s coalition talks mark the beginning of the end of Angela Merkel’s legacy

As negotiations hang in the balance, the Chancellor is facing internal pressure.<p>It’s been nearly four months since the federal election and three …

Germany

Asylum applications fall but Germany still under pressure

Refugees

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is needed as defender of the West

Her leadership helps fill U.S. void and counter illiberal drift in Europe.

Opinion

Germany on way to forming government

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>In the last 13 years, Chancellor Angela Merkel has put her personal stamp on German politics. Her efficient administration is …

News (China)

Britain’s transatlantic bridge looks shaky

For policymakers in London, few challenges are more daunting than how to maintain the UK’s international influence in the radically changed …

Brexit

German center-left leaders push for talks with Merkel

Leaders of Germany's Social Democrats are lobbying hard for party members to vote this weekend for opening coalition talks with Chancellor Angela …

Germany

A Greek spring

It’s a Grexit with a difference. 2018 should be the year Greece ends eight years of economic tutelage, closing a chapter on an extraordinary period …

Greece

2018: The year the European Union stands and delivers?

After a year of challenges from the populist far right, Europe looks set for an opportunity to reform. French President Emmanuel Macron and German …

Brexit

Schulz faces SPD backlash to coalition blueprint

BERLIN — Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz is facing a growing backlash to a blueprint for a new government with Angela Merkel’s conservatives, …

Germany

Before the Bell: Five things every Canadian investor needs to know

Equity Markets<p>The Toronto Stock market is set for a positive open Monday but trading is expected to be muted as the U.S. markets are closed for Martin Luther King Day.<p>Linamar Corp. shares could see some action after the auto-parts maker said it would create 1,500 jobs and open a new innovation and …

Economy

Germany’s Political Turmoil Is Bad News for Europe

Germany finally came one step closer to forming a government on Friday, months after an election that saw both of its major parties lose seats, …

Germany