When Christian Democrats choose a new party chair on Friday, they have to decide whether the CDU needs change after Merkel’s 18 years of leadership.
“Right now we have almost-daily U.S. coverage on Trump and everything that’s connected to him.”
At a press conference following her party’s disappointing showing in state elections in Bavaria and Hesse, Merkel announced what Germans long expected—that her centrist reign will come to an end.
“Warsaw is a kind of laboratory in which PiS tries to replicate its success.”
The 32-year-old Austrian chancellor’s strategy is inspiring conservative parties in Europe.
The country’s spy chief lost his job after undermining the government’s view of the anti-immigrant protests in Chemnitz—only to be promoted to a higher position.
The Social Democrats staved off the worst in Sunday’s elections. But with their base cracking and right-wing populism on the rise, an ominous future lies ahead.
It’s always awkward when he meets with Angela Merkel.
A lesson from Germany
With authoritarianism on the rise, does an independent media have a future?
How does a Jupiterian president keep his grassroots movement alive?
The opposition parties seeking to oust Viktor Orbán could have a chance in Sunday’s election—if they could just get along.
They can’t find jobs, and the centrist parties have failed them, opening space for the populists.
Germany’s far-right AfD party is still learning to govern. But it has already changed how Berlin does business.
In the country’s parliamentary elections this weekend, anti-establishment parties are getting a major boost from web sites trafficking in sensationalizing stories.
By turning the People’s Party into a vocal anti-immigrant force, Sebastian Kurz remade it in his own image.
How a prominent GOP-linked political firm engineered the AfD’s strategy
Can they avoid the nativism of their European peers?
Neither Germany’s refugee crisis nor the rise of populism seem capable of dislodging the chancellor.
Previous experience with National Front voters helped pollsters navigate this year’s election.