Germany Sat, 2 Oct 2021 00:35:49 +0200The Post-Merkel Era: German Conservatives Need to Take a Step Back
After 16 years in government and a disastrous election result, German conservatives have lost their way. It is time to stop pretending that they can be part of the next government and begin the process of renewal.Fri, 1 Oct 2021 17:33:00 +0200The Success of the AfD: Why Is the Right Wing So Strong in Eastern Germany?
The right-wing radical party AfD emerged from last Sunday's election as the strongest political force in the eastern German states of Saxony and Thuringia. What did the mainstream parties do wrong?Fri, 1 Oct 2021 15:33:33 +0200German Chancellor Frontrunner Olaf Scholz: “I Want To Make the World a Better Place”
In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, Olaf Scholz of the Social Democrats, the front-runner to become Germany’s next chancellor, discusses his plan to create a stable government and reveals what he has in common with Angela Merkel.Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:55:15 +0200Germany's Kingmakers: Difficult Talks Ahead for Greens and Free Democrats
The Green Party and the business-friendly Free Democrats plan to hold exploratory talks with each other before meeting with the main chancellor candidates in the coming days. They appear to be worlds apart but are already finding some common ground.Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:22:14 +0200Germany's AfD Bickers over Future Direction: The Radical Right Loses Ground
The right-wing populist party AfD sought to paper over its deep split between the moderate and extremist wings for the campaign. Now that the party won fewer votes than expected, that divide is once again front and center.
Germany European News Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:24:22 +0200Golden Visas for Refugees: “We Are Trading the Borders Away"
Rich investors are able to buy their way into Europe. Why not refugees? A group of artists in Germany known as the Peng Collective is planning to flip the script for one family from Afghanistan.Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:41:50 +0200Fall of an Austrian Chancellor: The Stench of Corruption Leads to Kurz's Sudden Resignation
Initially celebrated as a wunderkind, Sebastian Kurz resigned as Austrian chancellor over the weekend amid a far-reaching corruption probe. Documents from that investigation hint at a mafia-like system involving political leaders and the media built ...Thu, 7 Oct 2021 16:44:24 +0200EU: Europe's Violent Shadow Army Unmasked
Mysterious men wearing balaclavas are beating up refugees at the external EU border or abandoning them at sea. Months of reporting now reveals who is behind the operations.Wed, 6 Oct 2021 10:00:00 +0200Stranded on the EU External Border: Poland Turns to Questionable Methods to Turn Back Migrants
Five migrants have already died on the Belarusian border as they try to enter Poland. Warsaw, though, has shown zero sympathy for their plight and continues to do all they can to prevent refugees from entering.Mon, 20 Sep 2021 16:00:00 +0200Blueberries for Europe: Portugal Mortgages Its Future for Present-Day Agricultural Profits
The berry market has transformed Portugal as plantations have sprung up in recent years. Conditions for workers are problematic and an already dry region is quickly using up its water supplies.