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Germany’s Plan to Create Refugee Detention Centers ‘Is a Disaster’

July 5, 2018

In order to save her coalition government, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to introduce refugee centers along the southern border. However, the move could put an end to one of the European Union’s pillars: freedom of movement. Former Die Linke parliamentarian Annette Groth analyzes the situation

Merkel’s Grand Coalition Could Strengthen Germany’s Far Right

February 13, 2018

Germany’s Social Democratic Party and the Christian Democratic Union reached an agreement to renew their coalition-but the agreement comes at a steep cost for both parties, as the far-right AfD party continues to grow in popularity

After Collapse of Coalition Talks, What’s Next for Germany?

November 23, 2017

“The problem is that many people in Germany are really sick of all the old parties; they don’t believe any of them, they’re unhappy and dissatisfied,” says author and journalist Victor Grossman

German Green Party Abandons Key Demands to Join Conservative Coalition

November 10, 2017

Initial coalition negotiations in Germany between the Christian Democrats, the economic liberals (FDP), and the Green Party indicate that the Green Party has decided to abandon specific target dates for the phasing out of combustion engines and coal mining

Europe

September 25, 2017
The Alternative for Germany party, which has moved so far right that it includes neo-Nazis, now has a seat at the table. Meanwhile, both the Christian Democrats and the social democrats lost big, explains TRNN’s Shir Hever

Turkey

September 21, 2017
President Erdogan of Turkey is blackmailing Europe by threatening an influx of refugees, while journalists and activists are being persecuted for criticizing Erdogan in Europe, explains Giran Ozcan of KurdishQuestion.com

Can G20 Avert Crisis?

July 11, 2017
South African activist Patrick Bond says beyond the media focus on burning cars in Hamburg, tens of thousands of protestors called for the G20 to adopt policies that tackle inequality and climate change

Elections in Germany

April 18, 2017
Michael Brie, of Germany’s Die Linke, explains that the German left needs to strengthen solidarity with those who have been excluded from Germany’s economic successes