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Germany’s conservative death match – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — After months of polite jousting, soft jabs and gentle ripostes, the friendly duel over Angela...

German CDU chiefs back Laschet’s bid for chancellor – POLITICO

BERLIN — Top officials from Germany’s governing Christian Democrats (CDU) on Monday backed party chief Armin Laschet’s bid to be the conservative candidate to...

Battle on for German conservatives as Bavarian leader officially enters race...

Germany’s governing conservative bloc is heading for a showdown to choose a candidate to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor, as the leaders of...

Laschet urges quick decision on chancellor candidate as CDU/CSU leadership meets...

The leadership of Germany’s governing CDU/CSU group gathered for talks Sunday, with new CDU head Armin Laschet urging it to decide “very quickly”...

Western countries ‘regret’ Russia’s rebuff of meeting on Ukraine – POLITICO

Western nations chided Russia for failing to turn up at talks in Vienna on Saturday aimed at defusing tension over Ukraine, where a...

German government moves to mandate tougher local restrictions – POLITICO

Germany’s federal government is set to introduce legislation that would allow it to mandate curfews; shop, restaurant and school closures; and restrictions on...

German conservatives face pressure to pick chancellor candidate – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article German conservatives may have to pick their candidate to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor sooner rather than...

Libya’s fresh start is Europe’s new challenge – POLITICO

Mary Fitzgerald is a researcher specializing in Libya. Rarely has the Libyan capital played host to so many high-level visits from Europe as it...

Germany’s vaccine task force to hold talks with Russia on Sputnik...

Germany's vaccine task force will hold talks with the developers of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 shot, including the possibility of setting up more...

Turkey, Russia lead Europe’s incarceration rates – POLITICO

Eastern European countries tend to have more prisoners than the rest of the continent, with Turkey having the highest incarceration rate among Council...