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Germany Slides Towards Instability
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Germany Slides Towards Instability
June 8, 2019

The political radicals will now have a far greater say and influence over the course of Europe. And it starts with the rise of the Greens in Germany.

Suddenly Europe Is an Open Question – ‘A Nazi EU?’
February 11, 2019

How, even after the disaster of Libya, European leaders can ignore the long history of interventions in Venezuela, to support a new intervention?

Suddenly Europe Is an Open Question – ‘A Nazi EU?’
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After the German Vote, Nothing Looks Stable
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After the German Vote, Nothing Looks Stable
September 29, 2017

Pity Angela Merkel. Though she has won a fourth term as German Chancellor, she faces severe problems governing in a now fractious and unstable political environment. It is quite a change from the way things looked only a few weeks ago. She went into the election with a double-digit lead in the polls and notoriety as the head of one of the most stable governments among the western democracies.

The Rise of ‘Alternative for Germany’
September 26, 2017

With the Federal German Parliamentary elections coming to a close something quite remarkable has just happened in post-WWII Germany. For the first time since 1949 when the Bundestag was created after the defeat of the Nazi regime, and free and fair elections were held, the Christian Democrats and their sister party the Christian Social Union suffered their worst result while a nationalist grouping known as the Alternative for Deutschland (Alternative for Germany) has made a stunning electoral and political break through becoming the third largest party and significantly this 2017 German Parliament will contain for the very first time since the days of the 1930s overt German nationalists.

The Rise of ‘Alternative for Germany’
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Beyond the Elections in Berlin. Times Are Changing
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Beyond the Elections in Berlin. Times Are Changing
September 22, 2016

What happened in Berlin was as expected: in the wake of the regional elections, the ruling CDU/CSU–SPD coalition has collapsed. The ruling parties suffered a serious defeat. The SPD won just 21.6 percent of the vote while the CDU won 17.6 percent and the two parties do not now have enough votes to form a government. And the balance between the winning and losing parties is such that there is no way the CDU can form a new coalition with another political party…

Europe on the Brink of Change
August 12, 2016

The Bloomberg news agency has named a number of European countries that its experts believe may soon turn into hotbeds of instability. These include Germany, Spain, Austria and the Netherlands. Great Britain, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Romania, Croatia and Hungary can also be included for their part in furthering the region’s instability. The news agency links any possible unrest to the forthcoming parliamentary, presidential and local elections in these countries, as well as the forthcoming referendums…

Europe on the Brink of Change
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Angela Merkel’s Party Suffers Crushing Defeat in State Votes
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Angela Merkel’s Party Suffers Crushing Defeat in State Votes
March 14, 2016

Three of Germany's 16 states held elections on March 13. Together, they have 17 million of Germany's 81.5 million inhabitants. Some 12.7 million people were eligible to vote…

Alternative Germany Speaks Up
March 11, 2016

The final results of the local elections in the central German state of Hesse last Sunday were a cold shower for the ruling coalition. The new opposition party Alternative for Germany (AfD) won seats in every municipal council in that state, receiving an unprecedented 16.2% of the vote in Hesse’s capital of Wiesbaden. They even pulled in approximately 12% in cosmopolitan Frankfurt am Main – the largest city in Hesse, where voter turnout was a record low (37.3 %)…

Alternative Germany Speaks Up
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