Monday, 15 October 2018

Bavarian elections: German far right not the main winners

The Bavarian elections, held on Sunday, confirm the trend of German politics becoming increasingly fragmented. The simplistic narrative of the..

By Leopold Traugott


Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Merkel just about survives showdown with her CSU coalition partners

After a weekend that almost felt like a soap opera, German conservatives have arrived at a fragile truce. For more..

By Leopold Traugott


Monday, 18 June 2018

Merkel's opponents desperately need a symbolic victory

Last week Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc of Christian Democrats (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU) descended into an open conflict..

By Leopold Traugott


Friday, 15 June 2018

Merkel's grand coalition is coming apart at the seams

It took Germany more than half a year to form a government after its last elections in September 2017. Now..

By Leopold Traugott


Friday, 13 April 2018

Can the Franco-German motor propel the EU once more?

The idea of a concerted Franco-German push to drive forward European integration is the dream of some, and nightmare of..

By Leopold Traugott


Monday, 5 March 2018

Time for Berlin to get to work

In the end, the result was clearer than expected. In a referendum that saw more than 378,000 members of Germany’s..

By Leopold Traugott


Tuesday, 20 February 2018

A German government is nigh... Finally

Tomorrow will mark 150 days since Germans went to the ballot box in September last year. After much back and..

By Leopold Traugott


Friday, 9 February 2018

Germany in crisis gets a government of last resort

Germany’s general election in September 2017 had been a vote for political change. While Conservatives and Social Democrats together lost..

By Leopold Traugott