Leopold Traugott

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Merkel departure leaves a power vacuum in Germany

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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