Union parliamentary group wants “efficient CO2 pricing”

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“If someone thinks that the architecture of this coalition can move further to the left, then he is mistaken,” said faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus (CDU) on Wednesday before a two-day retreat of the group leadership in Potsdam. In the evening, the coalition partner SPD launched its performance marathon of candidates for the party presidency. CSU national group leader Alexander Dobrindt… Read more »

Merkel proposes invitation from Hong Kong activists

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Angela Merkel travels to China on Thursday. An activist from Hong Kong had asked her for help in conflict with the country. She does not plan to meet the activists. The Federal Government has been reluctant to respond to the request of an activist in Hong Kong for assistance. Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken note of the open letter from… Read more »

Union warns coalition partner SPD

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The head of the Union faction has warned the coalition partner SPD against a left-side slip. Even before the start of the search for a new party leadership has emerged, “the SPD moves to the left,” said faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus (CDU) on Wednesday before the start of a two-day retreat of the Union’s Executive Committee in Potsdam. “No matter… Read more »

Merkel talks with Putin about Ukraine summit

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Germany and France have more recently interfered again in the Ukraine conflict, urging Moscow to a summit meeting. Does Kremlin boss Putin give diplomacy a chance? Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the announced Ukraine summit in the so-called Normandy format. In a telephone conversation on Thursday, both politicians had agreed to continue the preparations… Read more »

Merkel thanks Hungary

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The relationship between Germany and Hungary is difficult. Now Merkel has visited the country for a ceremony to commemorate the flight of GDR citizens. But she also appealed indirectly to Orban. Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the Hungarians for their support in the opening of the borders in 1989 and in the subsequent German Unification. The “Pan-European Picnic” made possible by… Read more »