FDP and Greens report record membership
Germany

FDP and Greens report record membership

2009 was more than a triumphant election year for the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the eco-friendly Green party. They each made a record number of new members.

Private channels to go to EU over licence fees
Germany

Private channels to go to EU over licence fees

FDP speaks out against bank bonus tax
Germany

FDP speaks out against bank bonus tax

Child subsidies should be paid in vouchers, FDP says
Germany

Child subsidies should be paid in vouchers, FDP says

Westerwelle promises more domestic time
Germany

Westerwelle promises more domestic time

FDP must pay €3.5-mln fine for illegal donations
Germany

FDP must pay €3.5-mln fine for illegal donations

Elder statesman Graf Lambsdorff dies
Germany

Elder statesman Graf Lambsdorff dies

Deutsche Bahn faces long-distance bus rivals
Germany

Deutsche Bahn faces long-distance bus rivals

Economists slam Merkel’s tax relief plans
Germany

Economists slam Merkel’s tax relief plans

Merkel’s CDU sidelined as Left party wins closely watched east German vote
Germany

Merkel’s CDU sidelined as Left party wins closely watched east German vote

Thuringia set to elect new state leader after far-right vote debacle
Germany

Thuringia set to elect new state leader after far-right vote debacle

Thuringia state premier calls for new polls to undo ‘stain’ of far-right AfD vote
Germany

Thuringia state premier calls for new polls to undo ‘stain’ of far-right AfD vote

‘It’s unforgivable’: Why Merkel and Germany are up in arms after shock far-right AfD vote
Germany

‘It’s unforgivable’: Why Merkel and Germany are up in arms after shock far-right AfD vote

Deadlock over Bundestag seating, as liberals refuse place next to AfD
Germany

Deadlock over Bundestag seating, as liberals refuse place next to AfD

These will be the likely conflict points in building a Jamaica coalition
Germany

These will be the likely conflict points in building a Jamaica coalition

Young FDP leader talks tough ahead of coalition talks with Merkel
Germany

Young FDP leader talks tough ahead of coalition talks with Merkel

Pro-business FDP set to bounce back in election, seeking to stall EU reform
Germany

Pro-business FDP set to bounce back in election, seeking to stall EU reform

‘The greed of the German state has become almost kleptocratic’
Germany

‘The greed of the German state has become almost kleptocratic’

Berlin liberals woo London startups with cheeky placard
Germany

Berlin liberals woo London startups with cheeky placard

Former Foreign Minister dies after battle with cancer
Germany

Former Foreign Minister dies after battle with cancer

SPD claims victory in Hamburg elections
Germany

SPD claims victory in Hamburg elections

Blackface king at FDP summit angers activists
Germany

Blackface king at FDP summit angers activists

FDP pin revival hopes on…new flag
Germany

FDP pin revival hopes on…new flag

Coalition horsetrading starts after Saxony vote
Germany

Coalition horsetrading starts after Saxony vote

German political parties, explained
Germany

German political parties, explained

Liberal leader quits after poor poll showing
Germany

Liberal leader quits after poor poll showing

Five ministers resign in Liberal party meltdown
Germany

Five ministers resign in Liberal party meltdown

What do the papers make of election drama?
Germany

What do the papers make of election drama?

Liberal collapse worrying for Brit Lib Dems too
Germany

Liberal collapse worrying for Brit Lib Dems too

Your guide – The Free Democratic Party (FDP)
Germany

Your guide – The Free Democratic Party (FDP)

Social Democrats flounder in latest poll
Germany

Social Democrats flounder in latest poll

Spying scandal turns Pirates’ fortunes
Germany

Spying scandal turns Pirates’ fortunes

Crushing Bavaria poll yells danger for SPD
Germany

Crushing Bavaria poll yells danger for SPD

Most Germans optimistic about the future
Germany

Most Germans optimistic about the future

Free Democrats prepare to reveal election plan
Germany

Free Democrats prepare to reveal election plan

Scandal hits Merkel’s partner with huge fine
Germany

Scandal hits Merkel’s partner with huge fine

Anti-euro party aims to tip German election
Germany

Anti-euro party aims to tip German election

Conservatives: We’ll lower taxes too
Germany

Conservatives: We’ll lower taxes too

FDP vow to cut ‘solidarity’ tax
Germany

FDP vow to cut ‘solidarity’ tax

Social justice ‘key issue’ for German voters
Germany

Social justice ‘key issue’ for German voters

Cabinet backs ‘white-washed’ poverty report
Germany

Cabinet backs ‘white-washed’ poverty report

FDP: being SOBs makes us popular on Twitter
Germany

FDP: being SOBs makes us popular on Twitter

Minority chancellor a ‘problem’ for many voters
Germany

Minority chancellor a ‘problem’ for many voters

Bid to ban neo-Nazi party flounders as FDP baulks
Germany

Bid to ban neo-Nazi party flounders as FDP baulks

German voters ‘won’t accept’ Asian politician
Germany

German voters ‘won’t accept’ Asian politician

Lower Saxony win boosts SPD and Greens
Germany

Lower Saxony win boosts SPD and Greens

FDP celebrate under-fire election candidate
Germany

FDP celebrate under-fire election candidate

Many Germans could back anti-euro party
Germany

Many Germans could back anti-euro party

Rösler safe after wrong-footing FDP rival
Germany

Rösler safe after wrong-footing FDP rival

Steinbrück’s approval ratings collapse
Germany

Steinbrück’s approval ratings collapse

Merkel rides high as partner FDP nose-dives
Germany

Merkel rides high as partner FDP nose-dives

Embattled Rösler tries to rally sinking FDP
Germany

Embattled Rösler tries to rally sinking FDP

FDP membership in ‘vicious downward spiral’
Germany

FDP membership in ‘vicious downward spiral’

Bavarian conservatives: Cameron is right on vote
Germany

Bavarian conservatives: Cameron is right on vote

Hamburg’s deal with Muslims sparks concerns
Germany

Hamburg’s deal with Muslims sparks concerns

Scandal as MP sparks up joint on TV
Germany

Scandal as MP sparks up joint on TV

Minister ‘puts brakes’ on German energy switch
Germany

Minister ‘puts brakes’ on German energy switch

Minister wants to ban stolen tax-dodger details
Germany

Minister wants to ban stolen tax-dodger details

Coalition split on equal rights for gay couples
Germany

Coalition split on equal rights for gay couples

Voters favour Merkel but neither major party
Germany

Voters favour Merkel but neither major party

Sun vouchers ‘could draw Germans to Greece’
Germany

Sun vouchers ‘could draw Germans to Greece’

Government torn over future of intel service
Germany

Government torn over future of intel service

Tracking tags mooted for football hooligans
Germany

Tracking tags mooted for football hooligans

Merkel’s coalition partner back in business
Germany

Merkel’s coalition partner back in business

Merkel loses power in state election
Germany

Merkel loses power in state election

Merkel’s partners reach key five percent support
Germany

Merkel’s partners reach key five percent support

Speculation: Merkel set to provoke early election
Germany

Speculation: Merkel set to provoke early election

Government advisor stripped of doctorate
Germany

Government advisor stripped of doctorate

Doctor ‘yoga-bonus’ leaves coalition tense
Germany

Doctor ‘yoga-bonus’ leaves coalition tense

Government tackles holiday petrol price hikes
Germany

Government tackles holiday petrol price hikes

‘No’ to help for Schlecker staff turns political
Germany

‘No’ to help for Schlecker staff turns political

Voters deal Merkel surprise victory
Germany

Voters deal Merkel surprise victory

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Germany

Merkel ally suffers massive state defeat

Liberals grit teeth ahead of May state election
Germany

Liberals grit teeth ahead of May state election

Government party loses another PhD
Germany

Government party loses another PhD

Merkel helps boost conservatives’ popularity
Germany

Merkel helps boost conservatives’ popularity

Liberal party support ‘too small for statistics’
Germany

Liberal party support ‘too small for statistics’

FDP in tatters as state government falls
Germany

FDP in tatters as state government falls

Government divided over phone data law
Germany

Government divided over phone data law

Popularity for FDP plummets further
Germany

Popularity for FDP plummets further

Euro-rebels fail to derail FDP in high-stakes vote
Germany

Euro-rebels fail to derail FDP in high-stakes vote

FDP turns to another ‘boygroup’ member
Germany

FDP turns to another ‘boygroup’ member

FDP general secretary Lindner resigns
Germany

FDP general secretary Lindner resigns

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles
Germany

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013
Germany

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013

Last East German head of state dies at 83
Germany

Last East German head of state dies at 83

Politicians condemn police spyware
Germany

Politicians condemn police spyware

Support for Pirate Party surges nationwide
Germany

Support for Pirate Party surges nationwide

FDP rebels force party member vote on euro rescue plans
Germany

FDP rebels force party member vote on euro rescue plans

Survey shows Pirates sailing full speed ahead
Germany

Survey shows Pirates sailing full speed ahead

Most Germans unhappy with squabbling government coalition
Germany

Most Germans unhappy with squabbling government coalition

No let-up in coalition infighting over euro
Germany

No let-up in coalition infighting over euro

Merkel lacks majority for euro bailout fund
Germany

Merkel lacks majority for euro bailout fund

Rösler promises tax cuts for 2013
Germany

Rösler promises tax cuts for 2013

Leadership troika helps SPD recover support
Germany

Leadership troika helps SPD recover support

FDP wallows at record low despite shakeup
Germany

FDP wallows at record low despite shakeup

FDP threatens to abolish solidarity tax for former East Germany
Germany

FDP threatens to abolish solidarity tax for former East Germany

Another FDP politician stripped of doctorate in plagiarism affair
Germany

Another FDP politician stripped of doctorate in plagiarism affair

FDP tax revolt threatens Merkel’s budget
Germany

FDP tax revolt threatens Merkel’s budget

Tax cuts only to help FDP, Steinmeier says
Germany

Tax cuts only to help FDP, Steinmeier says

Conservatives divided over tax cuts
Germany

Conservatives divided over tax cuts

Merkel reportedly promises FDP tax cuts
Germany

Merkel reportedly promises FDP tax cuts

FDP’s Koch-Mehrin stripped of her doctorate
Germany

FDP’s Koch-Mehrin stripped of her doctorate

Coalition MPs back Gazprom stake in EON
Germany

Coalition MPs back Gazprom stake in EON

Greens’ rise muddies political landscape
Germany

Greens’ rise muddies political landscape

FDP rejects proposed use of army inside Germany
Germany

FDP rejects proposed use of army inside Germany

FDP calls for basic children’s income
Germany

FDP calls for basic children’s income

New FDP calls for end to parenting payment
Germany

New FDP calls for end to parenting payment

Government threatened with anti-EU revolt
Germany

Government threatened with anti-EU revolt

Westerwelle to cling on as foreign minister
Germany

Westerwelle to cling on as foreign minister

Koch-Mehrin resigns due to plagiarism row
Germany

Koch-Mehrin resigns due to plagiarism row

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Germany

Philipp Rösler: From Vietnamese orphanage to vice chancellor

Free Democrats spin personnel carrousel
Germany

Free Democrats spin personnel carrousel

Free Democrats losing members, money
Germany

Free Democrats losing members, money

Koch-Mehrin plagiarism charges thicken
Germany

Koch-Mehrin plagiarism charges thicken

Boom pours tax money into treasuries
Germany

Boom pours tax money into treasuries

Cabinet moves to erase child porn sites
Germany

Cabinet moves to erase child porn sites

Greens flying high with record voter approval
Germany

Greens flying high with record voter approval

Rösler vows to renew embattled FDP
Germany

Rösler vows to renew embattled FDP

German media roundup: Westerwelle steps down
Germany

German media roundup: Westerwelle steps down

Rösler frontrunner for new FDP leader
Germany

Rösler frontrunner for new FDP leader

Westerwelle stepping down as FDP leader
Germany

Westerwelle stepping down as FDP leader

Westerwelle visits Japan while FDP crisis continues at home
Germany

Westerwelle visits Japan while FDP crisis continues at home

Westerwelle reportedly set to quit as FDP leader
Germany

Westerwelle reportedly set to quit as FDP leader

Free Democrats’ nuclear battle intensifies
Germany

Free Democrats’ nuclear battle intensifies

Brüderle quits state leadership post after election disaster
Germany

Brüderle quits state leadership post after election disaster

German media roundup: A seismic shift for Merkel’s coalition?
Germany

German media roundup: A seismic shift for Merkel’s coalition?

Greens jump in the polls
Germany

Greens jump in the polls

FDP’s Lindner compares Bavaria’s CSU with Islam
Germany

FDP’s Lindner compares Bavaria’s CSU with Islam

SPD flying high after Guttenberg scandal and Hamburg victory
Germany

SPD flying high after Guttenberg scandal and Hamburg victory

Greens slump again in opinion poll
Germany

Greens slump again in opinion poll

Merkel’s coalition closes poll gap with opposition
Germany

Merkel’s coalition closes poll gap with opposition

Dr. Rösler to the rescue: Health Minister attends to fainting woman
Germany

Dr. Rösler to the rescue: Health Minister attends to fainting woman

German Media Roundup: Westerwelle’s buoyant navel-gazing
Germany

German Media Roundup: Westerwelle’s buoyant navel-gazing

Embattled Westerwelle tries to rally FDP
Germany

Embattled Westerwelle tries to rally FDP

Seehofer warns FDP to pull together
Germany

Seehofer warns FDP to pull together

FDP minister backs Westerwelle, but wants changes
Germany

FDP minister backs Westerwelle, but wants changes

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks
Germany

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

Nearly half of Germans want Westerwelle out
Germany

Nearly half of Germans want Westerwelle out

Westerwelle and the FDP: Unloved yet irreplaceable
Germany

Westerwelle and the FDP: Unloved yet irreplaceable

FDP dips below five percent in regional polls
Germany

FDP dips below five percent in regional polls

FDP debates ditching Westerwelle
Germany

FDP debates ditching Westerwelle

German auto club chief slams ‘green zone’ scheme
Germany

German auto club chief slams ‘green zone’ scheme

FDP ‘mole’ had access to classified files
Germany

FDP ‘mole’ had access to classified files

Cronyism seeping into politics, voters fear
Germany

Cronyism seeping into politics, voters fear

Coalition set to cut taxes by €4.5 billion
Germany

Coalition set to cut taxes by €4.5 billion

US ambassador seeks to soothe WikiLeaks damage
Germany

US ambassador seeks to soothe WikiLeaks damage

FDP woes likened to East German downfall
Germany

FDP woes likened to East German downfall

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Germany

FDP fires ‘mole’ revealed by Wikileaks

Left accuses government of hiding security gaps
Germany

Left accuses government of hiding security gaps

Schäuble regretful over press conference outburst
Germany

Schäuble regretful over press conference outburst

Westerwelle departs for Israel, Gaza Strip
Germany

Westerwelle departs for Israel, Gaza Strip

Berlin mulls security ‘black list’ for airports
Germany

Berlin mulls security ‘black list’ for airports

German states look to skip court OK on blood tests for drunk drivers
Germany

German states look to skip court OK on blood tests for drunk drivers

Westerwelle under pressure to resign
Germany

Westerwelle under pressure to resign

Poll shows Merkel’s coalition at all-time low
Germany

Poll shows Merkel’s coalition at all-time low

German business eyes friendlier future with the Green Party
Germany

German business eyes friendlier future with the Green Party

Greens hit major league with record support
Germany

Greens hit major league with record support

Westerwelle ‘marries’ partner Michael Mronz
Germany

Westerwelle ‘marries’ partner Michael Mronz

Deadbeat parents should be fined, FDP politician says
Germany

Deadbeat parents should be fined, FDP politician says

Lawmakers ready to approve use of medical marijuana
Germany

Lawmakers ready to approve use of medical marijuana

FDP calls for more referendums
Germany

FDP calls for more referendums

Unmarried fathers to get automatic joint custody over children
Germany

Unmarried fathers to get automatic joint custody over children

Free Democrats pick new fight over airport tax
Germany

Free Democrats pick new fight over airport tax

Government split over nuclear power extension
Germany

Government split over nuclear power extension

Beleaguered FDP vows to stay the course
Germany

Beleaguered FDP vows to stay the course

‘Traffic light’ coalition talks fail in Rhineland
Germany

‘Traffic light’ coalition talks fail in Rhineland

‘Grand coalition’ talks break down in Rhineland
Germany

‘Grand coalition’ talks break down in Rhineland

FDP open to Rhineland ‘traffic light’ coalition
Germany

FDP open to Rhineland ‘traffic light’ coalition

Coalition considers retracting tax break for hotels
Germany

Coalition considers retracting tax break for hotels

Westerwelle attacked from within FDP for poor polls and low profile
Germany

Westerwelle attacked from within FDP for poor polls and low profile

Government to sidestep Bundesrat on nuclear power plant extension
Germany

Government to sidestep Bundesrat on nuclear power plant extension

Free Democrats plumb new poll depths
Germany

Free Democrats plumb new poll depths

SPD faces difficult path to power in NRW
Germany

SPD faces difficult path to power in NRW

NRW coalition shaky as parties turn on each other ahead of poll
Germany

NRW coalition shaky as parties turn on each other ahead of poll

FDP gears up for fresh tax cut battle
Germany

FDP gears up for fresh tax cut battle

FDP tax plan gets broad thumbs up
Germany

FDP tax plan gets broad thumbs up

FDP unveils scaled-down tax reform proposal
Germany

FDP unveils scaled-down tax reform proposal

Union boss likens FDP to Jörg Haider’s party
Germany

Union boss likens FDP to Jörg Haider’s party

Conservatives plan to rein in pharmaceutical prices
Germany

Conservatives plan to rein in pharmaceutical prices

Westerwelle attacks homophobic: colleague
Germany

Westerwelle attacks homophobic: colleague

Westerwelle’s taboo travels
Germany

Westerwelle’s taboo travels

Westerwelle calls criticism of trips ‘slander’
Germany

Westerwelle calls criticism of trips ‘slander’

Westerwelle’s ministry colleague also under fire over foreign trips
Germany

Westerwelle’s ministry colleague also under fire over foreign trips

Rösler threatens pharma industry with drug discounts
Germany

Rösler threatens pharma industry with drug discounts

Business groups blast sluggish pace of reform
Germany

Business groups blast sluggish pace of reform

MPs earning thousands from moonlighting
Germany

MPs earning thousands from moonlighting

Deadbeats should have dole benefits docked, Westerwelle says
Germany

Deadbeats should have dole benefits docked, Westerwelle says

Boisterous Westerwelle still shedding popularity
Germany

Boisterous Westerwelle still shedding popularity

Westerwelle removes gloves in welfare debate
Germany

Westerwelle removes gloves in welfare debate

Ramsauer rules out Deutsche Bahn privatisation
Germany

Ramsauer rules out Deutsche Bahn privatisation

Rösler vows high drug prices to fall
Germany

Rösler vows high drug prices to fall

CDU and FDP consider U-turn on hotel tax
Germany

CDU and FDP consider U-turn on hotel tax

FDP mulls breaking up Deutsche Post to spur competition
Germany

FDP mulls breaking up Deutsche Post to spur competition

FDP dismisses donation accusations
Germany

FDP dismisses donation accusations

FDP to speed reform pace to combat falling opinion polls
Germany

FDP to speed reform pace to combat falling opinion polls

FDP under fire for large donation from hotel magnate
Germany

FDP under fire for large donation from hotel magnate

Coalition loses majority support from public
Germany

Coalition loses majority support from public

Government moots delaying tax cuts
Germany

Government moots delaying tax cuts

CSU and SPD ridicule Westerwelle
Germany

CSU and SPD ridicule Westerwelle

Westerwelle against new anti-terrorist laws
Germany

Westerwelle against new anti-terrorist laws

Geldof slams German foreign aid as ‘not enough’
Germany

Geldof slams German foreign aid as ‘not enough’

Bad economy spurs jobs agency deficit
Germany

Bad economy spurs jobs agency deficit

Greens vow to oppose U-turn on German nuclear phaseout
Germany

Greens vow to oppose U-turn on German nuclear phaseout

Clocks go back amid rising winter-time discontent
Germany

Clocks go back amid rising winter-time discontent

FDP to demand Germany end daylight saving time changes
Germany

FDP to demand Germany end daylight saving time changes

CDU and FDP form coalition in Schleswig-Holstein
Germany

CDU and FDP form coalition in Schleswig-Holstein

Greens hand power to the right in Saarland
Germany

Greens hand power to the right in Saarland

Child benefit hikes in doubt as budget tightens
Germany

Child benefit hikes in doubt as budget tightens

CDU and FDP agree to boost child benefits
Germany

CDU and FDP agree to boost child benefits

Experts recommend ‘turbo’ naturalisation for immigrants
Germany

Experts recommend ‘turbo’ naturalisation for immigrants

Central bank sees little room for tax cuts
Germany

Central bank sees little room for tax cuts

Conservatives lay out road map for tax cuts
Germany

Conservatives lay out road map for tax cuts

Future foreign minister Westerwelle refuses to answer English question
Germany

Future foreign minister Westerwelle refuses to answer English question

The FDP’s Serkan Tören: ‘I didn’t want to leave the choices to others’
Germany

The FDP’s Serkan Tören: ‘I didn’t want to leave the choices to others’

Schavan withholds nuclear energy study
Germany

Schavan withholds nuclear energy study

German parties present miniature political utopia in Hamburg
Germany

German parties present miniature political utopia in Hamburg

Opposition rails against grand coalition but blocks alternatives
Germany

Opposition rails against grand coalition but blocks alternatives

Merkel and CDU reach popularity high
Germany

Merkel and CDU reach popularity high

SPD meets as Schmidt storm rumbles
Germany

SPD meets as Schmidt storm rumbles

Bundeswehr shooting restrictions eased
Germany

Bundeswehr shooting restrictions eased

Schmidt slammed for stolen limo
Germany

Schmidt slammed for stolen limo

Twenty-nine parties set for upcoming national ballot
Germany

Twenty-nine parties set for upcoming national ballot

SPD claws to highest poll rating this year
Germany

SPD claws to highest poll rating this year

SPD agrees on election tax plan
Germany

SPD agrees on election tax plan

Künast wants Greens to commit to ‘traffic-light’ coalition
Germany

Künast wants Greens to commit to ‘traffic-light’ coalition

Koch sees Hesse coalition as blueprint for Germany
Germany

Koch sees Hesse coalition as blueprint for Germany

Government has lost files so secret their contents are unknown
Germany

Government has lost files so secret their contents are unknown

Westerwelle aims to cut aid to anti-gay nations
Germany

Westerwelle aims to cut aid to anti-gay nations

Hesse girds for new state elections
Germany

Hesse girds for new state elections

Lambsdorff demands McCain retract ‘fawning Germans’ comment
Germany

Lambsdorff demands McCain retract ‘fawning Germans’ comment

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Germany

CDU wants to redouble efforts in eastern Germany

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Germany

Germany must take Russia’s Medvedev at his word

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Germany

Hamburg vote could forge ‘black-green’ alliance

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Germany

Shorten child allowances, plan to stop poverty

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Germany

Jamaican government popular with youth in CDU and FDP

Politician owns Zurich’s biggest brothel: report
Switzerland

Politician owns Zurich’s biggest brothel: report

Women’s rights activist disrobes for equality
Switzerland

Women’s rights activist disrobes for equality

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Switzerland

Liberals skewer SVP criminal deportation plan

Merkel’s conservatives in turmoil after far-right vote debacle in eastern German state
Germany

Merkel’s conservatives in turmoil after far-right vote debacle in eastern German state

Newcomer Lindner under fire for torpedoing Merkel’s coalition hopes
Germany

Newcomer Lindner under fire for torpedoing Merkel’s coalition hopes

Greeks brace for more Merkel, worrying about potential sway of liberal allies
Germany

Greeks brace for more Merkel, worrying about potential sway of liberal allies

Merkel could build coalition with liberals, new poll suggests
Germany

Merkel could build coalition with liberals, new poll suggests

Voters back Schäuble’s hard line on Greece
Germany

Voters back Schäuble’s hard line on Greece

SPD leaders hit back at Merkel’s record
Germany

SPD leaders hit back at Merkel’s record

Liberal MPs paid despite losing jobs
Germany

Liberal MPs paid despite losing jobs

Top 10 weirdest election campaign moments
Germany

Top 10 weirdest election campaign moments

Reasons why the election matters to non-Germans
Germany

Reasons why the election matters to non-Germans

Merkel’s coalition seems set for election victory
Germany

Merkel’s coalition seems set for election victory

FDP: No German arms for Syrian rebels
Germany

FDP: No German arms for Syrian rebels

Merkel’s coalition hits winning poll position
Germany

Merkel’s coalition hits winning poll position

Merkel’s partner picks leader for crucial fight
Germany

Merkel’s partner picks leader for crucial fight

FDP woes, Berlin’s wonky airport and Mettwurst
Germany

FDP woes, Berlin’s wonky airport and Mettwurst

Coalition strikes election benefits deal
Germany

Coalition strikes election benefits deal

Merkel’s conservatives hit four-year poll high
Germany

Merkel’s conservatives hit four-year poll high

Merkel: ‘nein’ to gay equality on tax and kids
Germany

Merkel: ‘nein’ to gay equality on tax and kids

Gauck candidacy splits Merkel’s coalition
Germany

Gauck candidacy splits Merkel’s coalition

Merkel’s coalition agrees tax break plan
Germany

Merkel’s coalition agrees tax break plan

‘The failure of the FDP is a further weakening of Merkel’s coalition’
Germany

‘The failure of the FDP is a further weakening of Merkel’s coalition’

Berlin goes to the polls
Germany

Berlin goes to the polls

FDP defies Merkel with talk of Greek default
Germany

FDP defies Merkel with talk of Greek default

Tax cuts will be moderate, says Merkel
Germany

Tax cuts will be moderate, says Merkel

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013
Germany

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013

Merkel’s coalition conundrum
Germany

Merkel’s coalition conundrum

Business leaders reject government econ policy
Germany

Business leaders reject government econ policy

Coalition proposal would tie residency permits to German skills
Germany

Coalition proposal would tie residency permits to German skills

Merkel prepared to run for third term
Germany

Merkel prepared to run for third term

Guttenberg affair hits Merkel’s conservatives
Germany

Guttenberg affair hits Merkel’s conservatives

Merkel attacks ‘obstructionist’ Greens
Germany

Merkel attacks ‘obstructionist’ Greens

Feisty Merkel fires up conservatives
Germany

Feisty Merkel fires up conservatives

Merkel under pressure to refresh year-old coalition
Germany

Merkel under pressure to refresh year-old coalition

Merkel’s conservatives slip behind Social Democrats for the first time
Germany

Merkel’s conservatives slip behind Social Democrats for the first time

SPD and Greens have majority, poll finds
Germany

SPD and Greens have majority, poll finds

Merkel’s coalition plagued by dismal polls
Germany

Merkel’s coalition plagued by dismal polls

Merkel’s conservatives still haven’t hit rock bottom
Germany

Merkel’s conservatives still haven’t hit rock bottom

Merkel’s coalition hits all-time low in poll
Germany

Merkel’s coalition hits all-time low in poll

One-fifth of Germans want Merkel to resign
Germany

One-fifth of Germans want Merkel to resign

Embattled coalition faces calls for fresh elections
Germany

Embattled coalition faces calls for fresh elections

Mutti Merkel fed up with coalition bickering
Germany

Mutti Merkel fed up with coalition bickering

A crisis of presidential proportions
Germany

A crisis of presidential proportions

German media roundup: Köhler’s shocking departure
Germany

German media roundup: Köhler’s shocking departure

New shock poll for Merkel’s coalition
Germany

New shock poll for Merkel’s coalition

Centre-right coalition partners reach 10-year voter approval low
Germany

Centre-right coalition partners reach 10-year voter approval low

Union leader, Merkel at odds over financial transaction tax
Germany

Union leader, Merkel at odds over financial transaction tax

Merkel rules out tax cuts
Germany

Merkel rules out tax cuts

Bidding the Iron Lady Chancellor auf Wiedersehen
Germany

Bidding the Iron Lady Chancellor auf Wiedersehen

Voters blasé ahead of crucial state vote in the Rhineland
Germany

Voters blasé ahead of crucial state vote in the Rhineland

Chances grim for FDP’s tax cut proposal
Germany

Chances grim for FDP’s tax cut proposal

Westerwelle inflating the obvious on welfare, says Merkel
Germany

Westerwelle inflating the obvious on welfare, says Merkel

Support for Merkel’s coalition flagging
Germany

Support for Merkel’s coalition flagging

Coalition defends first 100 days of governance
Germany

Coalition defends first 100 days of governance

FDP loses popular support in poll
Germany

FDP loses popular support in poll

Merkel holds crisis talks as squabbles tarnish coalition
Germany

Merkel holds crisis talks as squabbles tarnish coalition

Merkel stands by disputed tax cut plans
Germany

Merkel stands by disputed tax cut plans

Majority of Germans against Merkel’s tax cuts
Germany

Majority of Germans against Merkel’s tax cuts

Conservatives and FDP agree to coalition ‘crisis meeting’
Germany

Conservatives and FDP agree to coalition ‘crisis meeting’

States mutiny against Merkel’s tax cut bill
Germany

States mutiny against Merkel’s tax cut bill

Coalition bickers over tax reform promises
Germany

Coalition bickers over tax reform promises

One in six German voters regrets voting decision
Germany

One in six German voters regrets voting decision

Schäuble rules out tax reform before 2013
Germany

Schäuble rules out tax reform before 2013

Merkel embarks on second term
Germany

Merkel embarks on second term

Merkel’s stealth reform agenda
Germany

Merkel’s stealth reform agenda

Merkel admits tax cut plan may fail
Germany

Merkel admits tax cut plan may fail

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Germany

The political agenda of Germany’s new government

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Germany

The main players in Merkel’s new cabinet

Coalition unveils agenda with tax relief
Germany

Coalition unveils agenda with tax relief

Why Guido Westerwelle shouldn’t become Germany’s foreign minister
Germany

Why Guido Westerwelle shouldn’t become Germany’s foreign minister

Merkel starts contentious coalition talks with FDP
Germany

Merkel starts contentious coalition talks with FDP

Jockeying for Finance Ministry heats up
Germany

Jockeying for Finance Ministry heats up

Major budget cuts coming
Germany

Major budget cuts coming

Germany mulls realities of first openly gay foreign minister
Germany

Germany mulls realities of first openly gay foreign minister

Merkel warns Germans of challenges ahead
Germany

Merkel warns Germans of challenges ahead

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Germany

World leaders congratulate Merkel on election win

The Local’s live coverage of the 2009 election
Germany

The Local’s live coverage of the 2009 election

Merkel’s conservatives win with FDP: exit polls
Germany

Merkel’s conservatives win with FDP: exit polls

Is Germany ready for a reforming Merkel?
Germany

Is Germany ready for a reforming Merkel?

Turnout low as German voters head to the polls
Germany

Turnout low as German voters head to the polls

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Germany

The colourful coalitions possible from Germany’s vote

Parties make final push before election
Germany

Parties make final push before election

Steinmeier warns of social unrest with Merkel
Germany

Steinmeier warns of social unrest with Merkel

Merkel faces ‘hanging chad’ election victory
Germany

Merkel faces ‘hanging chad’ election victory

FDP’s joker Westerwelle shapes up for coalition with Merkel
Germany

FDP’s joker Westerwelle shapes up for coalition with Merkel

Free Democrats vow to govern only with Merkel
Germany

Free Democrats vow to govern only with Merkel

Merkel rejects renewing grand coalition
Germany

Merkel rejects renewing grand coalition

Merkel rules out raising sales tax
Germany

Merkel rules out raising sales tax

Merkel backs coalition between CDU and FDP
Germany

Merkel backs coalition between CDU and FDP

FDP rules out ‘stoplight’ coalition
Germany

FDP rules out ‘stoplight’ coalition

FDP’s Alexandra Thein: ‘The EU should get its priorities straight’
Germany

FDP’s Alexandra Thein: ‘The EU should get its priorities straight’

Westerwelle says he is ready to take on foreign minister role
Germany

Westerwelle says he is ready to take on foreign minister role

The FDP’s Karneval conspiracy
Germany

The FDP’s Karneval conspiracy