Staying the course on debt reduction and measures to boost competitiveness are the prescriptions for ending the euro region crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party says in a draft paper for her re-election campaign.
A leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party said the opposition Social Democrats, who are slumping in the polls, may break their word and team up with the former East German communists in a bid to regain power.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will unveil her Christian Democratic Union’s campaign platform on June 24, the last political leader to outline a program in an election-year tradition reserved for the ruling party.
Munich Mayor Christian Ude accused the Bavarian government of unlawfully helping to fund the 2.5 billion-euro ($3.3 billion) purchase of 32,000 apartments and asked European Union regulators to halt the sale.
Stephan Werhahn remembers playing at the feet of his grandfather as a child. The man was a towering figure in more ways than one. Lionized as Der Alte, or the Old One, Konrad Adenauer was West Germany’s first postwar chancellor, a founder of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) political party and an early proponent of European unification.