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 must ditch coal in favor of cleaner gas power plants to protect the climate, said the co-leader of Germany’s Greens party, urging a redoubling of efforts to raise carbon prices in the world’s biggest cap-and-trade program.
Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans to sweep away decades of reticence and face up to “some hard truths” in accepting policy changes from immigration to education needed to keep Europe’s biggest economy competitive.
Nobody asked the German people if they wanted the euro. Now, almost 15 years after Europe introduced its common currency, a new political party has emerged to campaign for a return to the deutsche mark.
The co-leader of Germany’s Greens, Juergen Trittin, sharpened his party’s attack on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, saying policy differences put them on “collision course” in federal elections this fall.
Edouard Martin was certain he and about 600 workers would keep their jobs at ArcelorMittal’s steel plant in eastern France after President Francois Hollande floated the idea of nationalization to prevent a planned shutdown in late November.