German Social Democratic Party delegates vented their anger at the SPD leadership in a series of ballots for senior posts that revealed grassroots opposition to coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Germany’s opposition Social Democrats will press Chancellor Angela Merkel to let the upper house vote on her plan to phase out nuclear power, Handelsblatt said, citing Rhineland-Palatinate state premier Kurt Beck .
General Motors Co. will have to go to the four German states home to Opel’s factories for money to reorganize the unprofitable unit, said Chancellor Angela Merkel as she reiterated that Germany won’t provide federal aid.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ’s coalition was defeated in its southwestern heartland and failed to win control of a second state as the anti-nuclear Greens vote surged to a record, forcing her to reassess energy policy.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ’s Christian Democratic Union was fined 1.2 million euros ($1.6 million) for breaching party donation rules, adding to the CDU’s difficulties as it prepares to fight seven state elections.
Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to share borrowing costs with Germany’s states to help ease their budget squeeze, completing a deal the opposition said will help secure German ratification of the European Union’s fiscal pact.