The Green party may be set for its best federal election yet in Germany. But its support for tax increases on the wealthy risks alienating a key demographic, and their chances of making it into government appear slim.
On the heels of the EU plastics strategy, which includes making plastic packaging recyclable by 2030, DW spoke with the environment minister of Sweden, who has pushed for stronger measures to manage plastic waste.
A political candidate's attractiveness can prove decisive in an election, a study shows. Academics in Düsseldorf found that "attractive" candidates could expect a lead of more than five percent over "uglier" rivals.
It is unknown in the history of modern Germany: Three months after the election the country still doesn't have a new government. How can it be that Merkel's CDU remains on the hunt for a coalition partner?
During Germany's big election year, two parties received by far the most money from businesses and wealthy backers. Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU and the pro-business FDP received millions, according to Bundestag data.
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