In Germany, the campaign for September's federal elections kicks off offically today. And leading politicians almost seem to be competing to see who can keep the healthiest distance from the US president, who is not popular with German voters.
Germany's oldest party is set to elect its first female leader. Despite opinion poll skepticism, lead candidate Andrea Nahles is confident she can turn the Social Democrats' ailing electoral fortunes around.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has shed some light on Germany's position as tensions flare in Syria. She said Germany stood ready to assist its allies, but that Germany's military would not be involved.
Svenja Schulze is a surprise choice as Germany's new environment minister. She is not known as an environment expert and has governed only at federal state level. Trouble ahead?
Leaders in Brussels hailed the deal on a new German coalition government as good news for Europe. Martin Schulz, formerly president of the European Parliament, said Berlin would "return to an active and leading" EU role.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version