The ex-European Parliament president has vowed to tackle gender pay gaps, calling them one of the greatest injustices. He further discussed defense spending, executive pay and tax cuts in a German newspaper interview.
The funeral has been held for Horst Ehmke, an advocate of the late German chancellor Willy Brandt's "Ostpolitik" peace overtures to the ex-Soviet bloc during the Cold War. Ehmke died in Bonn aged 90.
To his fans he's a pop star. A guiding light, headed for the chancellery – full steam ahead, all aboard the "Schulz train." But, DW's Sabine Kinkartz asks, how long can the euphoria surrounding the new SPD leader last?
Martin Schulz has unanimously won the nomination as Social Democratic party chairman and chancellor candidate for this year's election. His acceptance speech mixed traditional left-wing issues with attacks on populism.
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