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Merkel allies suffer double blow in German regional elections

The setbacks for the ruling parties were not as major as feared but could still hasten the break-up of the national coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

‘Earthquake’ elections in east Germany could jolt Merkel’s coalition

Both the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrat coalition are expected to lose support to the far-right Alternative for Germany party.

Merkel eyes closer cooperation in EU defence systems

In a bid to counter growing eurosceptic nationalism before elections to the European Parliament in May, Merkel has stressed the importance of close cooperation within the bloc.

Norway’s Centre Party to back no-confidence motion against justice minister

If the Christian Democrats do not vote in favour of Sylvi Listhaug, it would put the minority cabinet at risk of collapse.

Youth wing demands change in Merkel’s CDU after coalition concessions

After German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU made many concessions to the SPD, the Young Union has demanded that the CDU find a successor to Merkel.

Merkel under fire from own ranks over German coalition deal

"Chancellor at any price," the daily Bild wrote on its front page. "Merkel gifts the SPD the government."

Merkel’s CDU agrees to pursue grand coalition in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, the Christian Democratic Union, has agreed to attempt to broker a coalition with the Social Democratic Party.