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Germany's AfD - a flash in the pan or here to stay?

For insight into the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Germany, euronews spoke to Jean-Michel De Waele, Professor of Political Science at the Free University of…

For insight into the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Germany, euronews spoke to Jean-Michel De Waele, Professor of Political Science at the Free University of…

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Merkel resists pressure to change refugee policy

The German chancellor admits she is unhappy about the results of Sunday's regional election. But which way now for the CDU?

The German chancellor admits she is unhappy about the results of Sunday's regional election. But which way now for the CDU?

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Moldova decides to go east or west

Moldova goes to the polls on Sunday in what is being seen as a broad choice between closer ties with the EU or with Russia. The similar identity

Moldova goes to the polls on Sunday in what is being seen as a broad choice between closer ties with the EU or with Russia. The similar identity

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Tunisia: concerns over security and economy as election nears

Tunisia is in the final days of campaigning ahead of Sunday’s (26 October) parliamentary election – a vote that aims to complete the north African

Tunisia is in the final days of campaigning ahead of Sunday’s (26 October) parliamentary election – a vote that aims to complete the north African

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Eurosceptics win first seats in German state politics

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives have clung on to power in Sunday’s election in Saxony. But with less than 40 percent of the vote it was

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives have clung on to power in Sunday’s election in Saxony. But with less than 40 percent of the vote it was

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Triumphant Merkel seeks coalition talks with rivals SPD in Germany

Angela Merkel, whose conservative party came top in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Germany, has said she is ready to begin negotiations to form

Angela Merkel, whose conservative party came top in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Germany, has said she is ready to begin negotiations to form

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'Mutti' is 'Germany's Darling' as Merkel mesmerises media

German media has heaped praise on Angela Merkel’s third election victory. Banner headlines such as “Merkel’s biggest triumph” and “Germany’s

German media has heaped praise on Angela Merkel’s third election victory. Banner headlines such as “Merkel’s biggest triumph” and “Germany’s

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Merkel's coalition partner fails to get any seats in Bundestag

A bitter blow for Germany’s liberal party the FDP. Based on exit polls they have failed to reach the five percent needed to get seats in

A bitter blow for Germany’s liberal party the FDP. Based on exit polls they have failed to reach the five percent needed to get seats in

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Merkel triumphs but falls just shy of absolute majority

Angela Merkel’s conservatives look set to fall just short of an historic absolute majority – despite their strongest performance in a German national

Angela Merkel’s conservatives look set to fall just short of an historic absolute majority – despite their strongest performance in a German national

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Angela's safe hands, broad global reach attract voters in German elections

‘Angie’: on the campaign trail, she’s happy to use her nickname. It’s a warm connector with Germans of all walks of life and ages. She’s always on

‘Angie’: on the campaign trail, she’s happy to use her nickname. It’s a warm connector with Germans of all walks of life and ages. She’s always on

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Merkel receives Bavarian boost ahead of German general election

Chancellor Angela Merkel has received a significant boost a week ahead of Germany’s general election and her bid for a third term. Her allies swept

Chancellor Angela Merkel has received a significant boost a week ahead of Germany’s general election and her bid for a third term. Her allies swept

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Germany: Bavarian voters head to the polls

Germans in Bavaria are voting in regional elections on Sunday. They come just a week before the whole of Germany votes to elect a new

Germans in Bavaria are voting in regional elections on Sunday. They come just a week before the whole of Germany votes to elect a new

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Germany: Merkel to take on election rival in TV debate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing to face off with election challenger Peer Steinbrueck in their one and only televised debate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing to face off with election challenger Peer Steinbrueck in their one and only televised debate

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Leader of German anti-euro party attacked at election rally

Tensions boiled over at the election rally of Germany’s anti-euro party Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD), when far-left activists attacked the

Tensions boiled over at the election rally of Germany’s anti-euro party Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD), when far-left activists attacked the

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Asylum seekers become an election issue in Germany

About 150 far-right demonstrators met with five times that number of counter-demonstrators in Berlin on Saturday after a week of protests over an

About 150 far-right demonstrators met with five times that number of counter-demonstrators in Berlin on Saturday after a week of protests over an

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Germany election: Merkel warns against over-confidence

Germany’s Social Democrats have been marking their 150th anniversary with a rally in Berlin, ahead of next month’s elections. The SPD and the

Germany’s Social Democrats have been marking their 150th anniversary with a rally in Berlin, ahead of next month’s elections. The SPD and the

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While Merkel's away, German opposition SPD hit election doorbells

Germany’s main opposition Social Democratic Party (SPD) is mounting a door-to-door campaign to try to gain ground on frontrunner Angela Merkel’s bloc

Germany’s main opposition Social Democratic Party (SPD) is mounting a door-to-door campaign to try to gain ground on frontrunner Angela Merkel’s bloc

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Germany: Merkel grilled over US spying row

Chancellor Angela Merkel says a number of inquiries are underway into allegations of US spying in Germany. She has come in for a grilling over the

Chancellor Angela Merkel says a number of inquiries are underway into allegations of US spying in Germany. She has come in for a grilling over the

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Merkel's election promises may beef up support

The Chancellor is offering tax breaks for an eventual third term. Angela Merkel has not promised a clear figure on this in her electoral programme

The Chancellor is offering tax breaks for an eventual third term. Angela Merkel has not promised a clear figure on this in her electoral programme

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Merkel puts families at heart of re-election bid

Angela Merkel is putting families at the forefront of her campaign to become Germany’s Chancellor again. She has pledged family friendly policies

Angela Merkel is putting families at the forefront of her campaign to become Germany’s Chancellor again. She has pledged family friendly policies

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German Labour minister proud of Merkel's legacy

The German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Ursula von der Leyen is considered a serious rival to Angela Merkel inside the conservative

The German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Ursula von der Leyen is considered a serious rival to Angela Merkel inside the conservative

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CDU crashes to fifth consecutive state election loss

The defeat of the ruling coalition in Lower Saxony’s state election on Sunday was by the narrowest of margins; the SPD’s Stefan Weil along with the

The defeat of the ruling coalition in Lower Saxony’s state election on Sunday was by the narrowest of margins; the SPD’s Stefan Weil along with the

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Lower Saxony blow for German Chancellor Merkel

While Social Democrat Stephan Weil celebrates a narrow victory in Lower Saxony, it is a cause for concern for German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the

While Social Democrat Stephan Weil celebrates a narrow victory in Lower Saxony, it is a cause for concern for German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the

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Germany's Merkel rattled by Lower Saxony vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping for a victory for her CDU party in Lower Saxony. She has been in the region to show her support for David

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping for a victory for her CDU party in Lower Saxony. She has been in the region to show her support for David