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Martin Schulz, from Bookshops to Berlin?

Martin Schulz has dedicated his life to European politics. He has attempted to inject the European Parliament with a new dynamism in a bid to make politics more relevant.

Martin Schulz has dedicated his life to European politics. He has attempted to inject the European Parliament with a new dynamism in a bid to make politics more relevant.

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Martin Schulz stands down as EU parliament president

There is speculation that Schulz will return to German politics after the grand coalition government backed his party ally, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as Germany's next president.

There is speculation that Schulz will return to German politics after the grand coalition government backed his party ally, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as Germany's next president.

Europe

Merkel is 'problematic' - EU politicians react to fourth Chancellor bid

Candidate for a fourth term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel could confirm her status as the most influential leader of the European Union again next year.

Candidate for a fourth term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel could confirm her status as the most influential leader of the European Union again next year.

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Germany: with or without Merkel

Angela Merkel's decision to seek a fourth term as Chancellor has been met with little enthusiasm in Germany. Her image as a liberal anchor in stormy political times is both a blessing and a curse for

Angela Merkel's decision to seek a fourth term as Chancellor has been met with little enthusiasm in Germany. Her image as a liberal anchor in stormy political times is both a blessing and a curse for

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EU's Oettinger under fire over lobbyist's private jet flight

Germany’s Günther Oettinger denied on Wednesday any wrongdoing after it emerged he accepted a trip on a private jet from a pro-Kremlin lobbyist.

Germany’s Günther Oettinger denied on Wednesday any wrongdoing after it emerged he accepted a trip on a private jet from a pro-Kremlin lobbyist.

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Merkel backs Foreign Minister Steinmeier for German presidency

Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier is hotly tipped to become the country’s next president after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats agreed to back his…

Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier is hotly tipped to become the country’s next president after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats agreed to back his…

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Stop Brexit, German economic experts tell Chancellor Merkel

The best outcome of Brexit talks would be to stop Brexit, that was the advice of Germany’s council of economic experts to the Chancellor.

The best outcome of Brexit talks would be to stop Brexit, that was the advice of Germany’s council of economic experts to the Chancellor.

Business

The economic impact of Europe's refugee crisis

How do refugees make the transition from fleeing their home countries to becoming economic assets to their new host countries, such as Germany, that provide safe haven?

How do refugees make the transition from fleeing their home countries to becoming economic assets to their new host countries, such as Germany, that provide safe haven?

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Germany: Outrage over suicide of Syrian terror suspect

German officials are under fire over the suicide of Syrian terror suspect Jaber Albakr, whose death deprives authorities of precious information.

German officials are under fire over the suicide of Syrian terror suspect Jaber Albakr, whose death deprives authorities of precious information.

Europe

German judges hear Canada free trade deal case

Germany’s constitutional court is hearing a case brought by campaigners against a free trade deal between the EU and Canada.

Germany’s constitutional court is hearing a case brought by campaigners against a free trade deal between the EU and Canada.

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Merkel in Africa - stemming the migrant flow

The German chancellor is on the second leg of a three-country African tour which started in Mali and will finish in Ethiopia.

The German chancellor is on the second leg of a three-country African tour which started in Mali and will finish in Ethiopia.

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Deutsche Bank: the 'too big to fail' problem returns

In Business Line we examine how Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank has become the focus of fears it could trigger a repeat of the 2008 crash.

In Business Line we examine how Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank has become the focus of fears it could trigger a repeat of the 2008 crash.

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Draghi faces off against German critics

Grilled by German lawmakers, ECB head Mario Draghi has been defending its ultra low interest rates and other stimulus measures.

Grilled by German lawmakers, ECB head Mario Draghi has been defending its ultra low interest rates and other stimulus measures.

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Deutsche Bank shares perk up on insurance sale, rescue plan denial

Deutsche Bank's shares rose on Wednesday after the CEO said it didn't need to raise money and the German government denied it was preparing a rescue plan.

Deutsche Bank's shares rose on Wednesday after the CEO said it didn't need to raise money and the German government denied it was preparing a rescue plan.

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The rise of the European right

This week on Insiders we investigate why hard-line right-wing parties are making gains in Europe.

This week on Insiders we investigate why hard-line right-wing parties are making gains in Europe.

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AfD's Frauke Petry on Merkel and the migrant crisis

In this bonus interview, Frauke Petry, the head of Alternative für Deutschland, talks to Euronews about Angela Merkel, the migrant crisis and populism.

In this bonus interview, Frauke Petry, the head of Alternative für Deutschland, talks to Euronews about Angela Merkel, the migrant crisis and populism.

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German SPD back CETA deal

Germany’s Social Democrats have finally given their backing to a trade deal between the EU and Canada.

Germany’s Social Democrats have finally given their backing to a trade deal between the EU and Canada.

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The figures behind the rise of far-right party Alternative for Germany

The burgeoning Alternative for Germany (AfD) scored one of its biggest triumphs at the ballot box in early September, notching up more than a fifth of votes and pushing Angela Merkel’s conservatives i

The burgeoning Alternative for Germany (AfD) scored one of its biggest triumphs at the ballot box in early September, notching up more than a fifth of votes and pushing Angela Merkel’s conservatives i

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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?