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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.

Business

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?

Europe

Germany unveils civil defence plan

The German government on Wednesday unveiled its first civil defence plan since the end of the Cold War, which include advice to stockpile key supplies in the event of a terror…

The German government on Wednesday unveiled its first civil defence plan since the end of the Cold War, which include advice to stockpile key supplies in the event of a terror…

Europe

European Brexit tour begins for Angela Merkel

After a symbolic summit in Ventotene, the German Chancellor visits six cities in six days to meet 15 EU leaders and one prince.

After a symbolic summit in Ventotene, the German Chancellor visits six cities in six days to meet 15 EU leaders and one prince.

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Germany plans a partial ban on the veil

The CDU proposals stop short of an outright ban and must be adopted by the government before they can become law. They have divided Angela Merkel's governing coalition.

The CDU proposals stop short of an outright ban and must be adopted by the government before they can become law. They have divided Angela Merkel's governing coalition.

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Russia and Germany hold talks on Crimea tensions

Amid rising tensions over Crimea, Germany and Russia’s top diplomats have held talks in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg.

Amid rising tensions over Crimea, Germany and Russia’s top diplomats have held talks in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg.

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Germany's interior minister proposes new anti-terror laws

Germany’s interior minister has unveiled new anti-terror measures aimed at beefing up security following a wave of recent attacks.

Germany’s interior minister has unveiled new anti-terror measures aimed at beefing up security following a wave of recent attacks.

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German-Turkish relations 'bumpy' after Erdogan speech ban

The handling of a pro-Erdogan rally in Cologne over the weekend has further strained relations between Turkey and Germany.

The handling of a pro-Erdogan rally in Cologne over the weekend has further strained relations between Turkey and Germany.

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Klaus Regling: 'Politically it will be a big loss for the EU if the UK leaves'

The European Stability Pact, designed to ensure a strong euro single currency, has meant austerity and painful belt-tightening for many Europeans. But has it been worth it? Do some member states get t

The European Stability Pact, designed to ensure a strong euro single currency, has meant austerity and painful belt-tightening for many Europeans. But has it been worth it? Do some member states get t

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German MP suffers 'cake attack' over refugee stance

A German MP was hit in the face with a chocolate cake on Saturday, apparently in protest at her stance on refugees.

A German MP was hit in the face with a chocolate cake on Saturday, apparently in protest at her stance on refugees.

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Margot Honecker, widow of ex-East German leader, dies in Chile

Margot Honecker, the widow of the former East German leader Erich Honecker, has died aged 89 in Chile where she had been living for more than 20

Margot Honecker, the widow of the former East German leader Erich Honecker, has died aged 89 in Chile where she had been living for more than 20

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Germany's AfD party adopts anti-Islam manifesto

The German ant-immigration party, ‘Alternative for Germany’ (AfD), has adopted an anti-Islam manifesto on the second day of its two-day conference in

The German ant-immigration party, ‘Alternative for Germany’ (AfD), has adopted an anti-Islam manifesto on the second day of its two-day conference in

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How far right is Germany's new AfD party prepared to swing?

As protesters gathered on the streets of Stuttgart on Saturday, delegates from Germany’s rapidly growing right-wing Alternative for Germany party

As protesters gathered on the streets of Stuttgart on Saturday, delegates from Germany’s rapidly growing right-wing Alternative for Germany party