Tag: CDU

After days of reading one depressing news story after another about the pandemic that has turned our world upside down, I was desperate for anything that would brighten my spirits. (More…)

Given the extent of the far-right resurgence in Europe over the last decade, it’s often difficult to predict where the shock waves are going to come next.  On 5 February, it was Thuringia’s turn. (More…)

The 27 October election in Thuringia was marred by death threats by far-right groups against candidates across Germany’s political spectrum. Nearly two weeks later, the threats continue. (More…)

Voters in the German state of Thuringia are set to elect a new state parliament on Sunday. The electoral season has been marred by a rash of death threats against leading candidates. (More…)

In a development that is very much emblematic of the state of politics in Europe, Spain is spiralling toward another round of elections to be held in the second week of November. (More…)

No country, apart from the United States, is as riven with debate about its relationship with Israel as Germany. (More…)

Elections for the European Parliament begin Thursday and predictions of doom and gloom are the order of the day. And why not? (More…)

In 1934, in the infamous Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler ordered the liquidation of the entire leadership of the paramilitary SA, led by Hitler’s one-time second-in-command Ernst Röhm. (More…)