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Today we released an in-depth briefing on the German elections, and their implications on the eurozone. The top line: don’t expect any fundamental change in Germany’s eurozone policy after the elections.Of the nine proposals being floated to pull t…

Posted by Valeriy Kucheruk

We’ve managed to get our hands on the CDU/CSU’s draft manifesto for September’s federal elections, which is not due to be officially presented until Sunday. Given that the CDU (which always runs jointly with its Bavarian sister party CSU) is the single…

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Peer Steinbruck laid out his foreign policy in a talk at Berlin’s Free University Peer Steinbrück , leader of Germany’s centre-left SPD Party, and Merkel’s main opposition in September’s elections, laid out his foreign policy in a speech yesterd…

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We thought we’d revive an old Open Europe tradition today – Friday afternoons = German polling time. And we certainly have some interesting news to bring you from a new ARD Deutschlandtrend poll published yesterday.First off the parties – no huge…

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On Thursday, the German Bundestag is expected to vote on the Cypriot bailout. The package is likely to be approved with a clear majority – the opposition SPD and Greens will mostly back it. In addition, the symbolically hugely important “chancellor’s m…

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