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Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk, Konrad Popławski, Anna Kwiatkowska, Kamil Frymark, Rafał Bajczuk

Since the differences in the political manifestos of the CDU/CSU and SPD are constantly reducing, the grand coalition is very likely to operate smoothly until the end of its term.

Analyses | | Rafał Bajczuk

Berlin was delaying its support for the reform of the European emission trade system (‘backloading’) for a long time and blocked the EU car emissions law.

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

Washington and Brussels have deliberately raised the issue of German surplus at this time in order to influence the coalition talks in Germany.

Analyses | | Artur Ciechanowicz

The Court of Justice of the EU awarded that Germany had not breached the principle of the free movement of capital and could uphold its veto over Volkswagen’s strategic decisions

Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk

On 20 October, the SPD members decided to enter into coalition talks with CDU/CSU after three rounds of exploratory discussions. Despite Chancellor Merkel's declarations that she is seeking to establish a government as quickly as…

Analyses | | Kamil Frymark

The ministers of internal affairs from EU countries met on 7–8 October in Luxembourg to discuss asylum policy and the reaction to a refugee boat sinking near the coast of Lampedusa. At the meeting, Germany opposed the proposal put…

Analyses | | Anna Kwiatkowska, Marta Zawilska-Florczuk

The parliamentary election on 22 September ended in spectacular victory for the Christian Democrats, who would have gained an outright majority had they won only five more seats. To form a government, they will have to enter into tough…

Analyses | | Kamil Frymark

The Central Office for International Vocational Education and Training Co-operation was launched as part of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training on 12 September. The office has the goal of assisting in the…

Analyses | | Rafał Bajczuk

On 28 August, the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States presented a report entitled ‘The impact of the energy transformation on eastern Germany’. This report suggests that the new federal states are of special…

Analyses | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk

The debate between Angela Merkel (CDU) and Peer Steinbruck (SPD) was aired on TV on 1 September. This was the first direct confrontation of the major candidates for German chancellor ahead of the election to the Bundestag scheduled for…