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Analyses | | Kamil Frymark

The results of the runoff for the SPD’s leaders held inside the party were announced on 1 December. It was won by the duo composed of Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-…

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

On 13 November, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, announced that his firm would open a battery, battery cell, motor and electric car factory near Berlin by the end of 2021…

Analyses | | Konrad Popławski

The Federal Network Agency published draft safety rules for 5G networks. The document does not provide for excluding any of the network solution suppliers from participating in 5G development in Germany. It does not…

OSW Commentary | | Michał Kędzierski

The slowdown in expansion of onshore wind farms poses a serious threat to the German Energiewende. In 2018, wind power accounted for half of the electricity obtained from…

Analyses | | Ryszarda Formuszewicz

On 5-7 September Angela Merkel visited China for the twelfth time during her tenure. The Chancellor was accompanied by a 25-person delegation of leading representatives of…

OSW Commentary | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Szymon Kardaś

On 10 September, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) annulled a decision issued by the European Commission on 28 October 2016 allowing the Russian Gazprom to send greater volumes of gas through the OPAL…

Analyses | | Kamil Frymark

On 1 September the elections to the state parliament of Brandenburg were won by the ruling Social Democrats (SPD), who got 26.2%, 5.7 percentage points less than in previous elections. Second place went to Alternative…

Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska

On 9th August, in an interview he gave to the German press agency, the US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell stated that 'it is…

Analyses | | Kamil Frymark

Andrea Nahles stepped down as the leader of the SPD on 3 June. The following day she also stepped down from her role as the head of the Social Democrats’ grouping in the Bundestag. She announced that she will relinquish her…

Analyses | | Kamil Frymark

The CDU won in Germany in the European elections which were held on 26th May. The CDU recorded 28.9% of the vote (6.4% less than its result in 2014) to secure 29 seats (5 seats less). The Greens came in…