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Analyses | | Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż, 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…

OSW Commentary | | Marta Zawilska-Florczuk

The political campaign before Germany’s parliamentary elections to be held on 22 September has in all its glory reflected the trends visible during the last four years of the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel – the strength of 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…