Germany’s extreme right continues to gain ground

It is the rising party of the radical right in Germany. Like the Front National (FN) in France and UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) in the United Kingdom, Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany, AfD) is gaining ground at the polls with its anti-system, xenophobic and ultra-conservative positions. The regional elections held in March in … More Germany’s extreme right continues to gain ground

Germany: Refugees today, the exploited workers of tomorrow? – Equal Times

Wajdi arrived in Germany a few months ago. He had studied law in Syria. But he was not able to bring his diplomas with him. The only things he still has with him from his home country after his long journey across Europe are his passport and his smartphone. Over a million migrants and asylum … More Germany: Refugees today, the exploited workers of tomorrow? – Equal Times

Germany needs ‘small miracle’ to avoid recession after exports fall by 5.8% | Business | The Guardian

Germany needs ‘small miracle’ to avoid recession after exports fall by 5.8% | Business | The Guardian.   The fall in exports comes as sanctions between Russia and Europe and a flagging economy in the wider eurozone take their toll on Germany. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP German exports suffered the biggest monthly fall in more than … More Germany needs ‘small miracle’ to avoid recession after exports fall by 5.8% | Business | The Guardian

Five charts that show Germany is heading into recession | Business | theguardian.com

Five charts that show Germany is heading into recession | Business | theguardian.com.   Germany is on brink of recession Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Germany is on the brink of recession. Recovery in Europe’s powerhouse went into reverse in the second quarter when the economy shrank by 0.2%. All the evidence suggests the weakness … More Five charts that show Germany is heading into recession | Business | theguardian.com

Merkel seeks Spanish support for unpopular austerity measures | In English | EL PAÍS

Merkel seeks Spanish support for unpopular austerity measures | In English | EL PAÍS. German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveled to Spain on Sunday for a two-day trip aimed at securing Spanish support for her austerity policies, now under fire in the European Union. In return, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is seeking Merkel’s help to … More Merkel seeks Spanish support for unpopular austerity measures | In English | EL PAÍS

Merkel’s Victory, Everyone’s Loss: The Burden Of German Mercantilism On Europe

Merkel’s Victory, Everyone’s Loss: The Burden Of German Mercantilism On Europe. John Weeks The electoral victory of Angela Merkel brings bad news to the rest of Europe. Without doubt it means the continuation of the national economic policies that have all the other euro zone countries suffering from recession. While the Christian Democrats and their … More Merkel’s Victory, Everyone’s Loss: The Burden Of German Mercantilism On Europe

What now for the German SPD?

Check out @SocialEurope’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/SocialEurope/status/383374841187139584 he result of the German election 2013 was noteworthy in many respects and will produce aftershocks for years to come. A close look at the numbers suggests that all parties apart from the CDU/CSU are facing structural problems. The Green party as well as Die Linke have suffered significant losses … More What now for the German SPD?