Christian Democrats

Latest stories

11h
DW
Leipzig’s Catholic conference: Not just fun and games |The Left was represented by Bodo Ramelow, the state premier of Thuringia. And a
Leipzig’s Catholic conference: Not just fun and games |
DW / Posted 11 hours ago
The Left was represented by Bodo Ramelow, the state premier of Thuringia. And among the various figures of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, was Stefan Kaufmann, an openly gay member of the Bundestag. A diverse church for the German people In... Read more
19h
DW
Merkel coalition partner SPD to propose new immigration draft law |entering it. He said channeling skilled laborers into the country could help f
Merkel coalition partner SPD to propose new immigration draft law |
DW / Posted 19 hours ago
entering it. He said channeling skilled laborers into the country could help fill those gaps. Admittedly, Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) - and the SPD's senior coalition partner - are currently "refusing" the proposed bill. Criticism... Read more
21h
The Star
Norway to regulate US$850b fund's tax haven exposureextent of the fund's exposure to tax havens," said finance committee chairman H
Norway to regulate US$850b fund's tax haven exposure
The Star / Posted 21 hours ago
extent of the fund's exposure to tax havens," said finance committee chairman Hans Olav Syversen of the centrist opposition Christian Democrats, on which the government frequently relies for support. "The most probable scenario is that parliament... Read more
2 related stories
22h
Times of Malta
Time to come togetherA very hard task indeed, but doable. This is the political situation in Europe
Time to come together
Times of Malta / Posted 22 hours ago
A very hard task indeed, but doable. This is the political situation in Europe’s largest democracy, Germany, where the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats, the two main political parties first, in turn, governed with the small liberal... Read more
1d
Acton Commentary
Social democracy will harm American dreamproblems), the case for free markets was always going to be a hard sell in post
Social democracy will harm American dream
Acton Commentary / Posted yesterday
problems), the case for free markets was always going to be a hard sell in postwar Western Europe. Many, including some Christian Democrats, also saw social democratic policies as a means of reducing support for Western European Communist... Read more
1d
Channel NewsAsia
Norway to regulate US$850 billion fund's tax haven exposure - lawmakersextent of the fund's exposure to tax havens," said finance committee chairman H
Norway to regulate US$850 billion fund's tax haven exposure - lawmakers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
extent of the fund's exposure to tax havens," said finance committee chairman Hans Olav Syversen of the centrist opposition Christian Democrats, on which the government frequently relies for support. "The most probable scenario is that parliament... Read more
2 related stories
1d
The Star
Norway to regulate $850 billion fund's tax haven exposure - lawmakersextent of the fund's exposure to tax havens," said finance committee chairman H
Norway to regulate $850 billion fund's tax haven exposure - lawmakers
The Star / Posted yesterday
extent of the fund's exposure to tax havens," said finance committee chairman Hans Olav Syversen of the centrist opposition Christian Democrats, on which the government frequently relies for support. "The most probable scenario is that parliament... Read more
2 related stories
1d
Channel NewsAsia
Czech PM furious after coalition partner lawmakers block anti-smoking billagainst the ban, 13 in favour and 16 abstained. The ruling coalition comprises
Czech PM furious after coalition partner lawmakers block anti-smoking bill
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
against the ban, 13 in favour and 16 abstained. The ruling coalition comprises Sobotka's Social Democrats, ANO and the Christian Democrats. Blocking the ban "assisted the tobacco lobby and harmed the interests of citizens," Sobotka said in a... Read more
1d
Guardian Unlimited
Across Europe, distrust of mainstream political parties is on the risetraditional mainstream parties are in full retreat. Across Europe, the centre-l
Across Europe, distrust of mainstream political parties is on the rise
Guardian Unlimited / Posted yesterday
traditional mainstream parties are in full retreat. Across Europe, the centre-left social democrats and centre-right Christian democrats who have dominated national politics for 60 years are in decline. Following a collapse in support for... Read more
3d
The Hamilton Journal News
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islamstate of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islam
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 3 days ago
state of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come second behind Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. And just as AfD opposed Merkel's stance that Germany could manage the influx of migrants, so too it is... Read more
20 related stories
3d
The Wilmington Star-News
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islamstate of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islam
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
state of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come second behind Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. And just as AfD opposed Merkel's stance that Germany could manage the influx of migrants, so too it is... Read more
20 related stories
3d
Salon.com
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islamstate of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islam
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
state of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come second behind Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats. And just as AfD opposed Merkel’s stance that Germany could manage the influx of migrants, so too it is... Read more
20 related stories
3d
Literary Minded
Simulating the Senatethe Coalition when they drew first spot on the tablecloth ballot paper in 2013.
Simulating the Senate
Literary Minded / Posted 3 days ago
the Coalition when they drew first spot on the tablecloth ballot paper in 2013. That still leaves them 1.3% clear of the Christian Democrats as the fourth best polling party, which changes little through to Count 54, at which point the Australian... Read more
3d
Lake Placid News
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islamstate of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islam
Lake Placid News / Posted 3 days ago
state of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come second behind Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. And just as AfD opposed Merkel's stance that Germany could manage the influx of migrants, so too it is... Read more
20 related stories
3d
WBOC Salisbury
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islamstate of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islam
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 3 days ago
state of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come second behind Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. And just as AfD opposed Merkel's stance that Germany could manage the influx of migrants, so too it is... Read more
20 related stories
3d
Boston Herald
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islamstate of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islam
Boston Herald / Posted 3 days ago
state of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come second behind Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. And just as AfD opposed Merkel's stance that Germany could manage the influx of migrants, so too it is... Read more
20 related stories
3d
WLOX-TV Biloxi
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islamstate of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come
After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islam
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 3 days ago
state of Saxony-Anhalt the party received almost a quarter of the vote to come second behind Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. And just as AfD opposed Merkel's stance that Germany could manage the influx of migrants, so too it is... Read more
20 related stories
3d
Northern Daily Leader
Opportunity for the right womanso far to eight. There’s David Ewings for Country Labor, Barnaby Joyce for the
Opportunity for the right woman
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 3 days ago
so far to eight. There’s David Ewings for Country Labor, Barnaby Joyce for the Nats, the Greens Mercurius Goldstein, the Christian Democrats Archie Lea, Jamie McIntyre’s 21st Century, and three Independents in Tony Windsor, Rob Taber and Philip... Read more
3d
International Business Times
Chile: Security guard dies from asphyxiation as protests in city port turn violent narrow majority in both houses of Congress, but is struggling to meet demands o
Chile: Security guard dies from asphyxiation as protests in city port turn violent
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
narrow majority in both houses of Congress, but is struggling to meet demands of her coalition, which ranges from centrist Christian Democrats to Communists.A Mapuche indigenous woman protests in the surroundings of the Congress in... Read more
18 related stories
4d
The New Yorker
The Great Swiss Bank Heistquid pro quo, and with Angela Merkel’s endorsement of such deals. Kurt Lauk, th
The Great Swiss Bank Heist
The New Yorker / Posted 4 days ago
quid pro quo, and with Angela Merkel’s endorsement of such deals. Kurt Lauk, the president of the business council of the Christian Democrats, said, “We are signalling to these data thieves: We will buy what you steal.” Georgina Mikhael has... Read more
4d
Irish Examiner
Far-right party in Cypriot parliamentin place. That changes only after presidential elections, which will next be he
Far-right party in Cypriot parliament
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
in place. That changes only after presidential elections, which will next be held in 2018. Cyprus: Final result. Ruling Christian Democrats wins over Left opposition; all large parties loose. #ekloges2016pic.twitter.com/kn1TWuSJkc You might... Read more
2 related stories
5d
Swissinfo
Chile's Bachelet scales back reform agenda due to slow economynarrow majority in both houses of Congress, but is struggling to meet demands o
Chile's Bachelet scales back reform agenda due to slow economy
Swissinfo / Posted 5 days ago
narrow majority in both houses of Congress, but is struggling to meet demands of her coalition, which ranges from centrist Christian Democrats to Communists. The right-wing opposition remains unpopular, but changes to the electoral system last... Read more
5d
Channel NewsAsia
Chile's Bachelet scales back reform agenda due to slow economynarrow majority in both houses of Congress, but is struggling to meet demands o
Chile's Bachelet scales back reform agenda due to slow economy
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
narrow majority in both houses of Congress, but is struggling to meet demands of her coalition, which ranges from centrist Christian Democrats to Communists. The right-wing opposition remains unpopular, but changes to the electoral system last... Read more
7d
Reuters
Support for Merkel's party drops to lowest since Oct. 2011in new migrant arrivals. The Deutschlandtrend poll for public broadcaster ARD/
Support for Merkel's party drops to lowest since Oct. 2011
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
in new migrant arrivals. The Deutschlandtrend poll for public broadcaster ARD/WDR showed support for Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) fell 1 percentage point to 32 percent, the lowest level since Oct 2011 in the survey. The... Read more
7d
DW
On big day for Monsanto, EU puts off glyphosate ruling |officials were among those unwilling to come to a decision on further use of gl
On big day for Monsanto, EU puts off glyphosate ruling |
DW / Posted 7 days ago
officials were among those unwilling to come to a decision on further use of glyphosate. Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democrats favor renewing the glyphosate license, but their Social Democrat coalition partners oppose keeping the... Read more
7d
DW
Bundestag president: Erdogan has 'autocratic ambitions' for Turkey |constitutional amendment backed by the increasingly powerful president to Lamm
Bundestag president: Erdogan has 'autocratic ambitions' for Turkey |
DW / Posted 7 days ago
constitutional amendment backed by the increasingly powerful president to Lammert, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), told the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) that the development continued "a whole series of events with... Read more
7d
Naked Capitalism
Mathew D. Rose: First German Politicians, Now German Media in Credibility Meltdownthat America is on. By Mathew D. Rose, a freelance writer living in Berlin Ge
Mathew D. Rose: First German Politicians, Now German Media in Credibility Meltdown
Naked Capitalism / Posted 7 days ago
that America is on. By Mathew D. Rose, a freelance writer living in Berlin Germany’s two major parties, Ms Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the coalition Social Democrats, are plumbing new lows in popularity and credibility So too are the... Read more
7d
Zero Hedge
EU-Turkey Migrant Deal Unravels Turning Greece Into Massive Refugee Campwith Welt am Sonntag, Horst Seehofer, the leader of the Christian Social Union
EU-Turkey Migrant Deal Unravels Turning Greece Into Massive Refugee Camp
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
with Welt am Sonntag, Horst Seehofer, the leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister-party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), blamed Merkel for enabling Erdogan's blackmail: "I am not against talks with Turkey. But I think... Read more
11 related stories
8d
Daily Examiner
Online bookmaker considers Cowper a safe bet for NationalsKudra Falla-Ricketts is a 10-1 chance according to the online bookmaker of winn
Online bookmaker considers Cowper a safe bet for Nationals
Daily Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
Kudra Falla-Ricketts is a 10-1 chance according to the online bookmaker of winning the seat. Any other, which includes Christian Democrats candidate Bethany McAlpine, is paying the juicy price of $26 should she or someone else claim an unlikely... Read more
8d
Northern Daily Leader
Cox to stand at pollMcIntyre will stand for his 21 Century Party, David Mailler will stand for Coun
Cox to stand at poll
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 8 days ago
McIntyre will stand for his 21 Century Party, David Mailler will stand for CountryMinded and Archie Lea will stand for the Christian Democrats. Mr Cox, 57, has no election office, however, he has set up a Facebook page which drew 20 likes. “THIS... Read more
4 related stories
9d
Northern Star
Ask candidates the real questionsKevin Hogan for the Nationals, Janelle Saffin for Labor, Kudra Falla-Ricketts f
Ask candidates the real questions
Northern Star / Posted 9 days ago
Kevin Hogan for the Nationals, Janelle Saffin for Labor, Kudra Falla-Ricketts for the Greens and Bethany McAlpine for the Christian Democrats Party. Sitting Member Kevin Hogan said it is “all about community.” “It is about making sure the Drill... Read more
9d
Northern Daily Leader
Armidale solicitor joins the New England throngMcIntyre will stand for his 21 Century Party, David Mailler will stand for Coun
Armidale solicitor joins the New England throng
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 9 days ago
McIntyre will stand for his 21 Century Party, David Mailler will stand for CountryMinded and Archie Lea will stand for the Christian Democrats. Mr Cox, 57, has no election office, however, he has set up a Facebook page which drew 20 likes. “This... Read more
4 related stories
10d
express
EU open to migrant blackmail by Turkey thanks to Merkel cockfor Germany (AfD). Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU),
EU open to migrant blackmail by Turkey thanks to Merkel cock
express / Posted 10 days ago
for Germany (AfD). Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), said: "I'm not against talks with Turkey but I think it's dangerous to become so dependent on... Read more
10 related stories
11d
International Business Times
Migrant crisis: EU-Turkey deal unravels as Brussels blocks visa-free travel for Turkish citizens dependent on Ankara," said Horst Seehofer, the leader of the Christian Social U
Migrant crisis: EU-Turkey deal unravels as Brussels blocks visa-free travel for Turkish citizens
International Business Times / Posted 11 days ago
dependent on Ankara," said Horst Seehofer, the leader of the Christian Social Union, the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats. Sahra Wagenknecht from the opposition far-left Linke party told the Welt am Sonntag paper that Merkel... Read more
10 related stories
11d
Breitbart
‘A Historic Betrayal’: Leftists, Greens Block Bid To Officially Recognise ISIS Genocidemigration Sweden Democrats said: ” It is shameful and it makes me deeply, deepl
‘A Historic Betrayal’: Leftists, Greens Block Bid To Officially Recognise ISIS Genocide
Breitbart / Posted 11 days ago
migration Sweden Democrats said: ” It is shameful and it makes me deeply, deeply disappointed”, while Sofia Damm of the Christian Democrats called it a “historic betrayal”. Fellow Christian Democrat Robert Halef stood in parliament to ask after... Read more
11d
Reuters
German politicians say Merkel left EU exposed to Turkish blackmailon Ankara," said Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), th
German politicians say Merkel left EU exposed to Turkish blackmail
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
on Ankara," said Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU). Seehofer told Welt am Sonntag (WamS) that the deal with Turkey had helped boost support for AfD,... Read more
10 related stories
11d
Swissinfo
German politicians say Merkel left EU exposed to Turkish blackmailon Ankara," said Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), th
German politicians say Merkel left EU exposed to Turkish blackmail
Swissinfo / Posted 11 days ago
on Ankara," said Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU). Seehofer told Welt am Sonntag (WamS) that the deal with Turkey had helped boost support for AfD,... Read more
10 related stories
11d
Channel NewsAsia
German politicians say Merkel left EU exposed to Turkish blackmailon Ankara," said Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), th
German politicians say Merkel left EU exposed to Turkish blackmail
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
on Ankara," said Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU). Seehofer told Welt am Sonntag (WamS) that the deal with Turkey had helped boost support for AfD,... Read more
10 related stories
11d
The Star
German politicians say Merkel left EU exposed to Turkish blackmailon Ankara," said Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), th
German politicians say Merkel left EU exposed to Turkish blackmail
The Star / Posted 11 days ago
on Ankara," said Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU). Seehofer told Welt am Sonntag (WamS) that the deal with Turkey had helped boost support for AfD,... Read more
10 related stories
12d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
'My legacy, Malcolm Turnbull's legacy:' Abbott's bid for reper cent of the primary vote in 2013. He will be facing Labor's Andrew Woodwar
'My legacy, Malcolm Turnbull's legacy:' Abbott's bid for re
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 days ago
per cent of the primary vote in 2013. He will be facing Labor's Andrew Woodward, who is a corporate climate change adviser, as well as candidates from The Greens, Christian Democrats, and the Nick Xenophon team. More stories from New South... Read more
12d
Swissinfo
‘We need to solve problems in our asylum system, not create them’is scheduled for June 5, paints a different picture. All parties ranging from t
‘We need to solve problems in our asylum system, not create them’
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
is scheduled for June 5, paints a different picture. All parties ranging from the Greens to the Social Democratic Party and Christian Democrats support the reorganisation of the asylum procedures, as it comes with a compromise. On the one hand, it... Read more
13d
The Local
Sweden’s Greens tumble towards open trapdoorwith 15 percent of the national vote, the latest Sifo poll makes the party the
Sweden’s Greens tumble towards open trapdoor
The Local / Posted 13 days ago
with 15 percent of the national vote, the latest Sifo poll makes the party the smallest in parliament alongside the Christian Democrats with just 4.3 percent voter support. This ten-year low for the Social Democrats’ partner in government... Read more
14 related stories
13d
The Local
How the Green leaders have alienated almost everyone33.1 29.1 -4.0 Anna Kinberg Batra, Moderates, 32.7, 39.6. +6.9 Annie Lööf, Ce
How the Green leaders have alienated almost everyone
The Local / Posted 13 days ago
33.1 29.1 -4.0 Anna Kinberg Batra, Moderates, 32.7, 39.6. +6.9 Annie Lööf, Centre Party 31.3 34.3 +3.0 Ebba Busch Thor, Christian Democrats 14.6, 18.3, +3.7 Jan Björklund, Liberals 26.4, 28.3, +1.9 Jimmie Åkesson, Sweden Democrats 17.6, 21.2,... Read more
14 related stories
14d
DW
German comedian under investigation for insulting Turkish leader vows not to insult Hitler |law - article 103 of the penal code. That debate stirred further controversy w
German comedian under investigation for insulting Turkish leader vows not to insult Hitler |
DW / Posted 14 days ago
law - article 103 of the penal code. That debate stirred further controversy when a member of parliament from Merkel's Christian Democrats, the jurist Detlef Seif, read the poem out loud in parliament. He recited it not in a show of support,... Read more
14d
Channel NewsAsia
Germany looks set to abstain in EU glyphosate voteMinister Christian Schmidt, a member of the Christian Social Union (CSU) - sist
Germany looks set to abstain in EU glyphosate vote
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
Minister Christian Schmidt, a member of the Christian Social Union (CSU) - sister party to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) - has, up until now, signaled that he would agree to the weed killer being approved. Martin... Read more
14d
DW
Almost two thirds of Germans believe Islam 'does not belong in Germany,' poll finds |at 94 percent. A majority of 58 percent of Germans were also found to believe
Almost two thirds of Germans believe Islam 'does not belong in Germany,' poll finds |
DW / Posted 14 days ago
at 94 percent. A majority of 58 percent of Germans were also found to believe that the country's established parties - the Christian Democrats (CDU), the CDU's Bavarian sister party, the Christian social Union (CSU), the Social Democrats, (SPD),... Read more
14d
Chicago Tribune
EU Parliament raises rhetoric over Turkey's visa-waiver bidliberalization can only be granted if all of the criteria are fulfilled," Mariy
EU Parliament raises rhetoric over Turkey's visa-waiver bid
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
liberalization can only be granted if all of the criteria are fulfilled," Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian member of the Christian Democrats, the EU Parliament's biggest faction, said during a debate on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France. Tanja... Read more
58 related stories
15d
The Washington Times
Three-fourths of Christian refugees in Germany persecuted by Muslim counterpartsin 2015 for welcoming 1.1 million refugees from the Middle East and North Afric
Three-fourths of Christian refugees in Germany persecuted by Muslim counterparts
The Washington Times / Posted 15 days ago
in 2015 for welcoming 1.1 million refugees from the Middle East and North Africa into the country. Voters then punished her Christian Democrats, or CDU, in March’s region elections after a wave of crime linked to refugees captured global... Read more
15d
FOX News
Rise of Germany's right reflected in anti-Muslim platformpolls, the AFD has the support of up to 14 percent of the German electorate and
Rise of Germany's right reflected in anti-Muslim platform
FOX News / Posted 15 days ago
polls, the AFD has the support of up to 14 percent of the German electorate and poses a serious challenge to Merkel’s Christian Democrats and other established parties going into the 2017 federal election. Even if its anger is directed at... Read more
17d
DW
Scandal-plagued German politician Walther Leisler Kiep passes away |Walter Leisler Kiep, a longtime financial mind for Germany's Christian Democrat
Scandal-plagued German politician Walther Leisler Kiep passes away |
DW / Posted 17 days ago
Walter Leisler Kiep, a longtime financial mind for Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), died on Monday at the age of 90. The one time minister of the economy and later of finance in Lower Saxony, Kiep was also the treasurer of the party for over... Read more
More

People in this news