Hubertus Heil: stamping an SPD identity on the coalition government

Since the SPD's historically low vote of 20.5% in the 2017 election, the party has been struggling to re-establish a clear identity and to communicate what it stands for in the 21st century. One of the party's 'hope-bearers' - a politician in whom hope for the future is placed - is Employment Minister, Hubertus Heil. … Continue reading Hubertus Heil: stamping an SPD identity on the coalition government

News Digest 22nd May

The Union continues to dominate in corona times Polls this week showed the CDU/CSU Union maintaining its strong lead over the other parties, albeit with a small fall in support: an ARD poll showed a slight drop for the Union from last week - to 38% - while the Greens stayed on 18% and the … Continue reading News Digest 22nd May

News Digest 3rd April

Corona crisis The number of infections rose from 47,500 last Friday to around 85,000 this Friday. The government scientific institute, the Robert Koch Insititute, predicted that the number of deaths (currently at around 1,100) would continue to rise. Many states introduced harsh fines for people disobeying the social distancing restrictions this week. The fines are … Continue reading News Digest 3rd April