Die Linke – a party that makes life difficult for itself

Germany's Left Party (Die Linke) won 9.2% nationally in the 2017 election. It has 69 seats in the Bundestag and it is also in coalition governments in Thuringia, Berlin and Bremen. But despite its electoral weight, the party is regarded with suspicion by other parties, particularly Angela Merkel's CDU. The Left Party was formed in … Continue reading Die Linke – a party that makes life difficult for itself

News Digest 6th March

Corona virus On Monday, it was confirmed that 10 of Germany's 16 states now had cases of the virus, totalling around 130 in all. Some large public gatherings, including international trade fairs, were cancelled or delayed, as were some flights. People started to stock up on longlife foods and other products such as toilet paper, … Continue reading News Digest 6th March

News Digest 21st February

Right-wing extremism: hatred, racism and violence raise fears inside Germany and abroad On Monday, police arrested a group of right-extremists, who had been planning to carry out a series of attacks on mosques in order to provoke a civil war. In the wake of the arrests, the Deutsche Welle interviewed Abdassamad El Yazidi, the General … Continue reading News Digest 21st February