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German Crisis Averted? SPD Ready To Negotiate With Merkel To End Political Deadlock

The Euro has jumped to a six week high following the latest record high print in the German IFO Business Climate index, which rose from 116.7 to 117.5 (exp. 116.6), but mostly as a result of what appears to be a breakthrough in the German political deadlock that some likened to “Merkel’s Brexit moment“, after […]

“Merkel Will Have To Go”: Bill Blain On What’s Next For The Germans

“When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there is the possibility the dancing bear will win..” After Sunday night’s shocking failure by Merkel to from a government (triggered by the Free Democrats walking out due to irreconcilable differences on refugee policy, energy policy and tax policy) the FT was quick to conclude that […]

“We’ve Suffered A Crushing Defeat” Says Martin Schulz After Historic Merkel Victory In Today’s NRW Election

At the start of February, a shocking poll revealed that Germany’s Social Democrat, or SPD, party – under the new leadership of former Europarliament head Martin Schulz – had managed to overtake Angela Merkel’s dominant CDU ahead of Germany’s federal elections in the fall of 2017.  However, just three months later, “Schulz’ fairytale turned into […]