The head of a far-right organization in the western town of Bielefeld was sentenced to half a year in prison on Thursday for calling someone a “cheeky Jewish functionary.”
Unemployed in east Germany, male and with a low education level: these are the traits commonly attributed to Alternative for Germany voters, a new study says.
Germany has big plans for the EU, the chancellor told parliament on the eve of a EU meeting, but first Germany needs a new government. Still, the other parties’ responses showed how divided Germany is.
A second Austrian student fraternity has a songbook containing anti-Semitic lyrics, a newspaper said on Tuesday, three weeks after it exposed a similar case that forced a far-right politician to quit.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has nominated Saarland State Premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to be the CDU’s next secretary general. She will take over from Peter Tauber, who is stepping down.
The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has overtaken the Social Democrats (SPD) in a national opinion poll for the first time. The news comes as the SPD begins a crucial vote on a coalition with Angela Merkel.
More than 100,000 Austrians have signed a petition against the government’s scrapping of a complete ban on smoking in the country’s bars and restaurants.
Free Democrats leader Christian Lindner has offered to prop up a minority government led by Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats. But he also predicted that such an arrangement wouldn’t last very long.
Schulz stepped down with immediate effect on Tuesday and said the party’s committee had backed parliamentary floor leader Andrea Nahles as his successor.
The German government is considering several measures for improving the quality of air in major cities, including making all inner city public transport free to use.