Labour Minister Franz Josef Jung resigned Friday over a German-ordered NATO bombing in Afghanistan in which dozens of civilians are believed to have died. Jung was serving as defence minister at the time of the Sept. 4 strike.
Angela Merkel has appointed a new government. She pledged to cut taxes while drawing a dark picture of the German economics. Is the newly appointed government strong enough to face the difficulties ahead?
Germany's newly elected coalition got set for government on Saturday after adopting a common programme in a late-night meeting aimed at guiding the country out of its worst recession since World War II.
Right across Europe, socialists and social democrats have suffered a series of electoral setbacks, culminating in the German SPD's recent debacle. We ask why the left has failed so spectacularly to take advantage of the economic crisis.
Angela Merkel has swept to a second mandate as German Chancellor, this time securing a majority with her favoured coalition partner, the pro-business FDP, as the Social Democrats paid the price of an uncomfortable partnership with the CDU.