EghtesadOnline: Angela Merkel’s main challenger, Social Democrat Martin Schulz, sought to take a tougher line on the German auto industry and said he’d respond more forcefully to U.S. President Donald Trump as his party’s position in the polls continued to slip.
EghtesadOnline: Angela Merkel’s election opponent, Martin Schulz, failed to score a decisive breakthrough in their only televised debate as the chancellor stood firm on her record, insisting that controversial decisions on keeping the country’s borders open for refugees and striking a deal with Turkey were right.
EghtesadOnline: In 2013, when Angela Merkel led her party to its strongest election showing since German reunification, the defeated Social Democrats reluctantly agreed to a “grand coalition” of the two main parties.
EghtesadOnline: German Social Democratic challenger Martin Schulz returned to his European Union roots in a speech to several thousand supporters in Frankfurt, accusing Angela Merkel of souring relations with EU allies and being unacceptably vague on plans for euro-area integration.
EghtesadOnline: Martin Schulz’s biggest obstacle to returning Germany’s Social Democrats to power may not be Angela Merkel but a feel-good economy that’s proved more egalitarian than its European peers.
EghtesadOnline: All that stands between Angela Merkel and a fourth term is six weeks of campaigning. The German chancellor goes into the Sept. 24 election with strong personal approval ratings and a party lead of some 15 percentage points over her main challenger, Martin Schulz.
EghtesadOnline: The European Union must become stronger in response to a weakening of democracy in the United States, Russia and Turkey, the leader of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats said in remarks published on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party faces its first electoral test by the resurgent Social Democrats under challenger Martin Schulz as the western state of Saarland goes to the polls on Sunday.
EghtesadOnline: Angela Merkel’s Social Democratic challenger said he’ll shun campaign tactics associated with U.S. President Donald Trump and defend a fragile Europe as he won his party’s backing to take on the German chancellor in September elections.
EghtesadOnline: Germany's center-left chancellor candidate Martin Schulz has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's policies as "un-American" and warned against lifting sanctions imposed against Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis.