CDU elections laschet social democrats Commentary Germany

Who is Angela Merkel’s true political heir?

The answer about the true heir to Merkel should be obvious. After all, the CDU/CSU coalition that Merkel has been leading for some 16 years has a clear candidate of its own. However, the outgoing chancellor’s last speech in the German Bundestag shows that the question is more complicated than one might think. The farewell […]
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Poland Germany relations Angela Merkel Armin Laschet CDU Germany Law and Justice PiS Commentary Poland

Opinion: German chancellor candidate is aware of Poland’s value to Germany

Politician Armin Laschet defends Germany’s interests – even at the cost of fundamental values – but also appreciates Poland’s relevance, writes foreign columnist of “Rzeczpospolita” daily Jędrzej Bielecki

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Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer CDU Germany Paul Ziemiak Poland Commentary

CDU chooses conservative Pole for Secretary General

CDU has elected a Pole with conservative views to be the new Secretary General of the party. A few years ago Paul Ziemiak said that “anyone who believes that Sharia law is more important than the German constitution is not in need of integration training but prison”, reports Piotr Jendroszczyk.

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Angela Merkel CDU CSU Czech Republic UN Migration Package Commentary

Indecisive CDU/CSU fail to reach agreement on UN migration pact

The Germans are already aware of their problem: they give too much free of charge, which attracts the masses from developing countries. But instead of limiting their generosity, they encourage other states to adopt their standards so that they are not alone.

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