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Paul Carrel

Explainer-What are the main issues in Germany's federal election?

9:42am EDT

BERLIN The manifestos presented by the parties vying to form Germany's next government set out very different visions for the future of the country, and Europe, after September's federal election.

German business morale shakes off coronavirus crisis to hit 2-1/2 year high

5:37am EDT

BERLIN (Reuters) -German business morale rose by more than expected in June and hit its highest level since November 2018 on companies' surging optimism about the second half of the year in Europe's largest economy, a survey showed on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Germany's conservatives promise voters 'stability and renewal'

Jun 21 2021

* Germany votes in federal election on Sept. 26 (Adds quotes from Laschet and Soeder)

German conservatives hope to see off Greens with a modernising message

Jun 18 2021

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservatives will promise "a decade of modernisation" on Monday in an election programme intended to see off the fading challenge of their Green Party rivals.

German business lobby group defends its mocking of Greens leader

Jun 15 2021

BERLIN A German business lobby group on Tuesday defended a controversial campaign in which it portrays Greens chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock dressed as a biblical Moses, holding two tablets under the caption "Annalena and the 10 bans."

Analysis: Germany's Greens get the blues ahead of hoped-for national election victory

Jun 07 2021

BERLIN Just when they dared to dream of their first ever national election victory, Germany's Greens have been knocked off course.

Laschet faces eastern test in bid to succeed Germany's Merkel

Jun 03 2021

BERLIN Armin Laschet, Chancellor Angela Merkel's would-be successor, desperately needs his Christian Democrats to win a regional vote on Sunday to avoid questions resurfacing about whether he is the right candidate to lead them into September's federal election.

Candidates to succeed Merkel clash on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

May 20 2021

BERLIN The conservative and Greens candidates to succeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel after September's federal election clashed on Thursday on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia, and on whether Germany should host U.S nuclear weapons.

Analysis - Languishing Laschet: the plan to boost Merkel's would-be successor

May 19 2021

BERLIN Pollsters are already writing off Armin Laschet. And while Chancellor Angela Merkel's would-be successor thinks he can turn things around before Germany's federal election in September, he has his work cut out.

German insolvencies fall further, new cases also ease

May 11 2021

BERLIN Corporate insolvencies in Germany fell by 21.8% on the year in February, the Federal Statistics Office said on Tuesday, continuing a downtrend since the introduction of a waiver at the start of the pandemic.

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