One is on shaky ground if one tries to say something about the success and further prospects of the Pirate Party in Germany – because in Germany’s party landscape it is a new phenomenon, different from the other parties and now an occasion for all sorts of...
The LEFT received 8.4 percent of the vote in the 2005 federal elections and is now represented with fraction strength in the German Bundestag. As is generally known, in their agreement the Left Party.PDS and the WASG (Electoral Alternative for Social Justice) did...
Find a first election analysis (25 May) by Horst Kahrs on the right at "Documentation".
IN POWER: CDU (right)
Radical left party in the EP: 8 seats of 99
The Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS), heir to the Socialist Unity...
Results of a study from Germany
The crisis on the international financial markets has had a powerful impact on the real economy. The explosive nature of the situation is produced by two crises coming together and to an extent reinforcing each other: asset...
On 22 January 2013, France and Germany were celebrating, with considerable pomp, the anniversary of the “Elysée Treaty”. However, 50 years after the treaty was signed, in a new world and a crisis in Europe, it would be more appropriate to revamp Franco-German relations … an idea, which at least inspired the Front de Gauche and Die Linke, whose co-operation has strengthened over the last few years.
Der Fall Griechenlands, die oktroyierte Austertitätspolitik durch die Euro-Finanzgruppe und die Erpressung der griechischen Regierung zur Umsetzung neoliberaler Programme durch Hardliner der deutschen und einiger anderer Regierungen hat in der Partei DIE LINKE zu einer Diskussion über die Haltung zur Währungsunion und der Europäischen Union geführt mit dem Ziel, sie in Richtung einer Austrittsoption zu ändern.
The Reactionary Rebellion (read the essay by Walter Baier) is gaining steam in Austria and Germany and de-facto abolishing the Geneva convention on refugees, which sets a dangerous precedent for others in the region.
This paper on German politics deals with several questions: What is the current situation? How to organize a so-called third pole, the political camp of solidarity? How to re-organize the left party and how to handle the question of a centre-left government?