Germany’s Controversial AfD Party Is Crumbling

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party looked to be in a strong position to shake up the country’s political scene, with many seeing their rise as the final bullet in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political career, but in a matter of a few weeks, all of that appears to …

Sources: Reuters, DW

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Could Brexit Be Saving Angela Merkel’s Political Career?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Over the last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity has fallen to new lows after welcoming in more than a million refugees into the country, a move that a majority of the German public was against, but now Germany’s leader may have found her saving grace as election season is fast approaching, …

Sources: The Independent

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Vice Chancellor Calls Out AfD Resemblance To Nazi Party

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel made headlines this week when he compared the country’s rising AfD party to that of the Nazi party during an interview with the Funke Mediengruppe. Gabriel claims that the AfD party, which has only been in existence since 2014, holds views that aligned too close to …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German President Gauck Will Not Seek 2nd Term, Causing More Trouble For Merkel

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German President Joachim Gauck announced on Monday that he will not be seeking a second term as the largely ceremonial position of president, only months before an election year that is already proving to be a struggle for Chancellor Merkel should she choose to run for a fourth term. Gauck’s …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Merkel’s Political Future on the Line as Germany Preps for 2017 Elections

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With Germany gearing up for their own national election in 2017, the country looks to be headed down a path that might just match the circus-like atmosphere of the 2016 U.S. election, and if held today, Angela Merkel would be saying goodbye to the hopes of a fourth term as …

Sources: RT, Der Spiegel [1] [2]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Merkel’s Visit to D.C.

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in Washington D.C. to meet with President Obama.  At her arrival, President Obama spoke about the strong alliance between the US and Germany and had this to say… Today marks the first official visit and State Dinner for a European leader during my presidency. …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Chancellor Merkel to be Honored at D.C. Luncheon

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Invitations were sent out to select members of the German American Community to attend a luncheon in honor of Chancellor Merkel during her visit to Washington D.C. in early June.  The June 7th event is being put together by Vice President Biden, his wife Dr. Biden, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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