German politicians look to ban headscarves on school girls

Merkel’s CDU Use AfD Playbook, Call for Ban of Headscarves in Schools

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had to fight hard to find a coalition partner to secure not only a functioning German government but also her own fourth term at the top. Little did she know though that once the deals were signed, she would find herself challenging her own party on …

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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Germany will once again have a stable government

SPD Votes: No New Elections for Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The voting members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) made their voices heard and sided by a larger than expected margin to approve the new grand coalition government between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU) and the SPD, ending a months-long gap in a proper …

Photo: Annika Haas (EU2017EE)

Stephen Fuchs
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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SPD

German Coalition Odds Improve, SPD Predicts 60% to Vote ‘Yes’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Social Democrat (SPD) party will tally the final and most important vote on Sunday to approve the new coalition government between the SPD and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s more conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU). It was a contentious agreement from the beginning, but …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: SPD Schleswig-Holstein

Stephen Fuchs
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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Angela Merkel Summit

Merkel Receiving Support From Allies for a Fourth Term

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has remained quiet about her intentions to run for a fourth term in the 2017 elections, saying she will make her intentions clear when the time calls for it, but that hasn’t stopped some surprise support from political allies in recent weeks. Manfred Weber, deputy leader of …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: Andrej Klizan [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
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 Fuchs
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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