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News | Germany Politics: Could Germany have a Geen Chancellor?

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  economist.com Germany’s election takes shape Apr 22nd 2021 2 minutes Green on black Germany’s election takes shape The Greens and the Christian Democrats name their candidates for the top job T HE CONTRAST was glaring. At 11am sharp on April 19th Germany’s Green Party anointed Annalena Baerbock as its first-ever candidate for the chancellorship, which will be vacated when Angela Merkel steps down after an election in September. Ms Baerbock, a 40-year-old MP , had won the agreement of Robert Habeck, the co-leader with whom she has helped turn the Greens from electoral also-rans to potential leaders of government. The process was smoothly organised, its result clearly communicated. Ms Baerbock’s approval at a party congress in June will be a formality. Meanwhile Germany’s ruling conservatives—Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union ( CDU ) and its Bavarian ally, the Christian Social Union ( CSU )—were l

News | Germany Politics: Germany piles the pressure on Russia after Navalny poisoning, with gas pipeline in the balance

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Holly Ellyatt 5-6 minutes - Source: CNBC German Chancellor Angela Merkelgreets Russian President Vladimir Putin in January 19, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry | Getty Images News | Getty Images German officials are increasing pressure on the Kremlin to cooperate in the investigation into the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, with one lawmaker noting this weekend that Berlin could rethink its joint massive gas pipeline project with Moscow. On Sunday, Germany’s foreign minister warned Russia that if it does not contribute to an investigation then it could “force” it to rethink Nord Stream 2 , its joint gas pipeline project with Russia. “I hope the Russians won’t force us to change our position regarding the Nord Stream 2” pipeline, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. “If there won’t be any contributions from the Russian side regarding the investigatio