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German chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union  Angela Merkel (C) and party fellows await the start of coalition talks in Berlin today. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters.

Germany’s next government will renew a push for a financial transactions tax, chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) (...)

Norbert Lammert is presented with flowers by German chancellor Angela Merkel after his re-election on Tuesday as president of the Bundestag. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Germany’s shrunken political opposition have sounded the alarm that, unless Bundestag rules are changed, they will have little to say in the new Berli(...)

Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union, Horst Seehofer (left), leader of the Christian Social Union, with German transport minister Peter Ramsauer following preliminary talks with the SPD in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Germany has moved one step closer to another grand coalition government after the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Social Democratic Party (SPD) a(...)

The Green Party’s Juergen Trittin and Claudia Roth look out of a window during a break in preliminary coalition talks with the CDU party in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

There was a whiff of Casablanca in Berlin yesterday as Germany’s Green Party left a coalition back door open to Angela Merkel and her Christian Democr(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) party said three donations made by the BMW family on October 9th and totalling €690,000 ‘have no connection to any political decisions’. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

German opposition parties have accused Angela Merkel of pandering to the car lobby, after her conservatives received major donations from the family t(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel with the head of the BMW plant in Leipzig, Manfred Erlacher. Photograph: Peter Endig/AP

While Angela Merkel hunts for a coalition partner, her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has confirmed it received a €690,000 donation from the family (...)

Members of Germany’s conservative (CDU/CSU) parties arrive for preliminary coalition with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) at the Parliamentary Society in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) are steering towards a second grand coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD) after (...)

Members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) arrive for preliminary coalition talks with Germany’s conservative (CDU/CSU) parties at the Parliamentary Society in Berlin today. Photograph: Reuters

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have vowed to put Ireland’s corporate tax rate and its opposition to an EU financial transaction tax onto the agenda (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore should make it clear interference in Ireland’s corporation tax regime  would be ‘unacceptable’.

The German Social Democratic (SPD) party will continue to push the issue of corporate taxation across Europe when government coalition talks with Ange(...)

Conservative allies of Germany’s Angela Merkel said yesterday they might agree to raise taxes to help lure the defeated centre-left Social Democrats into a coalition

Conservative allies of Germany’s Angela Merkel said yesterday they might agree to raise taxes to help lure the defeated centre-left Social Democrats i(...)

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