AP - Germany's most populous state votes Sunday in the first electoral test for Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government, which hopes to avoid a setback that could make running Europe's biggest economy harder.
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel risks losing her majority in the upper house of parliament as Germany's most populous state votes Sunday in an election that has loomed over efforts to tackle the Greek debt crisis....
AP - As Europe looks to Germany for guidance in the Greek debt crisis, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government risks a painful reverse at home in a state election this weekend that could make the country harder to govern.
Berlin (AFP) - EU parliament president Martin Schulz, on Wednesday accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of "irresponsible speculation" over suggestions that Greece may be allowed to exit the euro if the far-left wins elections this month.
The single most important issue for Europe today remains Germany on both an economic and political front. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has walked a tightrope over the last few years of keeping the EU together without infuriating the German populace to the point of having to abandon ship.
German politics will become more interesting starting this weekend. On Sunday, the largest state in the former East Germany, Saxony will hold its local election. The key issue is how does the anti-euro Alternative for Germany (AfD) do.
In what is a surprising warning shot for Merkel's popularity ahead of the September general election in Germany, moments ago the CDU/FDP ruling coalition lost the vote in Lower Saxony to the center-left Social Democratic Party/Greens block by a last minute, one-seat win according to Reuters.