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Social Democrats' youth wing leader Kühnert to quit and run for parliament
Kevin Kühnert, the 31-year-old rising star of Germany's Social Democrats, plans to leave the party's junior wing and run for a Berlin seat in the German Bundestag next year. The chances are his ambitions don't end there.
German government may offer 'silence money' for living near windmills
Legal resistance to wind farms has become more common in Germany as the country switches to renewable energy. The Social Democrats have suggested direct financial compensation for those who live near a windmill.
Germany's Social Democrats debate future in Merkel coalition
15 Dec 2019
Although an immediate end to the coalition with Merkel's conservatives is off the table, the SPD must still decide which direction to take — and how far left it wants to go — after a series of brutal electoral losses.
Germany's SPD launches key vote on coalition deal
21 Feb 2018
Germany's Social Democrats have launched a critical internal vote on whether to enter another grand coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Why is socialism in decline in Europe?
26 Sep 2017
Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats were dealt a stinging blow in Sunday’s election. Other left-wing parties in Europe have suffered a similar fate in recent years.