‘Social Democrats after German elections: “We failed miserably”‘

German Social Democrat Arne Lietz says his party “failed miserably” in the 2017 elections. However Lietz said the results would have been even worse if Martin Schulz had not been the SPD’s chancellor candidate. Why did the Social Democrats do so poorly with German voters? What responsibility does the SPD bear for the surge in support for the far right, populist Alternative for Germany, the … Continue reading ‘Social Democrats after German elections: “We failed miserably”‘

‘Putin holds press conference at G20 in Hamburg’

The G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies. Currently, these are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union. Founded in 1999, the G20 aims to discuss policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability. It seeks to address … Continue reading ‘Putin holds press conference at G20 in Hamburg’