Updated: Apr 2, 2020
By Tom Carson
The CDU and SPD agreed on a deal for a higher basic pension for low-income workers. Senior politicians in Germany’s ruling parties argued that the agreement shows that the GroKo alliance can continue to function. This Spiegel article claims that such a move will fuel a war between generations.
Stephan Brandner, a prominent AfD MP has been removed as chairman of the Bundestag’s legal affairs committee after a string of offensive tweets. It is the first time in the 70-year history of the Bundestag that a committee chairman has been voted out of office in this way.
Charles Grant continued his coverage of the currently strained Franco-German relations with a comprehensive Twitter thread detailing disagreements over Brexit, 5G controversy and the EU more broadly.
The Bundestag has backed a law to ensure that measles vaccines are compulsory for children.