The danger of Germany’s fractured democracy

OPINION 30 years after the reunification of Germany, deep democratic divides remain. Reunification still summons up images of huge protests, chants of “Wir sind ein Volk” and, of course, the final toppling of the wall and surge of people from East to West. Against all expectations, it took less than a year for currency union … Continue reading The danger of Germany’s fractured democracy

Environmentalists in power: the story of Austria’s Greens

REPORT On 7 January 2020 the Austrian Green Party, or Die Grüne Alternative, entered into coalition with the conservative ÖVP, making them the first environmentalist party to ascend to power in Austrian history. As many across Austria ask what is next for the Greens, Politika News follows the story of their rise, fall, and recent … Continue reading Environmentalists in power: the story of Austria’s Greens

Johnson promised to “level up” the UK, but this year’s A-Level fiasco proved he has no idea

OPINION Following the election in December 2019, Boris Johnson has repeatedly promised to “level up” the country, by eradicating national inequalities and giving every child equal opportunities. This is an ambitious statement from an Etonian and Oxford graduate. Johnson experienced arguably the best education that the UK has to offer, and while the idea is … Continue reading Johnson promised to “level up” the UK, but this year’s A-Level fiasco proved he has no idea

Germany’s sudden rise in coronavirus cases is a stark warning for the UK

OPINION Until recently, Germany has been widely recognised as an exemplar of how to handle the coronavirus pandemic, particularly in Europe. But a recent uptick in cases in the country has mirrored similar trends in Spain, France and Italy, leading to a host of questions as to why Germany’s successful track record is now under … Continue reading Germany’s sudden rise in coronavirus cases is a stark warning for the UK