The Chancellery is planning to approve a Hamburg port deal with China despite opposition from six different ministries in Scholz's coalition government with the Greens and the liberal FDP.
German inflation was at its highest rate in more than a quarter of a century in September, driven by high energy prices, with analysts warning the worst was yet to come.
Paris has pushed back against the 3 billion euro gas pipeline amid pressure from Spain and Germany, who argue the project can help solve Europe’s energy supply problems.
In a recent speech at a university in Prague, the German Chancellor outlined his vision of an expanded EU, but at a time of unstable economics, the idea could backfire.
Around 65 percent of Germans are unhappy with the work of Germany's three-way coalition government as a whole, compared with 43 percent in March.
The German governing coalition is facing a series of challenges that leave it with no chance of maintaining its unity as inter-party disagreements have already led to major public discontent.
Not wanting to anger the Kremlin, Berlin has pursued a low-profile policy on the Ukraine conflict.
As heavy fighting between Ukraine and Russia continues, Scholz’s coalition, the Greens and Free Democrats, have called on him to remove his doubts over supplying Ukraine with heavy weapons.
The win in the western German state of Saarland came despite the latest national surveys showing support for the SPD dipping, as Scholz faces criticism for his stance on Ukraine and pandemic management.
Following his meeting with visiting German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Turkish President Erdogan stresses that Ankara will continue its efforts for a permanent ceasefire in Ukraine.
Turkish president and German chancellor are set to discuss a variety of topics from bilateral relations to the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
"This must not be postponed any longer and cannot be postponed any longer. Now is the time to finally say yes to something that represents a good and reasonable solution," German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says during a visit to Israel.
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