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Former Bundestag President Norbert Lammert speaks at the Luther Prize award ceremony in the Holy Trinity Church in Worms in July 2021 / Photo: Uwe Anspach/dpa

Lammert speaks at the CDU's Political Ash Wednesday

Former Bundestag President Norbert Lammert will give the speech at the 30th Political Ash Wednesday of the Saxon CDU in Upper Lusatia. In its invitation to the event on February 14 in the Stadthalle Bautzen, the Union quoted the 75-year-old Christian Democrat on Thursday with a statement that sounds ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony, holds a bouquet of flowers after his election to first place on the list for the state parliamentary elections at the CDU Saxony state representatives' meeting. / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Kretschmer chosen as top candidate for state elections

Prime Minister and CDU state leader Michael Kretschmer is his party's top candidate for the state elections in Saxony on September 1. As expected, the 48-year-old was elected first on the state list with 94.8 percent of the votes at his party's representative assembly on Saturday. The almost 200 del ..

Oliver Schenk (CDU), Head of the State Chancellery in Saxony, speaks / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

European elections: Oliver Schenk leads the list of the Saxon CDU

Head of the State Chancellery Oliver Schenk leads the list of Saxony's CDU for the European elections on June 9. The 55-year-old received 87.9 percent of the vote at a CDU state representatives' meeting on Saturday. In his speech to almost 200 delegates, Schenk emphasized the importance of this year ..

Hans-Georg Maaßen, former head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution / Photo: Martin Schutt/dpa

Heimatunion in Saxony:: New party foundation counterproductive

The conservative Heimatunion ist Sachsen believes that establishing the Werteunion as a party would be counterproductive. This would only further fragment the conservative camp, said Heimatunion chairman Sven Eppinger on Saturday when asked by the German Press Agency. The background to this are stat ..

Kevin Kühnert, SPD General Secretary. / Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa/Archivbild

Kühnert: CDU in eastern Germany leads to strengthening of the AfD

SPD General Secretary Kevin Kühnert has accused the CDU of strengthening the AfD with its course in view of the upcoming state elections in eastern Germany. "I have never understood why the CDU, for example in Thuringia, rules out any cooperation with the left-wing parties just as much as with the f ..

Friedrich Merz (CDU) in the Bundestag / Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa

Kretschmer for Merz as CDU candidate for chancellor

The deputy chairman of the CDU, Michael Kretschmer, has once again spoken out in favor of Bundestag party leader Friedrich Merz as the CDU's candidate for chancellor. He has done "outstanding work as party leader for two years, he has reunited the CDU and is therefore the logical candidate for Chanc ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa/Archivbild

Kretschmer wants to remain CDU state leader: Vote

Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer wants to lead the CDU in Saxony for another two years. To this end, he is running for the chairmanship again at the state party conference in Chemnitz on Saturday. In the vote two years ago, the now 48-year-old achieved a rather meagre result of around 76 percent. I ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of the Free State of Saxony / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa

Migration: Kretschmer calls for cross-party solution

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer has called for a cross-party solution to the problems of the federal states and municipalities on the subject of migration, but has expressed skepticism about the proposals of Chancellor Olaf Scholz's (SPD) "traffic light" coalition. "The horizon of exp ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of the Free State of Saxony / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa

Homeland Union accuses Greens and SPD of denial of reality

The conservative Homeland Union has accused Saxony's CDU coalition partners of the Greens and SPD of "denying reality." "In the state election on September 1, 2024, voters will hopefully give the right answer and encourage these two parties to rethink their unrealistic policies by an election result ..

The confirmed state chairman Henning Homann speaks at the state party conference of the SPD Saxony in Chemnitz / Photo: Heiko Rebsch/dpa/Archivbild

Discord in the coalition and criticism of Kretschmer

From the Saxony coalition are again discords audible. SPD leader Henning Homann on Monday criticized continued criticism of the traffic light government in Berlin by Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) and the CDU/CSU. "The campaigns against the traffic light are unserious. Because it is the fed ..