Critics say reforms overdue for Germany’s organ transplant system
16 February 2019 | 4:00 pm
The Bundestag is set to address the issue of organ donation. Germany uses a controversial card system that requires donors "opt in," but the country's health minister says a change could be in the works.
7 Jun 2019
The parliamentary debate praised civil rights groups and the church for their roles in bringing about a peaceful revolution 30 years ago in former East Germany. A memorial to the victims of communism is being planned.
2 Aug 2020
The German parliament's finance committee has convened a special session to question two of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet ministers about their knowledge of Wirecard's multibillion-euro alleged fraud.
27 Aug 2020
With Germany’s Bundestag bursting at the seams, a special committee is meeting to try and prevent an oversized Parliament come the 2021 elections. But the coalition is split on how to do so. And time is running out.
27 Aug 2020
German politicians want to stop the Bundestag from ballooning in size and adding ever more lawmakers. The new reforms would see Germany cut the number electoral districts from 299 to 280 by the 2025 election.
27 Feb 2021
Federal prosecutors have charged a German citizen with passing blueprints and building plans of the Bundestag parliament to a suspected GRU agent in the Russian Embassy.
9 Sep 2021
Angela Merkel took a rare foray into partisan campaigning in parliament in a session just weeks ahead of national elections. Merkel not only lauded her own government's record, but also took aim at the poll leader.
23 Sep 2021
He fled Iran a decade ago. Now Shoan Vaisi is standing for Germany's parliament. The Left Party candidate and former professional wrestler has a political mission.
27 Sep 2021
Bundestag parliamentarians are paid by the state so that they do not need a second job. But many still find ways to make an additional income — that is now being significantly restricted.
30 Oct 2021
A court convicts a German man of passing the floor plans of properties used by the Bundestag to Russian intelligence.
2 Nov 2021
In the newly elected parliament 87% of lawmakers have university educations, a prevailing class marker in Germany. Very few deputies have led a life as a worker and low-income earner. Sabine Kinkartz met one of them.
21 Nov 2021
Bärbel Bas said that political parties were too busy campaigning this summer to make plans for a second pandemic winter. Germany is currently in the grips of its fourth, and most severe, wave of COVID-19 infections.
15 Dec 2021
New German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has given his first formal government briefing to parliament since taking office last week, touching on issues ranging from the pandemic to climate change, and even some foreign policy.
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