Social Democratic Party

(redirected from SPD)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Social Democratic Party

A political party in Germany. It was established in 1875, making it the oldest party in Germany currently in existence. Throughout its history its ideology has shifted between socialism and seeking social justice within a capitalist state.
References in periodicals archive ?
Thanks to what analysts called a clever strategic move to ask grassroots members to vote on the coalition, the SPD forced Merkel to accept many of the SPD's leftist policies even though the conservatives scored 41.
Merkel said that she fought off SPD demands for higher taxes to finance spending for infrastructure and education.
Members of SPD may seek advice on various aspects of investigations, cases and/or accounting matters from each other and from specifically-endorsed "expert" members, which in turn may lead to contract opportunities among the members.
And if the SPD is more favorable than the plan, a participant need only show "harm and causation" from the disclosure violation to enforce the more favorable terms.
Commenting on the outstanding achievement for SPD in Qatar, Alistair Davidson, Managing Director of SPD, said: "This is our first full project management contract in Qatar, a very competitive market, and delivering ahead of time and with a lower budget is testament to SPD's outstanding expertise and technological advancement.
Reviewing the lower court's decision, the Fourth Circuit stated that representations in an SPD control over inconsistent provisions in an official plan document.
It's going to be a long night but we've known that all along," said Andrea Nahles, deputy SPD leader, ahead of a penultimate round of talks at midday in Berlin that will attempt to forge agreements ahead of the final session.
But the CDU and their Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), made it clear they were edging closer to a preliminary deal with the SPD to sit down for more detailed coalition negotiations.
Reversing the district court, the Fourth Circuit stated that "under controlling precedent in this Circuit, representations in a SPD control over inconsistent provisions in an official plan document.
SPD technology, made possible by a flexible light-control film invented and patented by Research Frontiers, allows the user to instantly, precisely and uniformly control the shading of glass or plastic, either manually or automatically.
By 2016, all UL1449 3rd Edition SPD's will be required to test and publish a short circuit current rating (SCCR) and pass the intermediate current tests in order to comply with more stringent SPD component assembly standard.
She had a first round of preliminary talks last week with the SPD, the largest opposition party with 193 seats, and the Greens, the smallest with 63 seats.