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    1. January 25, 2016

      Germans losing patience with Angela Merkel’s migrant policy

      Angela Merkel threw open Germany’s doors to desperate migrants this summer with a historic welcome. But after more than...

    2. January 17, 2016

      Gloom gathers over the challenges that Germany faces

      This is going to be a difficult year for Germany, one in which the policies of the past may turn out to be...

    1. Brussels Blog

      January 15, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Is Angela Merkel in trouble?

      This is Friday’s edition of our new morning Brussels Briefing. To get it every day in your email inbox, sign up here....

    2. January 10, 2016

      Merkel under pressure as public outrage over Cologne attacks grows

      German chancellor Angela Merkel is facing increasing pressure at home after her justice minister warned that attackers...

    3. January 5, 2016

      Sex assaults threaten to inflame Germany’s migration battle

      Scores of alleged sexual assaults against German women during New Year’s celebrations in Cologne have added another...

    4. December 14, 2015

      Angela Merkel wins CDU backing on refugee policy

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday won the backing of her conservative CDU party for her controversial refugee...

    5. November 23, 2015

      German Jewish leader Josef Schuster calls for refugee quotas

      The leader of Germany’s Jewish community has backed calls for refugee quotas, warning that many asylum-seekers are from...

    6. November 2, 2015

      Berlin dismayed over Britain's EU reform push

      Among senior members of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat party, there is some dismay that Britain is embarking on...

    7. October 29, 2015

      Migrant crisis strains Germany’s oldest political marriage

      The oldest marriage in German politics was sealed amid the rubble of the country’s postwar rebuilding and has weathered...

    8. October 29, 2015

      If Angela Merkel is ousted, Europe will unravel

      It is more accurate to call it panic than plotting. This week I spent time in the company of members of Angela Merkel’s...

    9. October 27, 2015

      Germany: Merkel opens door to her opponents

      For a leader normally adored by her followers, a recent regional party conference in the east German town of Schkeuditz...

    10. September 11, 2015

      Rightwing critics attack Merkel over asylum-seekers in Germany

      German chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country has come under...

    11. July 21, 2015

      Tough approach to Greece makes Schäuble the toast of Germany

      When Angela Merkel was general secretary of the Christian Democrats and Wolfgang Schäuble was party chairman, the pair...

    12. May 19, 2015

      Germany seeks to put a lid on labour unrest

      Airline pilots, train drivers, postal workers, insurance industry employees, even the security couriers who fill up...

    13. February 27, 2015

      Bundestag backs Greek bailout extension

      The lower house of the German parliament approved an extension of the Greek bailout by a wide margin on Friday but a...

    14. January 2, 2015

      CSU seeks asylum crackdown after Merkel urges welcoming approach

      The conservative wing of Germany’s ruling coalition is proposing tougher rules for asylum seekers. The move came just...

    15. December 9, 2014

      Merkel eyes relief for German taxpayers

      German chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to an easing of the tax burden before the next election in a...

    16. September 16, 2014

      CDU party jitters as moderate Angela Merkel outflanked by eurosceptics

      For more than a year Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has responded to the rise of the eurosceptic Alternative for...

    17. May 25, 2014

      Germany’s anti-euro parties gain ground but centre still holds

      Germany’s anti-euro party, Alternative für Deutschland, has established itself on the European stage by winning an...

    18. December 17, 2013

      Germany’s CDU and Greens strike coalition pact in Hesse region

      Hot on the heels of Angela Merkel, another coalition pact has been struck by party leaders in Hesse, the region centred...

    19. November 28, 2013

      Merkel is not leading a government for the future

      Coalition governments are routine in Germany. Yet the road to the latest alliance of Christian Democrats and Social...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      November 27, 2013

      The coalition agreement

      Markus Schreiber/AP From left, Sigmar Gabriel, German Social Democratic Party chair, Angela Merkel, chancellor and...

    21. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: “Oil fell, with U.S. prices slipping for a fourth day, after an industry report showed crude supplies rose for...

    22. November 18, 2013

      Coalition poised to introduce women quotas on German boards

      Germany’s new coalition government is poised to force listed German companies to fill 30 per cent of non-executive...

    23. October 30, 2013

      Berlin talks agree broad consensus on Europe

      The good news for Germany’s eurozone partners is that coalition negotiators in Berlin have promised to produce a clear...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      October 30, 2013

      Merkel arrives at SDP headquarters in Berlin

      Markus Schreiber/AP German chancellor Angela Merkel, chairman of the Christian Democratic Union party, arrives at the...

    25. October 27, 2013

      Merkel will feel sharp sense of betrayal after NSA phonetapping

      After eight years as German chancellor and nearly 14 as the first woman leader of the male-dominated Christian...

    26. October 20, 2013

      Germany’s opposition SPD sets out demands for coalition deal

      Germany’s opposition Social Democrats cleared the way on Sunday for weeks of hard bargaining on a coalition agreement...

    27. October 17, 2013

      CDU and SPD agree to start negotiations for ‘grand coalition’

      Leaders of Germany’s Christian Democrats and Social Democrats agreed on Thursday to launch negotiations to form a...

    28. October 16, 2013

      Merkel set out coalition agenda as Greens pull out of talks

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, spelt out for the first time on Wednesday her core agenda for the next coalition...

    29. October 15, 2013

      BMW family gave €690,000 to Merkel party

      Angela Merkel’s political party received three donations totalling €690,000 from the family that in effect controls BMW...

    30. October 14, 2013

      Merkel stays coy on coalition choice

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, launched a crucial week of talks in Berlin on Monday to decide who will be her...

    31. October 8, 2013

      Germany Greens set to test waters for possible CDU coalition

      Germany’s Greens will test the temperature on Thursday for a possible “black-green” coalition with Angela Merkel’s...

    32. October 3, 2013

      Finance minister urges Berlin to form coalition ‘speedily’

      Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, has warned the country must form a coalition government as soon as...

    33. September 30, 2013

      Merkel might rock the boat and turn Green

      At decisive moments in her political career, Angela Merkel has stood out for courageously breaking with the past. She...

    34. September 29, 2013

      CDU looks to SPD to form German coalition

      Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) will give priority to Social Democrats (SPD) in talks to form a new coalition...

    35. September 24, 2013

      Centre-left opposition to coalition with Merkel deepens

      Deep divisions within Germany’s centre-left Social Democratic party emerged on Tuesday over the prospect of forging a...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      September 24, 2013

      A hug from Merkel

      Tobias Schwarz/Reuters Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer and German chancellor Angela Merkel hug before a...

    37. September 24, 2013

      Decisive win gives Merkel strong hand

      The emphatic endorsement that Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, received from voters in Sunday’s elections is a...

    38. September 23, 2013

      Merkel says Europe policy will remain unchanged

      A triumphant Angela Merkel, celebrating her victory in the German general election, dismissed suggestions on Monday...

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