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    1. May 1, 2016

      Europe’s grand coalitions have allowed extremes to prosper

      On paper it might look good: traditional opponents come together in the national interest to form a government with a...

    2. April 21, 2016

      Draghi goes on the offensive against bullying by Berlin

      In the past month, Mario Draghi has come under near constant attack from German politicians. Always hostile to easy...

    1. April 19, 2016

      Helmut Kohl snubs one-time protégée Angela Merkel

      At the age of 86, Helmut Kohl, Germany’s former chancellor, might be viewed as a somewhat marginal and ailing figure in...

    2. April 19, 2016

      Refugee crisis shakes political allegiances of ‘Russia-Germans’

      Andreas Fabrizius, a 29-year-old welder from the town of Pforzheim in south-west Germany, is helping to stir up one of...

    3. April 10, 2016

      Germany blames Mario Draghi for rise of rightwing AfD party

      German political leaders are blaming the European Central Bank’s easy money policies for the rise of the rightwing...

    4. March 17, 2016

      German Greens see opportunity as political landscape splinters

      Germany’s Greens are on the verge of a historic breakthrough deal with chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU to...

    5. March 14, 2016

      German politics enters an age of fragmentation

      Angela Merkel has emerged from Germany’s regional elections bloodied but unbowed. The weekend’s polls in three German...

    6. March 14, 2016

      The unravelling of Angela Merkel’s power

      The fate of Angela Merkel’s “open door” policy on refugees has assumed global significance. Nationalists from Russia to...

    7. March 14, 2016

      Germany’s Merkel under renewed attack after populists’ poll success

      Chancellor Angela Merkel came under renewed attack on Monday from her most important critic — Bavarian conservative...

    8. Brussels Blog

      March 9, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Merkel's gamble

      This is Wednesday’s edition of our Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    9. March 8, 2016

      Merkel protégé faces election struggle as migration backlash bites

      Julia Klöckner, a rising star in Angela Merkel’s CDU party, was once considered a safe bet to win control from the SPD...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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