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    1. 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 rare...

    2. 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...

    1. 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 expected...

    2. 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 on...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 chair of...

    5. 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 a...

    6. 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 board...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 Social...

    9. 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 Democratic...

    10. 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 with...

    11. 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 left-right...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 just...

    14. 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 political...

    15. 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...

    16. 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 possible...

    17. 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 may...

    18. 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...

    19. 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 grand...

    20. 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 parliamentary...

    21. 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 that she...

    22. September 23, 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 personal...

    23. September 22, 2013

      Coalition uncertainty hangs over Angela Merkel victory

      Even if Germany’s knife-edge general election ultimately produces a grand coalition, the result is still a big personal...

    24. September 22, 2013

      Merkel celebrates ‘super result’

      Angela Merkel was heading for a big personal victory in the German election on Sunday, but looked set to fall just short of...

    25. September 21, 2013

      German leaders appeal to undecided voters

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, and Peer Steinbrück, the Social Democratic challenger who wants her job, launched last...

    26. September 20, 2013

      Germany’s Teletubbies election turns into political thriller

      In Konrad Adenauer House, Berlin headquarters of Angela Merkel’s mighty Christian Democratic Union, they wanted the German...

    27. September 20, 2013

      German business seeks Angela Merkel’s return in election

      Angela Merkel is the preferred candidate of German executives ahead of national elections on Sunday, but some think a grand...

    28. September 19, 2013

      Merkel’s conservative critics will be crucial in the German elections

      The German federal elections on Sunday may well hinge on the mobilisation of what analysts have prematurely described as a...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      September 19, 2013

      Angie, Angie, Angie

      Jens Meyer/AP Supporters of Angela Merkel show their support for the German chancellor at an election campaign event for the...

    30. September 18, 2013

      Germany: Down to the wire

      Angela Merkel is not a risk-taker. The German chancellor’s favourite phrase is “step-by-step”. It is how she approaches...

    31. September 18, 2013

      Merkel election campaign gathers pace in east Germany heartland

      German chancellor Angela Merkel goes down well in Dresden. Addressing supporters in front of the reconstructed Baroque...

    32. September 17, 2013

      Prospects fade for Green - SPD coalition in Germany

      Germany’s outspoken Greens, once the country’s fastest rising political party, are fighting a rearguard action against...

    33. September 16, 2013

      Desperate Liberals in fight with Merkel to keep hold on power

      All politics are local, and in Germany nowhere is that more true than in Bavaria. The so-called Free State is fiercely...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2013

      Merkel on the campaign trail

      Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leader of the Christian Democratic Union party CDU stands in...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2013

      Merkel on the campaign trail

      Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leader of the Christian Democratic Union party CDU stands in...

    36. September 15, 2013

      Merkel ally wins Bavaria state poll

      Angela Merkel’s closest political allies – the conservative Christian Social Union – won a big victory in the Bavaria state...

    37. September 13, 2013

      Grand coalition looms as Germany’s election hangs in balance

      Angela Merkel’s hopes of winning a third term as German chancellor at the head of her current conservative-liberal coalition...

    38. September 13, 2013

      The family policy crack in Merkel’s election campaign

      Children are revealing weaknesses in Angela Merkel’s political programme where adults have failed. A week before Germany’s...

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