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    1. May 25, 2016

      Schäuble manouevres through tortuous Greek deal

      Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, came out of the tortuous Greece rescue negotiations with enough...

    2. May 12, 2016

      Angela Merkel’s warm migrant rhetoric belies a colder welcome

      Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision this week to prolong the temporary border checks Germany imposed in the refugee...

    1. May 9, 2016

      Berlin plans pensions boost to counter AfD advance

      Angela Merkel’s government is planning to boost pension subsidies for the low-paid in an attempt to secure its...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. March 8, 2016

      Angela Merkel tested by German doubts on Turkey migrant proposals

      The tentative migration pact between the EU and Turkey has come under fire from critics ranging from German...

    5. February 26, 2016

      Lunch with the FT: Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

      There was a time when Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was widely tipped to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor of Germany....

    6. 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...

    7. Brussels Blog

      January 20, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Davos and refugees

      The Wednesday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here. At...

    8. 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....

    9. 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...

    10. November 20, 2015

      Merkel faces down critics with defence of her refugee policy

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday delivered a passionate defence of her “refugees welcome” policy before an...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. September 7, 2015

      Germany’s Merkel sharpens tone towards migrants amid backlash

      Germany’s governing coalition moved on Monday to tighten benefits for migrants as Angela Merkel, chancellor, displayed...

    15. September 6, 2015

      Christian Social Union gets cold feet over refugees

      German chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal stance on refugees is coming under pressure from allies in her conservative...

    16. 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...

    17. February 25, 2015

      German MPs urged to take tough line on Greece

      An influential German business group is urging MPs to take a tough line on Greece ahead of a Friday vote in the...

    18. December 8, 2014

      Germany’s CSU backtracks as plan for immigrants draws ridicule

      The junior partner in German chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government has backtracked on a controversial...

    19. October 2, 2014

      Germany is no EU ‘odd man out’ despite stance on fiscal rigour

      A solemn tweet from Germany’s finance ministry accompanied the presentation of the 2015 budget to parliament last month...

    20. The World

      July 4, 2014

      Rome and Berlin lock horns

      Today Germany and France will meet in their World Cup quarter final in Rio de Janeiro, the latest episode in one of...

    21. March 31, 2014

      Bavaria’s conservatives lose to Social Democrats in Munich

      Bavaria’s conservative Christian Social Union party failed on Sunday to take advantage of its best chance since the...

    22. January 2, 2014

      Lifting of EU immigration restrictions divides German coalition

      Germany’s coalition partners have marked the new year with a dispute over intra-EU immigration sparked by the lifting...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. September 30, 2013

      German coalition talks to start on Friday

      The first exploratory talks towards forming a new German government will start on Friday, the two main parties agreed,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. The World

      September 23, 2013

      German election - the road to a grand coalition

      (Getty) The first official German election results are in and Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats enjoyed a huge swing...

    34. September 21, 2013

      Germany’s coalition dance could end in an unhappy affair

      Suddenly, there it was, on the front cover of the magazine of one of the biggest German newspapers: the raised middle...

    35. 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...

    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...

    37. September 12, 2013

      Bavaria’s PM Seehofer enters final election campaign stretch

      As the brass section and clarinets of the Erding Stadtkapelle settle into a reassuringly Bavarian oompah rhythm, Horst...

    38. September 2, 2013

      German media call Merkel and Steinbrück TV debate a draw

      Both leading political parties in the German general election claimed victory on Monday following the lone television...

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