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    1. February 27, 2014

      Former German president Christian Wulff cleared over bribery claim

      Christian Wulff, former German president, was on Thursday acquitted at a court in Hanover two years after he resigned in the...

    2. January 15, 2013

      Merkel’s ‘Mac’ is man to watch in poll

      David McAllister is a most unusual sort of German provincial politician. For a start, he is half Scottish, and makes no...

    1. March 19, 2012

      Gauck victory is awkward fit for Merkel

      The resounding election of Joachim Gauck, turbulent priest and civil rights activist in East Germany, as the next German...

    2. March 18, 2012

      Gauck elected German president

      Joachim Gauck, a former Protestant pastor and anti-communist activist, has been elected as Germany’s president. His election...

    3. February 20, 2012

      Merkel faces humiliation over Gauck nomination

      The nomination of Joachim Gauck, a firebrand former Protestant pastor and civil rights activist, as Germany’s federal...

    4. February 20, 2012

      Berlin welcomes pastor’s presidency bid

      The choice of Joachim Gauck, civil rights activist, former East German Protestant pastor, and scourge of the Stasi secret...

    5. February 19, 2012

      German parties seal deal over new president

      Germany’s leaders have backed Joachim Gauck, a human rights campaigner, to become the country’s next federal president after...

    6. February 17, 2012

      President’s exit a personal blow to Merkel

      Christian Wulff’s resignation as state president is a personal blow for Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, who was...

    7. February 17, 2012

      German president quits over probe

      Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun the fraught task of finding a cross-party nominee to become German president after...

    8. January 6, 2012

      Wulff affair sours relationship with media

      The love-hate relationship between the German media and their politicians reached fever pitch this week as the mass...

    9. January 6, 2012

      Merkel’s partner faces political crash

      Germany’s liberal Free Democratic party, junior partner in Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition government in Berlin, is...

    10. January 5, 2012

      Tabloid turns up heat on German president

      The confrontation between Germany’s head of state and its most powerful media group sharpened on Thursday when the...

    11. January 4, 2012

      German president rejects calls to quit

      Germany’s president on Wednesday rejected calls for his resignation, insisting that he had done “nothing illegal” in...

    12. January 3, 2012

      Claims over president threaten to engulf Merkel

      Outspoken public criticism of the behaviour of Christian Wulff, the senior German politician who holds the largely...

    13. December 18, 2011

      German president faces call to quit over loan

      A growing storm of criticism around Germany’s state president is causing strains in the centre-right coalition government of...

    14. September 9, 2011

      Berlin’s influence in ECB under pressure

      German central bankers tick differently to others of their kind. Jürgen Stark’s surprise resignation on Friday from the...

    15. FT Alphaville

      August 25, 2011

      German president says ECB bond buying illegal

      Germany’s head of state has accused the European Central Bank of “legally questionable” action in buying up the bonds of...

    16. August 24, 2011

      German president says ECB bond buying illegal

      Germany’s head of state has accused the European Central Bank of “legally questionable” action in buying up the bonds of...

    17. October 20, 2010

      German president calls for tolerance

      Turkish immigrants “belong in Germany” and deserve “high praise” for their contribution to society, Germany’s president has...

    18. October 17, 2010

      Multicultural attempts ‘failed’, claims Merkel

      Germany’s attempts to form a multicultural society have “absolutely failed”, Angela Merkel, chancellor, has said in a stark...

    19. October 3, 2010

      Germany told to embrace diversity

      Christian Wulff, president, marked the 20th anniversary of Germany’s reunification by praising the key role of foreign...

    20. Money Supply

      September 16, 2010

      Weber and central bank independence

      The problems Axel Weber, Bundesbank president, has faced over Thilo Sarrazin, the controversial Bundesbank board member,...

    21. September 9, 2010

      SPD leaders urge Sarrazin to quit party

      Leaders of Germany’s opposition Social Democrats have appealed to Thilo Sarrazin, the rebel board member of the German...

    22. September 2, 2010

      Bundesbank calls for dismissal of Sarrazin

      Germany’s Bundesbank says it will ask Christian Wulff, the country’s president, to dismiss Thilo Sarrazin, a board member...

    23. September 1, 2010

      Germany’s central bank is no place for a renegade

      German central bankers are widely seen as a staid bunch. But that does not seem to apply to Thilo Sarrazin, a Bundesbank...

    24. July 25, 2010

      Probe into German festival deaths

      Germany’s public prosecutor has launched an investigation into the causes of a fatal crush at one of Europe’s most popular...

    25. July 19, 2010

      Sixth German state premier quits

      Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, sought to limit the damage in her centre-right Christian Democratic Union on Monday...

    26. Brussels Blog

      July 8, 2010

      Germany puts European parliament first

      Christian Wulff, Germany’s new federal president, has not been idle. He had barely wiped his feet on the doormat in Schloss...

    27. July 5, 2010

      Merkel unlikely to see World Cup bounce

      Angela Merkel is not a woman who takes risks lightly. In politics, the German chancellor plays a long game and tries to...

    28. July 4, 2010

      Gridlock in Berlin is unhealthy

      Angela Merkel has emerged bloodied but unbowed from last week’s election of a new federal president in Germany. It saw an...

    29. July 2, 2010

      Merkel gains from a close call

      An exciting campaign for president of Germany ended on Wednesday with the election of Christian Wulff, the former Christian...

    30. July 2, 2010

      Merkel celebrates health victory

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, on Friday tried to prove her rancorous coalition remains capable of ruling when she broke...

    31. July 2, 2010

      Merkel allies call for stronger leadership

      Leading members of Angela Merkel's centre-right government in Germany yesterday called for stronger leadership and a clearer...

    32. July 2, 2010

      Merkel allies call for stronger leadership

      Leading members of Angela Merkel's centre-right government in Germany yesterday called for stronger leadership and a clearer...

    33. July 2, 2010

      Wulff hopes for more approachable presidency

      Christian Wulff, the newly elected federal president of Germany, will be the youngest man to hold that office, at the age of...

    34. July 1, 2010

      Merkel’s allies call for stronger leadership

      Leading members of Angela Merkel’s centre-right government in Germany on Thursday called for stronger leadership and a...

    35. June 30, 2010

      Wulff struggles to victory in German presidential poll

      Christian Wulff, the candidate of Germany’s centre-right coalition government to become federal president, was elected on...

    36. June 30, 2010

      Wulff likely to win vote for German presidency

      If political pressure and an instinct for self-preservation prevail, Christian Wulff, a low-key state premier from Hanover,...

    37. June 30, 2010

      Wulff likely to win vote for presidency

      If political pressure and an instinct for self-preservation prevail, Christian Wulff, a low-key state premier from Hanover,...

    38. June 29, 2010

      Westerwelle calls for coalition unity

      Guido Westerwelle, Germany's vice-chancellor, tried to restore order in the country's ruling centre-right coalition...

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