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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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