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  1. November 23, 2009

    Visit invokes happier memories for Brown

    Floods might bring death and destruction to the towns and villages in their path, but for astute politicians they can be...

  2. August 5, 2009

    Merkel victory appears likely but Steinmeier can spoil party

    With eight weeks to go before the general election, the mood in Germany seems to have settled into the quiet certainty...

  1. August 4, 2009

    Merkel victory appears likely

    With eight weeks to go before the general election, the mood in Germany seems to have settled into the quiet certainty that,...

  2. February 9, 2009

    Lack of enthusiasm for role

    Born in 1944, Michael Glos became economics minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel's "grand coalition" government after her...

  3. October 1, 2007

    Bavaria booms

    Edmund Stoiber, the Bavarian Premier and leader of the conservative Christian Social Union Party, leaves behind an...

  4. October 1, 2007

    End of a German era as Stoiber steps aside

    An era in German politics ended at the weekend when Edmund Stoiber left national politics, leaving the future of wealthy...

  5. October 1, 2007

    End of an era in Germany as Stoiber steps aside

    An era in German politics ended at the weekend when Edmund Stoiber exited national politics, leaving the future of wealthy...

  6. October 1, 2007

    Stoiber steps aside and ends era in Germany

    An era in German politics ended at the weekend when Edmund Stoiber exited national politics, leaving the future of wealthy...

  7. October 1, 2007

    Stoiber steps aside and ends era in Germany

    An era in German politics ended at the weekend when Edmund Stoiber exited national politics, leaving the future of wealthy...

  8. September 21, 2007

    Seven years do us part

    Gabriele Pauli’s unlikely bid to become the leader of Bavaria’s conservative Christian Social Union party has taken many...

  9. June 19, 2007

    Germany's new political player enters stage left

    Germany's main political parties yesterday reacted with bluster and a show of nerves to the birth of a new political force,...

  10. June 18, 2007

    Germany’s new political party is born

    Germany’s main political parties on Monday reacted with bluster and a show of nerves to the birth of a new political force,...

  11. April 20, 2007

    Merkel backs former Siemens’ chairman

    German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she would retain Heinrich von Pierer as her top business adviser despite his...

  12. January 19, 2007

    Stoiber to step down as premier and CSU chairman

    Edmund Stoiber, a dominant figure of German conservatism, yesterday said he would step down as Bavarian premier and...

  13. January 18, 2007

    Stoiber wins stay of execution

    The political future of Edmund Stoiber, embattled conservative premier of the German state of Bavaria, is to be decided at...

  14. January 17, 2007

    Curse of Cameron?

    Only last week David Cameron popped over to Bavaria to meet Edmund Stoiber, its veteran centre-right premier. Now Stoiber...

  15. January 17, 2007

    Stoiber crisis threatens Merkel's coalition

    Edmund Stoiber, one of Germany's political heavyweights for more than a decade, appeared last night to be on the verge of...

  16. January 16, 2007

    Stoiber crisis threatens Merkel’s coalition

    Edmund Stoiber, one of Germany’s political heavyweights for more than a decade, appeared last night to be on the verge of...

  17. January 16, 2007

    Everything stops for lunch at No 10

    Tony Blair’s mastery of the art of not answering questions appeared momentarily threatened by the imminence of lunch on...

  18. January 10, 2007

    Cameron p-p-p-picks a policy

    Conservative leader David Cameron's flirtation with Europe's centre-right political parties continues apace. Yesterday the...

  19. January 10, 2007

    Cameron hunts for allies on visit to Germany

    David Cameron made a fresh attempt to forge close relations with a prominent European centre-right party yesterday when he...

  20. January 9, 2007

    Cameron p-p-p-picks a policy?

    Conservative leader David Cameron’s flirtation with Europe’s centre-right political parties continues apace. On Tuesday the...

  21. December 19, 2006

    Regions rebel over Merkel's health plans

    Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, yesterday faced the possible collapse of a landmark reform as regional politicians...

  22. October 13, 2006

    Europe urged to stay open to Russian investment

    European economies must remain completely open to Russian investment, the European Central Bank and Bundesbank insisted...

  23. December 20, 2005

    Barroso hints at backing for tax to help fund EU

    José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, hinted yesterday that he would support a European Union tax to overcome...

  24. December 19, 2005

    Barroso hints at support for an EU tax

    José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, on Monday hinted that he would support an EU tax to overcome the bloc’s...

  25. November 22, 2005

    Merkel thinks strategically

    More evidence that Angela Merkel is a smart cookie. The conservative leader, who today will become Germany's first woman...

  26. November 21, 2005

    Merkel thinks strategically

    Merkel thinks strategically More evidence that Angela Merkel is a smart cookie. The conservative leader, who on Tuesday will...

  27. November 21, 2005

    New chancellor will need all her skills to win the hearts of Germans

    If all goes to plan, nothing short of a revolution will take place in German politics when Angela Merkel, the leader of...

  28. November 21, 2005

    Observer: Dash hund

    Spare a thought for Bavarian premier Edmund Stoiber. This was meant to be the week in which the veteran shifted gear from...

  29. November 20, 2005

    Observer from Berlin

    Schröder paints on a broader canvas Remember Gerhard Schröder? The larger-than-life, adrenaline-fuelled chancellor (who...

  30. November 5, 2005

    Values and the German debate

    Edmund Stoiber, chairman of the Christian Social Union in Germany, threw the country's mostly completed coalition...

  31. November 4, 2005

    Christopher Caldwell: Values and the German debate

    Edmund Stoiber, chairman of the Christian Social Union in Germany, threw the country’s mostly completed coalition...

  32. November 4, 2005

    Merkel stresses her reform credentials

    Angela Merkel, the chancellor-in-waiting, reassured business leaders of her credentials as an economic refíormer...

  33. November 4, 2005

    Observer: Odd couples

    Unlikely partnerships are at the heart of politics, as this week's ructions around the world show only too well. First,...

  34. November 3, 2005

    Merkel reassures business of her reform credentials

    Angela Merkel, the chancellor-in-waiting, reassured business leaders of her credentials as an economic ref­ormer on Thursday...

  35. November 2, 2005

    German parties agree to reduce business tax

    Leaders of Germany’s two largest parties announced plans to cut corporate taxation as they sought to get coalition talks...

  36. November 2, 2005

    Stoiber shuns grand coalition

    * Bavarian premier will not join cabinet * Merkel government plan in turmoil * Business leaders urge parties to strike deal...

  37. November 2, 2005

    Merkel vows to form grand coalition despite strife

    Angela Merkel insisted yesterday the Christian Democrats would form a grand coalition government with the Social Democrats,...

  38. November 1, 2005

    New leader for SDP in bid to overcome deadlock

    Germany’s Social Democratic Party is set to choose Matthias Platzeck, current premier of Brandenburg, to replace Franz...

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