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    1. May 20, 2015

      Germany to pay €10m in compensation to Soviet prisoners-of-war

      Germany is planning to pay €10m in compensation to former Soviet prisoners of war, signalling that present-day tension with...

    2. April 26, 2015

      Germany urges Ukraine to fulfil Minsk ceasefire agreement

      Germany and key European partners are pressing Ukraine to speed up implementing the Minsk ceasefire agreement — for fear of...

    1. April 24, 2015

      German MPs defy Turkey to condemn Armenia massacres as ‘genocide’

      Commemorating the Armenian massacre German MPs on Friday defied their own government to condemn the Armenian massacres by...

    2. March 29, 2015

      Iran nuclear talks approach critical point

      Landmark talks to try and break years of dispute over Iran’s ambitious nuclear programme approached a critical point on...

    3. February 25, 2015

      Germany learns to look beyond its borders

      Germans think any plan that is put on paper should be executed — which is why the country’s approach to government strategy...

    4. January 6, 2015

      Germans seek to counter growing anti-Islamisation protests

      The rightwing “anti-Islamisation” protests sweeping Germany have prompted a counter-attack from Bild, the country’s...

    5. November 11, 2014

      Russia-Iran nuclear reactor deal raises eyebrows

      Russia has agreed to build eight new nuclear reactors in Iran in a deal raising eyebrows in Washington and Europe as fraught...

    6. October 10, 2014

      Drones plan aims to help Ukraine ceasefire monitoring

      Germany and France have offered to send drone aircraft to help monitor the fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, in a move...

    7. August 17, 2014

      Ukrainian forces close in on rebels as peace talks resume

      Ukraine claimed on Sunday that its army had advanced into the eastern city of Lugansk, marking a breakthrough in a...

    8. August 7, 2014

      Germany, UK and France propose Gaza monitoring force

      Germany, the UK and France have proposed deploying a German-led, monitoring mission on the Gaza Strip’s borders to bolster a...

    9. August 5, 2014

      German diplomacy: Dominant by default

      When they speak on the telephone Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel switch between German and Russian. They are both so fluent...

    10. July 11, 2014

      Germany’s sense of betrayal takes it away from US patron

      These are tough times for Atlanticists in Berlin. Opinion polls show public trust in the US is plunging while former...

    11. July 6, 2014

      Berlin demands swift answers over US double agent spy claims

      Berlin has demanded a swift explanation from Washington over allegations that an agent working for Germany’s intelligence...

    12. June 6, 2014

      Putin and Poroshenko meet at D-Day ceremonies

      D-Day 70th anniversary Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, the newly elected president of Ukraine, met for the first time...

    13. May 23, 2014

      Steinmeier feels pressure as outburst goes viral online

      Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s foreign minister, kept his cool for weeks as he criss-crossed Europe in pursuit of a...

    14. The World

      May 20, 2014

      Germans shy away from active foreign policy

      Germany’s allies may think that Berlin is slow to engage with the rest of the world – and show some political muscle...

    15. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, ALPHAVILLE Indian exit polls are pretty dodgy… so despite what they say, there is still no guarantee...

    16. May 13, 2014

      Talks on devolving power in Ukraine begin

      Ukraine was on Wednesday set to launch round-table talks on devolving more powers to the country’s regions, as part of a...

    17. May 12, 2014

      West looks to broaden sanctions on Russia

      The US and its leading European allies are preparing wider sanctions on Russia’s economy and are discussing a ban on the...

    18. May 8, 2014

      German angst is leading Europe back to Yalta

      Ukraine burns; and Germany is gripped by angst. Angela Merkel has a choice to make. Did the German chancellor mean it when...

    19. February 5, 2014

      Germany gets to grips with the role of its armed forces

      Angela Merkel’s government on Wednesday increased Germany’s planned military presence in the troubled African state of Mali...

    20. February 3, 2014

      Germany warns UK not to pull back from European integration

      Germany’s new foreign minister has warned Britain not to backtrack on European integration, saying the UK should play a...

    21. February 3, 2014

      Anti-rhetoric can be the best rhetoric

      Rhetoric can be written as well as spoken. The rules are – with certain exceptions – basically the same. A fine example was...

    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 of...

    23. December 15, 2013

      Merkel cabinet choice set to restart debate on successor

      Angela Merkel has chosen Ursula von der Leyen as Germany’s first-ever female defence minister in an unexpected move that...

    24. November 25, 2013

      German negotiators near deal on a new coalition

      German chancellor Angela Merkel and her would-be coalition partners are pushing to wrap up a deal this week on a new...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      October 22, 2013

      Angela Merkel at first Bundestag session

      Sean Gallup/Getty German chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel chats with leading...

    26. September 27, 2013

      Germany’s social democrats agree to talks with Merkel

      An emergency convention of Germany’s centre-left Social Democratic party agreed on Friday night to open exploratory talks...

    27. September 25, 2013

      Wolfgang Schäuble expected to stay at helm of Germany finance ministry

      Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, is seen as increasingly likely to hold on to his job, in spite of the...

    28. 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...

    29. June 23, 2013

      Merkel manifesto aims to take middle ground

      Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has persuaded her centre-right Christian Democratic party to campaign for re-election...

    30. December 2, 2012

      Merkel prepared to consider Greek losses

      Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany would be prepared to consider forgiving Greece some of the emergency loans it has...

    31. November 27, 2012

      Eurozone states face losses on Greek debt

      Eurozone governments could be forced to accept losses on their rescue loans to Greece after Monday’s late-night deal to...

    32. September 28, 2012

      Steinbrück chosen to challenge Merkel

      Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, will face a direct challenge in next year’s general election from Peer Steinbrück, her...

    33. July 19, 2012

      German lawmakers approve Spanish rescue

      The German parliament voted on Thursday by a large majority to approve a eurozone rescue programme of up to €100bn to...

    34. Gavyn Davies

      June 15, 2012

      Germany and the Redemption Fund

      The failure of the Spanish bank bail out to improve market sentiment this week is disappointing. The markets have chosen to...

    35. June 14, 2012

      Merkel warns of ‘limited resources’

      Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, warned her partners in Europe and the G20 leading world economies on Thursday not to...

    36. March 29, 2012

      German opposition in fiscal treaty demands

      Germany’s centre-left opposition is demanding new measures from the government to stimulate eurozone growth as the price of...

    37. 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...

    38. December 14, 2011

      Eurozone set for fiscal union, says Merkel

      Member states of the eurozone have set themselves on an “irreversible course towards a fiscal union” to underpin their...

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