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    1. April 1, 2016

      Hans-Dietrich Genscher, architect of German reunification, dies at 89

      Hans-Dietrich Genscher, one of postwar Germany’s most influential and popular politicians and a key architect of German...

    2. Brussels Blog

      February 15, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Greece and The Wall

      This is Monday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    1. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Leader of Germany's SPD suffers blow to prestige

      Sigmar Gabriel, head of the German social democrats and chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partner, has suffered a...

    2. December 6, 2015

      Estonia president criticises mainstream anti-immigrant sentiment

      Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonia’s president, extracted a line from one of the 20th-century’s most powerful poems about...

    3. December 2, 2015

      Nato prepares to revive Russia contacts

      Nato is preparing to revive talks with Russia through a special council that has been largely dormant since the Ukraine...

    4. December 1, 2015

      Germany pushes EU-Russia deal to avert Ukraine trade pact tension

      Germany is piling pressure on the European Commission to cut a deal with Russia to avert a flare-up when an EU trade...

    5. 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...

    6. September 9, 2015

      German minister attacks French and UK talk of Syria air raids

      Germany’s foreign minister hit out at Britain and France on Wednesday for considering air strikes in Syria against the...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. August 18, 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. May 14, 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...

    24. 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...

    25. May 13, 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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