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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. November 11, 2011

    Germans confident of euro’s survival

    Even as financial markets in Europe continue to see-saw between fear and hope over the debt crisis in the eurozone, German...

  20. July 24, 2011

    Merkel set for domestic battle

    Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is certain to face criticism from within the ranks of her government supporters in the...

  21. June 10, 2011

    A deepened disillusion with Germany

    Eagle-eyed: Angela Merkel is quick to spot a political problem but has been paying less heed of late to Germany’s European...

  22. May 13, 2011

    Bail-out revolt simmers in Germany

    The German government faces a growing revolt from its supporters in parliament against any move to provide extra financial...

  23. March 9, 2011

    Europe: Northern exposure

    Wide gulf: Angela Merket sets out her position at a Berlin joint press conference with José Socrates, prime minister of...

  24. March 2, 2011

    EU pact proposals will ‘not end this crisis’

    Germany and France are pushing for the wrong solution to the eurozone economic crisis by demanding a “pact for...

  25. February 10, 2011

    Merkel denies Afghanistan cover-up

    German chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected claims that the parties in her coalition government covered up the accidental...

  26. December 21, 2010

    The eurozone needs more than discipline from Germany

    Germany rules. It will determine how well the eurozone prospers, maybe even whether it survives. It is the central European...

  27. December 15, 2010

    German MPs clash on future of eurozone

    Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, was fiercely criticised in the German parliament on Thursday on the eve of a critical...

  28. FT Alphaville

    December 15, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: Why rising rates are good news Terrified by...

  29. FT Alphaville

    December 15, 2010

    Merkel challenged on eurozone bonds

    Germany’s opposition Social Democrats have challenged Angela Merkel, German chancellor, over the eurozone debt crisis,...

  30. December 14, 2010

    Call to Merkel on eurozone bonds

    Germany’s opposition Social Democrats have thrown down the gauntlet to Angela Merkel, German chancellor, over the eurozone...

  31. December 14, 2010

    Germany must lead fightback

    The time for stumbling through the euro crisis is over. Piecemeal approaches and wait-and-see attitudes are endangering...

  32. May 6, 2010

    Future of Europe is at stake, Merkel warns Bundestag

    Angry exchanges divided the German parliament yesterday after Angela Merkel, the chancellor, issued a solemn appeal for...

  33. May 6, 2010

    Future of Europe is at stake, Merkel warns Bundestag

    Angry exchanges divided the German parliament yesterday after Angela Merkel, the chancellor, issued a solemn appeal for...

  34. May 5, 2010

    Merkel appeals for Greek support

    Angry exchanges divided the German parliament on Wednesday after Angela Merkel, the chancellor, issued a solemn appeal for...

  35. April 29, 2010

    German opposition moves Greek rescue forward

    Germany’s opposition Social Democrats gave the green light on Thursday for an emergency parliamentary process next week to...

  36. April 28, 2010

    Bundestag wants investors to share pain

    As Berlin prepares the ground for an €8.4bn loan to Athens, German legislators are demanding that the government force banks...

  37. April 27, 2010

    Bundestag wants investors to share pain

    As Berlin prepares the ground for an €8.4bn loan to Athens, German legislators are demanding that the government force banks...

  38. March 18, 2010

    Merkel says economic challenge is 'Herculean'

    The German government is facing a "Herculean task" to manage its economy, seeking to boost growth and bring state spending...

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