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  1. FT Photo Diary

    September 23, 2013

    Falling popularity

    Roland Weihrauch/EPA An election poster with a picture of Guido Westerwelle of the FDP is taken down in Neukirchen-Vlyun,...

  2. July 15, 2013

    EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding backs strict data privacy

    Europe’s top justice official has urged EU leaders to follow Angela Merkel’s lead after the German chancellor called for a...

  1. June 24, 2013

    Germany aims for compromise over Turkey EU membership talks

    Germany has crafted a compromise deal that would allow EU membership talks with Ankara to proceed later this year, as...

  2. June 20, 2013

    Germany blocks Turkey’s bid to join EU

    Germany has blocked the start of EU talks with Turkey in the wake of Ankara’s crackdown on mass demonstrations this month, a...

  3. March 14, 2013

    UK and France push to arm Syria rebels

    France has joined a UK campaign to press fellow EU leaders to lift an arms embargo against Syria so that member states can...

  4. March 9, 2013

    Colombian guerrillas free German hostages

    Colombian guerrilla group, the ELN or National Liberation Army, has freed two German hostages that had been captured in...

  5. February 26, 2013

    Italian vote sparks unease in eurozone

    The stalemate in the Italian elections was greeted with a mixture of shock and grim determination in European capitals on...

  6. February 24, 2013

    Merkel backs new EU talks for Turkey

    Angela Merkel has declared her support for reviving Turkey’s stalled membership talks with the EU, even while remaining...

  7. January 23, 2013

    Cameron puts EU future on the line

    David Cameron put Britain’s future in the EU on the line in an audacious gamble that united his Conservative party but could...

  8. January 23, 2013

    Paris and Berlin warn Cameron over EU

    Germany and France made it clear on Wednesday that they both want the UK to remain an active and constructive member of the...

  9. January 4, 2013

    Election campaigns kick off in Germany

    Nine months of constant campaigning in Germany kicked off on Friday as Angela Merkel, German chancellor, and Peer...

  10. November 21, 2012

    Turkey calls on Nato for missiles

    Turkey formally asked Nato on Wednesday for Patriot missiles to protect it from Syrian attack, highlighting Ankara’s...

  11. November 20, 2012

    Clinton seeks ‘de-escalation’ in Gaza

    Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, has called on Israel and the Islamist Hamas group to “de-escalate” their week-long...

  12. September 23, 2012

    Pakistan distances itself from film bounty

    Pakistan’s government moved on Sunday to distance itself from remarks made by the nation’s railways minister, who offered a...

  13. August 15, 2012

    Berlin maintains firm line on Greece

    The German government stuck to its insistence on Wednesday that Greece must comply with the reform and austerity conditions...

  14. June 19, 2012

    EU foreign ministers discuss integration

    Ten EU foreign ministers have spelt out radical suggestions to use the eurozone debt crisis as a springboard towards closer...

  15. FT Alphaville

    May 10, 2012

    You cannot be Syriza!

    If Greece ends the reform process it has undertaken, then I can’t see that the respective tranches [of aid] can be paid out....

  16. April 29, 2012

    Myanmar hosts stream of VIPs

    A flurry of high-level visits to Myanmar on Sunday highlighted the push by Myanmar’s president Thein Sein to step up...

  17. January 15, 2012

    Greece’s creditors seek end to deadlock

    Greece’s international creditors are considering an appeal to the French and German leaders to break a deadlock in...

  18. 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...

  19. December 19, 2011

    Berlin seeks to heal EU rift with London

    Britain is an “indispens­able partner” in the European Union and one with whom Germany wants to “build bridges”, its foreign...

  20. December 18, 2011

    Too early to assess impact of veto, says Cable

    Vince Cable, business secretary, has tried to calm the row over Britain’s use of the veto at this month’s European Union...

  21. December 14, 2011

    German coalition party hit by resignation

    Germany’s liberal Free Democratic party, junior partner in the ruling coalition headed by Angela Merkel, was in disarray on...

  22. FT Alphaville

    November 18, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Michael Ignatieff: Listen to the people, or fail Politicians in...

  23. October 16, 2011

    Pressure grows for ‘more Europe’

    Across the German political spectrum, and among the nation’s business and banking community, pressure is growing for “more...

  24. October 12, 2011

    Germany urges treaty rewrite to fortify bloc

    Germany is pushing its European partners to deliver treaty change within the next two years, in order to bring about closer...

  25. July 13, 2011

    Merkel’s Christian Democrats slip in polls

    Germany’s ruling centre-right coalition, headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel, has slipped 12 points behind the combined vote...

  26. July 2, 2011

    Eurozone finance ministers set to approve Greek aid

    BRUSSELS, July 2 – Eurozone finance ministers were set to approve the next tranche of emergency aid for Greece on Saturday...

  27. May 23, 2011

    EU imposes sanctions on Assad

    The European Union has imposed sanctions on Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s president, in a further attempt to press his regime to...

  28. May 16, 2011

    Germany’s FDP elects leader

    Germany’s embattled Free Democratic party, the liberal partner in Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition, resisted a swing to a...

  29. Brussels Blog

    May 10, 2011

    Westerwelle comes to Ashton's aid

    A good chunk of the Brussels press corps is in Berlin this week for an annual trip by foreign media to meet German...

  30. May 10, 2011

    EU imposes sanctions on 13 Syrians

    The European Union has frozen the assets and imposed travel bans on 13 Syrian officials in response to rising concern about...

  31. May 8, 2011

    Free Democrats demand party shake-up

    A bitter internal battle is raging inside Germany’s ailing liberal party, the Free Democrats, junior partners in Angela...

  32. April 20, 2011

    Poland reshapes ties with Germany

    Flying into Minsk late last year, Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland’s foreign minister, and Guido Westerwelle, his German...

  33. April 15, 2011

    Arrest takes gloss off Beijing art show

    A German-sponsored art exhibition in China’s National Museum is threatening to turn from a public relations coup into a...

  34. April 14, 2011

    Nato meets to overcome divisions on Libya

    Nato foreign ministers meeting in Berlin sought on Friday to overcome deep differences over the military campaign in Libya,...

  35. April 13, 2011

    UK calls for funding for Libyan rebels

    William Hague on Wednesday called for Libya’s rebel movement to receive international funding as Nato members and their...

  36. April 6, 2011

    German Greens surge on anti-nuclear fervour

    Anti-nuclear sentiment and regional election triumphs have helped Germany’s Greens to unprecedented popularity, according to...

  37. April 4, 2011

    Greens wait in wings if Merkel swaps partners

    Someone had to pay for the disastrous election results suffered by Germany’s ruling centre-right parties in the past two...

  38. April 3, 2011

    Westerwelle to quit as FDP party leader

    Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s foreign minister and vice-chancellor, has announced his decision to quit as leader of the...

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