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  1. July 31, 2014

    European history lesson gives Cameron a headache

    Britain’s attempt to renegotiate its ties with the European Economic Community ahead of the 1975 referendum created...

  2. 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...

  1. The World

    April 30, 2014

    Putin's partying with Schroeder highlights German and Russian ties

    Vladimir Putin still has some friends in the West. This week, he was seen sharing a comradely hug with Gerhard Schroeder,...

  2. The World

    November 21, 2013

    Monti acknowledges Merkel’s prudence

    Critics of Germany’s actions in the eurozone debt and banking crisis often berate Angela Merkel, the Christian Democrat...

  3. May 27, 2013

    Germany must lead by example on fixing its banks

    Charles Kindleberger, the pre-eminent historian of financial crises, described a hegemon as a country willing to accept...

  4. FT Alphaville

    September 11, 2012

    Why can't the French and Germans stitch everything up like we used to. Boo, American hypercapitalists

    Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing have been caught ruminating in...

  5. June 25, 2012

    Delors and Schmidt back eurozone debt agency

    A group of leading European figures are to propose creating a debt agency to issue commonly backed eurozone bonds in return...

  6. May 7, 2012

    Berlin prepares for pragmatic partnership

    François Hollande’s victory in the French presidential election was greeted in Berlin with a Gallic shrug – at least in...

  7. April 13, 2012

    Twelve days in west Africa

    This is the first in a series of reports from west Africa by the editor of the FT, who has travelled through Nigeria, Ghana...

  8. March 11, 2012

    Bravo Merkel on campaigning for Sarko

    Angela Merkel is helping Nicolas Sarkozy in his bid to win the French presidential elections. Her party, the Christian...

  9. Money Supply

    October 20, 2011

    Trichet's party gatecrashed

    Fittingly, at the end of a career spent managing global economic crises, Jean-Claude Trichet’s farewell party took a...

  10. December 13, 2010

    Ski season gives EU leaders brief respite

    Standing on the sidelines of one of the ministerial gatherings that descends on the European Union’s headquarters with...

  11. September 3, 2010

    Correction: Helmut Schmidt

    ● It was a clash with Helmut Kohl that led Karl-Otto Pöhl to resign midway through his second term of office in 1991, not...

  12. Money Supply

    June 16, 2010

    The ECB, 1978 and all that

    Europe’s debt crisis must be serious: one of the European Central Bank’s most conservative policymakers has admitted it...

  13. October 8, 2009

    Can the Franco-German couple rekindle their love?

    In recent weeks there has been a growing chorus of French government officials, policy-makers and academics calling for a...

  14. October 7, 2009

    Can Franco-German couple rekindle their love?

    In recent weeks there has been a growing chorus of French government officials, policymakers and academics calling for a...

  15. September 8, 2009

    Global Insight: Europe needs stars’ comeback

    Like two film stars with a glorious past, Germany and France need a new script to revive their partnership and bring the...

  16. June 9, 2009

    Berlin has yet to realise it has lost its monetary fiefdom

    From Mr David Marsh. Sir, As Bertrand Benoit correctly writes, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has opened a new...

  17. May 11, 2009

    Like a fish, Europe is rotting from the head

    Helmut Schmidt, the former German chancellor, last month made an astute observation: "The European Central Bank is the only...

  18. May 10, 2009

    Like a fish, Europe is rotting from the head

    Helmut Schmidt, the former German chancellor, last month made an astute observation: “The European Central Bank is the only...

  19. March 4, 2009

    Franco-German relationship turns radioactive

    The special Franco-German relationship was at its peak in the 1970s thanks largely to the personal friendship and common...

  20. February 2, 2009

    Orthodoxy at the service of high ideals

    T he euro - the currency of Europe's 10-year-old monetary union - has always been a matter of more than economics. Victor...

  21. February 1, 2009

    Orthodoxy at the service of high ideals

    The Euro: The Politics of the New Global Currency By David Marsh Yale University Press (£25) The euro – the currency of...

  22. January 16, 2009

    Britain turns into a Franco-German battleground

    Since the Normans won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Britain has never been conquered by a foreign army. Now two foreign...

  23. January 15, 2009

    Britain turns into a Franco-German battleground

    Since the Normans won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Britain has never been conquered by a foreign army. Now two foreign...

  24. December 16, 2008

    The unbreakable link between France and Germany

    The Franco-German relationship was at its peak in the 1970s thanks to the friendship between President Valéry Giscard...

  25. August 29, 2008

    The Devil’s Lawyer who traded spies in Berlin

    W ere John Le Carré to write a novel based on Wolfgang Vogel’s career, as well he might, he would surely entitle it...

  26. July 2, 2008

    When Germany tightened the monetary screws

    From Mr David Marsh. Sir, Ralph Atkins’ article “ECB careful not to repeat mistakes of the past” (June 24) made fascinating...

  27. June 20, 2008

    FT writer who showed a passion for Germany

    As a foreign correspondent in Germany, Jonathan Carr, who has died in Königswinter, near Bonn, at the age of 66, never lost...

  28. June 20, 2008

    FT writer who wooed a chancellor with love of music

    As a foreign correspondent in Germany, Jonathan Carr, who has died in Königswinter, near Bonn, at the age of 66, never lost...

  29. February 5, 2008

    France must kiss and make up with Germany

    In less than five months, the French presidency of the European Union will begin. Legitimately proud of its success in...

  30. November 29, 2007

    Our messy piecemeal politics demonstrates the need for vision

    From Mr Helmut Winkler. Sir, The much vaunted bon mot by Helmut Schmidt (Letters, November 27) that those who have visions...

  31. November 29, 2007

    Why a little more vision is required

    From Mr Helmut Winkler. Sir, The much vaunted bon mot by Helmut Schmidt (Letters, November 27) that those who have visions...

  32. November 27, 2007

    Visionaries need to call on the psychiatrist

    From Mr Thomas Pornschlegel. Sir, Samuel Brittan's comments on the “vision thing” (November 23) are highly appreciated....

  33. November 6, 2007

    Brown vision clouded by critics

    Helmut Schmidt, the former West German chancellor, had a succinct piece of advice for politicians who start thinking big:...

  34. August 30, 2007

    Sarkozy can bring us 'la strategic revolution'

    This week Medef, the French business confederation, is holding its annual summer university. This is a unique event, not...

  35. August 29, 2007

    Sarkozy can bring la revolution

    This week Medef, the French business confederation, is holding its annual summer university. This is a unique event, not...

  36. May 7, 2007

    Asian monetary integration poses many questions

    If you replace the "E" in some our European acronyms with an "A", you get to the nutshell of one of the hottest debates in...

  37. May 6, 2007

    Asian monetary integration poses many questions

    If you replace the “E” in some our European acronyms with an “A”, you get to the nutshell of one of the hottest debates in...

  38. April 13, 2007

    The Putin strategy is to divide Europe over missile defence

    Helmut Schmidt is approaching the end of his ninth decade. He has lost little of his verve. The former German chancellor...

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