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    1. December 8, 2014

      Germany’s CSU backtracks as plan for immigrants draws ridicule

      The junior partner in German chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government has backtracked on a controversial suggestion...

    2. February 6, 2014

      Bavaria opposes green-energy power lines despite nuclear closure

      An important part of Germany’s ambitious green energy programme has run into opposition from the state of Bavaria, which has...

    1. 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...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      November 27, 2013

      The coalition agreement

      Markus Schreiber/AP From left, Sigmar Gabriel, German Social Democratic Party chair, Angela Merkel, chancellor and chair of...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      September 24, 2013

      A hug from Merkel

      Tobias Schwarz/Reuters Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer and German chancellor Angela Merkel hug before a parliamentary...

    4. September 12, 2013

      Bavaria’s PM Seehofer enters final election campaign stretch

      As the brass section and clarinets of the Erding Stadtkapelle settle into a reassuringly Bavarian oompah rhythm, Horst...

    5. August 12, 2013

      Bavarian leader makes car toll a coalition deal-breaker

      If Bavaria’s stubbornly independent prime minister gets his way, all foreign motorists on German highways will in future...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      June 4, 2013

      Merkel talks to water rescuer in flooded city

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to water rescuer Juergen Hochleitner as she visits the flooded Bavarian city of Passau...

    7. February 5, 2013

      States challenge Germany’s subsidies

      The two richest federal states in Germany have launched a constitutional challenge to the country’s system of tax transfers...

    8. October 21, 2012

      Bavarian ally backs Merkel’s balancing act

      Angela Merkel won a domestic victory at the weekend for her eurozone crisis management. Bavaria’s ruling conservative party...

    9. FT Alphaville

      July 18, 2012

      Nehmerländer!

      That’s one unhappy Minister-President of Bavaria venting on Tuesday. Aber was ist der Länderfinanzausgleich, you might well...

    10. July 9, 2012

      Terms agreed with Brussels over BayernLB

      German authorities have reached agreement with the European Commission on the terms of BayernLB’s restructuring after the...

    11. July 3, 2012

      Eurozone loans threat to German coalition

      One of the parties underpinning Angela Merkel’s coalition has threatened to topple the government should the chancellor...

    12. January 29, 2012

      Merkel faces backlash over EU pact

      Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is facing growing political pressure at home to demand stricter fiscal discipline from...

    13. September 13, 2011

      Merkel bids to quash Greece default talk

      Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, sought on Tuesday to quash speculation that a Greek default was imminent, insisting...

    14. October 18, 2010

      Berlin pushes for integration of immigrants

      The Berlin government is set to introduce laws to encourage the immigration of skilled workers, while also stepping up...

    15. October 18, 2010

      Merkel’s answer: make immigration work

      Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is not the sort of politician who makes aggressive “sound-bites” to grab the headlines...

    16. October 17, 2010

      Multicultural attempts ‘failed’, claims Merkel

      Germany’s attempts to form a multicultural society have “absolutely failed”, Angela Merkel, chancellor, has said in a stark...

    17. September 14, 2010

      Germany set to scrap conscription

      Military conscription looks set to be scrapped in Germany after the country’s ruling conservatives came out in favour of a...

    18. July 2, 2010

      Merkel allies call for stronger leadership

      Leading members of Angela Merkel's centre-right government in Germany yesterday called for stronger leadership and a clearer...

    19. July 2, 2010

      Merkel allies call for stronger leadership

      Leading members of Angela Merkel's centre-right government in Germany yesterday called for stronger leadership and a clearer...

    20. July 1, 2010

      Merkel’s allies call for stronger leadership

      Leading members of Angela Merkel’s centre-right government in Germany on Thursday called for stronger leadership and a...

    21. May 17, 2010

      Länder name price for supporting Berlin

      Powerful regional politicians in Germany’s ruling coalition have called for a financial-transaction tax and spending cuts by...

    22. February 26, 2010

      Merkel fails to quell divisions in coalition

      Sharp differences re-emerged in Germany's ruling centre-right government yesterday, in spite of efforts by the chancellor to...

    23. February 25, 2010

      Merkel fails to quell divisions in coalition

      Sharp differences re-emerged in Germany’s centre-right government on Thursday, despite efforts by Chancellor Angela Merkel...

    24. December 12, 2009

      Austrian lender locked in rescue talks

      Shareholders of Hypo Group Alpe Adria are locked in negotiations this weekend over how to rescue the crisis-hit Austrian...

    25. December 12, 2009

      Crisis talks for Hypo Group

      Shareholders of Hypo Group Alpe Adria are locked in negotiations this weekend over how to rescue the crisis-hit Austrian...

    26. December 1, 2009

      Austrian banking industry's problem child awaits a cash injection

      Hypo Group Alpe Adria is the problem child of the Austrian banking industry for whom no one wants to assume responsibility....

    27. September 26, 2009

      Merkel takes aim at SPD as campaign ends

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, concluded her re-election campaign on Saturday, addressing supporters in a semi-derelict...

    28. June 19, 2009

      German ‘bad bank’ extension under threat

      Party-political tensions in Germany are threatening to delay the extension of the government’s “bad bank” scheme to public...

    29. April 8, 2009

      EU old boys play politics with Turkey

      Centre-right governing parties in France and Germany have leapt on the awkward question of Turkey’s place in Europe for...

    30. February 9, 2009

      Profile: Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

      Appointing a new economic minister at the height of an economic crisis that has put the German government under serious...

    31. February 9, 2009

      Merkel acts swiftly in search for new economics minister

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, was last night pondering appointing a 36-year old lawyer as her new economics minister...

    32. February 9, 2009

      Merkel acts swiftly in search for new economics minister

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, was last night pondering appointing a 36-year old lawyer as her new economics minister...

    33. February 7, 2009

      Merkel ponders successor as Glos quits

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, was on Sunday pondering appointing a 36-year old lawyer as her new economics minister...

    34. November 30, 2008

      BayernLB set for €10bn bail-out

      The regional state of Bavaria is set to inject up to €10bn ($12.6bn) into BayernLB, in another sign that Germany’s ailing...

    35. October 1, 2008

      CSU leader resigns after defeat in Bavaria

      The Christian Social Union, the political ally of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, in the state of Bavaria, announced...

    36. October 1, 2008

      CSU leader resigns after defeat in Bavaria

      The Christian Social Union, the political ally of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, in the state of Bavaria, announced...

    37. September 30, 2008

      Germany’s CSU acts after poll defeat

      The Christian Social Union, the regional political allies of German chancellor Angela Merkel in the state of Bavaria,...

    38. May 13, 2008

      Get rid of the CAP

      From Maverecon (Willem Buiter): Alistair Darling, the UK chancellor of the exchequer, is fighting the good fight on policy...

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