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  1. Nick Butler

    April 13, 2014

    Germany sets a new tone on energy policy

    The subtle redesign of Germany energy policy agreed by the government in Berlin last week sends some important signals not...

  2. March 27, 2014

    Official warns EU-US trade deal at risk over investor cases

    Negotiations to create a transatlantic free trade zone risk collapsing if the EU has to drop a provision giving investors...

  1. February 14, 2014

    German minister quits amid child pornography probe

    A senior minister in Angela Merkel’s cabinet resigned on Friday because he had tipped off an opposition politician last...

  2. February 12, 2014

    Germany raises growth forecast

    The German government on Wednesday raised its 2014 growth forecast and pledged to foster domestic investment and...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    February 12, 2014

    Booming growth

    Johannes Eisele/AFP Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s energy and economy minister, gives a statement in Berlin. The German...

  4. The World

    January 30, 2014

    In the Picture: EU Energy Crisis

    Getty Images By Toby Luckhurst Europe is beset by rising energy prices, driven by the increasing competitiveness of shale...

  5. The World

    January 28, 2014

    German labour market reforms à la Française

    (Getty) News that François Hollande had a meeting recently with Peter Hartz, architect of Germany’s labour market reforms of...

  6. January 21, 2014

    Germany cautions on impact of renewables

    Germany’s transition to renewable energy has strained Europe’s largest economy to its limit, the economy minister said on...

  7. January 3, 2014

    Angela Merkel attempts to calm immigration row

    Angela Merkel sought to defuse the growing row in Germany over EU migration on Friday by announcing plans for a government...

  8. December 14, 2013

    Germany’s SPD backs coalition with Merkel’s CDU

    Germany’s SPD members, voting in an unprecedented party referendum, have backed the planned coalition with chancellor Angela...

  9. December 13, 2013

    Germany’s SPD leaders confident vote endorses joining coalition

    Heavy turnout in an unprecedented referendum has bolstered confidence among the leadership of Germany’s centre-left SPD that...

  10. 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...

  11. November 27, 2013

    Angela Merkel secures right-left German coalition deal

    Angela Merkel and her coalition partners have agreed on a deal that would bring pension increases, a national minimum wage,...

  12. 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...

  13. November 19, 2013

    Fate of German coalition hinges on SPD referendum

    On the face of it, chancellor Angela Merkel holds all the aces in the negotiations to form Germany’s next coalition...

  14. 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...

  15. October 20, 2013

    Germany’s opposition SPD sets out demands for coalition deal

    Germany’s opposition Social Democrats cleared the way on Sunday for weeks of hard bargaining on a coalition agreement with...

  16. October 17, 2013

    CDU and SPD agree to start negotiations for ‘grand coalition’

    Leaders of Germany’s Christian Democrats and Social Democrats agreed on Thursday to launch negotiations to form a left-right...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. September 23, 2013

    Merkel says Europe policy will remain unchanged

    A triumphant Angela Merkel, celebrating her victory in the German general election, dismissed suggestions on Monday that she...

  20. August 13, 2013

    Germany’s election campaign becomes tale of colour coalitions

    Whatever happens in the German election campaign over the next five-and-a-half weeks, the outcome will almost certainly be...

  21. May 10, 2013

    Speed limit gaffe puts Germany’s Social Democrats in spin

    In the view of many observers, the greatest sacred cow in US politics is the right to carry a gun. In Germany, the same...

  22. April 28, 2013

    Greens and SPD close ranks in battle against Angela Merkel

    Germany’s main centre-left opposition parties closed ranks over the weekend in their uphill battle against Angela Merkel,...

  23. March 18, 2013

    Cyprus shows German line is hardening

    When news of the Cyprus bailout trickled through to Berlin on Saturday morning, bearing with it the potentially alarming...

  24. March 11, 2013

    SPD unveils agenda for German elections

    Greater social justice, higher taxes for the wealthy, and a statutory minimum wage will be at the heart of a left-leaning...

  25. FT Alphaville

    January 9, 2013

    Take the German political landscape, add Cypriot banks slowly, do not allow to boil... umm, whoops

    From a report by Germany’s spy agency in early November arguing that the main beneficiaries of aid to Cypriot banks would be...

  26. 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...

  27. August 8, 2012

    Berlin denies rift over euro crisis

    Suggestions of a split in German policy over the way ahead in tackling the crisis in the eurozone, between the government in...

  28. August 6, 2012

    German opposition backs fiscal union

    Germany’s opposition Social Democratic party has thrown its weight behind calls for a change in the German constitution, to...

  29. June 28, 2012

    German leaders raise euro break-up

    With Germany underwriting a growing list of troubled eurozone countries, and talks to solve the crisis apparently...

  30. June 26, 2012

    Merkel urged to back euro crisis measures

    Sigmar Gabriel, leader of Germany’s opposition Social Democratic party, on Tuesday called for Berlin to back urgent crisis...

  31. April 23, 2012

    Germany fears French threat to EU fiscal pact

    Fears are growing in Berlin that the process of ratification of the eurozone’s new fiscal pact could be called into question...

  32. January 4, 2012

    German president rejects calls to quit

    Germany’s president on Wednesday rejected calls for his resignation, insisting that he had done “nothing illegal” in...

  33. September 18, 2011

    Merkel rocked by Berlin election setback

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government was rocked on Sunday night when the Free Democrats, the junior partner in her national...

  34. September 8, 2011

    Trichet defends ‘impeccable’ ECB record

    Jean-Claude Trichet has vented his anger at German critics of the European Central Bank’s handling of the eurozone debt...

  35. September 8, 2011

    Berlin finds rare ‘treaty change’ consensus

    Angela Merkel’s father died last week, but the German chancellor has hardly had a moment to mourn him. She cancelled a...

  36. August 16, 2011

    Solid reasons why eurobonds can be made to work

    From Professor Stuart Holland. Sir, Otmar Issing’s “Slithering to the wrong kind of union” (August 9) carries the authority...

  37. June 30, 2011

    Germans vote to scrap nuclear power

    Germany took a decisive step on Thursday towards ending a generation-long tussle about atomic energy when a cross-party...

  38. March 27, 2011

    Poll defeat to fuel Merkel’s critics

    The almost certain defeat of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union in its strongest heartland – the wealthy...

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