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    1. May 18, 2016

      German polls add to pressure on Social Democrats’ leader

      Sigmar Gabriel, leader of Germany’s Social Democrats, is set to face fresh questions over his leadership after a series...

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      May 9, 2016

      Greek bonds rally ahead of eurogroup

      It’s Europe Day for the EU institutions on Monday, and stop us if you think you’ve heard this before, but investors are...

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    1. April 27, 2016

      Germany seeks lead in electric car race with €1bn subsidies

      The German government on Wednesday unveiled a €1bn programme to subsidise the sale of electric cars, as it seeks to...

    2. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Germany unveils €1bn plan to subsidise electric cars

      The German government has unveiled a €1bn programme to subsidise the sale of electric cars as it seeks to protect the...

    3. April 14, 2016

      Germany sets out plans for migrant integration law

      Germany has set out plans to impose sanctions on asylum seekers who refuse language lessons or fail to stay in assigned...

    4. March 23, 2016

      Merkel government ends divisions over refugee spending

      German chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has ended a serious dispute over the costs of its refugee policy by...

    5. Brussels Blog

      February 15, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Greece and The Wall

      This is Monday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    6. Brussels Blog

      January 20, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Davos and refugees

      The Wednesday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here. At...

    7. January 8, 2016

      Police chief steps down as Cologne sex attacks pressure Merkel

      Cologne’s police chief stepped down on Friday under intense criticism for his handling of a wave of sexual assaults on...

    8. December 18, 2015

      Tusk joins Italian premier in attacking Berlin over gas pipeline

      Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, became the latest senior politician to criticise plans for a new...

    9. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Leader of Germany's SPD suffers blow to prestige

      Sigmar Gabriel, head of the German social democrats and chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partner, has suffered a...

    10. November 29, 2015

      Eastern Europe to confront Berlin over new Russian gas pipeline

      Eastern Europe is girding for another clash with Berlin over a Russian gas pipeline that would circumvent Ukraine and...

    11. November 15, 2015

      Paris attacks spur fresh calls for new EU border controls

      Europe’s already charged debate over the influx of Middle East refugees was given fresh fuel by the attacks on Paris,...

    12. beyondbrics

      November 10, 2015

      Fortress Europe is the biggest threat to Ukraine’s future

      The European Union finds itself in the midst of multiple crises. It might be torn apart by the refugee crisis, the rise...

    13. October 12, 2015

      Power groups boosted by Germany nuclear clean-up verdict

      Utility companies under pressure over fears that they might not have made sufficient provisions to pay for Germany’s...

    14. September 20, 2015

      German ministers at odds over migrant influx

      Members of Germany’s coalition government were openly at odds over how to respond to Europe’s migrant crisis after its...

    15. September 17, 2015

      Head of Germany’s migrant office quits after misjudging crisis

      The head of Germany’s office for migration and refugees resigned on Thursday, just days after admitting he had failed...

    16. September 14, 2015

      EU members impose emergency controls

      A wave of EU member states imposed emergency border controls on Monday as fallout from the refugee crisis put the...

    17. August 10, 2015

      Germany’s SPD struggles as Merkel’s popularity grows

      Beleaguered German Social Democrat leader Sigmar Gabriel has hit back at suggestions that his party stands no chance in...

    18. July 8, 2015

      Alexis Tsipras loses Sigmar Gabriel, his last best hope in Germany

      When Greece infuriated its creditors by abandoning bailout talks and instead calling a national referendum, the most...

    19. Nick Butler

      July 6, 2015

      Germany — decision means the coal industry lives on

      Last week’s decision on the future of the German energy policy by Sigmar Gabriel — the economics minister and Angela...

    20. June 24, 2015

      Berlin set to scrap plans for climate change levy on power sector

      Germany will scrap plans to raise emissions charges for older coal-fired power stations, bowing to pressure from the...

    21. June 7, 2015

      Germany’s ruling coalition closes ranks on Greek crisis

      German chancellor Angela Merkel is under growing domestic pressure to maintain a tough line in the Greek crisis, as...

    22. May 24, 2015

      Germany’s decision on coal brings a clash of wills

      The conflict at the heart of Germany’s energy policy is coming to a head. Can Germany claim to be an environmental...

    23. Nick Butler

      May 24, 2015

      The burning issue of German coal

      The conflict at the heart of Germany’s energy policy is finally coming to a head. Can Germany claim to be an...

    24. May 11, 2015

      Germany’s Social Democrats hit by poll setback in Bremen

      Germany’s Social Democrats, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partners, on Sunday suffered their worst-ever...

    25. April 30, 2015

      EU to probe popular US sites over data use and search

      Brussels is set to widen its front against US tech companies just two weeks after the launch of its landmark...

    26. April 15, 2015

      Google’s foes in Germany and France cheer antitrust charges

      The launch of EU antitrust charges against Google has triggered celebrations in Berlin and Paris, where European...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      April 1, 2015

      Cabinet meeting at the Chancellery

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel arrive at a cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in...

    28. January 21, 2015

      German populist leader quits after Hitler pose emerges

      Pegida, the fast-growing German anti-Islamisation movement, was thrown into disarray on Wednesday when its leader quit...

    29. November 27, 2014

      Germany drops opposition to EU trade deal with Canada

      Germany has dropped its opposition to an EU trade deal with Canada despite continuing concerns over the inclusion of...

    30. November 24, 2014

      Q&A: Germany’s Energiewende

      Last month, Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s vice-chancellor, warned Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Löfven that there would be...

    31. November 24, 2014

      German plea to Sweden over threat to coal mines

      Germany has made a dramatic appeal to Sweden to help it out of an energy dilemma that threatens Europe’s biggest...

    32. FT Tech Hub

      November 23, 2014

      Can the EU break up Google?

      On Friday we reported that the European parliament is threatening to break up Google. More precisely, it is likely to...

    33. October 22, 2014

      Clean energy proves a costly exercise for Germany

      From the windswept polders of Schleswig-Holstein, where fields are dotted with wind turbines and farmers’ barns covered...

    34. October 14, 2014

      Germany slashes its economic forecasts

      Berlin has slashed its growth forecast for this year and the next, a move that highlights the government’s mounting...

    35. September 25, 2014

      Germany expresses concerns about US and Canada trade deals

      Germany has put new barriers in the way of the EU’s proposed trade deals with Canada and the US by declaring outright...

    36. August 23, 2014

      Germany urges Ukraine to accept federal solution with separatists

      Angela Merkel has urged Russia to engage in a peace plan with Ukraine’s government during her first visit to Kiev since...

    37. August 5, 2014

      Russia to sue German defence company

      Russia’s defence ministry is preparing to sue Rheinmetall, the German defence contractor whom the German government...

    38. July 30, 2014

      Germany drops proposed green pylon route amid strong opposition

      Germany’s plans for new network of electricity pylons to distribute green power around the country have suffered a...

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