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    2. October 22, 2014

      Clean energy proves a costly exercise for Germany

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    1. 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 concerns...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 the...

    4. 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 ordered...

    5. 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 setback...

    6. July 4, 2014

      Germany relaxes opposition to fracking 

      Germany is to relax its outright opposition to fracking by allowing field trials of the controversial technology in a step...

    7. June 29, 2014

      Transcript: FT interview with Wolfgang Schäuble

      This is a transcript of an interview with Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, by Stefan Wagstyl, the FT’s chief...

    8. June 26, 2014

      Germany and EU row over energy subsidies

      Brussels and Berlin traded barbs on Thursday amid a bitter row over EU competition rules allegedly scuppering reforms to...

    9. June 23, 2014

      Reforming Germany’s green energy plans

      As Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s economy and energy minister, made a speech about significant reforms to the country’s renewable...

    10. June 22, 2014

      Merkel versus Renzi for the future of the eurozone

      Behind the big battle for the presidency of the European Commission lies an important debate that has not yet caught much...

    11. June 21, 2014

      Leftwing leaders back Juncker for top Brussels post

      PARIS, June 21 – Leftwing European leaders agreed on Saturday to back Luxembourg conservative Jean-Claude Juncker for the...

    12. The World

      June 20, 2014

      Merkel returns from Brazil break to coalition headache

      Just when it seemed that European politics could get no harder for Angela Merkel, a new complication has emerged in the...

    13. June 11, 2014

      Germany to tighten arms export rules

      Germany is preparing to tighten regulation of the country’s arms industry after exports to countries outside the EU reached...

    14. June 4, 2014

      Berlin prepares to allow fracking

      Germany is set to lift its ban on fracking as early as next year, after caving in to business demands that it should reduce...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      May 8, 2014

      Activists press for Snowden appearance

      Adam Berry/AFP Activists wearing effigies of German chancellor Angela Merkel and vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel take part in...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. February 12, 2014

      Germany raises growth forecast

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

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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