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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. February 12, 2014

      Germany raises growth forecast

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

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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