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    1. January 22, 2016

      Lessons from the past are key to Europe’s survival

      The historic scale of the crisis facing Europe is dawning on its elites. In Davos a series of political leaders lined...

    2. January 21, 2016

      EU told it has 6 weeks to save Schengen border-free travel

      Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, has warned that the EU has “six to eight weeks” to save the Schengen system of...

    1. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Dutch PM: EU has 6-8 weeks to save Schengen

      Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, has warned that the European Union has “six to eight weeks” to save the Schengen...

    2. December 13, 2015

      Person of the Year: Angela Merkel – The transformation of a cautious chancellor

      Days after returning from difficult negotiations over a third Greek debt bailout, Angela Merkel met a group of school...

    3. November 12, 2015

      Schäuble warns of refugee ‘avalanche’ in dig at Merkel

      Germany may be facing “an avalanche” of refugees triggered by “careless” actions, Wolfgang Schäuble, the country’s...

    4. November 3, 2015

      Osborne’s two-speed Europe plan meets Berlin’s approval

      George Osborne has set out for the first time the grand bargain he believes Britain can strike with its 27 European...

    5. October 29, 2015

      If Angela Merkel is ousted, Europe will unravel

      It is more accurate to call it panic than plotting. This week I spent time in the company of members of Angela Merkel’s...

    6. September 20, 2015

      Perplexing failure of Europe’s centre-left

      One of the political puzzles of continental Europe is the persistently poor performance of the centre-left. Events...

    7. August 19, 2015

      German parliament backs latest Greek bailout

      The German parliament on Wednesday backed the latest €86bn Greek rescue deal, opening the way for the immediate release...

    8. July 30, 2015

      Schäuble outlines plan to limit European Commission powers

      German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble is proposing to strip the European Commission of some of its core oversight...

    9. July 21, 2015

      Tough approach to Greece makes Schäuble the toast of Germany

      When Angela Merkel was general secretary of the Christian Democrats and Wolfgang Schäuble was party chairman, the pair...

    10. July 21, 2015

      Europe’s confused attitude to German leadership

      We are in an interval during the long Greek tragedy, in a gap between the wailings of the chorus but still far from the...

    11. July 16, 2015

      Germany’s Wolfgang Schäuble puts Grexit back on the agenda

      Days after Greece appeared to escape crashing out of the euro, hawkish German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has...

    12. July 13, 2015

      Greece’s brutal creditors have demolished the eurozone project

      A few things that many of us took for granted, and that some of us believed in, ended in a single weekend. By forcing...

    13. July 10, 2015

      Greece crisis: Tsipras submits new plan to bailout monitors

      The Greek government submitted its highly anticipated plan for the country’s economic overhaul to bailout authorities...

    14. June 17, 2015

      Greek showdown widens Merkel’s rift with Schäuble

      The EU’s showdown with Greece is bringing to the surface longstanding differences between Angela Merkel and her...

    15. May 13, 2015

      Germany not rushing to compromise over EU for Cameron’s sake

      David Cameron might have felt encouraged about engaging Berlin in his drive for big EU reforms after German chancellor...

    16. May 12, 2015

      Europe refuses to be rushed on UK demands for treaty change

      David Cameron’s hopes for a far-reaching overhaul of Britain’s relationship with the EU were dealt an early setback on...

    17. April 17, 2015

      Tory campaign fillip as Lagarde and Schäuble praise UK economy

      The Conservatives have received a double pre-election boost with the head of the International Monetary Fund and the...

    18. FT Alphaville

      April 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Greece is now even more likely to go bust in May after German finance...

    19. February 19, 2015

      Greeks search for hint of daylight between Schäuble and Merkel

      If Wolfgang Schäuble is bluffing, he is doing a brilliant job of it. The tough German finance minister’s response to...

    20. February 17, 2015

      Greece bailout talks collapse in acrimony

      A crucial meeting of eurozone finance ministers over the future of Greece’s bailout broke down in acrimony after Athens...

    21. February 11, 2015

      Greece set for eurozone showdown

      Greece’s Yanis Varoufakis heads for showdown talks with his fellow eurozone finance ministers on Wednesday afternoon,...

    22. February 9, 2015

      Merkel pours cold water on Greece’s push to end bailout

      Chancellor Angela Merkel poured cold water on a push by Greece’s new government to end its bailout and strike a new...

    23. FT Alphaville

      February 6, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande will head to Moscow to attempt to break...

    24. February 5, 2015

      Mentioning the war: a Greek strategy to win German hearts

      Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister, was in Berlin on Thursday for a meeting with Wolfgang Schäuble, his...

    25. February 5, 2015

      Showdown in Berlin leaves leading actors poles apart

      It was not quite Ill Met by Moonlight , the film in which second world war commandos and Greek guerrillas help kidnap a...

    26. February 5, 2015

      Greece’s rift with Germany deepens

      The clash of the finance ministers: Scenes from a stand-off A showdown between the finance ministers of Greece and...

    27. February 4, 2015

      Greece’s new government braces for collision with Germany

      A new Greek government emboldened by a popular mandate to discard the country’s hated bailout will come face to face on...

    28. November 12, 2014

      Berlin takes aim at Luxembourg tax deals

      Berlin has taken a swipe at the new head of the European Commission by questioning the fairness of hundreds of...

    29. October 26, 2014

      Germans must show their country can still be a force for freedom

      Twenty-five years ago, Germany and Europe were on the threshold of an appointment with history. In May 1989 President...

    30. August 14, 2014

      Russian shadow unsettles German business confidence

      Ulf Schneider admits his clients are “really worried”. “Things have changed dramatically,” says the founder of Russia...

    31. March 27, 2014

      Protect Britain’s interests in a two-speed Europe

      Germany and the UK are performing well economically. Both are forecast to grow by about 2 per cent this year. Our...

    32. February 18, 2014

      Schäuble signals German concession on EU bank rescue fund

      Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, has suggested Berlin is prepared to speed up the pooling of EU bank...

    33. January 31, 2014

      Merkel coalition partner criticises Schäuble EU bank rescue deal

      Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners have moved to undermine her finance minister’s hard-fought deal on an EU bank...

    34. January 8, 2014

      Germany defends economic policies after US criticism

      Germany defended its economic policies on Wednesday against US criticism even as Berlin posted near-record monthly...

    35. January 5, 2014

      Jack Lew to press Germany to boost domestic demand

      Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, will renew pressure on Germany to boost domestic demand and embrace a deeper...

    36. December 12, 2013

      Germany’s SPD hints at greater solidarity with troubled EU states

      The way Germany’s Social Democrats tell it, they are already changing Angela Merkel’s European policies – even before...

    37. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks rose for a second day after a slump in US home sales reported Friday eased speculation about Fed tapering....

    38. July 22, 2013

      Schäuble keeps quiet on mounting cost to Germany of Europe’s woes

      Spare a thought for Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s 70-year-old finance minister. A politician of unparalleled experience...

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