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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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 German...

    2. 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 the...

    3. February 16, 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...

    4. 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, buoyed...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 the...

    7. 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 fiscally...

    8. 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...

    9. 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 Germany...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 controversial...

    12. 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 George...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 countries...

    15. 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 rescue...

    16. 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...

    17. 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 figures...

    18. 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 banking...

    19. 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 they...

    20. 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 in...

    21. July 21, 2013

      A Grexit is starting to look more feasible for Athens

      I would like to ask all of you not to continue at this time this discussion on a new haircut It is not in your interest.”...

    22. July 10, 2013

      Brussels sets up clash with Berlin over banks

      Brussels is confronting Berlin over the future of Europe’s banking union, with a fast-tracked plan for a powerful bank...

    23. June 11, 2013

      Q&A: Germany’s constitutional court and the ECB bond-buying plan

      Germany’s constitutional court is due to hear two days of testimony on Tuesday and Wednesday as it weighs the legality of...

    24. May 14, 2013

      Germany backs depositor preference in bank bail-in plans

      Europe moved closer to favouring big uninsured depositors over bondholders when imposing losses on a failing bank’s...

    25. May 12, 2013

      Schäuble warns EU bank rescue agency needs treaty changes

      Germany’s finance minister has warned that a single EU bailout agency and rescue fund for ailing banks is legally untenable...

    26. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2013

      Spanish yields and the ECB's austerity defence

      The chart above shows the decline in Spanish bond yields “occurring at a time that Spain has announced that it had not hit...

    27. March 12, 2013

      Bundesbank warns Paris on deficit target

      François Hollande has declared that France will significantly overshoot its budget deficit commitment this year, earning a...

    28. March 5, 2013

      UK isolated as EU backs bonus cap

      Britain has lost its campaign to stop a strict EU cap on bankers’ bonuses after its 11th-hour fightback secured no more than...

    29. FT Alphaville

      January 30, 2013

      Germany won't stand in Cyprus' way, apparently

      Cyprus, the small economy with the relatively massive bank recapitalisation problem, may have some kind of good news in its...

    30. FT Alphaville

      December 13, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Eurozone common bank regulator agreed: Eurozone finance ministers finally agreed a plan to cede power to a common bank...

    31. December 5, 2012

      Banking disunion

      The EU has set a target of year’s end for a deal on the framework for a banking union. This week, however, Wolfgang...

    32. November 21, 2012

      German doubts force rethink on Greece

      German objections to suffering losses on official loans to Greece have forced the eurozone to explore more complex means of...

    33. November 6, 2012

      Walking the walk on global taxation

      Wolfgang Schäuble and George Osborne, finance ministers of Germany and the UK, call for “concerted international...

    34. November 5, 2012

      Osborne to act on corporate tax avoidance

      George Osborne signalled a crackdown on multinationals that use aggressive tactics to cut their tax bills on Monday, in a...

    35. July 25, 2012

      Spanish borrowing costs continue to rise

      Spain’s two-year bond yields spiked to above 7 per cent on Wednesday, fuelling fears that Madrid is in effect shut out of...

    36. July 24, 2012

      Germany backs Spanish austerity plans

      Germany on Tuesday threw its considerable weight behind the reform and austerity programme of the Spanish government, in the...

    37. July 24, 2012

      Germany to defend ‘safe haven’ status

      Leaders of the eurozone’s strongest economies have countered Moody’s decision to lower its opinion of their...

    38. July 19, 2012

      German lawmakers approve Spanish rescue

      The German parliament voted on Thursday by a large majority to approve a eurozone rescue programme of up to €100bn to...

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