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    1. December 17, 2014

      European leaders balk at Kiev’s pleas to fill $15bn funding gap

      European leaders are balking at providing additional financial aid for Ukraine despite an urgent need to fill a $15bn...

    2. December 17, 2014

      German businesses face inheritance tax shake-up

      Germany must overhaul rules that grant sweeping inheritance tax exemptions to beneficiaries of family-owned corporate...

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    1. December 15, 2014

      Berlin and Brussels rage over road tolls

      A row has erupted between Berlin and Brussels over Germany’s contentious plan to introduce motorway tolls for cars that only...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Eurozone spreads widen on ‘Grexit’ fears

      The eurozone “convergence” trade has worked well for most of 2014. But is it time to bet on a reversal next year?...

    3. December 9, 2014

      France and Germany share the pain over fund for bank failures

      Germany and France are to share the pain for funding Europe’s banking union, under a deal that eases French lenders’...

    4. December 8, 2014

      Paris and Berlin seek to delay cuts in EU car emissions standards

      France and Germany have moved to stave off another round of carbon emissions cuts for vehicles sold in the EU, setting the...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      December 5, 2014

      Eyes and ears on Ghani

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Afghani President Ashraf Ghani take part in a press conference at the Federal...

    6. December 5, 2014

      Communist heirs win control of German state of Thuringia

      Germany’s far-left Linke party, the successor to the former East German Communists, on Friday won control of its first...

    7. December 3, 2014

      Germany to redouble efforts to meet 2020 emission targets

      Germany unveiled plans on Wednesday to redouble efforts to meet its 2020 carbon dioxide emissions cut pledge with measures...

    8. December 1, 2014

      Baal, Deutsches Theater (Kammerspiele), Berlin – review

      Bertolt Brecht’s first full-length play received its belated Berlin premiere here at the Deutsches Theater in 1926, revised...

    9. November 30, 2014

      The Past, Schaubühne, Berlin – review

      A bit of well-judged self-parody seldom goes amiss. About two-thirds of the way through Constanza Macras’s 100-minute...

    10. November 30, 2014

      BMW to launch pay-as-you-go car club in London

      BMW will this week launch its pay-as-you-go car club in London in the latest sign of carmakers’ eagerness to tap the...

    11. November 28, 2014

      David Cameron faces hard grind to persuade voters on immigration

      David Cameron’s long-awaited speech on Europe and immigration finally arrived on Friday, heralded by approbatory headlines...

    12. November 27, 2014

      Die Frau vom Meer, Deutsches Theater, Berlin – review

      The Lady from the Sea goes against the grain of Ibsen’s other female-protagonist dramas. Faced with a choice between...

    13. November 27, 2014

      Euro-MPs eye action to break up Google

      The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for EU regulators to consider Google’s break-up, capping a torrid...

    14. November 20, 2014

      Protean artist who was constantly on the move

      The career of Mike Nichols proved the old artist’s adage that one way to remain critic-proof is to be continually moving....

    15. November 20, 2014

      Climate fund pledges rise to $9.3bn

      British ministers have come under fire for pledging up to £720m in aid to help poor countries deal with climate change after...

    16. November 13, 2014

      John Major warns EU over ‘serious possibility’ of UK quitting

      There is a serious possibility that Britain could leave the EU, and it will be dissuaded only if allies make significant...

    17. November 13, 2014

      Germany shares UK concerns over EU migration and benefits

      Germany shares some of the British Tories’ concerns about EU migration – but only some. And it has little sympathy for the...

    18. November 12, 2014

      Eurozone policy makers braced for weak growth figures

      The economic strategy of eurozone leaders is set to come under renewed pressure on Friday, with gross domestic product data...

    19. November 10, 2014

      Tagebuch eines Verschollenen/La voix humaine, Staatsoper Berlin – review

      A Czech villager in love with a gypsy girl. A Parisian woman on the telephone with her ex-lover. The villager must leave all...

    20. November 9, 2014

      Angela Merkel: ‘fall of Wall showed us dreams can come true’

      Angela Merkel said on Sunday that the fall of the Berlin Wall should serve as inspiration in tackling today’s global...

    21. November 8, 2014

      Gorbachev warns world on ‘the brink of a new cold war’

      Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Saturday that the Ukraine crisis had brought the world to “the brink...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      November 7, 2014

      Merkel commemorates Berlin wall anniversary

      Markus Schreiber/AP German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a special session of the German parliament to commemorate the...

    23. November 7, 2014

      Berlin: a tale of two cities

      It was the early evening of November 9 1989. The East German people were rebelling. In a televised press conference, the...

    24. November 7, 2014

      The East German border guard who opened the Berlin Wall

      At first his men refused to obey. It was only when Lieutenant Harald Jäger gave the order a second and then a third time...

    25. November 6, 2014

      Bliss it was to be alive, but to be a Berliner was very heaven

      The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9 1989 was not something that could be understood; it could only be felt. One word...

    26. November 6, 2014

      After 25 years Germany needs a foreign policy

      Germany is casting around for a foreign policy. To say Angela Merkel’s government has embraced the task with unbridled...

    27. November 5, 2014

      German rail strike to hit events that mark fall of Berlin Wall

      Germany’s train drivers severely disrupted the country’s rail network on Wednesday at the start of a four-day strike, the...

    28. November 5, 2014

      Fall of Berlin Wall remains region’s best chance to heal wounds

      In his new book The Trouble with History, Adam Michnik, a courageous Polish dissident intellectual under communism, writes:...

    29. November 2, 2014

      Entrepreneurs in step with a growing venture

      Milan has carved a name for itself as Italy’s fashion and design capital. Style is in the city’s DNA and even those with...

    30. October 31, 2014

      Street photography in Berlin

      It is a grey autumn afternoon at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, but despite the weather there’s a happy, chattering, throng of...

    31. October 31, 2014

      Remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall

      The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, by Mary Elise Sarotte, Basic Books, RRP£18.99/$27.99, 320 pages...

    32. October 29, 2014

      Governments sign deal against tax evasion

      Fifty-one countries have pledged to pass on financial data after signing an agreement in Berlin to crack down on tax...

    33. October 24, 2014

      Traded life policies aren’t dead yet

      It’s not been a great few weeks for stock market investors and unfortunately in the short term I don’t think matters will...

    34. October 21, 2014

      Die Schöne Helena, Komische Oper Berlin/Der Zarewitsch, Staatsoperette Dresden – review

      Two state capitals, two operetta premieres, two gay takes on dated subject matter, two very different outcomes. Is operetta...

    35. FT Alphaville

      October 20, 2014

      Spending versus consolidation, German political capital edition

      Two sets of charts from BCA Research with unclear implications: One interpretation of these charts is that they explain the...

    36. October 10, 2014

      Uber to slash Berlin ride-sharing fares to steer round city’s ban

      Uber, the taxi app group, is slashing prices as it seeks to navigate restrictions imposed by authorities and overturn a ban...

    37. October 7, 2014

      Performers for hire

      Ever had a party swanky enough to justify hiring a musician, but at a loss as to how to find one? Berlin-based Sidestage...

    38. October 6, 2014

      Tosca, Staatsoper Berlin, Schiller Theater – review

      How is this actually possible? How can the leading opera house of the German capital open its season with something so...

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