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  1. 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...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Transatlantic trade deal draws public scepticism

    US and EU officials are struggling to gain public backing for the goals of a large transatlantic trade deal – with Americans...

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  1. April 9, 2014

    UK architect’s practice wins Nobel Centre contest

    For the first time in its 113-year history, the Nobel Prize Ceremony is to have its own home, a building on the Stockholm...

  2. April 8, 2014

    When punk met geek in Berlin

    It was the electronic pulse of a recently reunified city, the soundtrack of parties in abandoned warehouses across east...

  3. April 8, 2014

    Berlin secures energy concessions from EU

    Germany’s heavy industry will continue to be largely exempted from paying for the country’s switch to renewable energy,...

  4. MBA blog

    April 8, 2014

    Walking along the rope

    Two months ago, during one of the many team building exercises in the green region around Berlin, I experienced the...

  5. April 6, 2014

    Brussels bends to pressure from Germany on clean energy subsidies

    Brussels will this week bend to intense pressure from Berlin and relax planned curbs on subsidies for clean energy, clearing...

  6. April 2, 2014

    François Hollande boosts left in cabinet reshuffle

    President François Hollande has promoted prominent leftists in his revamped Socialist government days after appointing...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    March 31, 2014

    Taking selfies with Merkel

    Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters Pupils take “selfies” with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as she arrives at Robert-Jungk...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    March 27, 2014

    Testing testing

    Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper address a joint news...

  9. March 24, 2014

    St Oberholz, Berlin

    Where: Mitte, Berlin WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Yes Espresso: €1.80 Open: 8am-12am Mon-Thurs, 8am-3am Fri-Sat, 9am-12am Sun...

  10. March 24, 2014

    Pressure mounts on Angela Merkel over sanctions in Ukraine crisis

    When Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, meets Barack Obama, US president, at The Hague nuclear security summit on Monday,...

  11. March 23, 2014

    Germany’s property rush is based on concrete gold

    For Germans these days, some things that do not glitter are gold. A property boom across the biggest cities has been dubbed...

  12. March 20, 2014

    EU reaches deal on final piece of banking union

    Europe agreed the final piece of its banking union after marathon talks ended on Thursday, with a deal on a common system...

  13. March 17, 2014

    IQ/Schau lange in den dunklen Himmel, Maerzmusik Berlin – review

    An IQ test in eight parts, each longer and more complex than the last, is not necessarily what you expect when you buy a...

  14. March 16, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – March 17 Join an MBA conference The European School of Management and Technology is hosting the 2014 EFMD MBA...

  15. March 14, 2014

    Transatlantic trade talks hit German snag

    Germany has introduced a stumbling block to landmark EU-US trade negotiations by insisting that any pact must exclude a...

  16. March 13, 2014

    Renzi’s medicine will not cure Italy

    Since Matteo Renzi became Italy’s prime minister last month, there has been much curiosity over his economic plans. The hope...

  17. March 13, 2014

    A 3D-printed model of yourself (with optional six-pack)

    Ideas are continually cross-pollinating in business. So it was perhaps inevitable that two of the biggest trends in tech –...

  18. MBA blog

    March 12, 2014

    Learning wants more learning

    It was less than a year ago when, to celebrate a successful delivery for my client, I went out for a couple of drinks with...

  19. March 11, 2014

    Stand-off over Europe’s bank resolution plans

    Europe’s banking union plans are in danger of unravelling amid a protracted political stand-off over the system for shutting...

  20. Brussels Blog

    March 11, 2014

    The German veto on EU banking regulation

    German finance miniser Wolfgang Schäuble with Finland's Jutta Urpilainen at Monday's eurogroup The German finance ministry...

  21. March 10, 2014

    Europe prepares sanctions against Russia

    European officials were preparing sanctions against Russia and additional aid for Ukraine as diplomats acknowledged their...

  22. March 10, 2014

    Bayern Munich’s Uli Hoeness admits evading €18.5m in taxes

    Uli Hoeness, president of Bayern Munich football club and a former World Cup winner, on Monday admitted to evading €18.5m in...

  23. March 5, 2014

    Ukraine crisis tests Berlin’s new ‘culture of engagement’

    German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday faces the first test of a new foreign policy sketched out by her ministers in...

  24. February 28, 2014

    Ich bin auch ein Investor

    Last week I stood on the roof of the famous Reichstag building in Berlin and looked to the east. The television tower at the...

  25. February 26, 2014

    Cameron and Merkel camps play down hopes on EU talks

    Angela Merkel will on Thursday address MPs and peers at Westminster under a vast painting celebrating Anglo-German...

  26. February 26, 2014

    German ruling boosts Neo-Nazis bid to enter European Parliament

    Neo-Nazis and other German fringe parties on Thursday won a constitutional court ruling that will greatly boost their...

  27. February 25, 2014

    TPG Capital co-founder David Bonderman ‘contemplates’ IPO

    TPG Capital co-founder David Bonderman said he was “contemplating” an initial public offering for his private equity group,...

  28. February 24, 2014

    Ukraine must cease to be a tasty trophy for external rivals

    The main conclusion from the recent turmoil in Ukraine is that the country should not be given the hard choice of taking...

  29. February 23, 2014

    Merkel calls for Britain to remain at heart of Europe

    German chancellor Angela Merkel will urge Britain to ignore the eurosceptics and stay at the heart of the EU in a speech to...

  30. February 21, 2014

    ‘The Madness of July’, by James Naughtie

    The Madness of July, by James Naughtie, Head of Zeus, RRP£12.99, 352 pages If you listen to the Today programme on BBC Radio...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    February 18, 2014

    Merkel with the Carnival performers

    Sean Gallup/Getty German chancellor Angela Merkel poses with Carnival representatives and performers during the annual...

  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 rescue...

  33. Nick Butler

    February 16, 2014

    Could France and Germany create a common energy policy?

    On Wednesday the cabinets of the France and Germany will hold a joint meeting in Paris. The occasion is highly symbolic –...

  34. February 14, 2014

    Searching for hidden treasure at the Berlin Film Festival

    For better or worse, the lasting image of the 64th Berlinale is likely to remain that of Hollywood oddball Shia LaBeouf with...

  35. Brussels Blog

    February 14, 2014

    Leaked 'issues note': Who pays for EU bank bailouts?

    Workers shutter a branch of Laiki Bank, which was closed under Cyprus' €10bn bailout last year For those not following every...

  36. The World

    February 14, 2014

    Does Renzi owe his job to Draghi?

    (EPA) Do last week’s German constitutional court ruling lambasting – but failing to overturn – the ECB’s crisis-fighting...

  37. 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...

  38. February 7, 2014

    Short cuts: La Maremma, Como Hotels and 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

    Tuscany With its ancient villages, sandy beaches and Etruscan remains, La Maremma is increasingly the Tuscan destination of...

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