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      Hamburg leads hopes UK will stay in the club

      Few places in Germany would feel the impact of a British exit from the EU as much as Hamburg’s Anglo-German Club, a...

    2. February 8, 2016

      Aleppo’s agony will test the resolve of Europe

      With each day that passes, Europe’s migrant crisis deepens. In the past few weeks, EU governments have tried and failed...

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      German exports are hitting records,domestic consumption is strong and wages are rising...
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    1. February 4, 2016

      Angela Merkel’s open door has harmed those it was meant to help

      Rescuing those displaced by conflict is a basic international responsibility. In Syria there are 11m such people....

    2. February 3, 2016

      Germany to limit north African asylum seekers

      Angela Merkel’s government has backed plans to curb the number of asylum seekers coming to Germany from Tunisia,...

    3. February 1, 2016

      Call to use guns on illegal migrants sharpens German debate

      A rightwing German politician’s suggestion that police must “if necessary use firearms” to stop migrants illegally...

    4. January 29, 2016

      Renzi-Merkel affair turns to partnership of convenience

      The high point in Angela Merkel’s relationship with Matteo Renzi may have come a year ago, when the youthful Italian...

    5. January 28, 2016

      Hard-headed humanity can save Angela Merkel

      Angela Merkel wants to save Europe. She must first save herself. The German chancellor’s lodestar is unity within the...

    6. January 25, 2016

      Germans losing patience with Angela Merkel’s migrant policy

      Angela Merkel threw open Germany’s doors to desperate migrants this summer with a historic welcome. But after more than...

    7. January 20, 2016

      German president backs refugee quotas as Austria sets first cap

      Germany’s president warned on Wednesday that refugee quotas might be “morally and politically necessary” as...

    8. January 19, 2016

      Only Germany can tame east-west tensions in Europe

      Even on its own, the refugee and migrant crisis is stirring such discord among governments as to threaten EU unity....

    9. January 17, 2016

      Gloom gathers over the challenges that Germany faces

      This is going to be a difficult year for Germany, one in which the policies of the past may turn out to be...

    10. January 15, 2016

      Taboos shattered as Germany agonises over Cologne attacks

      Maria, a 17-year-old, has painful memories of New Year’s Eve, when throngs of young men sexually assaulted her outside...

    11. Brussels Blog

      January 15, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Is Angela Merkel in trouble?

      This is Friday’s edition of our new morning Brussels Briefing. To get it every day in your email inbox, sign up here....

    12. January 13, 2016

      Carefully cultivated Polish-German alliance begins to fray

      Germany-Poland: A war of words Four years ago, in the shadow of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, Poland’s foreign minister...

    13. January 12, 2016

      Merkel seeks to toughen laws on immigrants

      Angela Merkel’s government has proposed sweeping changes to Germany’s laws on immigrants that would allow the country...

    14. January 12, 2016

      Anti-refugee protesters rampage in Leipzig

      An anti-immigration demonstration in Germany’s eastern city of Leipzig on Monday night was followed by violence when a...

    15. January 11, 2016

      Cologne attacks create a defining moment for German tolerance

      The days when Germans stood in their thousands on railway platforms to welcome refugees entering their country are long...

    16. January 10, 2016

      Merkel under pressure as public outrage over Cologne attacks grows

      German chancellor Angela Merkel is facing increasing pressure at home after her justice minister warned that attackers...

    17. January 8, 2016

      Merkel cannot afford to see another Cologne

      Angela Merkel’s decision to allow more than 1m migrants from the Middle East and north Africa to take refuge in Germany...

    18. January 7, 2016

      Cologne sex assaults test the limits of German tolerance

      Germany’s warm welcome for refugees was displayed last summer by the enthusiastic reception the bedraggled newcomers...

    19. January 6, 2016

      Merkel calls for safer spaces after Cologne city sex attacks

      Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Germany’s local authorities to ensure that public places remain safe for women...

    20. January 5, 2016

      Sex assaults threaten to inflame Germany’s migration battle

      Scores of alleged sexual assaults against German women during New Year’s celebrations in Cologne have added another...

    21. January 1, 2016

      Munich rail stations reopen after Isis terror alert

      Police in Germany reopened two railway stations in Munich that had been closed an hour before midnight on New Year’s...

    22. December 31, 2015

      Munich says €300m concert hall will strike the right note

      Despite the stream of errors, delays and cost overruns that have plagued high-profile German construction projects in...

    23. December 28, 2015

      Germany’s political contribution to the fight against Isis

      When Germany joins a military campaign, that is news. So when Berlin recently signed up to the coalition against the...

    24. December 22, 2015

      Hope and fear in the endless Greek crisis

      The Greek economic crisis has blighted the country and the eurozone for six years. The election last January, which...

    25. December 17, 2015

      Politicians are paying bill for the crash

      In the world’s rich democracies, the word that captures the temper of the times is insecurity. The bogey is...

    26. December 14, 2015

      Angela Merkel wins CDU backing on refugee policy

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday won the backing of her conservative CDU party for her controversial refugee...

    27. 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...

    28. December 4, 2015

      Andreas Wirsching: turning Hitler into a footnote

      Can you fight hatred with footnotes? As the Third Reich slips beyond living memory, Germany’s confrontation with its...

    29. December 4, 2015

      Angela Merkel backed by Bundestag over Germany’s Syria campaign

      The lower house of the German parliament on Friday approved military deployment against Isis in Syria, in a sign of the...

    30. November 30, 2015

      Germany plans to send troops to Middle East in fight against Isis

      Germany plans to send more than a thousand troops to the Middle East as part of its contribution to the coalition...

    31. November 29, 2015

      Europe needs a sense of strategic direction to survive

      Take three statements by the three of Europe’s most senior politicians last week, and then do the maths. Angela Merkel,...

    32. The World

      November 26, 2015

      Germany's isolation within Europe is growing

      The malign side-effects of the Paris terror attacks and Europe’s migrant crisis are still emerging. But something that...

    33. November 25, 2015

      Angela Merkel defends Germany’s open-door refugee policy

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday defended her open-door refugee policy after France joined the growing...

    34. November 23, 2015

      German Jewish leader Josef Schuster calls for refugee quotas

      The leader of Germany’s Jewish community has backed calls for refugee quotas, warning that many asylum-seekers are from...

    35. November 20, 2015

      Merkel faces down critics with defence of her refugee policy

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday delivered a passionate defence of her “refugees welcome” policy before an...

    36. 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...

    37. November 6, 2015

      German historian Hans Mommsen dies aged 85

      Hans Mommsen, one of the best-known historians of Nazi Germany, died this week on his 85th birthday. Born into a family...

    38. November 3, 2015

      Merkel gives qualified backing to Osborne’s EU reforms

      Angela Merkel has given qualified backing to proposals by George Osborne for an overhaul of the way the EU is run and...

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