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    1. May 25, 2016

      Schäuble manouevres through tortuous Greek deal

      Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, came out of the tortuous Greece rescue negotiations with enough...

    2. May 20, 2016

      German fans of UK humour unamused by Boris Johnson’s Nazi jibe

      Britons may not be aware of this, but there is a generation of Germans who revere their unique style of humour. A...

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    1. Investing in Germany

      German exports are hitting records,domestic consumption is strong and wages are rising...
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    1. May 19, 2016

      Erdogan’s march to absolute power has Berlin’s blessing

      With Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu forced from office, Turkey has passed a political watershed: Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s...

    2. May 18, 2016

      German polls add to pressure on Social Democrats’ leader

      Sigmar Gabriel, leader of Germany’s Social Democrats, is set to face fresh questions over his leadership after a series...

    3. May 15, 2016

      Bundestag motion on Armenia ‘genocide’ set to infuriate Erdogan

      Germany’s parliament is pressing ahead with a motion condemning the Armenian massacres by the Ottoman Turks during the...

    4. May 15, 2016

      Brexit would be a challenge for Berlin

      For the first time in EU history, one country is the clear leader. But Germany’s authority faces many challenges — and...

    5. May 12, 2016

      Angela Merkel’s warm migrant rhetoric belies a colder welcome

      Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision this week to prolong the temporary border checks Germany imposed in the refugee...

    6. May 10, 2016

      Germany to boost troop numbers for first time since cold war

      Germany is to raise troop numbers for the first time since the cold war in response to growing international...

    7. May 10, 2016

      Germany’s march towards a leading role in European defence

      Germany’s announcement that it is preparing to increase the size of its armed forces by about 7,000 is an important...

    8. May 9, 2016

      Berlin plans pensions boost to counter AfD advance

      Angela Merkel’s government is planning to boost pension subsidies for the low-paid in an attempt to secure its...

    9. May 5, 2016

      Turkish power struggle threatens EU migrant deal

      A pivotal deal to staunch the flow of migrants from Turkey into the EU, masterminded by Angela Merkel, German...

    10. May 2, 2016

      Germany to push for progress towards European army

      Germany is to push for progress towards a European army by advocating a joint headquarters and shared military assets,...

    11. May 1, 2016

      Germany’s AfD party adopts anti-Islamic manifesto

      Germany’s rightwing Alternative für Deutschland party has approved a manifesto that states that “Islam is not part of...

    12. May 1, 2016

      Europe’s grand coalitions have allowed extremes to prosper

      On paper it might look good: traditional opponents come together in the national interest to form a government with a...

    13. April 28, 2016

      Germany plans 5-year benefit ban for jobless migrants

      Germany is planning to ban EU migrants from most unemployment benefits for five years after their arrival in dramatic...

    14. April 27, 2016

      Germany replaces head of external intelligence agency

      The German government replaced the head of the country’s external intelligence service on Wednesday after a barrage of...

    15. April 21, 2016

      Draghi goes on the offensive against bullying by Berlin

      In the past month, Mario Draghi has come under near constant attack from German politicians. Always hostile to easy...

    16. April 21, 2016

      For Angela Merkel, the Böhmermann affair is just a sideshow

      Would it be sexist to say that the current harrumphing over the Böhmermann affair carries some distinctly male...

    17. April 21, 2016

      Mario Draghi defends ECB independence and ultra-low interest rates

      Mario Draghi has hit back hard at German criticism of the European Central Bank’s low interest rates, insisting the ECB...

    18. April 20, 2016

      Volkswagen: The dirt under the bonnet

      In April 2010, Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, had breakfast with Angela Merkel, the German...

    19. April 20, 2016

      Will the ECB fend off German criticism?

      The European Central Bank’s independence will be the centre of attention when its governing council meets on Thursday...

    20. April 19, 2016

      German rightwing leader begins race trial

      The founder of Germany’s rightwing Pegida movement went on trial on Tuesday on charges of inciting racial hatred, amid...

    21. April 19, 2016

      Helmut Kohl snubs one-time protégée Angela Merkel

      At the age of 86, Helmut Kohl, Germany’s former chancellor, might be viewed as a somewhat marginal and ailing figure in...

    22. April 19, 2016

      Refugee crisis shakes political allegiances of ‘Russia-Germans’

      Andreas Fabrizius, a 29-year-old welder from the town of Pforzheim in south-west Germany, is helping to stir up one of...

    23. April 18, 2016

      Angela Merkel should guard press freedom

      The way the press treats political leaders marks a crucial dividing line between free and authoritarian countries. In...

    24. April 12, 2016

      Bundesbank’s Weidmann rebukes Draghi critics in Berlin

      Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann has rebuked German politicians for attempting to pressure European Central Bank...

    25. April 11, 2016

      Ankara asks Berlin to prosecute comic for Erdogan satire

      Turkey has asked Germany to prosecute a popular comedian for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a deepening of...

    26. April 10, 2016

      Germany blames Mario Draghi for rise of rightwing AfD party

      German political leaders are blaming the European Central Bank’s easy money policies for the rise of the rightwing...

    27. March 29, 2016

      Germany fears influence of homegrown militants on Syrian migrants

      Naji has been coming to Al Nur mosque since he arrived in Germany. The faithful who gather there are “real Muslims”, he...

    28. March 18, 2016

      Why Merkel dreams in black and white

      If Donald Trump is the world’s most colourful politician, Angela Merkel is probably the least. She is resolutely...

    29. March 17, 2016

      For Merkel, Erdogan is a bitter pill to swallow for migrant pact

      Among the many pills that chancellor Angela Merkel has had to swallow in pursuit of a Europe-wide solution to the...

    30. March 15, 2016

      Merkel weakened, but her rivals are few

      All sides agree that Angela Merkel was weakened after a trio of regional elections in which her party fared poorly and...

    31. March 14, 2016

      German politics enters an age of fragmentation

      Angela Merkel has emerged from Germany’s regional elections bloodied but unbowed. The weekend’s polls in three German...

    32. March 14, 2016

      Frauke Petry profits from rise of anti-immigrant vote in Germany

      It was, she said, a “grandiose” result, which had delivered a “slap in the face” to Germany's mainstream parties. If...

    33. March 14, 2016

      The unravelling of Angela Merkel’s power

      The fate of Angela Merkel’s “open door” policy on refugees has assumed global significance. Nationalists from Russia to...

    34. March 14, 2016

      Merkel vows to stay the course on refugees despite election drubbing

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday pledged to stick to her controversial refugee policy despite the...

    35. March 14, 2016

      Germany’s Merkel under renewed attack after populists’ poll success

      Chancellor Angela Merkel came under renewed attack on Monday from her most important critic — Bavarian conservative...

    36. March 13, 2016

      Germany votes in crucial state poll test for Angela Merkel

      German voters are going to the polls in regional elections in the first important electoral test of chancellor Angela...

    37. March 9, 2016

      German minister beats plagiarism charge

      Ursula von der Leyen, German defence minister, can breathe a sigh of relief after an official inquiry into claims that...

    38. March 8, 2016

      Angela Merkel tested by German doubts on Turkey migrant proposals

      The tentative migration pact between the EU and Turkey has come under fire from critics ranging from German...

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