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    1. June 29, 2016

      Where does Angela Merkel stand on Brexit?

      Angela Merkel is the European leader who will be most influential in the relationship between Britain and Europe in the...

    2. June 28, 2016

      Far right drives rise in extremism and violence in Germany

      Political extremism and violence is rising in Germany, notably among far-right radicals, the government has warned in 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. June 28, 2016

      Merkel, the great procrastinator, could be Britain’s saviour

      The best news of a black week was that Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is assuming a dominant role in the EU’s...

    2. June 28, 2016

      Angela Merkel takes tough stance on Brexit negotiations

      Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, warned the UK that there could be no “cherry picking” in its Brexit negotiations...

    3. June 28, 2016

      Berlin mayor grapples with rising populism

      Berlin mayor Michael Müller delights in the welcome his ethnically diverse, multicultural city extends to newcomers...

    4. June 26, 2016

      Brexit: Haunted Europe

      Weeks before Britain’s vote to leave the EU, Europe’s centre-right political party leaders gathered in Luxembourg to...

    5. June 26, 2016

      Let Germany bring Europe back together

      European integration has suffered the greatest blow in its history with the UK’s Leave vote. But Britain is no longer...

    6. June 26, 2016

      Brexit: Angela Merkel yet again at centre of EU crisis

      Behind the funereal calm of chancellor Angela Merkel’s response to the UK’s shock Brexit vote is a desperate attempt to...

    7. June 24, 2016

      How will Brexit result affect France, Germany and the rest of Europe?

      Britain’s decision to leave the EU changes the facts of life in Europe, increasing the challenges faced by the...

    8. June 22, 2016

      Merkel faces growing SPD challenge over tough policy on Russia

      Since Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, German chancellor Angela Merkel has served as chief enforcer...

    9. June 20, 2016

      Germany coalition reaches deal on inheritance tax

      The parties in Germany’s coalition government have reached an agreement on inheritance tax, resolving a dispute that...

    10. June 16, 2016

      Germany frets about its EU dominance if Britain votes to leave

      The surge in support for the campaign to take Britain out of the EU in next week’s referendum is rattling its partners,...

    11. June 7, 2016

      Refugee crisis helps put Germany’s FDP back in the political game

      Germany’s decades-old liberal party is staging a comeback from its worst-ever electoral defeat as the country heads...

    12. June 6, 2016

      Here is one export Germany should not be making

      When, in April, Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, sharply criticised the policies of the European Central...

    13. June 5, 2016

      Merkel faces new headache as presidential succession looms

      Angela Merkel faces a new headache, as leading German politicians tout possible candidates for the presidency in what...

    14. June 5, 2016

      A painful split – Johannes Teyssen, Eon CEO

      Johannes Teyssen is in a rueful mood. The company he has run for the past six years has just been split in two, in the...

    15. June 2, 2016

      Germany angers Turkey with genocide vote

      Germany’s parliament condemned the Ottoman massacres of ethnic Armenians as genocide on Thursday in a vote that could...

    16. May 31, 2016

      Ankara warns Berlin over dangers of ‘genocide’ vote

      Turkey warned Germany of broad damage to its bilateral relations if the Bundestag presses ahead this week with a motion...

    17. May 31, 2016

      Germany: Draghi v the banks

      In Dillingen an der Donau, a small town in rural Bavaria, the local Sparkasse savings bank is providing an unusual...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. April 28, 2016

      Anti-Americanism fuels German fears over TTIP trade pact

      When Angela Merkel hosted Barack Obama and her fellow European leaders in Hanover this week, a top priority was to...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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