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      Merkel keeps Germans guessing over another run

      As Germany’s politicians drift back to Berlin after the summer break, there is one big question they are toying with:...

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      Angela Merkel is indispensable but insufficient

      There was something distinctly presidential about Angela Merkel’s European travels last week. The German chancellor met...

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    1. August 28, 2016

      Merkel’s deputy breaks ranks over refugee policy

      Angela Merkel’s deputy has attacked her handling of the migrant crisis, forcing the German chancellor to defend her...

    2. August 27, 2016

      The burkini row shows the depth of west’s crisis of confidence

      Europe’s increasingly intolerant debate about the burkini is puzzling to many European Muslims. Liberal indignation at...

    3. August 26, 2016

      Convenience, not common culture, holds Europe together — just

      National loyalty”, and anything with “nation” in it, used to be as German as sauerkraut and knackwurst. But the...

    4. August 25, 2016

      Germany’s budget discipline comes at a high cost

      News that Germany’s government racked up a bigger-than-expected budget surplus in the first half of 2016 — at €18bn, it...

    5. August 23, 2016

      Eurozone looks beyond the Brexit vote

      Three leaders meet on an aircraft carrier to declaim that Europe will stay strong. It sounds dramatic but the gathering...

    6. August 22, 2016

      Merkel’s refugee policy faces stern test in her home region

      Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, recently enjoyed a brief break from relentless questioning about her contentious...

    7. August 22, 2016

      Probe urged into alleged Turkish spy network in Germany

      German MPs will ask the government to investigate claims that Turkish intelligence agents are targeting Germany’s...

    8. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Merkel readies for European Brexit tour

      German chancellor Angela Merkel will embark on one of her most intensive rounds of EU diplomacy next week with a...

    9. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Germany's ruling party backs partial burka ban

      Germany has moved towards a controversial partial ban on the Muslim burka after interior ministers from chancellor...

    10. August 18, 2016

      How far will Angela Merkel go to keep Turkey onside?

      Month by month, the temperature of Germany’s relations with Turkey sinks to new lows. Angela Merkel, the German...

    11. August 16, 2016

      Berlin refugee hostel staff tied to crude emails

      The government of Berlin has cancelled its contract with one of the city’s largest operators of hostels for asylum...

    12. August 16, 2016

      German paper on Erdogan raises dilemma for Merkel

      Chancellor Angela Merkel’s close co-operation with Turkey has come under renewed attack after the disclosure of a...

    13. August 11, 2016

      Angela Merkel can coach Theresa May in realpolitik with China

      As Theresa May “resets” the supposedly golden relationship with Beijing that she inherited from her predecessor, the UK...

    14. August 9, 2016

      German angst over Chinese M&A

      At this year’s Hannover Messe, the world’s biggest industrial fair, it was one of the stars of the show: an elegant,...

    15. August 3, 2016

      What Israel can teach Germany about living with terrorism

      Angela Merkel did it again. When she was asked at her annual summer press conference last week whether she regretted...

    16. August 1, 2016

      Germany hits out at Turkish ‘blackmail’ over visas

      Germany has said it will not be “blackmailed” by Turkey after Ankara threatened to renounce its March migrant treaty...

    17. July 29, 2016

      Germany: Welcome wears thin

      It was a phrase that perfectly summed up Angela Merkel’s optimistic response to last year’s refugee crisis: Wir...

    18. July 28, 2016

      Merkel vows to keep door open to refugees despite attacks

      Angela Merkel has refused to budge on her refugee policy despite Islamist terror attacks in Würzburg and Ansbach that...

    19. July 27, 2016

      German rightwing leader warns EU to reform or disintegrate

      The EU has five years to carry out radical reform and return power to national governments or face disintegration, says...

    20. July 26, 2016

      Merkel critics turn on refugee policy as Germans confront terror

      As Germany struggles to come to terms with the unprecedented wave of terror attacks that have hit the country in the...

    21. July 26, 2016

      The epidemic of violence spreads to Germany

      Four attacks that killed 10 Germans and injured dozens in the space of a week demonstrate that Germany is no safer than...

    22. July 25, 2016

      So far, Germany is reacting to the attacks with calm

      At least one group in Germany did not seem relieved when Friday’s deadly shooting in Munich turned out to be the work...

    23. July 25, 2016

      ‘Verteilungskampf’, by Marcel Fratzscher

      If only we could be more like the Germans. Then we, too, could have a powerhouse economy with low unemployment, a...

    24. July 24, 2016

      German populist blames Angela Merkel for Munich attack

      It did not take André Poggenburg long to find the culprit for Friday night’s shooting attack in Munich. As news...

    25. July 20, 2016

      Merkel offers May breathing space on invoking Article 50 divorce clause

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, has offered Theresa May some breathing space in preparing her negotiating stance for...

    26. July 18, 2016

      Theresa May to make first foreign trip to Berlin and Paris

      Theresa May will head to Berlin and Paris this week for her first foreign trip as prime minister, as she seeks to build...

    27. July 17, 2016

      How to make Brexit manageable

      We have moved beyond “Brexit means Brexit”. We know the new UK government is seeking a relationship with the EU,...

    28. July 13, 2016

      Germany calls for more joint European military initiatives

      The Brexit vote gives the rest of the EU a chance to increase security and foreign policy co-operation without the risk...

    29. July 13, 2016

      German court accuses Merkel rival Gabriel of ‘bias’ and ‘secrecy’

      Sigmar Gabriel, a coalition partner of Angela Merkel and one of the German chancellor’s chief rivals, was on Wednesday...

    30. July 12, 2016

      Angela Merkel: Crunch time for Europe’s crisis manager

      For Angela Merkel, Brexit is a threat to everything she has achieved in more than a decade as the EU’s dominant...

    31. July 10, 2016

      Legal shake-up threatens Germany’s energy ‘revolution’

      In Germany, people’s power has wrought a revolution. All over the country, citizens have formed co-operatives to build...

    32. July 5, 2016

      German arms exports flourish despite SPD pledge to curb sales

      Germany has recorded a big increase in arms exports this year, an embarrassing development for the Social Democrats,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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