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    1. July 1, 2015

      Angela Merkel takes revenge on Greek prime minister

      Alexis Tsipras stunned Greece’s creditors on Saturday by walking out of rescue talks and calling a national referendum on...

    2. June 29, 2015

      A failed euro would define Angela Merkel’s legacy

      The breakdown of negotiations on Greece has come as a shock. Berlin and other European capitals look in disbelief at the...

    1. June 23, 2015

      Germans’ impatience with Merkel on Greece bailout talks grows

      Hours after Germany’s Angela Merkel gave a cautious welcome to Greece’s latest reform proposal, she received a sharp...

    2. June 18, 2015

      Merkel’s one big reason to hold on to Greece

      In Berlin, as in capitals across Europe, politicians and policy makers have started thinking about the day after. Maybe that...

    3. June 17, 2015

      Greek showdown widens Merkel’s rift with Schäuble

      The EU’s showdown with Greece is bringing to the surface longstanding differences between Angela Merkel and her tough-minded...

    4. June 12, 2015

      Germans becoming increasingly resigned to Grexit

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel remains publicly committed to doing a deal to save Greece from bankruptcy, gamely insisting...

    5. June 12, 2015

      Germany drops inquiry into Merkel phone tapping

      An investigation into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone has been dropped by Germany’s federal...

    6. June 10, 2015

      Germany seeks to give Britain EU leeway — but not at any price

      David Cameron, the British prime minister, left a good impression after his recent visit to Berlin. He talked politely about...

    7. June 8, 2015

      If Europe cannot bend it will break

      Neither man would appreciate the comparison, but Alexis Tsipras and David Cameron are in remarkably similar situations. The...

    8. Brussels Blog

      June 5, 2015

      June 14: A new deadline for Greece? Ask Berlin.

      Just when is the real deadline before which Greece has to reach a deal with its creditors to gain access to €7.2bn in...

    9. June 5, 2015

      Bavaria’s prosperous protesters opt for civil dissent at G7

      The prosperous hills of Bavaria are an unlikely home for one of Germany’s largest protest movements. But this week the...

    10. June 2, 2015

      German eurosceptic party split by leadership struggle

      Germany’s eurosceptic AfD party on Tuesday unexpectedly cancelled its planned national conference amid a growing leadership...

    11. May 31, 2015

      Why Britain has no chance of European treaty change

      There are two overriding reasons why the EU needs to change its treaties: first to fix the eurozone; and second to fix the...

    12. May 22, 2015

      Germany moves to limit union powers after wave of strikes

      The Bundestag has moved to curb the powers of smaller unions after a wave of strikes that have paralysed Germany’s railways,...

    13. May 19, 2015

      Germany seeks to put a lid on labour unrest

      Airline pilots, train drivers, postal workers, insurance industry employees, even the security couriers who fill up Berlin’s...

    14. May 18, 2015

      Revelations of role in spying on allies turn tables on Berlin

      Germany’s BND foreign intelligence service suffered an embarrassment this year when water flooded out of broken pipework at...

    15. May 12, 2015

      Europe refuses to be rushed on UK demands for treaty change

      David Cameron’s hopes for a far-reaching overhaul of Britain’s relationship with the EU were dealt an early setback on...

    16. May 11, 2015

      Germany’s Social Democrats hit by poll setback in Bremen

      Germany’s Social Democrats, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partners, on Sunday suffered their worst-ever electoral...

    17. May 10, 2015

      An accidental default should not lead to Grexit

      In the weeks after Greek voters propelled Syriza into government, it became fashionable to frame the events ahead in the...

    18. May 6, 2015

      German investigators probe role of Merkel’s office in spy scandal

      Germany’s top public prosecutor is investigating the possible involvement of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office in the...

    19. May 6, 2015

      The storm over snooping moves to Paris and Berlin

      Few actions have sown more dissension among western nations than Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance by...

    20. May 6, 2015

      German rail strike begins to slow Europe’s powerhouse

      German steelmakers said on Wednesday they were looking at switching more of their logistics to barge, truck and alternative...

    21. April 28, 2015

      The populist surge has peaked but it will leave a bitter legacy

      Europe’s populist political tide is on the retreat. Not everywhere and not always for entirely comforting reasons. But the...

    22. April 16, 2015

      Berlin toughens its stance towards Greece

      Wolfgang Schäuble’s tough talk this week — ruling out a near-term deal between Athens and its creditors — was more than a...

    23. April 12, 2015

      Arson attack on hostel for asylum seekers shocks Germany

      On a sunny spring day, it would seem that nothing could disturb the peace of the sleepy German village of Tröglitz, as the...

    24. The World

      April 9, 2015

      Greece's reparations demand could bring the euro crisis to a head

      This week Greece finally put a figure on its demand for war reparations from Germany – €278.7bn as compensation for the...

    25. April 7, 2015

      Spectre of Grexit back as cash runs out

      “Grexit” is the phrase once again on everyone’s lips in Europe. Even if Greece is able to pay back a €450m loan to the...

    26. March 31, 2015

      Danger signs for Merkel after German MP quits in bailout protest

      Angela Merkel received a sharp reminder of the need to maintain a firm line in bailout talks with Greece after a prominent...

    27. March 23, 2015

      Merkel under pressure to take tough line with Tsipras

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come under intense pressure from her own coalition to stick to her tough line over...

    28. March 17, 2015

      Greeks find support for German reparations claims — in Germany

      When Greek governments have periodically sought reparations from Germany for crimes committed during the Nazi occupation,...

    29. March 11, 2015

      Angela Merkel to boycott Russian war commemorations in May

      Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has joined the growing list of western leaders who will boycott Russia’s May...

    30. March 2, 2015

      Merkel set to lose senior adviser Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut

      Angela Merkel is set to lose her top adviser on European affairs, at a time when the EU faces critical challenges over the...

    31. February 27, 2015

      Greece’s Syriza and Europe must be patient and pragmatic

      For a cash-strapped government, pleasing both one’s creditors and one’s voters is always tricky. The letter sent this week...

    32. February 27, 2015

      Bundestag backs Greek bailout extension

      The lower house of the German parliament approved an extension of the Greek bailout by a wide margin on Friday but a...

    33. February 25, 2015

      Germany learns to look beyond its borders

      Germans think any plan that is put on paper should be executed — which is why the country’s approach to government strategy...

    34. February 25, 2015

      German MPs urged to take tough line on Greece

      An influential German business group is urging MPs to take a tough line on Greece ahead of a Friday vote in the Bundestag to...

    35. February 17, 2015

      Greece and the eurozone can still reach a deal

      Another week — and another meeting between Greece’s Syriza government and the eurogroup of finance ministers breaks up in...

    36. February 16, 2015

      German eurosceptics win seats in Hamburg elections

      Germany’s eurosceptic Alternative für Deutschland has taken a big step towards establishing itself as a national political...

    37. February 12, 2015

      Tactical pause in Putin’s assault on Ukraine

      The deal agreed by Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko in Minsk on Thursday provides a ray of hope that the conflict in...

    38. February 5, 2015

      Pegida brings anti-Islam message to UK

      A German group that protests against the perceived “Islamification of the west” has announced plans to hold its first UK...

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