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    1. August 27, 2015

      Angela Merkel cautiously steers race debate in Germany

      When Angela Merkel made her first visit to a refugee shelter since she became chancellor a decade ago, far right...

    2. August 21, 2015

      The need for honesty in the crisis over Greece

      The youth of Germany have reportedly created the new and unflattering verb “merkeln”. It is derived from the name of...

    1. August 12, 2015

      Germany criticises Greek bailout agreement

      Germany criticised an outline deal between Athens and its bailout monitors as insufficient, upsetting eurozone attempts...

    2. August 10, 2015

      Germany’s SPD struggles as Merkel’s popularity grows

      Beleaguered German Social Democrat leader Sigmar Gabriel has hit back at suggestions that his party stands no chance in...

    3. August 10, 2015

      Berlin must lead Europe towards closer union

      The battle over the third Greek bailout has provided a moment of terrifying clarity. The crisis is not just about the...

    4. August 4, 2015

      German prosecutor dismissed over treason case against journalists

      Germany’s chief prosecutor was dismissed on Tuesday morning following a political row over his decision to launch a...

    5. August 2, 2015

      Berlin’s devotion to rules harms EU

      The proposed bailout settlement for Greece that Germany has crafted has been criticised in many quarters for its...

    6. July 29, 2015

      Tensions rise after German refugee attacks

      Charlotte Zeindlmeier has nothing against foreigners — she has served plenty of wealthy visitors from the Gulf in her...

    7. July 26, 2015

      The make believe world of eurozone rules

      Whenever you are in a room with European officials and discuss the euro, there is usually somebody who raises his...

    8. July 21, 2015

      Tough approach to Greece makes Schäuble the toast of Germany

      When Angela Merkel was general secretary of the Christian Democrats and Wolfgang Schäuble was party chairman, the pair...

    9. July 21, 2015

      Europe’s confused attitude to German leadership

      We are in an interval during the long Greek tragedy, in a gap between the wailings of the chorus but still far from the...

    10. July 17, 2015

      Greece clash sparks fears over German power

      When Michel Sapin boarded the 10:25 high-speed train from Paris to Brussels last Saturday morning, the French finance...

    11. July 17, 2015

      Germany should remember how it helped cure eastern Europe’s depression

      In 1998, a wily long-distance runner named Mikulas Dzurinda took power in Slovakia, after bravely defeating the...

    12. July 17, 2015

      Angela Merkel wins German parliament’s backing for Greece bailout

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday won backing from the country’s parliament to open negotiations on a €86bn...

    13. July 16, 2015

      Germany’s Wolfgang Schäuble puts Grexit back on the agenda

      Days after Greece appeared to escape crashing out of the euro, hawkish German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has...

    14. July 15, 2015

      Merkel’s tough tactics prompt criticism in Germany and abroad

      When the planned Greece rescue programme is put to the Bundestag on Friday, German chancellor Angela Merkel will have...

    15. July 15, 2015

      The end of an affair for France and Germany

      European integration is a game that involves up to 28 players and at the end the Franco-Germans win. So it has been for...

    16. July 13, 2015

      Germany’s conditional surrender

      Europe woke up on Monday to a lot of headlines about the humiliation of Greece, the triumph of an all-powerful Germany...

    17. July 11, 2015

      French comeback exposes rift in eurozone core

      Paris made a surprise comeback on the European stage this week. As the crisis over Greece approaches a decisive moment,...

    18. July 9, 2015

      Germany’s eurosceptic AfD party faces split as Lucke quits

      Germany’s troubled eurosceptic AfD is facing a split, with founder Bernd Lucke quitting the party after losing in a...

    19. July 8, 2015

      Alexis Tsipras loses Sigmar Gabriel, his last best hope in Germany

      When Greece infuriated its creditors by abandoning bailout talks and instead calling a national referendum, the most...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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....

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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