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    1. 6 hours ago

      Germany should recall its time in Europe’s sick bay

      Not all Germans believe in God,” said Jacques Delors, former European Commission president, “but they all believe in the...

    2. January 21, 2015

      German populist leader quits after Hitler pose emerges

      Pegida, the fast-growing German anti-Islamisation movement, was thrown into disarray on Wednesday when its leader quit after...

    1. January 16, 2015

      German party leader struggles to shed extremist image

      Lutz Bachmann, the man behind the anti-Islamisation protests that have shaken Dresden, and stirred fears of a broader...

    2. January 15, 2015

      Pegida people reshape German politics

      Two crowds were rallying on Monday at the Brandenburg Gate in the German capital. To the east, 300 members of the Berlin...

    3. January 12, 2015

      Counter protests dwarf German anti-Islamisation rallies

      More than 85,000 people took to the streets across Germany on Monday night in protests against demonstrations held by a...

    4. January 12, 2015

      Challenges confront Germany’s Merkel on all sides

      For German chancellor Angela Merkel 2015 has already brought an unusual and diverse array of pressures: An embarrassing row...

    5. January 6, 2015

      Germans seek to counter growing anti-Islamisation protests

      The rightwing “anti-Islamisation” protests sweeping Germany have prompted a counter-attack from Bild, the country’s...

    6. January 5, 2015

      Angela Merkel faces growing dilemma over Greece

      Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative coalition partner on Monday warned the German government against meddling in the...

    7. January 5, 2015

      Ulrich Beck, visionary theorist of globalisation and its risks

      Looking up from time to time to see the sunlight sparkle on the waters of Lake Starnberg, German sociologist Ulrich Beck...

    8. January 4, 2015

      Berlin insists it expects Greece to remain in eurozone

      Germany has insisted that it expects Greece to stay in the eurozone, despite a news report claiming Berlin was ready to see...

    9. January 2, 2015

      CSU seeks asylum crackdown after Merkel urges welcoming approach

      The conservative wing of Germany’s ruling coalition is proposing tougher rules for asylum seekers. The move came just days...

    10. December 17, 2014

      German businesses face inheritance tax shake-up

      Germany must overhaul rules that grant sweeping inheritance tax exemptions to beneficiaries of family-owned corporate...

    11. December 9, 2014

      Merkel eyes relief for German taxpayers

      German chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to an easing of the tax burden before the next election in a rare...

    12. December 9, 2014

      Dresden protest reveals rising anger in Germany over immigration

      A march in Dresden that drew 10,000 people has capped a winter of anti-immigration demonstrations in Germany’s cities and...

    13. December 9, 2014

      Europe’s lonely and reluctant hegemon

      I n 2014, we have commemorated the 100th anniversary of the start of first world war and the 25th anniversary of the fall of...

    14. December 7, 2014

      Merkel accuses Putin of ‘creating problems’

      German chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a sweeping criticism of President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine crisis, warning...

    15. December 7, 2014

      Political upstart challenges Germany’s greying leaders

      Jens Spahn is known in Germany as a young politician in a hurry. This week he plans to use the annual party conference of...

    16. December 5, 2014

      Communist heirs win control of German state of Thuringia

      Germany’s far-left Linke party, the successor to the former East German Communists, on Friday won control of its first...

    17. December 3, 2014

      The German club of Putin understanders

      Wolfgang Gehrcke is what Germans call a “Putin Versteher”. Literally an “understander” of the Russian president and, in...

    18. November 28, 2014

      The Pope is wrong – ageing Europe’s ideas have life in them yet

      A malaise has settled over Europe’s politicians, and it took the first non-European Pope of modern times to put it into...

    19. November 27, 2014

      Germany acts to counter Russia’s Balkan designs

      Germany is stepping up its engagement in the Balkans amid concerns Russia is seeking to reassert itself beyond Ukraine and...

    20. November 27, 2014

      Why splitting the atom breaks Germany’s rational rules

      After the catastrophe that led to its genesis, postwar Germany learnt many lessons. The two virtues it seems to have...

    21. November 27, 2014

      Germany’s far-left Linke party poised to govern

      The wooded hills of Thuringia are an unlikely base from which to launch a leftwing revolution. The central German state has...

    22. November 26, 2014

      Merkel offers Russia trade talks olive branch

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called for trade talks between the EU and a Russia-led economic bloc as a way...

    23. November 25, 2014

      The growing absurdity of German energy policy

      At a time of mounting concern about climate change, governments are under pressure to introduce renewable sources of energy...

    24. November 24, 2014

      Q&A: Germany’s Energiewende

      Last month, Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s vice-chancellor, warned Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Löfven that there would be...

    25. November 10, 2014

      Germany’s performance since the Berlin Wall came down

      When I hitched a lift across east Germany with one of the roadies for Roger Waters’ The Wall concert, enough of the Berlin...

    26. November 6, 2014

      Chemnitz back from brink on its German journey from east to west

      Germany’s oldest machine tool company is thriving. Again. The factory floor at UnionChemnitz’s cavernous plant in eastern...

    27. November 5, 2014

      Heirs to East German communism poised to take charge in Thuringia

      The heirs to East Germany’s Communist rulers are preparing for a return to leadership in one of the reunified country’s...

    28. October 26, 2014

      Germans must show their country can still be a force for freedom

      Twenty-five years ago, Germany and Europe were on the threshold of an appointment with history. In May 1989 President George...

    29. October 26, 2014

      Germany’s left should be brought in from the cold

      Among the most odious of the eastern European communist parties toppled by people power 25 years ago was East Germany’s...

    30. October 19, 2014

      HSH Nordbank braced for impact of ECB assets probe

      The European Central Bank’s investigation of the eurozone’s largest lenders is raising further concerns over the future of...

    31. October 17, 2014

      Icy weather may scupper German drone mission to Ukraine

      Germany may not be able to fulfil its offer to send drones to monitor the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as the model of...

    32. October 16, 2014

      Merkel defends fiscal rules as Paris and Rome put growth first

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday delivered a tough defence of the eurozone’s fiscal rules, raising tensions with...

    33. October 10, 2014

      Germany needs to fix its economic model

      The world has become used to thinking of Germany as one of the few healthy countries in the eurozone casualty ward. It is a...

    34. October 9, 2014

      Merkel looks to China to mediate with Russia

      Chinese premier Li Keqiang arrived in Berlin with his entire cabinet in tow, in a high-profile display of bilateral harmony...

    35. October 7, 2014

      Berlin holds firm on fiscal rigour despite recession risk

      A spate of bad economic data suggests Germany, Europe’s largest economy, is teetering on the edge of recession. But even if...

    36. September 30, 2014

      Germany under fire over military mishaps

      The German government has been working hard to persuade a reluctant public to back a bigger role on the world stage for its...

    37. September 29, 2014

      European Commission head curbs Pierre Moscovici’s proposed powers

      The Frenchman nominated to be Europe’s next economics commissioner has had his authority to review national budgets curbed....

    38. September 29, 2014

      Federalism fit for a kingdom

      The outcome of the Scottish referendum has left Britain’s political establishment in a state of alarm and confusion....

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