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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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....

    7. 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....

    8. September 28, 2014

      Germany’s eurosceptics sow the seeds of turmoil

      Should we be worried by the Alternative for Germany? In federal elections held last year barely six months after the...

    9. September 16, 2014

      CDU party jitters as moderate Angela Merkel outflanked by eurosceptics

      For more than a year Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has responded to the rise of the eurosceptic Alternative for...

    10. September 14, 2014

      Germany’s anti-euro AfD extends its electoral gains

      Germany’s eurosceptic Alternative für Deutschland looks set to extend its recent run of electoral successes by winning seats...

    11. September 1, 2014

      Working pensioners offer Germany a boost

      Christian Gerloff’s peers are already enjoying a life of leisure, but the former Daimler training manager saw no reason to...

    12. August 27, 2014

      The German locomotive has become Europe’s liability

      The news that German output declined in the second quarter has dented the country’s economic euphoria, but only a little....

    13. August 27, 2014

      European Council presidency race is wide open with six contenders

      The mounting consensus that Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini will be chosen as the EU’s next foreign policy chief...

    14. August 18, 2014

      Berlin on defensive over Turkey spying claims

      When Germany discovered a suspected double agent in the ranks of its foreign intelligence agency this summer, its response...

    15. August 5, 2014

      German diplomacy: Dominant by default

      When they speak on the telephone Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel switch between German and Russian. They are both so fluent...

    16. May 22, 2014

      Germany’s anti-euro party AfD breaks national taboos

      A Berlin poster of Bernd Lucke, leader of Germany’s anti-euro Alternative für Deutschland party, was last month defaced with...

    17. May 11, 2014

      German utilities and government clash over nuclear ‘bad bank’

      Germany’s nuclear industry is fighting Berlin over a plan to transfer the risks of shutting down facilities to a publicly...

    18. May 7, 2014

      German industry should speak hard truths to Putin

      German industry has been doing business with Russia since the 1850s. Our companies were extending their hands through the...

    19. May 1, 2014

      Ukraine PM warns of ‘most dangerous 10 days’

      Eastern Ukraine: symbols of an uprising Ukraine’s interim prime minister said on Thursday his country was entering its “most...

    20. April 27, 2014

      Germany faces growing band of critics over pension reform

      Germany’s business leaders and their political allies are mounting a last-ditch assault on government proposals to cut the...

    21. March 31, 2014

      Bavaria’s conservatives lose to Social Democrats in Munich

      Bavaria’s conservative Christian Social Union party failed on Sunday to take advantage of its best chance since the 1970s to...

    22. March 20, 2014

      Germany should be a leader on the world stage

      If someone had asked me a couple of months ago whether Russia was a threat to European stability, I would have dismissed the...

    23. March 18, 2014

      German court rejects EU crisis fund complaints

      Germany’s constitutional court on Tuesday lifted a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the eurozone bailout fund by ruling...

    24. March 13, 2014

      Bayern Munich president sentenced over tax evasion

      Uli Hoeness, president of Bayern Munich football club, has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for evading...

    25. March 13, 2014

      Bundesbank president attacks Angela Merkel’s policies

      The head of Germany’s Bundesbank has attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel’s reform agenda, warning that changes to the labour...

    26. March 5, 2014

      Ukraine crisis tests Berlin’s new ‘culture of engagement’

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday faces the first test of a new foreign policy sketched out by her ministers in...

    27. February 12, 2014

      Estranged son must pay father’s care costs, German court rules

      A German man whose father severed ties with him in adulthood must nevertheless pay thousands of euros to cover the costs of...

    28. February 12, 2014

      German eurosceptics aim to capitalise on Swiss immigration vote

      As mainstream German politicians were bemoaning Swiss voters’ surprise move this week to support curbs on EU immigration,...

    29. February 6, 2014

      Bavaria opposes green-energy power lines despite nuclear closure

      An important part of Germany’s ambitious green energy programme has run into opposition from the state of Bavaria, which has...

    30. February 5, 2014

      Germany gets to grips with the role of its armed forces

      Angela Merkel’s government on Wednesday increased Germany’s planned military presence in the troubled African state of Mali...

    31. January 31, 2014

      Merkel coalition partner criticises Schäuble EU bank rescue deal

      Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners have moved to undermine her finance minister’s hard-fought deal on an EU bank...

    32. January 2, 2014

      Lifting of EU immigration restrictions divides German coalition

      Germany’s coalition partners have marked the new year with a dispute over intra-EU immigration sparked by the lifting of...

    33. December 27, 2013

      Germany’s meat industry stirs debate on low pay

      Sorin Pavalache came to Germany two years ago, planning to use a job in the meat trade as a stepping stone to learning the...

    34. December 17, 2013

      Germany’s CDU and Greens strike coalition pact in Hesse region

      Hot on the heels of Angela Merkel, another coalition pact has been struck by party leaders in Hesse, the region centred on...

    35. December 17, 2013

      A win for a tough woman tested in political warfare

      Equality of the sexes will be achieved when mediocre women can land plum jobs – just as men can, or so we have all been led...

    36. December 16, 2013

      CDU’s ‘Crown princess’ enters main arena of German politics

      Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s new defence minister, has a standard answer to questions about her hopes of one day...

    37. December 15, 2013

      ECB official Asmussen quits to serve in German coalition

      One of the most influential members of the European Central Bank’s governing council who has been central to Frankfurt’s...

    38. December 14, 2013

      Germany’s SPD backs coalition with Merkel’s CDU

      Germany’s SPD members, voting in an unprecedented party referendum, have backed the planned coalition with chancellor Angela...

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