Wolfgang Münchau

Wolfgang Münchau is a former co-editor of Financial Times Deutschland and director of Eurointelligence.

Olaf Scholz is tanking

16 May 2022 7:25 pm

North-Rhine Westphalia is Germany’s largest state, almost as large as the Netherlands. It was a traditional SPD fiefdom during the…

Olaf Scholz is becoming Putin’s most valuable ally

21 April 2022 6:36 pm

If you think that Boris Johnson’s parties in Downing Street constitute a serious matter of state, you might want to…

Germany’s attitude to Russia is changing. Does it go far enough?

5 March 2022 9:00 am

Germany’s attitude to Russia is changing fast

How Putin wins the war

4 March 2022 7:53 pm

There was a revealing comment yesterday from Robert Habeck, the German economics minister. It is a comment that inadvertently suggests…

Europe is painfully reliant on Putin

24 February 2022 10:05 pm

Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine in the early hours of this morning, starting with a massive air attack from…

Sanctions won't stop Putin

22 February 2022 8:10 pm

The Lithuanian prime minister, Ingrida Šimonyte, put it well yesterday: ‘the way we respond will define us for the generations to…

How the Ukraine crisis ends

22 February 2022 1:15 am

Vladimir Putin does not think in the way the West does. Of course sanctions will hurt. But so what? He…

In the pipeline: would Germany side with Russia in a conflict?

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Germany’s curious alliance with Russia

Blair is right: Boris doesn't have a plan for Britain

22 January 2022 2:32 am

What can Boris Johnson and the Tories learn from Tony Blair? While Labour’s former leader remains deeply unpopular – and indeed…

Why Omicron may overwhelm our health service

15 December 2021 7:49 pm

What we know from the imperfect data we have is that Omicron is vastly more infectious but less virulent than…

The many challenges facing Germany’s new Chancellor

4 December 2021 9:00 am

The many challenges facing Germany’s new Chancellor

Covid could paralyse the new German coalition

24 November 2021 1:20 am

An iron curtain has descended on Europe, and once again, it goes right through the middle of Germany. The average…

Ukrainian annexation is already happening

18 November 2021 9:00 pm

Nato and the EU are fearing a Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine. They have reason to be concerned, given that Russia…

What is the Bank of England playing at?

6 November 2021 10:58 pm

Last week, the Bank of England sent a number of confused messages. One was almost shocking: Andrew Bailey said that…

Who will succeed Merkel?

28 September 2021 7:00 am

The results of the German election have shifted somewhat since last night’s exit poll. What we know for sure is…

The stalemate election: can Germany move beyond Merkel?

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Germany needs to progress beyond Merkel – but will it?

Aukus is a disaster for the EU

18 September 2021 10:05 am

It is hard to overstate the importance of the so-called Aukus alliance between the US, the UK and Australia —…

The vaccination campaign is making the same mistakes as Remain

30 July 2021 8:54 pm

One of the great cautionary tales of the last five years is how political campaigns can start off with what…

Could Germany's flood disaster have been prevented?

20 July 2021 5:04 pm

As the floods which have devastated homes and caused over 150 deaths recede in the Rhineland, three types of political…

Angela’s ashes: Merkel is leaving the EU in chaos

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Merkel is leaving the EU in chaos

The EU has learnt nothing from Brexit

27 May 2021 11:00 pm

This is Brexit all over again. The Swiss government yesterday pulled the plug on its seven-year negotiation of the EU-Swiss…

The collapse of the Brexit scare stories

21 April 2021 3:43 pm

The collapse in UK-EU trade after 1 January was widely reported. What has not been reported nearly as much is…

Europe’s reckless caution over AstraZeneca

20 March 2021 9:00 am

The first smear campaign against AstraZeneca, when Emmanuel Macron falsely claimed at the start of the year that the jab…

Biden vs Merkel: the battle over Russian gas is heating up

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Russia’s influence on Germany is causing alarm

Marilyn moment: is this the man who will replace Angela Merkel?

26 September 2020 9:00 am

Is this the man who will replace Merkel?