Merkel

German voters set for a tense night

27 September 2021 9:06 am

The German elections have turned out to be an unexpected nail-biter. Since the exit polls were released earlier this evening…

Feted abroad, dismissed at home: will Germans really miss Merkel?

26 September 2021 6:00 am

As Angela Merkel finally steps down, the verdict on her leadership – at least from overseas – appears to be…

Why won't German politicians talk about migration?

23 September 2021 4:15 am

For a country with a reputation for being staid and predictable, the election campaign that closes the Merkel era in…

The sad circus of the German election

19 September 2021 5:00 pm

The German election campaign has been entirely lacking in substance. Laschet, Baerbock, Scholz: none seem to grip the public’s attention.…

How Germany's Free Democratic party capitalised on the AfD's misfortunes

2 September 2021 4:30 am

One of the most remarkable stories to come out of Germany in the last year has been the rise of…

Merkelism is here to stay – and that's bad news for German politics

14 August 2021 4:00 pm

When Angela Merkel leaves office after Bundestag elections next month, she will have forever changed the course of German history.…

Merkel's radical lockdown plan could quickly backfire

15 April 2021 2:53 am

In its flailing response to the Covid crisis, the German government appears to have finally given up on federalism. Angela…

Could the Sputnik vaccine end Russia’s rift with the West?

2 April 2021 5:00 pm

Accounts differ. But it would appear that during a wide-ranging conference call earlier this week, the leaders of France and…

Are Germans losing faith in the European project?

19 February 2021 6:00 pm

Germans are increasingly losing faith in the European Union due to its bungled handling of the vaccine roll-out. Germany and…

Spain and Italy have been abandoned by the EU

1 April 2020 11:57 pm

If ever there was a time for the EU to show the benefit of belonging to an economic bloc with…

Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel’s optimistic press conference

22 August 2019 3:17 am

When Theresa May held press conferences with European leaders over Brexit, they were often a painful affair – with her…

If the migrant crisis goes on like this, there may be no EU for Britain to leave

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Imagine if Nigel Farage declared that police should be ready to shoot migrants trying to make it from Calais to…

Letters: In defence of firefighters; Shipman and assisted dying; Lord Chatterley’s useless gamekeeper

19 September 2015 8:00 am

What firefighters do Sir: Leo McKinstry’s vicious, misleading article ‘Out of the ashes’ (12 September) shows that he has no…