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Election results spell trouble for Angela Merkel’s heir
German Chancellor Angela Merkel puts on face mask
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Election results spell trouble for Angela Merkel’s heir

Voters punish chancellor’s party amid slow Covid vaccine rollout and face mask scandal
15 Mar 2021
EU under fire amid warnings of ‘no major breakthroughs’ on jabs
Düsseldorf vaccination centre
Behind the scenes

EU under fire amid warnings of ‘no major breakthroughs’ on jabs

European leaders holding emergency meeting as calls for urgent action grow
25 Feb 2021
Who will succeed Angela Merkel?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel  arrives for the beginning of the weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Focus

Who will succeed Angela Merkel?

German chancellor’s CDU party will elect a new leader this week
12 Jan 2021
Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
In Focus

Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses

Berlin had promoted pact that no members of the bloc would strike separate deals to secure jabs
11 Jan 2021
Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Brief

Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU

German chancellor and Vladimir Putin discuss joint production of jab as criticism of Berlin’s vaccinations rollout intensifies
7 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: should the UK have trusted its expert’s advice?
Boris Johnson and Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty leave a Downing Street press briefing
In Depth

Coronavirus: should the UK have trusted its expert’s advice?

Germany and Sweden followed their scientists to the letter - with very different outcomes
14 Oct 2020
EU slams UK over bid to divide bloc ahead of Brexit summit
Michael Roth
In Brief

EU slams UK over bid to divide bloc ahead of Brexit summit

German minister insists that unity among the 27 members remains strong
14 Oct 2020

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How Germany is preparing for a second wave
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In Depth

How Germany is preparing for a second wave

Spike in cases prompts Angela Merkel to reel back easing of lockdown measures
20 Aug 2020
Which countries are the ‘most admired in the world’?
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In Brief

Which countries are the ‘most admired in the world’?

Annual poll puts Germany in top spot ahead of US and China
27 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Covid rulebreakers ‘out of control’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Covid rulebreakers ‘out of control’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 7 July
7 Jul 2020
Donald Trump ‘bullied and humiliated' Theresa May
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In Brief

Donald Trump ‘bullied and humiliated' Theresa May

President revealed to be ‘deferential’ to dictators while hectoring female world leaders
30 Jun 2020
Privacy-smart Germany unveils ‘world-best’ Covid-tracing app
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In Brief

Privacy-smart Germany unveils ‘world-best’ Covid-tracing app

Berlin has put the new system through stringent tests to guard against potential cybersecurity failings
17 Jun 2020
German coalition on the brink after junior party veers left
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In Brief

German coalition on the brink after junior party veers left

New SPD leaders prepared to pull the plug on controversial partnership
2 Dec 2019
Emmanuel Macron plays down backstop hopes
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Emmanuel Macron plays down backstop hopes

French president responds after Germany gives Boris Johnson 30 days to find Brexit solution
22 Aug 2019
Oomph: what to expect from Boris’s talks with EU leaders
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Daily Briefing

Oomph: what to expect from Boris’s talks with EU leaders

The prime minister will insist that Parliament cannot block a no-deal Brexit
21 Aug 2019
What is the cause of Angela Merkel’s shaking fits?
Angela Merkel
In Depth

What is the cause of Angela Merkel’s shaking fits?

German chancellor suffers third bout in public in less than a month
11 Jul 2019
Who will be the next president of the European Commission?
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In Brief

Who will be the next president of the European Commission?

Deadlock in Brussels as leaders spar over nomination of Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans
1 Jul 2019
Could Germany soon be heading to the polls?
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In Brief

Could Germany soon be heading to the polls?

Social Democrats expected to pull out of ruling coalition, triggering an election as soon as the autumn
4 Jun 2019
Angela Merkel warns against populism and anti-Semitism
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 14 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during an event marking the 70th anniversary of the German Basic Law (Grundgesetz) in Berlin, Germany on May 14, 2
In Depth

Angela Merkel warns against populism and anti-Semitism

Speaking to CNN in the aftermath of the EU elections, the 'leader of the free world' addressed intolerance abroad, and racism at home
29 May 2019
Three challenges facing the new European Parliament
German chancellor Angela Merkel greets French president Emmanuel Macron
In Depth

Three challenges facing the new European Parliament

The Continent appears more divided than ever as voters go to the polls
23 May 2019
EU targets Brexit extension of up to a year
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In Brief

EU targets Brexit extension of up to a year

But delay to Article 50 could come with some strict conditions attached
10 Apr 2019
Theresa May in whistlestop tour to seek Brexit extension
Angela Merkel and Theresa May
In Brief

Theresa May in whistlestop tour to seek Brexit extension

PM will meet Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron as clock ticks down
9 Apr 2019
Fact check: does the EU want a European super-army?
German chancellor Angela Merkel greets French president Emmanuel Macron
In Depth

Fact check: does the EU want a European super-army?

France and Germany back the controversial proposal in call for closer co-operation
14 Dec 2018
The ten most powerful women in the world
Angela Merkel and Theresa May
In Brief

The ten most powerful women in the world

Theresa May comes in second, ahead of Beyonce and Queen Elizabeth II
5 Dec 2018
Who will replace Angela Merkel as chancellor of Germany?
Angela Merkel
In Depth

Who will replace Angela Merkel as chancellor of Germany?

Her protege is under threat from right-wing candidate in CDU party leadership battle
3 Dec 2018
What world leaders are saying about May’s Brexit deal
Donald Trump has been slammed for mocking the testimony of Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford
In Depth

What world leaders are saying about May’s Brexit deal

US President Donald Trump has voiced doubts over transatlantic trade agreement
27 Nov 2018
How Angela Merkel ran out of political lives
Angela Merkel
In Brief

How Angela Merkel ran out of political lives

German Chancellor will step down in 2021 after suffering a string of defeats
30 Oct 2018
What is behind the ‘Green surge’ in Europe?
Green party Bavaria Germany
In Depth

What is behind the ‘Green surge’ in Europe?

Movement saw large gains in recent elections in Luxembourg, Belgium and Bavaria
19 Oct 2018
Angela Merkel’s CSU allies lose majority in Bavarian ballot
CSU leader Horst Seehofer claims mandate to lead despite heavy losses in state election
In Brief

Angela Merkel’s CSU allies lose majority in Bavarian ballot

State election result set to ‘rattle’ German leader’s ‘grand coalition’ government
15 Oct 2018
Could Germany’s spymaster row bring down coalition?
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In Brief

Could Germany’s spymaster row bring down coalition?

Outrage at failure to remove Hans-Georg Maassen exposes deep divisions within government
20 Sep 2018
Is Germany considering military intervention in Syria?
 Syrian children and adults receive treatment for a suspected chemical attack
In Depth

Is Germany considering military intervention in Syria?

Report suggests the nation would join US-led air strikes in the event of another chemical attack
11 Sep 2018
Nato summit: Trump and Merkel wage war of words
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In Brief

Nato summit: Trump and Merkel wage war of words

German Chancellor hits back after US President accuses her of being a prisoner of Russia
12 Jul 2018
Merkel and Macron ‘open new eurozone chapter’
German chancellor Angela Merkel greets French president Emmanuel Macron
In Brief

Merkel and Macron ‘open new eurozone chapter’

German chancellor backs French president's call for greater economic integration with landmark budget
20 Jun 2018
Can Emmanuel Macron save the Iran nuclear deal?
French President Emmanuel Macron is on a state visit to the US
In Brief

Can Emmanuel Macron save the Iran nuclear deal?

French President faces uphill battle to win over Donald Trump as US exit looms
25 Apr 2018