Angela Merkel

What Merkel’s departure means for the EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
In Depth

What Merkel’s departure means for the EU

Survey suggests Europeans want German chancellor’s replacement to ditch consensus-building approach
15 Sep 2021
Could Germany’s Social Democrats win?
SPD leader Olaf Scholz with CDU Chancellor Angela Merkel
In Depth

Could Germany’s Social Democrats win?

Surge in support for centre-left party could make Olaf Scholz chancellor
25 Aug 2021
Germany strikes US deal on controversial Russia pipeline
Angela Merkel and Joe Biden at the White House
Behind the scenes

Germany strikes US deal on controversial Russia pipeline

Joe Biden accused of ‘total surrender to Putin’ over controversial gas pipeline
22 Jul 2021
Frontrunner to replace Merkel criticised over flood ‘sniggering’
Armin Laschet speaks to reporters during a visit to Erftstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia
In Brief

Frontrunner to replace Merkel criticised over flood ‘sniggering’

Catastrophic extreme weather may hand boost to rival Green Party campaign
19 Jul 2021
‘There will be a cost if the west no longer uses troops to overthrow tyrants’
US troops of the 82nd Airborne Division question Afghan men in Kabul, Afghanistan
Instant Opinion

‘There will be a cost if the west no longer uses troops to overthrow tyrants’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
24 Jun 2021
Should the EU reset its relationship with Putin?
Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin
Getting to grips with . . .

Should the EU reset its relationship with Putin?

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron leading push to reset EU relations with Moscow
24 Jun 2021
EU-China relations under strain as investment deal ‘put on ice’
Angela Merkel and Xi Jinping
The latest on . . .

EU-China relations under strain as investment deal ‘put on ice’

European trade chief says agreement is suspended due to sanctions against Beijing
5 May 2021

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Is Germany on the verge of electing its first Green chancellor?
Green party candidate for German chancellor Annalena Baerbock
In Depth

Is Germany on the verge of electing its first Green chancellor?

Polls put the left-wing party just behind Angela Merkel’s CDU
20 Apr 2021
Election results spell trouble for Angela Merkel’s heir
German Chancellor Angela Merkel puts on face mask
Why we’re talking about . . .

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
How Germany is preparing for a second wave
Angela Merkel
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’
UK lockdown coronavirus
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
Macron
In Brief

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
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