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Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine
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Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine

UK regulator says evidence of a link between the jab and very rare blood clot is ‘firming up’
7 Apr 2021
‘Face condom’: pandemic inspires new German words
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
Tall Tales

‘Face condom’: pandemic inspires new German words

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Mar 2021
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
Priest accidentally plays grime during mass
Kincasslagh and Burtonport Parish
Tall Tales

Priest accidentally plays grime during mass

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Mar 2021
Germany U-turns on Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
German Chancellor Angela Merkel alongside Health Minister Jens Spahn
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Germany U-turns on Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Berlin rolling out UK-developed jab to over-65s after doubts about efficacy disproved
5 Mar 2021
Has ‘scaremongering’ about the Oxford jab undermined EU’s vaccination campaign?
Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks during a video conference meeting.
The latest on . . .

Has ‘scaremongering’ about the Oxford jab undermined EU’s vaccination campaign?

People in Germany and France are refusing to be inoculated with the UK-developed vaccine
23 Feb 2021
‘Party prince’ sues son over €1 sale of German castle
Marienburg Castle
Stranger than fiction

‘Party prince’ sues son over €1 sale of German castle

Ernst August of Hanover has launched legal bid to regain control of ancestral seat from state
18 Feb 2021

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Is Germany too close to Russia for its allies’ comfort?
Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin in 2020
In Depth

Is Germany too close to Russia for its allies’ comfort?

Clash over planned pipeline reignites concern over soft stance towards Moscow
10 Feb 2021
How German media misrepresented the AstraZeneca jab
Boris Johnson with a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Behind the scenes

How German media misrepresented the AstraZeneca jab

Political briefings - not facts and figures - may explain ‘incorrect’ claims
27 Jan 2021
Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions
Residents at a care home in Belgium receive the Covid vaccine
In Focus

Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions

France introduces curfew as Germany considers tougher measures after deaths hit record high
15 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
Is Germany’s response stuttering?
Merkel
In Brief

Is Germany’s response stuttering?

Southern state introduces tighter restrictions as infection rates tick up across the country
9 Dec 2020
France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier (centre)
In Brief

France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed

Conflict between EU power brokers triggered during Michel Barnier’s Covid isolation
8 Dec 2020
Johnny Rotten bitten on penis by a flea
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In Depth

Johnny Rotten bitten on penis by a flea

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus is putting ‘democracy at stake’
A man attends an anti-lockdown protest outside Westminster
In Depth

Instant Opinion: coronavirus is putting ‘democracy at stake’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 20 November
20 Nov 2020
How European countries are faring with second waves of Covid
People stroll down Bordeaux's main shopping street Sainte-Catherine
In Depth

How European countries are faring with second waves of Covid

Italy and Spain have recorded highest daily death tolls since spring
18 Nov 2020
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
Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘hug Starmer close’
Boris
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘hug Starmer close’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 14 October
14 Oct 2020
Four things we know about the EU’s new migrant plan
Migrants
In Brief

Four things we know about the EU’s new migrant plan

Member states are split over new pact aimed at ending migration disputes
24 Sep 2020
German expert says UK can curb Covid spikes without lockdown
NHS coronavirus
In Brief

German expert says UK can curb Covid spikes without lockdown

Leading expert calls for end to ‘alarmism’ as death rates fall despite spikes in infections
22 Sep 2020
How other countries are extending or ending furlough
rishi sunak
In Brief

How other countries are extending or ending furlough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under pressure to follow lead of nations such as Germany to support workers
16 Sep 2020
Polish anger triggered by German diplomat’s Nazi father
Andrzej Duda
In Brief

Polish anger triggered by German diplomat’s Nazi father

German officials suspect dispute is ‘politically motivated’ following fraught election campaign
27 Aug 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
The Week Unwrapped: Sovereign citizens, troops and suits
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In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Sovereign citizens, troops and suits

Could we all opt out of the legal system? Why does Germany want to keep its US troops? And why are we all giving up on the suit?
7 Aug 2020
Reaction: rising EU infections mean ‘all travel a risk’
Coronavirus airport
In Depth

Reaction: rising EU infections mean ‘all travel a risk’

Belgium mulling lockdown reintroduction as France and Germany see cases increase
28 Jul 2020
What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care
Elderly people
In Depth

What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care

In both countries new taxes were introduced to pay for comprehensive care
27 Jul 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
Explained: is it safe to book a holiday in Europe?
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In Brief

Explained: is it safe to book a holiday in Europe?

Government accused of creating ‘sense of panic’ with sudden change in travel advice
27 Jul 2020
The government holiday quarantine list: where is next?
Paris coronavirus
In Depth

The government holiday quarantine list: where is next?

France and Germany rumoured to be next for removal from safe-to-fly list
27 Jul 2020
Declassified tapes give insight into workings of the Stasi
Erich Mielke Stasi
In Brief

Declassified tapes give insight into workings of the Stasi

Trove of classified recordings includes interrogations by communist secret police
16 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
Is second wave of rave sparking Europe-wide Covid outbreaks?
police
In Depth

Is second wave of rave sparking Europe-wide Covid outbreaks?

Authorities struggling to close down illegal parties in London and other cities around the continent
29 Jun 2020
What is Wirecard and why has the scandal-hit firm collapsed?
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In Brief

What is Wirecard and why has the scandal-hit firm collapsed?

Payment processing giant becomes first Dax-listed company to fail amid €1.9bn accounting scandal
26 Jun 2020
Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 June
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Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 June

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
26 Jun 2020