Angela Merkel

The German elections are good news for Macron

28 September 2021 7:31 am

The German election result means that a three party coalition will almost certainly be needed to form a government. Olaf…

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?

Europe will suffer as Germany drifts

18 August 2021 1:10 pm

Over the last 15 years Germany has come to be seen by many in Europe as a paragon of political…

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.…

How will Merkel cope with retirement?

26 July 2021 4:45 pm

Retirement sounds pretty nice. The ONS says that pensioners spend an average of seven hours and ten minutes a day on…

What Merkel's visit means for Brexit Britain

3 July 2021 3:19 pm

Angela Merkel visited the UK yesterday for the last time as German chancellor – the 22nd visit she has paid in…

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

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Merkel is leaving the EU in chaos

Boris bids to reset Anglo-German relations

3 July 2021 12:14 am

Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel have just held a joint press conference following their meeting at Chequers. The usual contrast…

Why an EU-Russia summit was always going to fail

28 June 2021 9:46 pm

When Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel unilaterally proposed a European Union summit with Vladimir Putin, they managed to open deep…

Germany's growing extremism problem

19 May 2021 4:01 pm

On 2 June 2019, a German politician was found lying in a pool of blood outside his home in Hesse.…

Merkel is right to reject Biden's vaccine patent plan

7 May 2021 10:04 pm

She handed the vaccine procurement process over to the European Union. She didn’t invest much in new production. And she…

Is Germany about to go Green?

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Could Annalena Baerbock decide Germany’s future?

Merkel's vaccine nationalism threatens India

23 April 2021 9:56 pm

You might have thought that Europe’s leaders would be wary of handing Brussels greater powers, given the various mishaps of the…

Why Merkel's party is backing a political lightweight to replace her

13 April 2021 3:04 am

The run-up to the German federal elections in September was supposed to be dull and predictable. Merkel would name a…

Berlin has been bounced into accepting Sputnik

9 April 2021 12:04 am

Munich has had enough of the vaccine chaos in Berlin and Brussels. In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, Bavaria’s minister…

Merkel's blundering lockdown U-turn

25 March 2021 7:14 pm

During her 16 years in office, Angela Merkel has produced a couple of memorable sentences that will be imprinted into…

Boris tries to avoid a vaccine war

24 March 2021 5:31 am

After France’s Europe Minister became the latest politician to threaten a vaccine export ban on the UK, Boris Johnson used today’s…

Support for Merkel's party is crumbling

16 March 2021 11:24 pm

On Sunday, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) suffered a historic election defeat in their former heartlands of…

The rapid fall of Germany's health minister

1 March 2021 6:19 pm

Young, polished and confident, Germany’s health minister became the country’s most popular politician in 2020. A darling of the conservative…

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?

Is Germany really such a role model?

19 September 2020 9:00 am

The British romance with Germany has always been an on-off affair. At the turn of the century, Kaiser Bill enjoyed…

Can Germany spend its way out of the corona crisis?

29 May 2020 9:49 pm

Coronavirus is grim news for all major economies and Germany is no exception. The country’s economic output decreased by 2.2…

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Frightened people love their leaders

1 April 2020 2:09 am

‘The Trump presidency is over’, said Peter Wehner, in the Atlantic. The great wizards of liberal punditry stroked their beards…