Angela Merkel

Why are the German authorities so reluctant to believe in neo-Nazi attacks?

18 May 2024 9:00 am

When two fascist skinheads were seen fleeing from the murders of several Turkish shopkeepers in Nuremberg, the police continued to blame the ‘Turkish mafia’

Has Germany finally shaken off its dark past?

6 January 2024 9:00 am

‘When it comes to helping others, we are the world champions’, one politician declared in 2015. But Merkel’s welcome to immigrants was pragmatic – and anti-Semitism is on the rise again

How the British intelligentsia fell out of love with Germany

19 August 2023 9:00 am

The love affair between Britain and Germany is over

Germany has rejected Merkel's military legacy

28 February 2022 11:30 pm

‘We are witnessing a turning point… the world is not the same anymore,’ said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz yesterday in…

Covid could paralyse the new German coalition

24 November 2021 1:20 am

An iron curtain has descended on Europe, and once again, it goes right through the middle of Germany. The average…

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…