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Olaf Scholz is tanking

16 May 2022 7:25 pm

North-Rhine Westphalia is Germany’s largest state, almost as large as the Netherlands. It was a traditional SPD fiefdom during the…

Boris and Scholz parade the new Europe

9 April 2022 3:00 pm

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed Europe forever. That was the argument that Boris Johnson made on Friday when he…

Germany's progressives have a Putin problem

28 March 2022 2:08 am

Eighty-nine years ago this week, the German Social Democrats in the Reichstag cast the only votes opposing Adolf Hitler’s dictatorial…

Germany’s attitude to Russia is changing. Does it go far enough?

5 March 2022 9:00 am

Germany’s attitude to Russia is changing fast

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…

A new Europe is emerging from this crisis

27 February 2022 7:43 am

With every hour that Kiev holds out, the geopolitics of Europe changes more. Germany, which so values its prohibition on…

Is Germany finally standing up to Russia and China?

16 February 2022 9:43 pm

When German chancellor Olaf Scholz met Russian president Vladimir Putin yesterday, the visuals said it all. As he had done…

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…