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Derek Scally
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is Germany correspondent for The Irish Times.

The German election outcome signals a return to less consensual politics – which is no bad thing.


All the political colors, synonyms, and acronyms you need to know when it comes to forming a new German government.


In their one and only public debate Angela Merkel and her challenger Martin Schulz skipped difficult issues.


At Hamburg’s G20 summit Trump’s noisy tweets were surpassed by China’s quiet diplomacy.


Angela Merkel’s “beer tent speech” has been misunderstood.


Merkel has little interest in Macron’s more ambitious EU plans unless Paris gets its house in order.


Angela Merkel’s sharing a platform with Ivanka Trump to discuss the empowerment of women was a clever move.


Running against Angela Merkel in September, Martin Schulz’s policy ideas are as exciting as they are hard to pin down.


Things look grim for the European Union, but all is not lost yet.


Germany’s “Political Ash Wednesday,” once a humorous affair, is short on jokes.


Angela Merkel, seeking close ties with Warsaw, risks unwittingly furthering Poland’s leap to the right.


SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel throws in the towel, leaving the campaign against Angela Merkel to former EU Parliament president Martin Schulz.


The German government wants to streamline its security services.


Europe’s social democrats, the SPD in particular, need the courage of their convictions.


As his last bow in Europe, Barack Obama passionately defended Western values with “his closest ally,” Angela Merkel.


Angela Merkel is likely to continue as Germany’s chancellor.