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Derek Scally
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is Germany correspondent for The Irish Times.

Brexit will require Angela Merkel’s trickiest balancing act yet.


The German chancellor is likely to move lightly to set the EU on a reform path.


Egged on by the populist AfD party, Germany’s chauvinist-xenophobes are becoming ever more uninhibited.


Once a pioneer in gay rights, Germany is losing its progressive reputation.


The SPD, Germany’s oldest party traditionally fighting for social justice, is in a bind.


On his likely final visit to Germany US president Barack Obama must have left disappointed.


The right-wing AfD has shown itself a force to be reckoned with.


Merkel’s critics at home and abroad are still landing few punches.


Germany’s right-wing AfD populists should not be taken seriously.


Angela Merkel keeps pushing for a European solution to the refugee crisis, but discord remains.


Europe’s new year has started ignominiously – and fears are growing about whether the continent will be able to manage the refugee crisis.


After ten years in office, the German Chancellor at last surprises our columnist.


Germans are becoming impatient with the way Chancellor Angela Merkel is approaching the refugee crisis.


One year on and against the backdrop of a worsening refugee crisis, the self-appointed “defenders of the Occident“ have radicalized.


The refugee crisis is forcing Germany to define German values.


Germany’s finance minister may be (southern) Europe’s most hated man – at home his approval ratings are going through the roof. Pointing to the inner logic of eurozone rules he may have more in mind than the future Europe’s single currency.