On his likely final visit to Germany US president Barack Obama must have left disappointed.
A furious president, an outdated law, and an unrepentant comedian have caught Germany’s chancellor in a double bind.
Why the regional elections of March 13 signal a shift in Germany’s political landscape.
Angela Merkel’s fight to keep the EU united.
Merkel’s critics at home and abroad are still landing few punches.
Angela Merkel keeps pushing for a European solution to the refugee crisis, but discord remains.
After ten years in office, the German Chancellor at last surprises our columnist.
The hard line on Vladimir Putin is weakening, in Germany and elsewhere.
Germans are becoming impatient with the way Chancellor Angela Merkel is approaching the refugee crisis.
Germany, along with the rest of the world, seems surprised by the principled stance Angela Merkel has taken in the refugee crisis. Looking over her record, however, the German Chancellor has never shied from putting her values on the line.
Many Germans still believe the chancellor was right when she opened the borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees. But doubts are growing, and her party, too, is becoming nervous. Could her job be at stake?
The giant consensus machine that is the EU is still running smoothly enough, but Europe – and Greece – will continue to suffer from the euro’s flawed construction.
Germany is facing intense criticism for its handling of the Greek crisis. However, few remember the obstacles the Merkel government had to overcome to reach an agreement with Athens and keep the eurozone together.
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.
Nothing embodies the growing distance between Greece and the 18 other eurozone members like the personal relationship between Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras: a drama in three acts.
If we want to keep the Europe we have – we must change it. The European Union needs more integration, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel must lead the way.