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


Why Germany is engaging in France’s war against the so-called Islamic State.


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


The refugee crisis in Europe is a modern tragedy playing out in three acts: the problem has been introduced, and now the main characters are locked in confrontation. But the conclusion remains uncertain.


The refugee crisis is forcing Germany to define German values.

Berlin has emerged as the continent’s de facto leader – but what does this mean in 21st century Europe?


It should come as no surprise that Europeans are increasingly worried about the mounting immigration crisis.


Angela Merkel’s government seem to be taking the accelerating Greek crisis in good spirits, and it isn’t hard to see why: with Sunday’s referendum, Greece’s government has taken the country’s fate into its own hands

The crisis in Ukraine has forced the West to reconsider how it defends international law. As tensions in South East Asia grow, can Berlin apply the same lessons to a European Asia policy?


German Chancellor Angela Merkel turned down Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invitation to attend the huge military parade planned for the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory over Germany. Instead, she will travel to Moscow one day later to take part in a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – an unexpected hopeful sign.


Deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel argued this week that it was time to turn the page on austerity policies. But there is little chance of him bringing about a change of course. Rather, the return of the Greek crisis has underlined how little influence Germany’s Social Democrats have shaping euro-saving policies.