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Derek Scally
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is Germany correspondent for The Irish Times.

As the German government goes on summer break, many of the country’s most pressing issues have been neglected due to the row over migration. …


The German chancellor staved off a government collapse with an eleventh-hour deal to save her conservative bloc. But Angela Merkel’s power is waning.


Angela Merkel is facing her biggest crisis yet. Her sister party, the Bavarian CSU, is rebelling against her policy on refugees. The chancellor needs …


Germany’s foreign minister delivered a much-anticipated speech on Europe this week. His answer to America first? Europe United.


In her first-ever appearance in a Bundestag question-and-answer session, Angela Merkel didn’t break a sweat.


Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin seem ready to let bygones be bygones.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting the White House with a bit of baggage.


Will the German chancellor be able to meet the French president at least halfway?


Facebook’s data security policies have long gone unchallenged by European regulators. That might change soon.


Her fourth government a hard sell, Angela Merkel’s hopeful successors have started eying the top spot.


Germany may be one step closer to building a coalition government, but four months after the election, there’s still a long way to go.


Time is running out on Chancellor Merkel’s last chance to build a stable government.


The German foreign policy community is starting to sound repetitive.


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.