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Derek Scally
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is Germany correspondent for The Irish Times.

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.


Germany’s infrastructure is endangered by both politics and bureaucracy.


Germans mark 26 years together in a poisoned mood over migration.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel needs a European solution for the refugee crisis more than ever.


The German conservatives are floating new ideas to win back populist voters.


As Islamist terror attacks reach Germany, Angela Merkel addresses them with her usual pragmatism.


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.