Pride and Hope: The CureVac Story
That Trump may have tried and failed to poach a German company is a perfect narrative for a country deep in crisis.
The Führer and the Prince
How much did Wilhelm of Prussia, son of Germany’s last emperor, help Adolf Hitler in his rise to power?
Brace for Change in Germany
Angela Merkel’s chosen successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has thrown in the towel. Expect fierce leadership and policy struggles.
The Berlin Malaise
Germany’s capital is astonishingly short on politicians with a nation-wide appeal.
Chronicle of an End Foretold
SPD members have elected a new leadership: two unknown left-wingers. It is hard to see Angela Merkel’s coalition surviving. On Saturday morning, Chancellor Angela …
The One Trillion Euro Idea
Austrian economists are proposing a European Silk Road.
A Big Step Away from German Orthodoxy
Isabel Schnabel, Germany’s nominee to the ECB board, has a pragmatic approach to monetary and fiscal policy.
The Winds of Change
Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall Bettina Vestring spent two years reporting from the East German city of Dresden.
Höcke or Hitler?
A television experiment reveals how close Germany’s right-wing AfD has moved to Nazi language.
Merkel’s Government Has Won a Breather
Huge relief for Germany’s coalition parties: the AfD did not come first in Saxony or Brandenburg.
Trump’s Not-So-Empty Troops Threat to Germany
The White House is threatening to withdraw US troops from Germany. With Donald Trump, this could actually happen.
East Germany Goes East
Despite Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on protestors, politicians in eastern Germany are emphasizing their ties with Russia—and practicing post-communist identity politics.
A German Paradox
For the first time in over 50 years, a German has been nominated as President of the European Commission. Yet Ursula von der Leyen’s loudest critics are back home.
The Glass Is Half Full
Integrating refugees is painfully slow business―even slower than for other groups of migrants. Among Western countries, Germany is actually doing reasonably well. It was …
Watch Out for a Green Chancellor
With the parties in Angela Merkel’s coalition government in deep disarray, change is afoot in Germany.