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The far-right AfD has gained ever more popularity since its breakthrough in 2017. The party’s rise has been aided by German media and politics, …


In her reelection campaign in 2017, Angela Merkel made a strategic error by not putting EU reform on her agenda. She is now paying …


The Greens’ success in Bavaria is a strong statement against the anti-migrant campaigns of the established conservatives and the far-right.


Merkel’s coalition has agreed a shaky compromise over a controversial spy chief.


Why right-wing extremism is particularly strong in Saxony.


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


With Germany’s new government finally in sight, Europe breathes a sigh of relief. It may prove a short respite.


The “dieselgate” air pollution scandal leaves Berlin with fewer and fewer good options.


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.


Germany’s prospective government promises EU reform, setting out ambitious goals.


Germany is facing a new nexus of foreign and domestic politics.


Coalition talks in Berlin have failed, which might mean new elections.


Frauke Petry, leader of the Alternative für Deutschland party, has lost out to the radicals.


What to learn from Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s election as president of Germany.


SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel throws in the towel, leaving the campaign against Angela Merkel to former EU Parliament president Martin Schulz.