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German Politics


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.


This fall, Germany’s chancellor has been facing mutiny within her own ranks. But Angela Merkel has decided to fight.


Angela Merkel is likely to continue as Germany’s chancellor.


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


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.