Angela Merkel


Unlike Merkel, Trump understands the Islamist threat to the West

18 January 2017 10:55

The reaction in Europe to Donald Trump’s recent remarks critical of the continent was all too predictable. It was an…

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Trump has given Merkel a new lease of life

17 January 2017 8:24

Donald Trump’s Times interview has been a big story in Britain, but the President Elect’s parallel interview with Bild Zeitung…

The truth behind Germany’s ‘Mein Kampf’ sales boom

5 January 2017 15:47

A dead white man called Adolf Hitler has sold nearly 100,000 copies of his memoir, Mein Kampf, since a new edition was…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has an awkward encounter with Boris Johnson in September 2016

Boris Johnson’s award-winning entry in the ‘President Erdogan Offensive Poetry’ competition

28 December 2016 10:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 4, in which the future foreign…

It’s not only Germany that covers up mass sex attacks by migrant men… Sweden’s record is shameful

27 December 2016 12:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 5: Ivar Arpi’s piece, which was…

Germany remains a prisoner of its past

26 December 2016 10:00

In 1942, a man called Manfred Alexander turned up, unannounced, on my grandfather’s doorstep in Berlin. My grandfather knew him…

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Anis Amri’s unchecked passage across Europe is nothing short of a scandal

24 December 2016 13:13

That the Tunisian terrorist who slaughtered 12 people in Berlin on Monday was even in Europe, let alone able to…

Germany is facing a ticking time bomb of rage

21 December 2016 12:01

I’ve learned that it’s best not to say anything about a terrorist atrocity on social media, especially not if it…

Could the German left join forces to oust Angela Merkel?

20 December 2016 16:11

German party politics has been overshadowed by yesterday’s atrocity in Berlin. But in light of this tragic event, which Angela…

It’s nonsense to claim that Isis benefits from Brexit. But that won’t stop some people trying

20 December 2016 15:08

While a storm has blown up between Nigel Farage and Brendan Cox this morning over the role played by Angela…


Nigel Farage says events like Berlin attack will be the ‘Merkel legacy’

20 December 2016 12:33

As details begin to emerge regarding the identities of those involved in the Berlin Christmas market attack which left at…

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Twelve killed after lorry ploughs into Berlin Christmas market

20 December 2016 11:30

Twelve people have been killed after a truck ploughed into shoppers at a Christmas market in Berlin. Dozens more were injured, some…


How Angela Merkel divided Germany

19 December 2016 8:30

Crisis? What crisis? Here in prosperous Munich, it’s hard to believe the EU has taken such a battering this year…

Martin Schulz’s return to German politics will make Brexit more bitter

28 November 2016 15:29

Shock news! Hold the (virtual) front page! Martin Schulz, arch bogeyman of every British Brexiteer – and even a few…


Angela Merkel wants to be liberal Europe’s answer to Donald Trump

21 November 2016 14:50

So, Angela Merkel has ignored the Spectator’s advice and has decided to run for a fourth term as German Chancellor…

What the papers say: Boris’s ‘indiscreet’ way with words and Project Fear comes unstuck

17 November 2016 8:32

In the run-up to the referendum, the Treasury warned that unemployment would rise by half-a-million. Today, this prophecy comes in…

Is Germany becoming the new sick man of Europe?

11 October 2016 14:48

It’s not going well for Germany at the moment. Their largest bank is on the verge of collapse while their…

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David Davis, parliamentary poacher turned executive gamekeeper

10 October 2016 18:23

David Davis batted away demands for parliament to be given a vote on the timing of Article 50 or the…

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The Spectator took on Chancellor Merkel and President Erdogan – and won

4 October 2016 16:37

Hurray!  It is not often one gets good news, but here is some.  Jan Boehmermann, the German comedian who read…


Want a bank rescued? Don’t ask a German

30 September 2016 10:10

Make a car? Sure. Win a Word Cup? Yup. Write a symphony? Without doubt. There are lots of things that…


Britain has shown Germany how to handle a migrant crisis

21 September 2016 10:54

Only now does Angela Merkel concede that she made mistakes when admitting a million refugees last year. It was obvious to…

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How Alternative für Deutschland forced German politics to the right

6 September 2016 13:09

‘When the world ends, I’ll go to Mecklenburg,’ quipped Bismarck, ‘because there, everything happens a hundred years later.’ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has…

Brexit won’t finish the EU, insist Merkel, Hollande and Renzi

23 August 2016 8:15

It’s no surprise that Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi chose to host a press conference with Angela Merkel and Francois…

Forget the ‘Norway model’. Germany suggests UK could get ‘special’ EU status

17 August 2016 11:18

Britain’s decision to leave the EU sent shockwaves crashing throughout the continent. As Europe struggled to interpret the outcome of…


The Spectator Podcast: Summer of terror

30 July 2016 10:00

After a week where both Germany and France suffered terror attacks, the question of the relationship between Islamic terrorism and Europe’s…