Angela Merkel

Germany’s booming economy paves the way for another Merkel victory

17 August 2017 12:27

With the German elections now barely a month away, the Bundesrepublik remains beset by worries about terrorism and immigration. Yet,…

Trump, Putin and Erdogan. The G20 should be quite something

6 July 2017 16:12

G20 summits are usually dreadfully dull affairs, but this week’s global chinwag in Hamburg should be refreshingly feisty. No conference with…

Why we should care about the German elections

1 July 2017 9:00

German parliamentarians used to pride themselves on being boring, but the past two years have turned Teutonic politics upside down.…

Liberals should not be surprised Angela Merkel voted against gay marriage

1 July 2017 6:51

Liberal Brits got a welcome wake-up call yesterday, when the woman they’ve been calling the leader of the free world…

The Euro’s badly-needed reform could finally be on the cards

20 June 2017 17:44

Has Germany finally started to shift its position on the future of the Eurozone? Speaking today, at a conference for…

Merkel is right about Trump – so where does that leave Britain?

30 May 2017 11:46

Angela Merkel has never been a showboating politician. Public speaking isn’t her forte – she prefers to work behind the…

What the papers say: Labour’s nasty manifesto shock – and Merkel’s Nato blunder

30 May 2017 8:47

Jeremy Corbyn defied his critics by coming across well during last night’s debate and Labour is continuing to enjoy a…

Donald Trump will rejoice if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister

26 May 2017 17:31

If, as seems increasingly likely, Jeremy Corbyn becomes British Prime Minister in June, his victory should be greeted not simply…

Why Brexit Britain should root for a Merkel landslide

15 May 2017 17:19

Never mind Eurovision. For Germany, the state election in North Rhine Westphalia on Sunday was the big one – the best…

Taking Ivanka Trump seriously is a masterstroke by Angela Merkel

26 April 2017 15:03

Is Ivanka Trump’s visit to Berlin a triumph for Angela Merkel, or a diplomatic disaster? As always, that depends on…

Theresa May makes a stand against Saudi dress codes

5 April 2017 12:44

Well, Theresa May met half of the Foreign Office’s dress code for women in Saudi Arabia when she arrived there…

The reports of Angela Merkel’s political demise have been greatly exaggerated

27 March 2017 15:32

Once again, the pollsters got it wrong. Yesterday’s election in Saarland was supposed to be the beginning of the end…

On trade, and much else, Donald Trump and Angela Merkel are worlds apart

17 March 2017 19:42

Oh dear. Anybody who thought that, contrary to expectations, Angela Merkel and Donald Trump might get along seems to have…

How will Mummy Merkel deal with Toddler Trump?

13 March 2017 16:09

The irresistible force meets the immovable object in Washington tomorrow, as Donald Trump finally comes face to face with Angela…

Why the Germans are so worried about the Trump administration

23 January 2017 18:31

One of the advantages for Theresa May in being the first foreign leader to visit the Trump White House is…

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…

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…

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…

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…