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  • Social Democrats narrowly beat Merkel’s bloc in German vote

    Social Democrats narrowly beat Merkel’s bloc in German vote

    Despite getting its worst-ever result in a federal contest, the Union bloc said it too would reach out to smaller parties to discuss forming a government, while Merkel stays on in a caretaker role until a successor is sworn in.

    September 27, 2021
  • Three-horse race

    Three-horse race

    The Christian Democrat Helmut Kohl (1982-1998) was mocked by the German left as a provincial wannabe but the wily powerbroker became a towering figure of European, even world, politics, presiding over German reunification, deepening and enlarging of the European Union, and the introduction of the Euro.

    August 9, 2021
  • Merkel’s predicament

    Merkel’s predicament

    Mrs Merkel's conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), suffered heavy losses in the south-western states of Baden-Wurttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate.

    March 18, 2021
  • Merkel calls Macron’s NATO ‘brain death’ comment ‘sweeping judgement’

    Merkel calls Macron’s NATO ‘brain death’ comment ‘sweeping judgement’

    Macron's comments came after the US president decided to pull troops out of north-eastern Syria last month without consulting his allies which initiated an offensive by the Turkish forces on Kurds.

    November 8, 2019
  • Merkel bids for fourth term as Germans head to the polls

    Merkel bids for fourth term as Germans head to the polls

    Chancellor Angela Merkel was widely expected to win a fourth term in office as Germans went to the polls today in an election that is also likely to see the farthest right-wing party in 60 years, the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany, win seats in parliament. Merkel campaigned on her record as chancellor for 12 years, …

    September 24, 2017
  • Ms Merkel in trouble

    Ms Merkel in trouble

    In many ways, Germany has enjoyed a successful summer. Unemployment rates are the lowest since unification, Germany has overtaken China as the world&’s leading exporter, and after decades of deficit spending there is a surplus of 18 billion Euros from taxes for the first half of 2016. Moreover, the flood of refugees from 2015 has …

    September 13, 2016
  • Meet Europe’s oldest living inhabitant

    Meet Europe’s oldest living inhabitant

    A Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1075 years old. This makes it currently the oldest known living tree in Europe. It is one of more than a dozen individuals of millennial age, living in a treeline forest high in the Pindos …

    August 21, 2016