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Angela Merkel

Not everyone can be in opposition. Someone has to actually run the place. more

Nov 27, 2017 11:00 AM Opinion

Angela Merkel's fourth government will be one long coalition negotiation. Just like life, isn't it? more

Oct 30, 2017 2:20 PM Opinion

The election has not changed Merkel's mind – the German policy on refugees is still: keep them out and pretend you're not racist. more

Oct 11, 2017 12:30 PM Opinion

In light of gay marriage becoming officially legal from Sunday October 1 (yippee), Walter Crasshole asks what impact the legislation could have had on the gay vote. more

Sep 29, 2017 12:00 AM Opinion

A black-yellow-green coalition not may be perfect, but yeah, it's what we're most likely to get, so let's look at the bright side, at least for a moment, says Gris. more

Sep 26, 2017 3:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

While the charismatic likes of Jeremy and Bernie have led left-wing surges in Britain and the US, the German left still hasn’t been able to come up with an alternative to Merkel. Ben Knight talked to members of Die Linke and the SPD to find out why. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM Politics

Germany's interior minister just banned the left-wing news platform Indymedia. Wladek writes for that platform! more

Sep 14, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

The September 3 debate between Angela Merkel and the SPD's Martin Schulz sealed it: it's more clear than ever that we're gearing up for another four years of "Mutti". What does it mean for Berlin? Read more in our election special, on stands now... more

Sep 4, 2017 1:00 PM Politics

After 375 trial days, this week the prosecutors in the NSU trial started presenting their closing argument – and left everyone wondering if they knew what was happening. more

Jul 28, 2017 11:30 AM Opinion

Turkey is imprisoning people at will, Poland is subjugating the judiciary, Hungary is putting up anti-semitic posters and beating the shit out of migrants. Why are we still complaining about politics when democracy is being unravelled? more

Jul 21, 2017 4:00 PM Opinion

Here's something nice about Helmut Kohl. more

Jun 22, 2017 11:15 AM Opinion

The North Rhine-Westphalia result is sad, but then again it's the SPD's own fault. more

May 16, 2017 12:15 PM Opinion

A new book topping Germany's non-fiction charts suggests that the refugee crisis that shook Germany and the world was the result of confusion, backroom deals and political backpedalling. Author Robin Alexander explains. more

Apr 6, 2017 11:15 AM Interviews & Portraits

Political philosopher and author Joseph Vogl on how conservatives have been fostering xenophobia since decades before the AfD. more

Apr 3, 2017 12:00 PM Interviews & Portraits

Merkel just hired Opel's chief lobbyist as her campaign manager. Because that's what CDU governments do. more

Mar 30, 2017 11:15 AM Opinion

There's more to the centre than just centrists – Martin Schulz is a real alternative to Angela Merkel. more

Mar 17, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

Politics and diplomacy are alright, but sometimes it takes dull bureaucracy to resist dictators like Erdoğan. So cheer for health and safety regulations in the town of Gaggenau. #FreeDeniz more

Mar 3, 2017 11:15 AM Opinion

How should we respond to the Breitscheidplatz attack? The same way we respond to any other crime, not by attacking Merkel and her refugee policy. Seymour makes the case for reason. more

Dec 22, 2016 2:45 PM Opinion

Obama's farewell presidential tour to Berlin filled us with melancholy and some dread. more

Nov 18, 2016 12:45 PM Opinion

What would you do if you were a politician? Make even more laws? more

Oct 13, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion

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