Poland international Arkadiusz Milik (centre) has come into his own after joining Ajax Amsterdam on loan from Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: Reuters

He scored twice again last Saturday, Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich may have been 2-0 ahead at Werder Bremen, and on the way to Bayern’s sixth cons(...)

Revellers at the St Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday in Munich. Photograph: Ferdinand zur Lippe 2:08

Munich was green and glorious on Sunday afternoon for the 20th annual St Patrick’s Day parade, the largest in continental Europe. The Bavarian capital(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Prof Peter Bofinger (second left) at a presentation of a report by Germany’s “five wise men” who advise the federal government on economic affairs. Also pictured is Sigmar Gabriel (left), vice-chancellor and minister for economic affairs, and the chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts Christoph M Schmidt (right). Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Life in Germany can be lonely if you’re Peter Bofinger. To paraphrase Little Britain, he’s the only Keynesian in the village.The 50-year-old economist(...)

Liverpool’s Emre Can (left) has developed into a top Premier League performer since his move from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: PA.

“People want instant results and players get criticised immediately but we always knew it would take time.” Brendan Rodgers’s barbed comment was aimed(...)

Garth Brooks during his press conference at Croke Park yesterday. Photo: Peter Thursfield

New figures show that in spite of missing out on a bonanza from policing the cancelled Garth Brooks concerts, the monies the Garda Síochána has recei(...)

Candles placed at Stolpersteine on November 9th as locals honour the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht pogroms. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

When 91-year-old Peter Jordan returned this week to Munich it was in spite of, and because of, his past.He was just 15 when, in the summer of 1939, he(...)

Construction site for a refugee centre  in Berlin: A new survey indicates that non-nationals living in Germany are  net contributors  to the country’s welfare system. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Foreign-nationals living in Germany are a boost, not a burden, to the country’s welfare system, according to a new survey.The 6.6 million people livi(...)

Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Samir Nasri of Manchester City protest to Referee Tasos Sidriopoulos at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Manchester City and CSKA Moscow earlier this month. Photograph:Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Samir Nasri accepts he and his Manchester City team-mates must deliver in the Champions League — or face the axe. City have again failed to imp(...)

Manchester City’s Samir Nasri (right) with Manchester City’s Fernandinho (centre) during a training session in Manchester ahead of their Champions League Group E clash against Bayern Munich.  Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

As a former Bayern Munich player, Martin Demichelis knows the challenge Manchester City face when Pep Guardiola’s team take to the Etihad Stadium pit(...)

 Adolf Hitler outside Landsberg prison after he was released from it in 1924. While serving his sentence at Landsberg he wrote his ‘Mein Kampf’. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In Bavaria, the Nazi past is seeping up again through the cracks in its historical floorboards.At a Monday press conference, the world will learn the (...)