German Chancellor Angela Merkel was caught unawares by Dublin’s unilateral bank guarantee in 2008 and became extremely concerned when bank deposits began to flow to Ireland as a result.

German politicians were not amused yesterday by allegations that Anglo Irish Bank executives derided Germans and deceived the Irish Government over th(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said there was “absolutely no dissent” between Berlin and European Commission president José Manuel Barroso on austerity measures. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Asparagus was on the menu in Berlin when European Council president Herman Van Rompuy met Chancellor Angela Merkel for dinner last night. The t(...)