Posters of lead candidiate of the German Free Democrats (FDP) Rainer Bruederle at FDP party headquarters  in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) have warned supporters against switching allegiance to their ailing junior coalitio(...)

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has described Greece’s admission to the euro zone and Germany’s own breach of EU budget rules as key factors in the crisis gripping the zone. Photograph: Reuters

Former chancellor Helmut Kohl has described Greece’s admission to the euro zone and Germany’s own breach of EU budget rules as key factors in the cris(...)

 A worker pastes up an election poster of German chancellor Angela Merkel, who is leading her CDU party into a general election on September 22nd.  photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Two women have given Germany’s wan election campaign an emotional punch, attacking chancellor Angela Merkel at her most vulnerable point: the rise of (...)

German public broadcaster ZDF has denied charges of sexism over an advertisement for the European women’s soccer championship

Moving to the exitsThe Dáil lived the song of the summer on Wednesday when politicians stayed out way past their bedtime to play Daft Punk Politics.Al(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble said yesterday there was a “danger that they won’t be able to open the banks again at all” in Cyprus. Photograph: Reuters

Berlin has said there is “no point crying over spilt milk” following the Cypriot rejection of an EU rescue proposal and pressed Nicosia yesterd(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel flanked by Dieter Hundt, head of the Confederation of German Employers' Association (left) and Otto Kentzler, president of the central association of German Trade,  at the International Trade Fair in Munich at the weekend. Photograph: Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s Free Democrat (FDP) coalition allies, battling the threat of electoral extinction, have pres(...)