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Professor Roland Erne  believes a shift has taken place in the governance of the EU which has had a particular impact at national level.

In a wonderful irony, transnational action by unions and other social movements opposed to EU policies may turn out to be the saviour of the union. Th(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) is applauded after she was re-elected   at the Bundestag in Berlin. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s parliament has elected Angela Merkel for her fourth term as chancellor, putting an end to nearly six months of political drift in Europe’s b(...)

IUBH  has 13 campuses and a student population of 15,000  throughout Germany

A private third-level German educator has retained agent Lambert Smith Hampton to source a 929-1,394sq m (10,000-15,000sq ft) building in Dublin suita(...)

The Reichstag building, seat of the German parliament Bundestag, in Berlin. While Andrea Nahles polishes the SPD’s left-wing brasses, Merkel is braced for CDU conservatives challenging the European reform agenda. Photograph:  EPA/Alexander Becher

The unit of time in Germany is not the minute, the hour or even the day, but the week. And it’s 24 weeks –- nearly half a year – since German voters c(...)

Ukraine’s foreign ministry has  ordered its embassies to find Gazprom assets around the world with a view to potential legal action to seize them

Ukraine is to seize assets belonging to Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom in a deepening legal dispute that has stoked fears of supply dis(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross had threatened to block any judicial appointments until the Bill was progressed. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The European Commission has expressed concern about the new legislation on judicial appointments, saying it is not in line with European standards. T(...)

Andrea Nahles, designated SPD leader, announcing that the party has approved a plan to join Angela Merkel’s coalition. Photograph: Getty Images

The mood in the Willy Brandt Haus on Sunday morning was less festive than funereal. After their third all-nighter in seven weeks, Germany’s Social Dem(...)

SPD treasurer Dietmar Nietan and temporary party leader Olaf Scholz announcing at  party headquarters in Berlin that  members had voted for a new coalition.  Photograph: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

Europe breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday as Germany’s five-month political deadlock ended with a fourth term for Angela Merkel. After heated debat(...)

Andrea Nahles, parliamentary group leader of Germany’s SPD  gives a statement after the result was announced of the her party members’ referendum on whether or not to join a new coalition government.  Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/ AFP/Getty Images

Angela Merkel’s five-month marathon for a fourth term neared an end on Sunday morning, when two thirds of the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD(...)

Kevin Kühnert: “Going into another coalition with Merkel is bad for social democracy and bad for democracy.”  Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

The man who could topple Chancellor Angela Merkel wears hooded sweatshirts, loves amateur soccer and has yet to finish his politics degree. His nickna(...)

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