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 Shoppers  in the city centre of Bremen, northern Germany. With more than 37,600 new cases of  Covid-19, Germany has reached a new record level since the beginning of the pandemic. Photograph: Focke Strangmann/EPA

Exactly a year ago, Germany’s BioNTech announced it had developed the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine (and later partnered with Pfizer to scale up tria(...)

AfD co-leader Jörg Meuthen (right) is standing down after losing a long-running power struggle with hardliners in the party. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/ AFP via Getty Images)

The co-leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has announced he is standing down, after losing a long-running power struggle with hardli(...)

Hans-Georg Massen has been described as the right man to keep local conservative voters from drifting right to the Alternative für Deutschland. File photograph: Getty

Hans-Georg Maassen is a man on a mission. Depending on who you ask, the bespectacled 58-year-old civil servant either wants to save the West from itse(...)

A resident of a nursing home getting   the BioNTech-Pfizer  Covid-19 vaccine in Cologne, Germany. Photograph: AP Photo/Martin Meissner

Signs that a relatively high number of healthcare workers are unwilling to receive the coronavirus vaccine in some parts of Europe and the US have ala(...)

Eirgrid  plans to formally launch a public consultation on plans to meet the Government’s 70 per cent target by 2030.

Planning protests could de-rail Government plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions unless the problem is tackled now, experts warned at the weekend. Th(...)

Migrants protest against a new camp at Kara Tepe on Lesbos island, Greece, on Friday. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Four hundred children left without shelter after a fire at a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos will be relocated across 10 countries in the E(...)

AfD members Andreas Kalbitz (R) and Bjoern Hoecke (L) are seen in Koenigs Wusterhausen, Germany, in August 2019. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has said it is formally placing part of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party under surveillance af(...)

Some 800 British bombers dropped 1,400 tonnes of explosives and phosphorous bombs over the Saxon capital. About 25,000 died, many asphyxiated as the flames sucked up all  oxygen. Photograph: AFP/Slub Dresden  Deutsche Fotothek/ RIchard Peter Sen

German president Frank Walter Steinmeier has urged his country to challenge efforts by political extremists to hollow out democracy and relativise Naz(...)

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has had a torrid time since becoming Angela Merkel’s anointed successor 14 months ago. Photograph:  Markus Schreiber/AP

An election in Thuringia would not normally garner much attention beyond the borders of that tiny state in eastern Germany. But the breaking of a post(...)

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Angela Merkel: The former was seen as the candidate most likely to continue the current German chancellor’s centrist course. Photograph: Matthias Rietschel/Reuters

Germany’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is on the hunt for a new leader after just 14 months as Angela Merkel’s successor announced on(...)

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