SPD lead candidate Olaf Scholz, Germany’s vice-chancellor, at an election party at Willy Brandt House in Berlin on Sunday. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/DPA via AP

Germany was tilting towards a centre-left government on Sunday evening as its federal election ended with a narrow lead for the Social Democratic Part(...)

Some 60.4 million Germans are called to elect a new government on September 26th and all polls suggest it will be a tight race. Chancellor Angela Mer(...)

Trailing six points in polls, CDU leader Armin Laschet has stepped up his attacks on the centre-left SPD. Photograph: Alexandra Beier/Getty Images

With two weeks to go and everything to play for, Germany’s federal election is getting emotional – and dirty. Social-media feeds of German politicia(...)

At her first European Council meeting in December 2005, Angela Merkel emerged in the early hours ‘the deal-maker’ in brokering a budget accord. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It was a different world when Angela Merkel walked into her first European Council meeting on December 15th, 2005. Around the table to discuss issues(...)

German finance minister and SPD leader  Olaf Scholz.

German finance minister Olaf Scholz has dismissed calls for reform of German and EU fiscal rules, saying they provide enough flexibility to overcome c(...)

Annalena Baerbock, the German Green Party’s candidate for chancellor in September’s federal elections, speaks on Sunday at the party’s virtual congress. Photograph: Steffi Loos/EPA

Germany’s Green Party adopted an election manifesto on Sunday that vowed to transform the country’s economy and fast-track its transition to carbon ne(...)

CDU candidate for chancellor  Armin Laschet: ‘These comparisons with trains – I don’t make them myself.’  Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Elections in a small eastern German state with fewer people than Berlin may have marked the turning point in a year that will determine who succeeds A(...)

Those warning of the imminence of catastrophic climate change have won the argument. Green has become mainstream. Photograph: iStock

The European Union has committed to cut its carbon admissions by at least 55 per cent over the next nine years, compared to 1990 levels. It’s intended(...)

Baden-Württemberg’s state premier and top candidate of the Green Party Winfried Kretschmann as exit poll results were published. Photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty

Germany’s 2021 election season opened on Sunday with black eyes for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in two regional(...)

Annalena Baerbock, who leads Germany’s Greens with Robert Habeck. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

As public transport fans, Greens across Europe have learned the hard way that success is like buses: nothing for ages, then two at once. And this has (...)

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