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German chancellor Angela Merkel still l has a year to go in office but already the pangs of remorse are growing for the future of the EU without the experienced, drama-free German leader. Photograph: EPA/John Thys / Pool

After 90 hours of talks over four days in Brussels, Angela Merkel had no rest on her return to Berlin. First, her last-minute telephone diplomacy help(...)

The cartel senate members of the German federal court open the negotiations between Facebook and Bundeskartellamt, the German federal cartel authority. Photograph: Uli deck/ EPA

Facebook has insisted nothing will change for its German users after a court injunction on Tuesday that could limit its data collection policies. On (...)

People take part in a rainbow disco flashmob in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, amid attacks on the LGBT community by president Andrzej Duda. Photograph: AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

Poland’s president has revived an attack campaign on the country’s LGBT community, warning Poles to be vigilant against “foreign” attempts to co-opt t(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: ‘The claim she only ever follows public opinion is not true.’ Photograph: Clemens Bilan/Pool/EPA

A decade ago Angela Merkel was crowned Europe’s austerity queen for – in the eyes of hard-hit euro crisis countries – demanding cuts as her price for (...)

 Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider.   The details of Florian Schneider’s death are as vague as those of his life because he decided that it was none of our business. Photograph: Lynn Goldsmith/Getty Images

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider died as he lived: in a glow of praise for his work and a haze of obscurity around his person. With collaborat(...)

A woman enters her nursing home in Stockholm, Sweden, during the Covid-19 pandemic. File photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

If these were normal times, you might have been greeted by Lovisa as you boarded your SAS flight somewhere.  Instead, for the last month, the 20(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: warnmed against depending on hope as a principle. Photograph: REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Germany’s federal states are loosening the Covid-19 lockdown “hastily, too hastily”. The German leader said (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a media briefing on coronavirus, in Berlin on Thursday. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/Pool via Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to stay at home over Easter despite “cautious optimism” that movement restrictions are slowing the spread o(...)

 A picture taken in May 2000 shows Martin Norz (C) as Jesus Christ  during a rehearsal of the passion play in Oberammergau, Germany. File photograph: Daniel Samanns/AFP/Getty Images

Several times a week, during the cold months in Berlin, I think of Oberammergau. The pretty Bavarian town comes to mind every time I arrive home to a(...)

French mounted police at  Ile Saint-Louis in Paris  on the 21st day of France’s  strict lockdown.  Photograph:  AFP via Getty Images

The negation of the basic values of liberté, égalité and fraternité has brought out the rebellious streak in the French, and heightened perennial tens(...)

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