Roland Tichy

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 A billboard showing German Chancellor and Christian Democrat leader  Angela Merkel and the numbers 24.9,  the date of upcoming German federal elections,  in Hermsdorf, Germany. File photograph: Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

The real story of Sunday’s federal election in Germany is not Angela Merkel’s likely fourth term or the slide of the Social Democrats. Focusing on the(...)

Berlin wonders if the Trump White House has launched a dangerous strategy of presenting itself as the best false friend of euro members who have long resented Germany’s trade surplus and what they perceive as German-friendly ECB monetary policy. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

First diesel engine emissions, now the euro. Is Germany fiddling the single currency with the same mendacity as Volkswagen did its diesel engines? Ins(...)