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Winning election formula: AfD candidate Georg Pazderski casts his vote. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

German voters delivered another slap in the face to Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday, handing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) its worst-ever re(...)

Frauke Petry, chairwoman of AfD, with party candidate Lief-Erik Holm: said the coalition partners were damaging themselves by refusing to listen to the public. Photograph: Wolfgang Kumm/EPA

Angela Merkel faces a political fight to win back support for her controversial refugee policy following the success of the anti-immigration right-wi(...)

TTIP is not a classic free trade agreement. It is largely about investment and the reduction of regulatory barriers

The British electorate rebelled against membership of the EU. The Italians may rebel against constitutional reforms in a referendum in November. The G(...)

Activists protesting  at  international trade treaties in Berlin this month. Photograph: Maurizio Gambarini/EPA

Current transatlantic trade talks should be halted and a new set started, France’s trade minister said on Tuesday, adding his voice to some calls from(...)

French president François Hollande addresses French ambassadors during a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday. Photograph: Francois Mori/Reuters

French president François Hollande on Tuesday sought to impose a unilateral French deadline for Britain’s departure from the European Union, though it(...)

Germany’s deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel: he warned that the EU could be undermined if Britain received too soft an exit deal

Britain’s strategy for leaving the European Union will top the agenda on Wednesday when Theresa May chairs her first cabinet meeting after the summer (...)

Germany’s economy minister, Sigmar Gabriel, and chancellor Angela Merkel. Mr Gabriel said EU trade-deal talks with the US had “de facto failed”. Photograph: Stefanie Loos/Reuters

Germany’s economy minister says free-trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed. Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trad(...)

German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said chancellor Angela Merkel  had ‘underestimated’ the challenge of integrating  migrants. Photograph: Reuters

German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview on Saturday that chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives had “underestimated” the challeng(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: meetings with Donald Tusk, François Hollande and Matteo Renzi today. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel hosts a mini-summit in Berlin today to sound out post-Brexit EU options in a bid to de-escalate demands for London’s (...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel giving a statement in Berlin on Friday morning. The Brexit decision presents Dr  Merkel with the greatest headache of her career. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she accepts – “with great regret” – Britain’s decision to leave the EU but insisted the union would recover from thi(...)

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