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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(...)

The elections are seen as a critical test for Armin Laschet, above, the new leader of the Christian Democratic Union. Photograph: Marcel Kusch/Pool/AFP via Getty

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right bloc has been rocked by scandal after two of its MPs were forced to resign following disclosures they h(...)

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier: The apotheosis of a 300-year-old French bureaucratic tradition stretching back to Colbert. Photograph:  Hollie Adams/Getty Images

Ursula von der Leyen described her dinner with Boris Johnson on Wednesday as “lively and interesting” but it left both sides feeling downbeat about th(...)

German authorities say missing Wirecard executive Jan Marsalek, who vanished just as the digital payments company collapsed, may be an informer for Austria’s intelligence agency. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

German authorities say a missing Wirecard manager, who vanished just as the digital payments company collapsed, may be an informer for Austria’s intel(...)

Maybe Level 5 really is our one last best shot. But are we willing to accept it without question – without a lot of questions? Photograph:  Stephen Collins

This will be the longest, coldest, bleakest winter anyone can remember, and it’s only getting started. Politicians are making cloying promises about “(...)

Lawyers for the defendant during the trial of suspected Russian assassin Vadim K in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Pool/Getty Images

A Russian man has gone on trial in Germany accused of killing an exiled Chechen rebel leader in a Berlin park last year – allegedly on the orders of t(...)

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny: Fell ill on a flight back to Moscow from Siberia on August 20th. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Angela Merkel has demanded an explanation from the Kremlin after stating that Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition activist, was poisoned with the c(...)

Wirecard collapsed into insolvency on June 25th after admitting that about €1.9 billion in cash was missing from its accounts. Photograph:  Christof Stache

The German parliament is to hold a full inquiry into the collapse of the disgraced payments company Wirecard, in a move that will keep the affair at t(...)

The Bundestag voted on July 2nd to back the funding – but media organisations are still unsure whether to accept the money. Photograph: iStock

Germany’s print media organisations cannot decide whether it is an indecent proposal or an offer they can’t refuse. As the Covid-19 pandemic aggravat(...)

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(...)

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