German chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said there was “absolutely no dissent” between Berlin and European Commission president José Manuel Barroso on austerity measures. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Asparagus was on the menu in Berlin when European Council president Herman Van Rompuy met Chancellor Angela Merkel for dinner last night. The t(...)

 Margaret Thatcher and her German counterpart Helmut Kohl in April 1983. Photograph:   Keystone/Getty Images

The lady was not for turning, we were reminded on Margaret Thatcher’s passing. Except on German unification, where the lady reserved the right (...)

Ireland is the second most likely country in the euro zone to fall victim to renewed financial turbulence, a leading German ec(...)

Chancellor Angela Merkel at a meeting of the liberal Free Democratic Party, which is seeking a relaxation of the dual citizenship rules. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Germany’s junior coalition partner, the Free Democrats (FDP), has called for an end to restrictions(...)

France’s finance minister Pierre Moscovici (left), IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, and Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble  at  a Eurogroup meeting  in Brussels.  Photograph: Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed yesterday’s agreement with Cyprus for sparing taxpayers with (...)

Mr Steinbrück, Social Democratic Party (SPD) candidate for this year’s German general election, awaits the start of a party board meeting in Berlin last week. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Germany ’s opposition Social Democrats have revived the idea of shared sovereign liability among euro zone members, saying it “can no longer be(...)

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