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Peer Steinbrück in  Hamburg yesterday where he responded to claims about his SPD allies links to the NSA. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Edward Snowden was the uninvited guest in Hamburg yesterday as Social Democrat (SPD) Peer Steinbrück struggled to kick off his campaign to unseat Chan(...)

Angela Merkel: supports Turkish entry as chancellor while opposing it as party leader

Perhaps it was the late hour or lack of air that prompted the outburst in Brussels. It was last Friday morning at 1am, and a weary chancellor Angela M(...)

Well-placed German government sources said Chancellor Angela Merkel was more than capable of distinguishing between the five-year-old remarks of Irish bankers and the views of the Irish Government. Photograph: Reuters

On Tuesday morning Dan Mulhall, the Irish Ambassador to Germany, gave an upbeat assessment of Ireland’s economic recovery and its EU presidency on (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel said she understood people “shaking their heads at some pay packages”. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel has criticised excessive managerial pay, triggering speculation she is pursuing a secon(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel flanked by Dieter Hundt, head of the Confederation of German Employers' Association (left) and Otto Kentzler, president of the central association of German Trade,  at the International Trade Fair in Munich at the weekend. Photograph: Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s Free Democrat (FDP) coalition allies, battling the threat of electoral extinction, have pres(...)

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