Angela Merkel’s decision to stand again as German chancellor coincides with unprecedented uncertainty about the ability of Europe and the West to lead.
The future of a controversial Russian gas pipeline rests with the German chancellor and her predecessor.
European leaders should exploit the way in which Russia’s attempts to divide the EU and get sanctions lifted have backfired.
European leaders face a stark choice: they can go their own way at the risk of destroying the EU, or they can pull together to restore the bloc’s ambition and confidence.
The outcome of the German capital’s election doesn’t mean the end of the Merkel era. What the result shows is the miserable quality of the established political parties.
A far-right, anti-immigrant party is eroding support for Germany’s conservatives, with consequences for their leader, Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Germany’s governing coalition is fraying at a time when Europe needs strong and united leadership from Berlin.
Germany’s role in Europe risks being distracted by a string of important regional elections that will set the tone for next year’s federal poll.
Both Paris and Berlin are keen to boost the EU’s military role in the world. But their different strategic cultures may hinder the creation of a stronger EU defense.
Germany’s defense ministry has published an ambitious and critical assessment of the country’s armed forces and their role in international security.