Angela Merkel

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‘You are a monument’: EU leaders hail Angela Merkel at ‘final’ summit
Chancellor given paperweight as parting gift but she may not be done yet if German coalition talks falter

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

22, Oct, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Angela Merkel calls for compromise amid row over Polish ECJ snub
German chancellor offers olive branch to Warsaw at what may prove to be her last EU summit

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

21, Oct, 2021 @3:57 PM

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Sebastian Kurz departure is further blow to Europe’s centre-right
Resignation of Austrian chancellor follows Germany’s CDU crashing to its worst federal election result

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

10, Oct, 2021 @2:53 PM

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Germany’s Greens and CDU report ‘constructive’ coalition talks
Decision not likely to be reached in coming days – with any possible coalition likely to need a third party

Kate Connolly in Berlin

05, Oct, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Draghi, Scholz or Macron? Merkel’s crown as Europe’s leader up for grabs
The three contenders to take the helm for the continent as era of outgoing German chancellor draws to a close

Angela Giuffrida in Rome, Kate Connolly in Berlin and Jon Henley in Paris

03, Oct, 2021 @10:51 AM

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How the SPD relied on young rebels to win in north-east Germany
A left-behind Baltic Sea state took revenge on Angela Merkel’s CDU, which had done too little for too long to help the region

Philip Oltermann in Torgelow

02, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Germany's election result could soon be inspiring Europe's centre left | Martin Kettle
If Olaf Scholz becomes chancellor after his narrow victory, progressives across the continent will be trying to imitate him, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

30, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Merkel legacy: inside the 1 October Guardian Weekly
A new era for Germany and Europe. Plus, being Greta Thunberg

Graham Snowdon

29, Sep, 2021 @1:47 PM

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The Guardian view on the German election results: negotiating a new era | Editorial
Editorial: An SPD-led coalition would be in the country’s best interests, but after a knife-edge result, there is no guarantee one will emerge


27, Sep, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Seat held by Merkel since 1990 won by SPD candidate born in 1993
Flipping of constituency by Anna Kassautzki, 27, signals generational changing of guard in German vote

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

27, Sep, 2021 @3:25 PM

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Europe is losing its moral compass – how will it find its way without Merkel? | Marion Van Renterghem
The pragmatic chancellor’s departure will be a turning point not only for Germany but also the EU, says the author and director Marion Van Renterghem

Marion Van Renterghem

27, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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German election: Social Democrats secure narrow win as CDU plunges to historic low – as it happened
Official preliminary results show SPD secured 25.7% of the vote and CDU won 24.1%

Helen Livingstone and Jon Henley

27, Sep, 2021 @7:36 AM

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