13 September 2017

Why Merkel and Co want to keep politics ‘boring’

Germany’s political class prefers stasis to serious debate.

8 September 2017

It’s time to cool these German-Turkish tensions

Martin Schulz is playing a dangerous game by bashing Erdogan.

31 August 2017

A lesson for the left about censorship

The banning of a left-wing website in Germany reminds us that free speech is for all or none at all.

27 July 2017

How the German press became Merkel’s mouthpiece

During the refugee crisis, the media threw their principles out the window.

29 June 2017

Germany has declared war on internet freedom

Watch what you say online, or the police will come knocking.

21 June 2017

Helmut Kohl and the lost promise of reunification

Germany is yet to realise the democratic potential of 1989.

18 May 2017

Is there no end to Merkel’s rule?

Her party has won another state election, but she’s not invincible.

10 May 2017

The rise and fall of the AfD

German politicians’ complacency fuelled the rise of the right-wing party.