Merkel’s rule can’t end soon enough

The latest migration row sums up her aloof, undemocratic style.

Censoring survivors of the Stasi

It is a disturbing irony that Germany now silences victims of GDR terror.

A dead party walking

Germany’s Social Democrats have a new leader, but no new ideas.

26 April 2018

Germany and the perils of online censorship

When social-media giants become the corporate wing of state censorship.

Germany’s coalition of fear

The new government is built on fear of populism and the public.

7 March 2018

The harsh truth of Germany’s ‘jobs miracle’

Ever-rising employment levels conceal a stagnant economic reality.

20 February 2018

The search for the German Weinstein

The #MeToo campaign has generated an insatiable demand for folk devils.

12 January 2018

Don’t mourn the demise of Germany’s SPD

The real problem is that there’s nothing progressive to take its place.

13 December 2017

A United States of Europe? No thanks

Martin Schulz’s proposal exposed his own fear of democracy.

23 November 2017

The end of the old politics in Germany

The collapse of coalition talks points to a deeper crisis.