Katharina Karcher

Angela Merkel


After 18 years as chairwoman of the conservative Christian Democratic Union and 13 years as German chancellor, Angela Merkel surprised the public and her own party colleagues by announcing her intention to withdraw from politics. It is somewhat... Read more

Guest Columns


EPA/Filipe Trueba

The statistics are clear: the latest polls anticipate victory for Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) (36-38%) in the impending German election. They also forecast a weak result for her opponent Martin Schulz and his Social Democratic... Read more

Guest Columns

Angela Merkel

EPA/Kay Nietfeld

Angela Merkel has finally confirmed that she will run for reappointment as German chancellor in the country’s 2017 parliamentary elections. Many have hoped for this moment, despite the setbacks of the past few years. There is a strong sense that... Read more

German Miscellany