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keep 'em out: Europe has lost its soul in the refugee crisis

keep 'em out

Europe has lost its soul in the refugee crisis

Emmanuel Macron enthused over a year ago that Angela Merkel saved Europe’s “collective dignity” and “joint values” with her humane refugee policy. Those words didn’t age well.

von Jean-Michel Hauteville

Hermann the German: The battle that created Germany

Hermann the German

The battle that created Germany

Archaeologists have made a fascinating discovery that could rewrite the history of a legendary battle between Germanic tribes and the Romans in the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD.

von David Crossland

5,741 MUSTANGS SOLD: The reason American cars don't sell in Germany (Hint: It's not tariffs)

5,741 MUSTANGS SOLD

The reason American cars don't sell in Germany (Hint: It's not tariffs)

Europeans don't buy American cars because they don't like their huge size and appetite for gasoline, not because of import duties.

von Konrad Fischer, Sebastian Schaal

Know nothings: Trump, Grenell and anti-elitism in America and Europe

Know nothings

Trump, Grenell and anti-elitism in America and Europe

Paranoid distrust of “elites” is a centuries-old tradition in the US. Donald Trump and his ambassador to Germany are its newest messengers.

von Andreas Kluth

TARGET2: When is a trillion euro not a trillion euro?

TARGET2

When is a trillion euro not a trillion euro?

Fear of Italy leaving the euro has driven Germany’s surplus with the European Central Bank to a record €956 billion. But economists say this surplus could vanish overnight if a real crisis hit.

von Norbert Häring

Culture clash: Where Germans systematize, Americans break down

Culture clash

Where Germans systematize, Americans break down

Germans and Americans make decisions in totally different ways, which often leads to clashes. In his second piece in a series, John Otto Magee, an American living in Germany who advises companies in cross-cultural...

von John Otto Magee

Nationalist comrades: Far-right unionists gain popularity despite rising wages

Nationalist comrades

Far-right unionists gain popularity despite rising wages

Capitalizing on workers’ fear of innovation, labor representatives with far-right AfD sympathies are gaining ground at Germany’s corporate icons, from Volkswagen to Mercedes-Benz to SAP.

von Alexander Demling, Dietmar Neuerer, Jean-Michel Hauteville

Handelsblatt Explains: Ordoliberalism and the alleged aberration of German economics

Handelsblatt Explains

Ordoliberalism and the alleged aberration of German economics

German economics is often said to have decoupled from the mainstream in other Western countries. The prime suspect is an intellectual tradition called Ordoliberalism. A primer.

von Andreas Kluth

Bitter Pill: Homeopathy: A homegrown German form of quackery

Bitter Pill

Homeopathy: A homegrown German form of quackery

Homeopathy is native to Germany and more popular than ever, even though it is nothing more than deception and snake oil, writes a public health expert.

von Norbert Schmacke

Not my mutti: Germany’s imperial Reichsbürger spell trouble on the extreme right

Not my mutti

Germany’s imperial Reichsbürger spell trouble on the extreme right

Little known outside Germany, the Reichsbürger (“Citizens of the Reich”) are on the rise, and they are angrier and more armed than ever.

von John Blau

Trans-Atlantic Rift: Germany in the age of Trump

Trans-Atlantic Rift

Germany in the age of Trump

As the foreign ministers of Germany and the US meet in Washington for damage control, a foreign-policy expert ponders what Germany should do now that Donald Trump has cancelled the "partnership in leadership."

von Ulrich Speck

Church and state: Expats beware: Germany uses dodgy tactics to snatch church tax

Church and state

Expats beware: Germany uses dodgy tactics to snatch church tax

Germany has a church tax — unimaginable in the US or France. Anyone who was ever baptized or christened and has not officially left the church is liable.

von Grace Dobush

Crossed wires: German contentiousness vs American small talk

Crossed wires

German contentiousness vs American small talk

Germans and Americans have different conversational styles. And that often causes trouble, says John Otto Magee in his third article in a series.

von John Otto Magee

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