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Angela Merkel: The body language of power

Angela Merkel

The body language of power

In a world of bullies and machos, Angela Merkel keeps ending up on top. Andreas Kluth, our editor-in-chief, deconstructs how.

von Andreas Kluth

New Bestie: Spain’s Sánchez gives Merkel badly-needed backing on migration

New Bestie

Spain’s Sánchez gives Merkel badly-needed backing on migration

With immigration critics challenging her authority in Germany and across the EU, Chancellor Angela Merkel found an ally during an informal meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

Thirty Years' War: Lessons of the Westphalian Peace for the Middle East

Thirty Years' War

Lessons of the Westphalian Peace for the Middle East

Four centuries after catastrophe in central Europe, German scholars and policymakers revisit the Thirty Years' War to find lessons for today’s Syria.

von Andreas Kluth

All in the family: Big four auditing firms do the DAX (re)shuffle

All in the family

Big four auditing firms do the DAX (re)shuffle

Auditors of Germany’s biggest listed companies face their deepest shake-up in decades, as blue chips are forced to seek new financial examiners to comply with EU rules. Expect the same names in different places.

von Bert-Friedrich Fröndhoff

Haftpflichtversicherung: Liability insurance, as common in Germany as Brötchen and Angst

Haftpflichtversicherung

Liability insurance, as common in Germany as Brötchen and Angst

Most Germans carry more insurance than foreigners would expect. The most common, and most recommended, is personal liability insurance.

von Andrew Bulkeley

heated up: The German war against drafts

heated up

The German war against drafts

Fresh air or deathly drafts? Germans’ belief in the myth that breezes make you sick is completely overblown. This Handelsblatt editor is hot and bothered.

von Grace Dobush

Handelsblatt explains: Why Germany’s two-tier health insurance system is so complicated

Handelsblatt explains

Why Germany’s two-tier health insurance system is so complicated

The German health insurance system has evolved into a strange mix of public and private companies. In some ways, it’s effective; in other ways, surprisingly flawed.

von Grace Dobush

skilled workers: Berlin preparing an immigration law at last

skilled workers

Berlin preparing an immigration law at last

With economic growth under threat, Germany is ready to stop muddling through and draft an immigration law. Labor Minister Hubertus Heil is hacking through the bureaucratic jungle and working on the practicalities.

von Frank Specht

energy politics: A new German gas terminal could be an opportunity for US

energy politics

A new German gas terminal could be an opportunity for US

After years of cheaper gas from Russia, Germany finally wants a terminal to import liquified natural gas. It's better for energy security and the environment. It could also be better for the US and Donald Trump.

von Klaus Stratmann

Endemic Racism: Özil points finger at German integration failings

Endemic Racism

Özil points finger at German integration failings

Mesut Özil’s resignation from the national team again exposed the failure to integrate Turkish and Muslim immigrants. They face discrimination in the labor market though German industry is crying out for foreign workers.

von Ozan Demircan, Handelsblatt staff

Handelsblatt explains: Why Germans take their vacations so seriously

Handelsblatt explains

Why Germans take their vacations so seriously

It's hard to get much done in Germany during July and August because Germans consider holidays a human right. An investigation into the undeniable earnestness of the German vacation.

von Cathrin Schaer

Murder most foul: Doubts grow over 'suicide' of Bavaria’s fairytale king

Murder most foul

Doubts grow over 'suicide' of Bavaria’s fairytale king

Speculation about the death of Bavaria’s King Ludwig II in 1886 has swirled for decades, like the Alpine mist that wafts across the turrets of his world-famous Neuschwanstein palace. New research suggests the official...

von David Crossland

Smoke Screen: Deutsche Bank’s second-quarter profit surprise

Smoke Screen

Deutsche Bank’s second-quarter profit surprise

Shares in Deutsche Bank soared Monday following news of a surprisingly strong second quarter. But it’s far too early to talk of a turnaround.

von Daniel Schäfer

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