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Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble is notoriously tight fisted, and has presented the country with balanced budgets three years in a row. That is why it's time ordinary Germans had some tax relief, the author argues.
Apr 21, 2017 in
The new SPD leader, Martin Schulz, has to take the fight to Chancellor Angela Merkel if he wants to have a hope of winning in September.
Mar 31, 2017 in
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has telephoned Chinese President Xi Jinping to coordinate policy ahead of her first visit to Washington under the Trump administration later this week, Handelsblatt has learned.
Mar 16, 2017 in
With a population of three million ethnic Turks, Germany has found itself caught in the crossfire of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's attacks on liberal western Europe. They're destabilizing and Germany needs to fight back.
Mar 15, 2017 in
Chancellor candidate Martin Schulz wants to return to the SPD’s roots but that is no way to prepare for the challenges Germany is facing.
Mar 07, 2017 in
The government is looking into the consequences of right-wing extremism but the conclusion is already obvious, Handelsblatt's chief political correspondent writes.
Feb 23, 2017 in
If Martin Schulz is serious about becoming Germany's next chancellor, Angela Merkel's chief rival owes it to the German public to lay out his plans for government, writes Handelsblatt's chief political editor.
Feb 14, 2017 in
Many of Donald Trump's policies may well benefit Germany, even if the president-elect would like to believe otherwise, writes Handelsblatt's politics correspondent
Jan 17, 2017 in
Since the Christmas terror attack in Berlin, politicians are seeking a response. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière presented a series of proposals to improve Germany's security services – and painted a worrying picture.
Jan 04, 2017 in
Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided to stand for a fourth term. She has promised a different election, but everything points to a continuation of the status quo, writes Handelsblatt's chief political editor.
Nov 20, 2016 in
The German chancellor has been in power for 11 years. Angela Merkel will hold a press conference on Sunday evening, when she might announce to run again in the 2017 federal elections. Here are five reasons why she will stand.
Nov 18, 2016 in
In a wide-ranging interview, Ingo Kramer, president of the federation of German employers' associations, discusses the rise of populism, Donald Trump's trade policy, and the dangers of a leftist coalition in Germany.
Nov 15, 2016 in
International competition for skilled people will not wait for Germans to agree to an immigration law and they need to move fast, argues the head of Handelsblatt's Berlin bureau.
Nov 10, 2016 in
Handelsblatt’s political editor argues Germany needs the help of U.S. intelligence agencies against 21st century threats.
Oct 28, 2016 in
U.S. intelligence services have convinced the German government to block a Chinese investor from acquiring Aixtron, which makes equipment to produce electronic chips, sources say. Washington is concerned Beijing could use the technology for its nuclear program.
Oct 26, 2016 in