Head of Berlin Office Handelsblatt
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
Angela Merkel must make deportations of rejected asylum seekers a top priority, or face the consequences, argues Handelsblatt’s chief of political reporting.
Oct 18, 2016 in
Go Scale Capital and other Chinese investors are keen to buy the lighting specialist's extensive patent catalog. The German government, which has expressed concern about high-tech companies falling into foreign hands, would have few options to block the deal.
Sep 30, 2016 in
Companies & Markets
Angela Merkel conceded making some mistakes in her refugee policy. Now is the time to follow up her words with deeds, writes Handelsblatt's Berlin bureau chief.
Sep 20, 2016 in
Norbert Lammert, the president of the Bundestag, shared his views on the country's refugee policy in an interview with Handelsblatt. He thinks the government needs to communicate its message better to citizens.
Sep 12, 2016 in
Horst Seehofer, the instinctive tactician from Bavaria, has repeatedly been declared politically dead. Yet, he has survived and is now one of the few rivals that Chancellor Angela Merkel seems incapable of vanquishing.
Sep 09, 2016 in