Head of Berlin Office Handelsblatt
At a high-stakes meeting, the German and Russian leaders pledged cooperation, but danced around their differing positions on Syria and Ukraine.
May 18, 2018 in
The cover story of the Economist bills Germany as the new "cool" nation. This gives Handelsblatt's Berlin bureau chief a very uncool feeling.
Apr 16, 2018 in
Angela Merkel has surrendered too much in the pact with her coalition partners – concessions that could hasten the chancellor's demise.
Feb 08, 2018 in
The parties in negotiation with Chancellor Angela Merkel to form a coalition government rejected a French suggestion to rein in the airplane maker by tightening state controls.
Nov 02, 2017 in
Germany is failing to reach its 2020 climate goals. Radical measures might bring reform back on track, but the cost to business, consumers and taxpayers could be massive.
Oct 29, 2017 in
Many disgruntled Germans chose the AfD mainly as a protest vote, despite its xenophobia not because of it, writes Handelsblatt’s Berlin bureau chief.
Sep 25, 2017 in
A third grand coalition under Angela Merkel would cover up too many problems, writes Handelsblatt’s Berlin bureau chief.
Sep 21, 2017 in
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Social Democrat challenger, Martin Schulz, failed to address issues that are essential to Germany’s future success such as innovation in digitalization and investment in education.
Sep 04, 2017 in
One month before Germany votes, Social Democrat Labor Minister Andrea Nahles spoke about her party's social justice policies – and having its message usurped by Angela Merkel.
Aug 24, 2017 in
Politics shouldn’t open up new rifts with business, exhorts Handelsblatt’s Berlin bureau chief.
Aug 16, 2017 in
As Donald Trump is isolating the US from the world, other countries are forming a new world order.
Jul 10, 2017 in
The center-right CDU will spend summer jostling for position against the center-left SPD, but the real fun won't start until September, writes Handelsblatt's Berlin bureau chief.
Jul 04, 2017 in
Dieter Kempf, head of the influential industrial lobby BDI, tells Handelsblatt trans-Atlantic trade talks aren't dead just yet, even with Donald Trump in the White House.
Jun 19, 2017 in
A new dawn looks likely for Franco-German relations – and European unity. At first glance, there are many issues the two countries agree on. But a closer look shows there’s also plenty of negotiating to do.
Jun 16, 2017 in
When France and Germany get together, the EU moves forward. If Emmanuel Macron gets his way in parliamentary elections this weekend, it could signal the dawn of a new European era – but only if the Germans are willing.