Category Archives: London

What Angela Merkel should tell London

Dear Brits, Please Be Upfront! On Thursday 27 February 2014 German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be in London, meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron and Queen Elizabeth II. She will also address the House of Commons and the House of … Continue reading

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Sunshine Between Berlin and London?

For all those who had doubts after the BBC’s James Coomarasamy put him to the test last September: Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle actually does speak English. And he proved a sense of humour when the new British Deputy Prime … Continue reading

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Remember the “Weimar Triangle”?

The Federal Government is apparently worried about an “Eastern bloc” that has emerged in the European Union and that has an increasingly “anti-integrationist” stance. That is why the Federal Government is trying to re-activate the “Weimar Triangle” these days. The … Continue reading

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Berlin Sends More Troops to Afghanistan

Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a “development offensive for Afghanistan” on Tuesday morning. The package, hammered out in controversial meetings between the Chancellery, the Foreign Office, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of the Interior over the last days, will … Continue reading

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160 French Foreign Ministers

With politics still in the summer break, I want to take a look at one of Berlin’s FP protagonists, the Foreign Office, or Auswärtiges Amt. Functional title with regard to both content and sound. What I like about Ministries of … Continue reading

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Berlin Talks with Hamas

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Berlin today. Coming from London, where he met with PM Gordon Brown and the US envoy Geoge Mitchell (see the BBC reporting), Netanjahu will meet with President Horst Köhler, Chancellor Angela Merkel … Continue reading

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