Everyone is looking to the German leader to save the union in the wake of the Brexit vote.
The marketing wizardry used by sports multinationals to sell these little round things by the truckload.
Angela Merkel and François Hollande are now alone at the top table, and there are no prizes for guessing who is drawing up the seating plan.
Angela Merkel's calmness is a key part of her negotiating strategy.
Perverse mental processes take over when the chips are down. And there's something you can do about it.
Angela Merkel has called for Europe to stand together in the face of Brexit.
German criminal law has not recognised rape unless the victim physically resists the attack. But a high-profile trial could be about to change that.
Economic sense has been largely irrelevant in the unfolding Greek drama. Instead, morality has been at its heart.
Boris Johnson says so. But the reality about EU minimum wages and the effect on migration is more subtle.
The reality is that intergovernmental relations are not the strong point of federal systems generally. But some do it better than others.
Chancellor Angela Merkel wouldn't like to see Britain leave the EU, but a remain vote is not necessarily an easy option either.
Surely it isn’t too far-fetched to claim that if migrants are to promote democracy back home, it is beneficial for them to experience democratic values and principles in the countries hosting them.
Rule one: don't lose 'ownership' of the issue.
It's true that the establishment has been shaken, but immigration isn't the only reason voters are looking elsewhere.
Even if you don't have a word for it, you can make one up.
Probably no other country has struggled as hard to come to terms with its past as Germany. Here's what students contributed to that struggle.
Is Berlin’s underground scene in danger of going to the wall?
The world economy needs China, but Beijing has needs of its own. No wonder the leadership is putting so much effort into a year of negotiation.
Germany's oddly slapdash way of managing welfare for the elderly is pricking the bubble of economic stability.
Anti-migrant rhetoric is running high in the US – but its star proponent would do well to think about his German roots.