14 April 2015
Several thousand people demonstrated against homophobia in Berlin on Sunday of last week—and resisted attempts to pit LGBT people and Muslims against each other.
24 March 2015
The latest standoff between Europe’s rulers and the Greek government began this week. Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and German chancellor Angela Merkel held crunch talks in Berlin.
03 February 2015
Anti-racist campaigners in Germany have pushed the Islamophobic Pegida movement into crisis. Five of Pegida’s leading members resigned in the past week, saying that they were worried the organisation was being taken over by fascists.
13 January 2015
Anti-racist activist Jules El-Khatib talks about organising against Germany’s new Islamophobic protest group Pegida
06 January 2015
Thousands have marched in cities across Germany throughout December and again on Monday to counter the rise of new anti-Muslim street movement Pegida.
21 January 2014
Florian Wilde reports on how a broad movement for residency rights for refugees has combined with a fight for housing and public space in the city – and how a violent state crackdown led to rioting in parts of the city last month.
24 September 2013
The CDU party of German chancellor Angela Merkel increased its vote at last Sunday’s German election. But her coalition partner, the neoliberal FDP, lost all its MPs for the first time since 1948. Merkel’s popularity came from the relative stability of the growing economy.
25 June 2013
The rise of fascism in Italy and Germany could have been averted—but only if the left understood the nature of its enemy.
04 June 2013
09 October 2012
Athens went into lockdown on Tuesday of this week as Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel turned up to discuss austerity with the Greek government.
22 May 2012
The biggest demonstration in Germany since the onset of the crisis took place last Saturday.
08 May 2012
The Bauhaus was a pioneering German art school that was central to the modernist movement of the early 20th century.
17 April 2012
Günter Grass, the German writer and Nobel laureate, has been in the headlines recently for his poem "What Must Be Said".
03 April 2012
This year marks the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth. Today he is celebrated for his role in cracking German military codes during the Second World War and his pioneering work on computing.
28 February 2012
The works of left wing German playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht are brought to life in a new theatre production.
28 February 2012
In the early 1840s a young German revolutionary called Frederick Engels spent three years in Manchester. He observed how rapid industrialisation had made working class lives a misery.
21 February 2012
Around 15,000 people formed a human chain around the city of Dresden, Germany, on Sunday of last week.
03 January 2012
New Year cheer is in short supply judging by the latest statements from European leaders. Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel, France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy and Italy’s president Giorgio Napolitano all began the year by warning of more pain to come.
06 December 2011
The Eurozone’s political leaders are battling to prevent the collapse of their economies. This week Standard and Poor’s, the US credit rating agency, warned that all eurozone countries—including France and Germany—could lose their credit ratings.
22 November 2011
There is huge uncertainty across Europe. Bank shares are plunging, France is facing a possible credit rating downgrade and the markets are falling sharply in France, Spain, Italy and Germany.