Constantin Eckner

Europe

Germans face a ‘lockdown light’ for Christmas

One criticism of Germany’s approach is that citizens have been buried under a pile of rules and recommendations

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

Berlin is banking on Biden

Chancellor Merkel and her German officials have been put off by Trump’s erratic behavior

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

The race to replace Merkel is turning nasty

A party convention on December 4 was supposed to elect a new chairman but it has been postponed

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

Angela Merkel’s executive power-grab

Critics believe Merkel and her cabinet have effectively neutralized Germany’s national parliament

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

Germany’s growing COVID revolt

Berlin has introduced its first ban on all-night drinking since 1949

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

Germany’s second wave puts an end to the party

Some restrictions that had been lifted during the summer have been put back in place

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

Germany’s ‘reckless’ coronavirus era is over

Germany’s leaders are reintroducing restrictions after lifting most of them during the summer

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

Merkel ally claims ‘Britain is joining the ranks of despots’

Detlef Seif had some choice words for the UK government

By Constantin Eckner

China

Germany is terrified of upsetting China

The United States may be Germany’s biggest export market, but China is what has driven Germany’s export growth

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

Navalny’s poisoning has shown the emptiness of German diplomacy

Merkel was quick to decouple the status of Nord Stream 2 from the attack on Navalny

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

Germany’s far-right and the rise of the anti-corona protests

The founder of the group that organized Saturday’s protest has sought to distance himself from extremists

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

Trump’s error in withdrawing troops from Germany

After 1990, the German public became rather critical of the American military presence

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

Germany’s EU presidency could make or break the union

Member states interpret the union differently

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

Does Germany’s track and trace app actually work?

At least 12 million Germans must have the app — and activate it on their phones — for it to work

By Constantin Eckner

Europe

Trump’s German troop withdrawal will hurt America

Many in Berlin feel that working with Trump has become an impossible task

By Constantin Eckner

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