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German SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz leaves the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris after meeting French President on September 6, 2021. Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP
German SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Sch... […]

Macron stirs German campaign with pre-poll invites

By hosting two contenders to succeed Merkel as chancellor, President Macron has shown how anxiously France is eyeing the outcome of Germany's election and its effect on a crucial EU partnership
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis shows the proposed EU digital Covid Certificate during a statement to the press with the European Council President Charles Michel in Athens on May 28, 2021. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis shows the p... […]

A peek behind the IT curtain of EU’s ‘vaccine passport’

From video calls involving 130 people to no-shows at the rehearsal, Josef Lieven and his software engineers faced their share of challenges on the road to Europe's digital Covid certificate
Portugal PM Antonio Costa (L), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (C) and European Parliament President David Sassoli pictured after signing the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility document, designed to help the bloc with the economic impact of COVID-19, at the European Parliament building in Brussels on February 12, 2021. Photo: Olivier Matthys / Pool / AFP
Portugal PM Antonio Costa (L), European ... […]

Europe’s Covid recovery fund starts to fall into place

Negotiations were difficult and the plan got off to a slow start, but Europe's huge post-coronavirus recovery fund may make its first payments in July after two important obstacles were passed
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel waves after delivering her speech at a CDU party congress in Hamburg, northern Germany on December 7, 2018. Photo: Odd Andersen / AFP
German Chancellor and leader of the Chri... […]

Germany faces up to unpredictable post-Merkel era

A sea change in German politics began this week with two leading parties announcing their candidates to succeed Angela Merkel at September's elections, when the veteran chancellor will bow out