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Lionel Barber

Germany's start-up culture breaks the old stereotypes

The country has a reputation for being tech- and risk-averse. But a new generation of entrepreneurs are proving that is no longer the case.

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Are Michel Barnier's hopes of beating Emmanuel Macron a grand illusion?

As David Frost moans about the deal they both agreed, Michel Barnier is entering the race to be Franceʼs president.

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America's search for a new place in the world begins

From 9/11 to Kabul, LIONEL BARBER charts two of the most pivotal decades in US history, a story not of a crumbling superpower but a chosen path to turn inwards, for better or worse.

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The Republican runners and riders who could pick up Donald Trump's mantle in 2024

LIONEL BARBER considers the Republicans who might pick up the MAGA mantle and bid for the White House

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The newspaper that created a new space in the media landscape

Established a pop-up paper in 2016 due to last only four issues, The New European turns five this week. Former editor of the Financial Times LIONEL BARBER explains why it has found a niche and how it can help shape European debate

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How the civil service is trying to take back control after Brexit

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Ghosts of Tory sleaze continue to haunt Whitehall

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Is Volkswagen about to give Tesla a shock?

The German giant caught in one of industry's biggest-ever scandals, 'Dieselgate', is now making its play to dominate the world of electric cars

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Did Vladimir Putin win Cold War 2.0? 

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Reluctant ruler: The man Italy called on in its hour of need

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