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Tanit Koch

Miss Merkel investigates

A German-made, Agatha Christie-inspired series depicting Angela Merkel’s crime-solving adventures is proving a hit

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Germansplaining: How to tackle political insults

With the Faragists taking their seats in Westminster, Britain needs to brace for rougher rhetoric

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Long live Gelsenkirchen

The Ruhrgebiet, Germany’s most densely populated region, is often seen as dirty and decrepit, but it has a rich history and an underrated charm

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Germany's very own Rwanda plan

Not one single asylum seeker has been deported there, but the UK’s ‘plan’ is seemingly now also an option for Germany

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German coalitions are becoming extremely tricky

Majorities are increasingly difficult to come by. However, the worst is yet to come this autumn

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A visitor’s guide to the Euros

As the country prepares to host Europe’s biggest footballing extravaganza, here are my insider tips for navigating Germany like a local

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There's trouble in paradise for Mallorcans

In Mallorca, native islanders are turning against tourists

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Campaigning with the politics of Germany’s past

While the European Parliament looks set to take a turn towards the right, it doesn’t necessarily follow that the AfD will gain influence

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Germansplaining: Where is Michael Schumacher?

The elusive F1 legend’s 10-year silence has fuelled a media frenzy in Germany

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Germansplaining: Time for Bayern’s coach hunt

Germany’s most successful club finished third in the Bundesliga and ended the season without a trophy – despite Harry Kane’s best efforts

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Could conscription return in Germany?

The army has lost its allure as a career for young Germans and as a result, numbers are dwindling

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The struggles of defining German culture

‘Leitkultur’ called for a consensus on civil norms but it was – intentionally – misunderstood

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Can the AfD survive another scandal?

During their party conference, the AfD wallowed in self-pity but it was entirely self-inflicted

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Germansplaining: We’re obsessed with white asparagus

In Spargelzeit season, it’s hard to find a restaurant that doesn’t offer a special Spargel menu

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Germansplaining: Our long, colonial history with elephants

Germany should accept the gift of 20,000 elephants from Botswana’s president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, with both remorse and open arms

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Germansplaining: The Green Party’s obsession with homeopathy

Scientists cannot provide evidence that homoeopathic treatment works, but the Greens’ fandom is too ingrained to ‘follow the science’

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Germansplaining: Will Germany’s legalisation plans be short-lived?

The CDU Party has already announced it will scrap the law if it wins next year’s election

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Germansplaining: Germany’s ‘winter of discontent’

The ever-escalating frequency of strikes is taking its toll on our efficiency and economy

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Germansplaining: Scholz’s slip of the tongue

Alienating Britain and France is a catastrophe for European security, but could this allow the chancellor to gain ground at home?

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Germansplaining: Karma catches up with Germany’s most-wanted woman

Daniela Klette, a former militant of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group, was finally arrested last month after decades on the run

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Germansplaining: Our taxing problem with gender equality

Germany’s tax system is at the heart of the country’s institutional sexism

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Germansplaining: Our doctors of plagiarism

Germans demonstrate a remarkable zeal for pursuing fraudsters

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Germansplaining: AfD’s Dexit drama

The AfD’s flirtations with leaving the EU are helping the far right attack the union from within

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Germansplaining: Is education the answer?

Can an Israeli-Arab exchange programme work during wartime?

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Germansplaining: Auf Wiedersehen, Jürgen Klopp

After eight successful seasons at Anfield, Team Germany really needs Kloppo to come home

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Germansplaining: The AfD’s ‘remigration’ plans are a fantasy

Olaf Scholz is helping the AfD blend in when they need to be singled out

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Germansplaining: Europe’s fault lines are being exposed

Europe is not up to the challenges that lie ahead

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Germansplaining: Our farmers are furious

Their sentiment reflects a massive frustration with the government felt by most Germans

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Germansplaining: Remembering Wolfgang Schäuble

The German politician and statesman, who died on Boxing Day, stood out as the embodiment of democracy

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Germansplaining: There has been a Brexit boost – for Ireland and Malta

Shut out of the UK by exorbitant costs and complicated procedures, English-learners in Europe are heading elsewhere

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Germansplaining: We are failing our children

The way the country is neglecting the younger generations amounts to criminal negligence

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Germansplaining: Henry Kissinger’s Germanic legacy

For Germans, Kissinger's is a story of forgiveness

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