The danger of Germany’s fractured democracy

OPINION 30 years after the reunification of Germany, deep democratic divides remain. Reunification still summons up images of huge protests, chants of “Wir sind ein Volk” and, of course, the final toppling of the wall and surge of people from East to West. Against all expectations, it took less than a year for currency union … Continue reading The danger of Germany’s fractured democracy

Germany’s sudden rise in coronavirus cases is a stark warning for the UK

OPINION Until recently, Germany has been widely recognised as an exemplar of how to handle the coronavirus pandemic, particularly in Europe. But a recent uptick in cases in the country has mirrored similar trends in Spain, France and Italy, leading to a host of questions as to why Germany’s successful track record is now under … Continue reading Germany’s sudden rise in coronavirus cases is a stark warning for the UK