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Although Germany is best known for giants such as BMW, Siemens and BASF, its smaller firms — many of them often family run — are the economy's driving force.
Russian alternative to intervention offers relief, but tough talks loom ahead.
A wary Germany faces up to new responsibilities as Europe's pre-eminent power.
As elections loom, the German chancellor is on track to remain the preeminent politician in Europe.
Berlin’s support for military action would mark a major policy shift and big risk for Merkel
A recession-hit frontier town suffers from the dispute between Spain and Gibraltar.
As tensions mount, proudly British Gibraltarians are determined to resist Spanish pressure.
The euro zone is finally out of recession, but hold the Champagne for now.
European politicians are trying not to flash their vacation cash as the continent heads to the beach.
Old tensions heat up over the Rock.
Where to cool off when Europe's cities are sizzling.
Italy faces uncertainty as Berlusconi vows to fight on despite his fraud conviction.
From Merkel to Google, the fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations is spreading unease across Europe.
Although monarchies make up less than a quarter of the world's states, they represent half the top 30 countries in the United Nations index of global well-being.
Europeans overcome divisions to define Hezbollah military wing as a terrorist group.
Scandals and infighting are weakening the euro zone's southern flank.
The new head of the Catholic Church is moving fast to stamp his style on the Vatican. But will he prompt a papal revolution?
There may be recession, but Lisbon's nightlife is thriving.
A newspaper has published what it says are documents showing Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy received illegal payments.
Creditors have cleared a fresh instalment of bailout billions to keep Greece afloat over the summer — but Greek civil servants will pay the price.