Will the real Angela Merkel please stand up? After reading Stefan Kornelius’s official biography the German Chancellor remains a mystery

A visit to Andalucia, where unemployment is higher than it was almost anywhere in Europe in the Great Depression

After a request to exchange a shopping trolley in Germany was lost in translation, I now know the eurozone must fail

The Prime Minister’s alliance with Angela Merkel may help save Europe’s failing currency, if his policy doesn’t tear apart his party

The German-born Labour MP has ignored her party’s bias and sees sense on Europe

‘Conditions in Greece are grim, as one can see from the elderly ladies silently begging for their family’s next meal’

‘What happens if Greece can’t pay its enormous debts back to the ECB? Inevitably, the banks from Germany, the netherlands and Finland will have to pay’

For the sake of the euro, the peoples of southern Europe have turned their backs on the sea that once gave them prosperity

Critics of the flawed euro project have been vindicated but gloating is premature. They need to set out their own vision

‘It is not rational to delight in a eurozone collapse. But the euro has become the supreme icon of all we despise about the EU’