Topic archives: Germany

Is Germany building a case to charge Australian ministers for crimes against humanity?

March 9, 2018 21

With calls for the ICC to investigate the Australian government going unheard, some are looking to a far-reaching code that gives the German judiciary the ability to prosecute crimes against humanity, even if they have no relation to the country.

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

February 8, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Ladies and gentlemen, George Brandis has left the building (but not before throwing a little shade at both sides). Plus, Germany finally gets a stable government, more than four months after going to the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crocodile Dundee in Munich: the sequel that never was

October 4, 2017 7

With Munich’s famous Oktoberfest coming to a climax this week, clam-handed castaway Richard Ogier has the city’s DIY denizens decidedly non-plussed.

Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

September 25, 2017 19

Angela Merkel has retained the Chancellorship -- just -- and faces a series of challenges in the months ahead.

Why Germany and Japan went in wildly different directions after World War II

September 11, 2017 8

After World War II, Germany was divided and occupied. Japan was largely left alone. Now Germany is a world leader in building unity, and Japan has turned to ultra-nationalism, writes former Australian ambassador to Japan John Menadue.

An unpopular leader finally finds the courage to enact marriage equality

June 28, 2017 10

Merkel had previously been opposed to the idea and no one thought that gay marriage would emerge as an electoral issue in the run-up to September’s election.

Et tu, Angela? Merkel picks politics over people

December 9, 2016

If Merkel really wants to stamp out the wearing of face veils, she will find no greater ally than the mainstream German Muslim communities.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 24, 2016 1

Bernardi and Nazis ... who will run Nine? ... senators hide ...

Rundle: Greece gives Germany the finger and hunkers down for the blitz

Rundle: Greece gives Germany the finger and hunkers down for the blitz

February 20, 2015 4

Greece has decided to stick it to the EU and extend its current loan arrangement. Germany says "nein". Who will blink first?

Germany’s big energy play has nuclear lessons for Australia

Germany’s big energy play has nuclear lessons for Australia

December 2, 2014 5

Germany's largest energy utility is splitting into two companies, with one focusing on renewables and the other on fossil fuels and nuclear power. It's high time Australia also realised fossil fuels and nuclear are both on their way out.