Katja Hoyer

Katja Hoyer is an Anglo-German historian. Her latest book is Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871–1918.

Europe

Could a left-wing coalition end up running Germany?

Some of Die Linke’s mission statements read like something from a bygone era

By Katja Hoyer

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The Prince of Prussia’s Nazi problem

Germans are wary of the aristocrat’s attempts to reclaim his family fortunes

By Katja Hoyer

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Germany is facing political stagnation

None of the three leading candidates for chancellor seem to have the credibility, charisma or popular support needed

By Katja Hoyer

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Hungary, Poland and the EU’s ‘diversity’ problem

The EU’s biggest threat comes from the increasingly unbridgeable conflict between democracy and liberalism

By Katja Hoyer

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How will Merkel cope with retirement?

Not even the German chancellor herself seems to know

By Katja Hoyer

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The uninspiring choice facing German voters

The field in the German elections is still wide open

By Katja Hoyer

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The politics of Germany’s Stasi archives

‘When I read this, it sounds as if they were talking about somebody else’

By Katja Hoyer

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Why the far-right flourishes in East Germany

None of the established West German parties have offered East Germans anything besides silent assimilation

By Katja Hoyer

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The German Greens are floundering

Can Annalena Baerbock and her centrist party regain momentum?

By Katja Hoyer

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Germany’s Belarus blindspot

The opposition in Belarus has long complained that the Lukashenko regime can survive because of western economic support

By Katja Hoyer

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Germany’s growing extremism problem

Germany clearly has a far-right problem. But there is evidence, too, of a growing far-left and Islamist extremism

By Katja Hoyer

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Is Germany about to go Green?

The appeal of the German Greens lies in their centrism

By Katja Hoyer

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Why Merkel’s party is backing a political lightweight to replace her

Armin Laschet personifies the blandness and lack of ideas that Germans are beginning to resent

By Katja Hoyer

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Failing upwards: the story of Ursula von der Leyen

She hails from the closest thing the European Union has to an aristocracy

By Katja Hoyer

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Support for Merkel’s party is crumbling

To an increasingly frustrated public, the ruling parties in the capital look tired and devoid of ideas

By Katja Hoyer

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