Katja Hoyer

Europe

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

Europe

The German Greens are floundering

Can Annalena Baerbock and her centrist party regain momentum?

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

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

Europe

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

Europe

Is Germany about to go Green?

The appeal of the German Greens lies in their centrism

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

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

Europe

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

Europe

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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