If nothing else, Dido Harding has outperformed her European counterparts

Kampfner has written a scrupulously researched yet not uncritical tribute to postwar Germany

The dismantlement of the EU’s separation of powers has wider implications, especially for the UK

Daniel Johnson on how he found a lost love for the Germans

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s musical coming out just nine years after the end of World War II invited Germany back into polite society

Daniel Johnson on the life and work of Max Weber, whose controversial views on democracy still resonate today

Ominous parallels between 1970s West Germany and Britain today

Lisa Hilton mourns the pleasure of good company – even in a cynically awful faux Italian in Berlin

And do Europe’s small countries give us the most accurate statistics?