A man holds a poster with a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing a swastika. Merkel opposition said that the euro forces German taxpayers to rescue bankrupt southern European countries whose people denounce them as Nazis for their efforts. Show More Summary
There is no snow in Bayreuth. There is no rain in Oberfranken.
Two German media sites, Bild and Speigel, reported that the Chancellor fainted at a coffee bar in Bayreuth. They later printed a government statement saying it was nothing of the sort. Her chair was faulty and collapsed. The Chancellor went on to watch Tristan und Isolde, which she said she enjoyed. Our correspondent saw her […]
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany needs to double its financial support to federal states struggling with a surge of refugees and tougher rules are needed to prevent the abuse of asylum procedures, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian ally said on Sunday.
According to the head of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, Angela Merkel could remain German Chancellor until at least 2021.
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As negotiations between Greece’s creditors and Athens resume today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suffered a blow with Wolfgang Bosbach, one of the senior members of her own party, resigning from his position as Home Affairs Committee chairman in protest to Germany’s policy towards Greece.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – leaders of the so-called Normandy quartet – discussed on Thursday in a phone call the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine reconciliation, the Kremlin said in a statement.
BERLIN (Reuters) - On July 17th, her 61st birthday, Angela Merkel stepped to the podium in the Bundestag and urged German lawmakers to approve a new round of bailout negotiations with Greece, warning of "chaos and violence" if Athens were pushed out of the euro zone.
There is a time and place to get weirdly maternal, and this is not it. "It's okay, honey. You have a whole year before we force you out." (via Newsweek) When it comes to asylum, Germany faces a similar challenge America faces with immigration:...Show More Summary
Bloomberg: Awkward Alliance Running Germany Exposed by Greek Crisis. In 2000, Angela Merkel pushed past Wolfgang Schaeuble on her way to the top of the political ladder. As finance minister, he’s won her pledge of a free hand in policy making in exchange for his loyalty. Show More Summary
Jeb! apparently thinks the U.S. needs spending cuts in order to get a balanced Federal budget, which sort of sounds like what Merkel has been insisting in terms of fiscal policy for the “Club Med” nations. I was wondering where this hate filled term came from and in my search I found this. Show More Summary
An analysis of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's background goes a long way to explain why she has divided her coalition parties and estranged her own finance minister over fighting against a Greek exit from the euro.
Angela Merkel is mean: that seemed to be the story last week. First she was accused of humiliating Alexis Tsipras, the Greek Prime Minister, in negotiations for his country’s third financial bailout in five years. Then came word that Merkel, upon returning to Germany from the Greek summit, had made a fourteen-year-old refugee girl cry.
German legislation may offer a chance for permanent residency to young asylum seekers like Reem Sahwil, who had a tearful exchange with Angela Merkel.
Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, left, speaks as Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, looks on. Photo by Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images This page has, since its inception before the Crash of ’08, relied on the economic point of view in its various forms, right and left. Show More Summary
Gold Plunges to Lowest Since 2010 (BBG) In Greek crisis, one big unhappy EU family (Reuters) Greek Banks Reopen Their Doors (WSJ) Greek reshuffle hints at autumn election (FT) Angela Merkel signals conditions for Greek debt talks (FT)...Show More Summary
Ruling out any writeoff of Greece’s debts, Angela Merkel is quoted today as saying “A classic haircut of 30, 40 percent of debt cannot happen in a currency union....” This echoes what Wolfgang Schäuble said last week: “....everyone knows that a debt haircut is incompatible with membership in the monetary union.”OK, let’s take a moment with this. Show More Summary
What is Angela Merkel going to do with Greece? It's not an easy question to answer, judging from what she told German broadcaster ARD yesterday. On the one hand, she was insistent that there should be no "haircut" on Greek debt. ButShow More Summary
Berlin (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday again ruled out forgiving some of Greece's crippling debt but said Berlin was open to a flexible repayment plan. Merkel told public broadcaster ARD that "there can't be a classic...Show More Summary