How’s this for cultural priorities? Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that Beethoven’s 250th anniversary in 2020 is written into the new coalition agreement with the SPD as a national spending priority. Page 132 of the coalition agreement contains the following statement: ”The 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven in the year 2020 offers excellent opportunities for […]
BERLIN (Reuters) - German unemployment rose to its highest level in two-and-a-half years in November, new data showed, a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel unveiled coalition plans that row back on decade-old reforms credited with rejuvenating the labo...
Conservative newspapers are critical of Chancellor Angela Merkel's concessions but left wingers aren't very satisfied either.
In coalition with the social democrats, Chancellor Angela Merkel will soften some of her labor policies but not her hard line in Europe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc has reached an agreement with the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) to form a “grand coalition” of Germany’s biggest parties. The all-night talks secured a deal that will see...Show More Summary
The Obama administration is accused of giving unions special treatment under Obamacare. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and the Social Democratic Party have agreed to the terms of a coalition agreement. Current and former U.S. Show More Summary
Wall Street Breakfast Editors submit: Top Stories Merkel secures coalition deal but agreement faces SPD vote. After two months of negotiations following Germany's general election, the right-of-center grouping of Chancellor Angela Merkel has finally forged a deal with the left-leaning Social Democrats (SPD) to form a government. Show More Summary
Merkel's conservatives, center-left rivals reach deal to form new German government BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main center-left party reached a deal to form a new government on Wednesday, more than two months after the country's elections. Show More Summary
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main center-left party reached a deal to form a new government on Wednesday, more than two months after the country's elections.
(BERLIN) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and Germany’s main center-left party have reached a deal to form a new government, more than two months after the country’s elections. Negotiators from Merkel’s Union bloc and the Social Democrats said they concluded a coalition deal early Wednesday after an all-night round of talks. Show More Summary
Remember the hooha about the NSA tapping Angela Merkle's phone? The story came care of that international man of mystery Edward Snowden and sparked a diplomatic row between Germany and America. But now it turns out that the US might not have been the only one listening in on her calls. At least four other [...]
World leaders and celebrities from Angela Merkel to Madonna have spoken out in defense of the activists called the Greenpeace 30. In September, these occupants of a Greenpeace vessel were plucked from their boat by Russian authorities...Show More Summary
German coalition talks are dragging on, but we may have got a hint as to what a grand bargain between the eurozone north and south might look like, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel again appearing to open up for an EU Treaty change. Show More Summary
Critics of Germany’s actions in the eurozone debt and banking crisis often berate Angela Merkel, the Christian Democrat chancellor, for lacking a “vision” for Europe. Not me. I am with Helmut Schmidt, West Germany’s plain-spoken Social...Show More Summary
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told German lawmakers that, "The relationship with the U.S. and the negotiation of a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement are currently, without doubt, being put to the test by he accusations that have been aired against the U.S. Show More Summary
To Lily Allen, calling someone a bitch is doesn't mean she's hating. She's just calling it like it is - and feels that many popular figures in today's word qualify. "Dolly Parton is a bitch. Adele's a bitch. Angela Merkel is a bitch....Show More Summary
ANGELA MERKEL, Germany’s chancellor, retained a certain stony dignity in her fury when she learned that America had been eavesdropping on her phone calls. On November 19th Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia’s president, took to that...Show More Summary
In order to keep one woman in a top job, Angela Merkel will reluctantly force German companies to give some others sub-top jobs. German companies listed on the stock exchange will need at least 30% of supervisory board members to be female from 2016, according to proposed legislation. Show More Summary
Wolf Richter www.testosteronepit.com www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter Germany has neither a minimum wage nor a government. Someday it might have both. If not, there will be new elections, and Chancellor Angela Merkel might get pummeled because she’d get blamed for them. Show More Summary
It’s now clear that the spate of positive economic data coming out of Europe prior to the German Federal Election in September 2013 was just political gaming to get Angela Merkel back into office. The reasoning here is obvious: Merkel...Show More Summary