She denies she was close to the Communist rulers in East Germany, where she grew up.So this 1972 photo of her in military-style uniform has left German Chancellor Angela Merkel ‘not amused’. Then called Angela Kasner and aged 17, she...Show More Summary
HUNGARY and Germany are usually the best of friends. So the current diplomatic spat between Budapest and Berlin is raising eyebrows across central Europe. It all started on May 16th, when Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, told an...Show More Summary
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, mindful of the weight of Christian voters in September elections, made a quick trip to Rome Saturday for a private meeting with Pope Francis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Pope Francis on Saturday and, apparently responding to his criticism of a heartless "dictatorship of the economy," called for stronger regulation of financial markets.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, mindful of the weight of Christian voters in September elections, has discussed with Pope Francis how Europe's economy should better serve people.
Italy and France need to work 'harder and faster' to resolve their structural problems, a senior ally of German chancellor Angela Merkel said today.Michael Meister, a key figure in Merkel's Christian Democrats, said: 'Italy and France have structural problems to resolve and not economic problems. Show More Summary
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel made a surprise visit Friday to northern Afghanistan to visit her troops less than two weeks after insurgents killed a German special forces soldier and wounded a second, a military spokesman said. Show More Summary
As the financial crisis has taken its toll on Europe’s southern perimeter, Germany has grown used to being insulted and vilified. In Greece, Cyprus and even Spain and Portugal, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germans in general have been...Show More Summary
European carbon prices surged to their biggest-ever weekly gain on Friday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the EU should take action on a plan to postpone the supply of permits. The December futures contract advanced 22 percent since April 26, closing at €3.78 ($4.98) a metric ton on London’s ICE Futures Europe exchange, Bloomberg [...]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives plunged to their lowest rating in seven months in a leading opinion poll on Sunday as a tax evasion scandal embroiled an ally and their Bavarian sister party faced questions about nepotism.Support...Show More Summary
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives plunged to their lowest rating in seven months in a leading opinion poll on Sunday.
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) took the stage at a Greens party congress on Saturday with an unashamed pitch for them to throw in their lot with the SPD to defeat Chancellor Angela Merkel in September.It was the first time an SPD leader had addressed a Greens congress. Show More Summary
France's ruling Socialist Party is pressing President Francois Hollande to toughen his stance towards a German counterpart it describes as "self-centered", arguing that Chancellor Angela Merkel's pro-austerity policies are hurting Europe.The...Show More Summary
Angela Merkel listened in Vatican City as Pope Francis, in his inaugural Mass last month, called on the powerful to care for the weak.A few hours later, in her limousine to the airport, the German chancellor took a phone call from the desperate president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades. Show More Summary
Countries in the single currency were warned last night they must accept the EU ‘has the last word’ on control of national budgets.German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the continent’s most powerful leader, insisted countries would be forced...Show More Summary
German Chancellor Angela Merkel telephoned President Michel Suleiman, lauding his role in preserving stability in Lebanon and hoping that a new cabinet would be formed soon, Baabda palace said Friday. A presidential statement said that Merkel also expressed support to Lebanon’s call for a U.N.-led international conference to discuss the issue of Syrian refugees. Their [...]
Bloomberg: Schaeuble to Press G-20 for Debt Cuts Armed With German Example. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet backed a spending plan that will yield budget surpluses his year and next, strengthening the government’s hand as it presses international partners to focus on cutting debt. Show More Summary
Two top advisers to German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called for a tax on private wealth and property in eurozone debtor states to force the rich to fund rescue costs, marking a radical new departure for EMU crisis strategy. Here is more. I tell you again, this will be a major issue for the next [...]
UK PM David Cameron is today meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as part of British efforts to explain to EU partners the thinking behind Cameron's recent EU speech. As we've argued repeatedly, this is the UK's most important bilateral relationship in Europe. Show More Summary
As many as 400,000 Britons with homes in the south of Spain could be hit by proposals to make rich pay One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 11:41 ON Mon 15 Apr 2013 TRUSTED economic advisers to German chancellor Angela Merkel are pressing...Show More Summary