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German conservatives agree on 'transit zones' for refugees

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her Bavarian allies have agreed on a plan to set up "transit zones" at the border to filter out migrants who clearly have no chance of gaining asylum, Bavarian Premier Horst Seehofer said on Monday.

Merkel Under Fire Over Refugee Crisis as Personal Popularity Slumps

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a backlash from within her own coalition government as well as the wider population as a new poll showed 48 percent of those surveyed disagreed with Merkel's handling of the migration crisis...

Merkel Rules Out Tax Hikes in Germany to Tackle Refugee Crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel denied Sunday the government was considering tax increases to cover costs of receiving thousands of refugees in the country, local media reported.

Germany's Merkel rules out tax rises to pay for refugees

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday ruled out tax increases to help deal with the biggest influx of refugees since World War Two.

Merkel's deputy expects Germany to get over a million refugees in 2015

BERLIN/MAINZ (Reuters) - More than a million refugees will come to Germany this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel's deputy said on Sunday, as a poll showed almost half of Germans believe she is handling the influx of asylum seekers bad...

German official stresses need to streamline migrant policy

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s new government coordinator for refugees and other migrants says the country can cope with the flood of newcomers, but must streamline its systems for dealing with them. Peter Altmaier, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff who was this month put in charge of the government response to an influx expected to […]

A Bright Spot in Tunisia

Pope Francis, Secretary of State John Kerry, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were among those said to be likely to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Few prognosticators could have heard of the civil-society groups that make up the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, let alone have imagined that they would be awarded the prize.

Merkel’s open invite to ragbag of fanatics

THE bookies are backing ­German Chancellor Angela Merkel for this year’s Nobel Peace prize for welcoming the Islamic invasion of Europe.

Cameron Wants to Secure Reforms Prior to Brexit Referendum

British Prime Minister David Cameron stressed during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the United Kingdom needs EU reforms to be implemented ahead of a referendum where UK’s membership in the bloc will be up for a vote.

Working Families Tell German Chancellor to End T-Mobile Gag Order

This week, the AFL-CIO, the National Women's Law Center and other groups sent a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel urging the German government to end a gag order that restricts T-Mobile workers' ability to speak up in response to sexual harassment and other discrimination. Read the text of the letter below.

PM hosts talks with Angela Merkel

David Cameron hosts talks with German Chancellor Merkel 9 October 2015 From the section UK Politics Image copyright EPA David Cameron is holding talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Britain’s EU reform aims, the situation in Syria and the migrant crisis. The prime minister has invited his German counterpart for a working dinner at […]

German Eurosceptics to Sue Merkel for Human 'Smuggling'

The Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party intends to sue Chancellor Angela Merkel for human smuggling, the party’s deputy chairman announced Friday.

Merkel didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize. One of her critics is elated.

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If you'd listened to the bookmakers and a number of pundits, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the clear favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize. While Merkel was nominated due to her work mediating the conflict in Ukraine, many attributed her potential win to the notably open rhetoric and policy Germany has shown to the refugees over the past […]

Here's the background on the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, which just won the Nobel Peace Prize

The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet just won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015. The group's win was a surprise — the prize was expected to go to Pope Francis or German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But the Nobel committee was impressed with...Show More Summary

Thousands of German Anti-Migrant Protesters Warn Against 'Islamisation,' 'Invasion' of Muslims

Tensions over the refugee crisis in Germany have been rising this week with major protests against Chancellor Angela Merkel's vow to take in at least 800,000 refugees from Syria and the Middle East. Close to 9,000 members of the anti-migrant...Show More Summary

Merkel and Hollande Branded as 'Old Europe' in Split Union

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francoise Hollande have been accused of representing "Old Europe" and creating a divided European Union which a lawmaker says should be run by 28 countries, not two.

Merkel slams east Europeans on refugees in private talk-Politico

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel rounded on east European governments that refuse to take in refugees, accusing them of yielding to prejudice and ignoring their own history, the Politico website reported on Thurs...

Merkel says still against Turkey joining the EU

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Turkey's help was needed to stem the flow of refugees to Europe but that this hadn't changed her view that Ankara should not become a member of the European Union.

Merkel, Hollande plead for unity in face of EU crises

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's Francois Hollande, in a rare joint address to the European Parliament on Wednesday, called for unity across the continent to tackle a series of crises that have shaken the EU to its core.

Merkel Urges Greater European Role in Syrian Political Process

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe could not let economic migrants stay because otherwise it would not be able to support those who fled war and persecution in Syria.

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