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 […]
German Chancellor says the door is still open for Kiev to ink trade pact, but she has no hope it will happen now.
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...
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
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.
German Chancellor agrees to form coalition government with campaign rivals the Social Democrats after 17 hours of talks.
(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
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
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
German Chancellor, addressing lower house of parliament, says US snooping had put transatlantic ties "to the test".
WASHINGTON — German parties want more sway in European Union affairs and have pushed for nationwide referendums to approve or disapprove future policies. Reuters reported that Angela Merkel, the current German chancellor, will most likely disagree with this decision and will try to scrap it. But, the proposal was an agreement between politicians from Merkel’s […]
After the recent revelation that the National Security Agency monitored cell phone conversations in foreign countries, including the cell phone conversations of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders, the excuse of President...Show More Summary
The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has agreed to proposals to curb aid for new onshore projects to cut the cost of the country’s unprecedented switch from nuclear energy to renewables.
This week, we carry through our narrative of German politics to explain how a Hitler who'd been appointed Chancellor was able to turn this into dictator of a one party state. Then we look at whether the Treaty of Versailles helped Hitler's rise to power.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After disclosures that the U.S. National Security Agency tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone, Washington and Berlin are discussing new rules to govern dealings between their spy agencies, U.S. and European official...
A graffiti depicting European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen outside a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the ECB in Frankfurt, May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)
The National Security Agency monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone for years, as well as the communications of other unidentified foreign leaders. And that's prompted an intriguing if unsubstantiated question about the NSA's potential snooping on U.S. Show More Summary
While the U.S. may not be respecting the privacy interests of the German Republic (or of its Chancellor Angela Merkel), its courts are upholding treaties dating back to the 1950s surrounding the issue of post-WWI Agra Bonds. Last week, the First Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a $7 billion claim......