Merkel, Macron meet to plot euro zone reform road map

Merkel, Macron meet to plot euro zone reform road map

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s President Emmanuel Macron hold joint news conference at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium on March 23. (REUTERS File Photo)   BERLIN, April 19  (Reuters):  The leaders of Germany and France meet on Thursday to try to work out a common position on reforming the euro zone, […]

Merkel survives challenger’s onslaught to win election TV debate

Merkel survives challenger’s onslaught to win election TV debate

Premier Volker Bouffier of the German state of Hesse greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) after the TV debate with her challenger Germany’s Social Democratic Party SPD candidate for chancellor Martin Schulz in Berlin, Germany, September 3, 2017. German voters will take to the polls in a general election on […]

Terrorism will never defeat us, Merkel says after Barcelona attack

Terrorism will never defeat us, Merkel says after Barcelona attack

  BERLIN, August 18 (Reuters) – Germany stands united with Spain in its determination not to allow terrorist attacks stop people living their lives, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, after a suspected Islamist militant killed 13 people in Barcelona.   “These murderous attacks have once again shown us the full contempt for mankind involved […]

Merkel’s SPD rivals rally in search of German election rebound

Merkel’s SPD rivals rally in search of German election rebound

DORTMUND/BERLIN, Germany, June 25 (Reuters) – Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) rallied behind their leader on Sunday, agreeing policies on investment, social justice and Europe that they hope will reverse a slump in opinion polls and end Angela Merkel’s 12-year hold on power in a September vote.   At a ‘feel-good’ party conference, leader Martin Schulz […]

Merkel’s conservatives aim for state-level tie-up with FDP, Greens

Merkel’s conservatives aim for state-level tie-up with FDP, Greens

BERLIN, May 8 (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives hope to form a coalition with the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens in Schleswig-Holstein after a decisive election victory in the north German state on Sunday.   The FDP been a frequent partner for the conservatives at national level, and Merkel will seek a […]

Merkel says wants good partnership with Britain after Brexit

Merkel says wants good partnership with Britain after Brexit

HAMBURG, Germany May 5 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Friday for fair and constructive negotiations with Britain over its exit from the European Union, with the aim of retaining a good partnership.   “We will of course need, and want to have Britain as a good partner in the future,” Merkel said […]

Merkel to meet Putin over Syrian war, Ukraine crisis

Merkel to meet Putin over Syrian war, Ukraine crisis

Moscow, May 2 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, as Berlin-Moscow relations remain stuck at a low over the Ukraine crisis and Syrian war.   Merkel, making her first trip to Russia since 2015, will meet Putin at his summer residence in Sochi on the Black Sea coast, […]

Merkel says she has ‘good relationship’ with Trump despite frosty start

Merkel says she has ‘good relationship’ with Trump despite frosty start

BERLIN, April 29 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that she and President Donald Trump have built a “good working relationship” even though the two had frosty exchanges last year that raised fears of damage to the pivotal U.S.-German partnership.   “President Trump and I have developed a good working relationship, which […]

Merkel says UK living under ‘illusion’ over Brexit

Merkel says UK living under ‘illusion’ over Brexit

Berlin, April 27 (IANS) British politicians are still living under the “illusion” that Britain will retain most of its rights and privileges once it leaves the European Union (EU), German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.   She warned, “Countries with a third-country status, and that’s what Great Britain will be, cannot and will not have […]

Nearly half of young German voters back Merkel, poll shows

Nearly half of young German voters back Merkel, poll shows

BERLIN, April 11 (Reuters) – Almost half of Germany’s first-time voters back Angela Merkel, a poll by the Forsa Institut showed on Tuesday, providing a strong backbone of support for the chancellor as she prepares to bid for a fourth term in office in September.   Among all potential voters, Merkel had 43 percent support, […]

Merkel looks forward to detailed talks with Trump – govt spokesman

Merkel looks forward to detailed talks with Trump – govt spokesman

BERLIN, March 13 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is looking forward to an elaborate exchange of views on a variety of issues with U.S. President Donald Trump when they meet in Washington on Tuesday, Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Monday.   Seibert said that the two leaders will meet for more than 2-1/2 […]