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Tag: Angela Merkel

  • Monday, March 27th 2017 - 11:20 UTC

    Merkel's party sprints ahead in first regional election leading to September

    Led by premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the most popular politician in Saarland, CDU won 40.1% of the vote, increasing its share by 4.9 percentage votes

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has won state elections in the small western state of Saarland on Sunday by significantly increasing its vote share. . Led by premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the most popular politician in the region, CDU has won 40.1% of the vote, increasing its share by 4.9 percentage votes compared with 2012, according to the projections based on exit polls and broadcasted by the public television ARD.

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  • Saturday, March 18th 2017 - 10:38 UTC

    Trump refuses to shake hands with Merkel after meeting in the White House

    Though Trump greeted her with a handshake at the White House on Friday, Trump seemingly ignored photographers’ request to the two to shake hands.

    A video showing US president Donald Trump refusing to shake hands with German chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint appearance in the White House is making rounds on the internet, reminding everyone that the US president will never learn.

  • Monday, February 6th 2017 - 22:08 UTC

    Uruguayan president and business delegation begin tour of Germany, Finland and Russia

    Merkel said the EU/Mercosur trade accord is a “strategic” priority for Germany and Vazquez' visit takes place just days before another round of negotiations

    Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez, six cabinet ministers and a numerous business delegation begin on Monday a two weeks official tour of Germany, Finland and Russia to increase political and trade links, particularly in the “new international scenario” and hopefully advancing in locking the long delayed accord between the European Union and Mercosur.

  • Saturday, February 4th 2017 - 06:34 UTC

    Germany praises Mrs. May post-Brexit pledge for a strong Europe

    “I am pleased that Theresa May says that she wants a strong Europe. It's up to us, to determine how strong and how good and how rigorous Europe is”, said Merkel

    German chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed Theresa May's remarks that Britain wants to see a strong Europe - even as it prepares to quit the EU. The prime minister told EU leaders she wanted to build a “strong partnership” with the EU and pledged the UK would be a “good friend and ally” post-Brexit.

  • Wednesday, January 11th 2017 - 07:19 UTC

    The German Lady replies to PM May: “no negotiations based on cherry picking”

    Merkel repeated that there must be no negotiations based on “cherry picking” of the Union’s four freedoms of movement for capital, goods, services and people.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stepped up pressure on Theresa May over Brexit by saying that the European Union must consider limiting UK access to the single market if it fails to accept free movement of EU citizens. The chancellor repeated her mantra that there must be no negotiations based on “cherry picking” of the Union’s four freedoms of movement for capital, goods, services and people.

  • Thursday, December 15th 2016 - 09:58 UTC

    Putin, most powerful world person for the fourth time running; Trump on second spot

    It is the fourth consecutive year that Putin is at the top of the list. He is followed by Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin again leads Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people, followed by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in the No. 2 spot. The annual ranking of 74 individuals was released Wednesday. It considers personal influence, financial resources, whether the person can affect a country's GDP or a company's value, and their power in multiple spheres as factors in determining the list.

  • Monday, December 12th 2016 - 15:17 UTC

    Germany wants to extends unilateral border controls beyond EU's deadline

    Germany to carry on with unilateral border controls, despite EU, says Stephan Mayer, a member of the German Bundestag

    As EU's Interior Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos declined an extension beyond February and pushed for things to go “back to Schengen,” Germany prepares to go ahead on its own to maintain the border controls in Bavaria for a longer period of time. Border controls between the Schengen countries are only acceptable as a time-limited exception to the rule of open borders. Better protected EU external borders should make the controls in the interior of Europe superfluous.

  • Wednesday, December 7th 2016 - 10:49 UTC

    Merkel U-turns on immigration as she launches reelection campaign

    Angela Merkel is suprisingly not so open to immigration as she launches her reelection campaign

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a public ban on the full-face veil as her political party gears up to back her for a fourth term in office. “Here we say 'show your face'. So full veiling is not appropriate here. It should be prohibited wherever legally possible,”

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 17:39 UTC

    Merkel to seek fourth term as German chancellor

    Angela Merkel will run for a fourth term as Chancellor of Germany, despite plummeting popularity

    Angela Merkel announced on Sunday she will run for a fourth term as German chancellor in next year’s election, despite growing rejection to her open-door migrant policy

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 10:43 UTC

    Mercosur/EU accord in 2018, following election results in France and Germany

    “The accord could be reached in 2018 depending on European election results” said Carlos Marcio Cozendey, Under Secretary for economic and financial affairs

    The free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union could be concluded in 2018 depending on the election results next year in France and Germane anticipated a Brazilian official during a forum on foreign trade held in Sao Paulo. France is holding presidential elections next May 2017 and Germany some time later.

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