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Tag: Angela Merkel

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2017 - 07:13 UTC

    Macron and Merkel's “joint conviction” of the need to “deepen the European Union”

    Macron and Merkel said they would work together more closely on defense, Euro zone reform and reducing bureaucracy.

    France's new president, Emmanuel Macron, has called for a “historic reconstruction” of Europe, saying it is “the only reaction” to fight populism. Speaking in Berlin on the first full day of his presidency, he was joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said the pair had a “joint conviction” that they needed to “deepen the European Union”.

  • Monday, May 15th 2017 - 07:01 UTC

    Merkel en route to a fourth term: her party unseats Social Democrats in key state election

    The SPD has run the state - Germany's most populous - for most of the post-war period. Party leader Martin Schulz said it was a “hard day”.

    Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) have unseated the Social Democrats in a key state election, exit polls are indicating. Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU is projected to win 34.5% of votes in North Rhine-Westphalia, compared with 30.5% for the Social Democrats (SPD). It was seen as a test for Mrs. Merkel ahead of September's general election.

  • Monday, May 15th 2017 - 06:07 UTC

    President Macron vows a French renaissance, and travels to meet Merkel in Berlin

    The 39-year-old former investment banker and economy minister was inaugurated on Sunday in a ceremony at the Élysée

    Emmanuel Macron is beginning his first day as French president with two main tasks, picking a prime minster, a crucial appointment since he needs to make a good showing in next month's parliamentary elections to push through his planned economic reforms. The second is to travel to Germany to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2017 - 08:36 UTC

    EU-27 meet in Brussels to discuss joint strategy for UK Brexit negotiations

    In a letter to the EU-27 European Council President Donald Tusk says agreement on “people, money and Ireland” must come before Brexit negotiations

    European Union countries are meeting in Brussels to discuss a joint strategy for negotiations with the UK over Brexit. Twenty-seven countries will be present, but the UK will not take part. The EU will insist that progress must be made in talks on separating the UK from the EU, before any discussions can begin about future trade relations. Official talks between London and the EU will not begin until after the UK general election on 8 June.

  • Friday, April 28th 2017 - 09:03 UTC

    PM May blasts Merkel and Labour on Brexit talks, and calls for unity and 'strongest possible hand'

    The PM told a rally in Leeds that 27 EU countries were “lining up to oppose” Britain while her opponents were “trying to disrupt” Brexit talks.

    Germany's Angela Merkel comments about the UK's Brexit stance show the need for Britain to have the “strongest possible hand” in negotiations, said Prime Minister Theresa May. The PM told a rally in Leeds that 27 EU countries were “lining up to oppose” Britain while her opponents were “trying to disrupt” Brexit talks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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