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Tag: Germany

  • 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.

  • Sunday, May 7th 2017 - 14:54 UTC

    German Swiss spat over spying to catch tax dodgers

    Switzerland objects to the practice of buying data stolen from Swiss banks. The mole allegedly spied inside North Rhine-Westphalia's finance ministry.

    German investigators suspect that a mole spied for Swiss intelligence from inside a government office which was trying to catch German tax dodgers. The allegations are part of the case against an alleged Swiss spy arrested in a Frankfurt hotel on Friday, 29 April, German media report. He is suspected of monitoring German tax investigators.

  • Saturday, April 22nd 2017 - 14:02 UTC

    Germany and US confident an understanding on trade can be reached

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said there was wide agreement about the importance of free trade.

    Recent tensions between the U.S. and other major economies over trade did not reemerge during Friday’s meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, fueling hopes global policy makers can avert an open dispute with the Trump administration over globalization, top German officials said.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2017 - 12:17 UTC

    Dutch premier joins elections' anti-immigration wagon: “act normal, or go away”

    The Dutch felt increasingly uncomfortable with people who abused the very freedom they came in search of, Prime Minister Mark Rutte argued.

    Weeks before Dutch voters go to the polls, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that anyone who rejects the country's values should leave. “Act normal, or go away,” he says, in a message seen as taking on the anti-immigration Freedom party currently running high in the opinion polls. Elections are taking place on 15 March.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, December 20th 2016 - 08:32 UTC

    12 people killed as lorry crams into Berlin German Christmas market

    Lorry kills 12 in Berlin market, resembling Nice attack on the 14th of July

    A Polish-registered lorry crammed into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing 12 people and injuring nearly 50, it was reported. A suspect believed to be the driver at the time of the impact was arrested, Berlin police said.