Tag: Germany

Wednesday, May 16th 2012 - 22:15 UTC

Following electoral disaster, Merkel fires federal Environment minister

Roetggen lost North Rhine-Westphalia and his political future on May 13

German Chancellor Angela Merkel fired Norbert Roettgen, the federal Environment minister who led her Christian Democratic Union to its worst-ever result in an election in Germany’s most populous state.

Wednesday, May 16th 2012 - 04:01 UTC

Merkollande admit differences but call for unity and growth in the Euro zone

Hollande and Merkel: not such a complicated fellow after all

Despite their differences over how to drag Europe out of its current economic swamp, German and French leaders pledged to join efforts in reinvigorating growth in the continent during their first meeting on Tuesday.

Monday, May 14th 2012 - 19:11 UTC

Germany prepares to receive Hollande but insists on tight austerity measures

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble: “Hollande knows the fiscal treaty can’t be changed”

The European Union cannot amend agreed rules on tighter fiscal discipline despite voters' rejection of austerity policies in several countries, and France's new leader must understand this, Germany's finance minister said.

Monday, May 14th 2012 - 05:03 UTC

German opposition wins in the most populous state and finds their “SPD Angela”

Hannelore Kraft, a tram-worker's daughter with a common touch

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives suffered a crushing defeat on Sunday in an election in Germany’s most populous state, a result which could embolden the left opposition to step up attacks on her European austerity policies.

Saturday, May 12th 2012 - 09:17 UTC

Top trade officials invite Brazilian companies to invest in East Germany

GTAI chief Jurgen Friedrich said Brazil should follow China and take advantage of Germany’s R&D.

A top visiting German trade official appealed to Brazilian companies Thursday to invest in Europe's largest economy, particularly in the former East Germany taking advantage of the country’s know-how.

Thursday, April 12th 2012 - 17:11 UTC

Soros tells Germany preparing for “end of the Euro” only worsens the situation

The US/UK/Hungarian born billionaire has made accurate forecasts

Billionaire investor George Soros said financial markets are concerned other countries will follow Germany’s Bundesbank in girding against the end of the Euro.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012 - 05:12 UTC

Argentine factory begins production of Pampa training aircraft with German help

The IA 63 Pampa of which 100 units will be manufactured in the next five years

Argentina’s government controlled Aircraft Factory, Fadea, plans a production of 100 Pampa II training and combat aircraft at its plant in Cordoba in association with the German company Grob Aircraft AG, it was announced.

Tuesday, March 6th 2012 - 05:23 UTC

Rousseff and Merkel exchange ideas on ‘monetary tsunami’ and ‘protectionism’

The two leaders looking at a robot in the Hannover show (Photo: afp)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel replied on Monday to Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff claims that Europe is involved in a “monetary tsunami” arguing that developed countries are very concerned with Brazil’s protectionist measures.Merkel and Rousseff met at Hannover where the Brazilian president was invited to open a high technology event.

Tuesday, March 6th 2012 - 01:00 UTC

EU conservative governments openly support Sarkozy re-election, claims Spiegel

German Chancellor Merkel has campaigned next to Sarkozy in France

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed with other conservative European leaders to help President Nicolas Sarkozy in the French election campaign by spurning his Socialist challenger François Hollande, according to the German media Spiegel.

Tuesday, February 21st 2012 - 04:14 UTC

Protestant parson and human rights activist next German president

Joachim Gauck was the original candidate from the opposition Social Democrats

German Chancellor Angela Merkel bowed to pressure on Sunday and agreed to back popular opposition candidate Joachim Gauck to become president, averting a political fight that might have distracted her government from solving the euro zone crisis.


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