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Analyst Explains Why Merkel's 'European Spirit' is Less Powerful Than Macron's - Sputnik International

He added that "Germany is much more pragmatic than France" and that it had repeatedly proposes to create new structures, institutions and funds. "The Germans, who have different mentality, prefer to use existing tools to strengthen, in particular, so ...

Wonderful meeting with Angela: Modi - Daily Pioneer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he had a “wonderful meeting” with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed multiple aspects relating to bilateral cooperation as well as other global issues. Modi met Merkel during a brief stopover in ...

Ukrainian interest. Unrest in Yerevan, escalation by MFA Russia, and Kim's curtsey - UNIAN

Angela Merkel received Emmanuel Macron in Berlin. The Germany - France axis today looks like the embodiment of stability in the European Union, therefore the contacts of the two leaders are of strategic importance for the future of the EU. In the ...

Germany's Angela Merkel meets India's Narendra Modi amid industry worries - Brinkwire (press release)

Industry representatives have urged the German chancellor to discuss increased business ties with India during the meeting. Some business leaders are hoping Germany can close on a free trade deal 10 years in the making. German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

As US, North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals - Reuters

Speaking to reporters in New York on Saturday, Mohammad Javad Zarif also said that for French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel “to try to appease the president (Donald Trump) would be an exercise in futility.” Trump will ...

Turnbull in Germany for talks with Merkel - Herald Sun

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin after wrapping up his visit to London for CHOGM. They are expected to discuss plans for a free trade agreement in that meeting, with Ms Merkel running Europe's largest ...

Turnbull in Germany for talks with Merkel - News.com.au - NEWS.com.au

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin after wrapping up his visit to London for CHOGM.

Merkel: 'Refugees bring a new type of antisemitism to Germany ... - The Jerusalem Post

Chancellor 'embarrassed' Jewish institutions in Germany need security in 2018.

Merkel: 'Refugees bring a new type of antisemitism to Germany' - The Jerusalem Post

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she is “burdened'' by the failure to eradicate antisemitism in the Federal Republic, Channel 10 reported on Saturday evening. Merkel agreed to give an exclusive interview to the Israeli news channel in which she ...

Opinion: Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron embody a two-speed EU - Brinkwire (press release)

Macron has a concrete vision for a new and different Europe, while Merkel does not. And she would struggle to push through her vision, if she had one. Broadly speaking, Macron wants a kind of fiscal equalization system in which richer EU states support ...

Merkel can make her second Trump visit a success - The Hill

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who meets with Donald Trump next Friday, hopes to improve on their inaugural tête-à-tête in March 2017 when the U.S. president appeared to withhold shaking her hand during an Oval Office press availability. The absence ...

America's paper tiger puts too much faith in Putin - The National

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will both be raising the Iran nuclear deal with US President Donald Trump when they visit Washington this month. Geert Vanden Wijngaert / AP. Both the White House and the Kremlin have ...

German minister: Hardware retrofits only way to avoid driving bans - Reuters

However, German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer, a member of the Bavarian CSU sister party of Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), opposes costly hardware retrofits, saying he is committed to meeting emissions targets using measures already being ...

Macron and Trump's bromance stems from a mutual love of personality politics - The National

Mr Macron's invite to Mr Trump was a coup. It came at a time when the property developer craved international recognition and when the French leader's counterparts in Germany and Britain were internally focused. A mark of the level of respect the US ...

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Germany to hold talks with Angela Merkel - Newburgh Gazette

On his five-day visit, Mr Modi attended the first India-Nordic summit and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) meeting. "Further cementing a cherished friendship!" Modi's meeting with Merkel comes after German President Frank-Walter ...

PM Modi Holds Talks With German Chancellor Merkel - BloombergQuint

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed ways to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. "Further cementing a cherished friendship! PM @narendramodi warmly welcomed ...

German industry fed up with EU's FAILURE to seal THIS trade deal - after 10 YEARS of talks - Express.co.uk

Narendra Modi on Friday night said he had a "wonderful meeting" with Chancellor Angela Merkel, as the pair discussed strengthening economic ties. It was the first meeting between the two leaders since Mrs Merkel began her fourth term as German ...

A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Germany: March 2018 - Gatestone Institute

Award-winning author Uwe Tellkamp was let go by his publisher, Suhrkamp Verlag, after he questioned Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migration policy. In a public debate in Dresden, Tellkamp said, "Most migrants in Germany do not flee from war and ...

Narendra Modi holds talks with Angela Merkel on bilateral, global issues - Telangana Today

Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had a “wonderful meeting” with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed multiple aspects relating to bilateral cooperation as well as other global issues with her. Modi met Merkel during a brief ...

Modi, Merkel hold talks on bilateral, global issues - Business Line

“Had a wonderful meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. We discussed multiple aspects relating to India-Germany cooperation as well as other global issues,” Modi tweeted. The two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen India-Germany cooperation ...

Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and the current Chancellor of Germany. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union .

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Chancellor of Germany
Assumed office
22 November 2005
President Horst Köhler
Christian Wulff
Joachim Gauck
Deputy Franz Müntefering
Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Guido Westerwelle
Philipp Rösler
Sigmar Gabriel
Preceded by Gerhard Schröder
Leader of the Christian Democratic Union
Assumed office
10 April 2000
Preceded by Wolfgang Schäuble
General Secretary of the Christian Democratic Union
In office
7 November 1998 – 10 April 2000
Preceded by Peter Hintze
Succeeded by Ruprecht Polenz
Minister for the Environment
In office
17 November 1994 – 26 October 1998
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Klaus Töpfer
Succeeded by Jürgen Trittin
Minister for Women and Youth
In office
18 January 1991 – 17 November 1994
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Ursula Lehr
Succeeded by Claudia Nolte
Member of the Bundestag
Assumed office
18 January 1991
Preceded by Constituency established
Personal details
Born Angela Dorothea Kasner
(1954-07-17) 17 July 1954 (age 62)
Hamburg, West Germany
Political party Democratic Awakening

Christian Democratic Union
Spouse(s) Ulrich Merkel
Joachim Sauer
Alma mater Leipzig University
Religion Lutheranism
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Angela Dorothea Merkel (née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician and the current Chancellor of Germany. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

A former research scientist with a doctorate in physical chemistry, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, and briefly served as a deputy spokesperson for the first democratically-elected East German Government headed by Lothar de Maizière in 1990. Following German reunification in 1990, Merkel was elected to the Bundestag for the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and has been reelected ever since. Merkel was appointed as the Minister for Women and Youth in the federal government under Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1991, and became the Minister for the Environment in 1994. After her party lost the federal election in 1998, Merkel was elected Secretary-General of the CDU before becoming the party's first woman leader two years later in the aftermath of a donations scandal that toppled Wolfgang Schäuble.

Following the 2005 federal election, Merkel was appointed Germany's first woman Chancellor at the head of a grand coalition consisting of the CDU, its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In the 2009 federal election, the CDU obtained the largest share of the vote and Merkel was able to form a coalition government with the support of the Free Democratic Party (FDP). At the 2013 federal election, Merkel won a landslide victory with 41.5% of the vote and formed a second grand coalition with the SPD, after the FDP lost all of its representation in the Bundestag.

In 2007, Merkel was President of the European Council and chaired the G8, the second woman to do so. Merkel played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration. One of Merkel's consistent priorities has been to strengthen transatlantic economic relations. Merkel played a crucial role in managing the financial crisis at the European and international level, and she has been referred to as "the decider." In domestic policy, health care reform, problems concerning future energy development and more recently her government's approach to the ongoing migrant crisis have been major issues during her Chancellorship.

Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union throughout her tenure as Chancellor. Merkel has twice been named the world's second most powerful person by Forbes magazine, the highest ranking ever achieved by a woman. In December 2015, Merkel was named as Time magazine's Person of the Year, with the magazine's cover declaring her to be the "Chancellor of the Free World." On 26 March 2014, Merkel became the longest-serving incumbent head of government in the European Union and she is currently the senior G7 leader. In May 2016, Merkel was named the most powerful woman in the world for a record tenth time by Forbes. On 20 November 2016, Merkel announced she would seek re-election to a fourth term.