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'We still don't know what you really want': Merkel warns EU and UK are still a long way from a deal as she urges May ... - Daily Mail

The EU still does not know 'what Britain really wants' from Brexit negotiations, Angela Merel complained today. The German Chancellor insisted business needed 'clarity' on the shape of the future relationship - but said the discussion in the UK was ...

Merkel Warns Britain Can't Have It Both Ways, Predicts Intensive Free Trade Area - Sputnik International

German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed the notion of Britain enjoying the access to EU single market for goods only after Brexit. The Chequers plan proposed by the UK Prime Minister Theresa May suggests Britain would limit access for trade in ...

UK must make clear what it wants on Brexit: Merkel - Saudi Gazette

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that Britain had still not expressed a clear position on its post-Brexit relations with the EU, warning that only “six to eight weeks” remained to reach an agreement. Success in the upcoming ...

Brexit transition period too short unless deal on table soon, says Merkel - The Guardian

Angela Merkel has warned the British government that the 21-month Brexit transition period will not be long enough if the terms of a future trade deal with the UK are not made clear and concrete in the next eight weeks. In a speech to German ...

Merkel says still unclear what Britain wants in Brexit talks - Business Recorder (press release)

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that Britain had still not expressed a clear position on its post-Brexit relations with the EU, warning that only “six to eight weeks” remained to reach an agreement. Success in the upcoming ...

The EU is looking like Europe's next failed empire - The Australian Financial Review

Angela Merkel, Germany's Chancellor, centre, speaks with Juha Sipila, Finland's Prime Minister, left, and Charles Michel, Belgium's Prime Minister, right, as they make their way to a family photo during an informal meeting of European Union leaders in ...

Britain must make clear what it wants on Brexit - Merkel - Eyewitness News

BERLIN - Britain still has to decide exactly what it wants out of negotiations with the European Union on Brexit, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, adding six to eight weeks of hard work lie ahead to reach a possible deal in October. “The ...

Merkel rejects May's Brexit plans - The New European

But ominously for May's Chequers proposals, Merkel reiterated the stance of the remaining 27 EU members that “you can't belong to a single market if you want to stick to just one of its principles but not the other three”. Brussels fears May wants ...

European Union Should Develops Its Own Battery Cell Production- Angela Merkel - Osun Defender (blog)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday disclosed that it is extremely important that the EU develops its own battery cell production to secure its role in the automotive industry as it shifts to electric mobility. An electric battery is a ...

Merkel says it's still unclear what Britain wants in Brexit talks - Rappler

BERLIN, Germany – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, September 25, that Britain had still not expressed a clear position on its post-Brexit relations with the EU, warning that only "6 to 8 weeks" remained to reach an agreement. Success in ...

Angela Merkel: EU battery cell production 'extremely important' - TODAY.NG

It is extremely important that the European Union develops its own battery cell production to secure its role in the automotive industry as it shifts to electric mobility, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. “If China is opening the first ...

Angela Merkel rejects UK Brexit proposal - Deutsche Welle

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday dismissed hopes in Westminister that the UK could continue have access to the EU single market for goods only after Brexit. Merkel nevertheless remained confident that the UK and EU would still manage to ...

BREXIT BOMBSHELL: Merkel continues ambush on May – deal STILL POSSIBLE for November - Express.co.uk

Ms Merkel said Brussels and Westminster should aim to “formulate future relations with the UK as concretely as possible,” in a welcome message to Mrs May. The influential EU leader insisted if the political declaration on the future partnership does ...

Brexit agreement could come in October, Germany's Merkel says - CNBC

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that a Brexit agreement between the European Union and the U.K. is possible in October, but it is not yet clear what the British government wants. Speaking at a conference in Germany, Merkel said the U.K. ...

Angela Merkel admits mistakes in row over spy chief - Deutsche Welle

Angela Merkel conceded that the coalition's decision to remove ex-intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen from his post only to reward him with a higher-paid job, and effectively, a promotion to a post in the Interior Ministry "could not convince people.".

We hope to keep Britain close after Brexit: Angela Merkel - The Straits Times

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Germany wants a Brexit deal to keep Britain as close to the European Union as possible, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday (Sept 24). Speaking to students in Hanover, Germany, Merkel said there was scope for Britain to pay to ...

German Chancellor Merkel Takes Gamble With New Immigration Law - The Epoch Times

BERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes a new immigration law will make it easier for foreign workers to find jobs in Germany, although her push to fill a record number of vacancies risks angering voters who still resent her open-door refugee ...

Angela Merkel contrite as spy chief furore casts pall over tenure - Financial Times

Angela Merkel sounded remarkably contrite when she faced the media on Monday morning. “I did not think enough about what moves the people,” she confessed. “That is something I regret very much.” The direct cause of the chancellor's remorse was the ...

I got it wrong over spymaster, Merkel admits, after row resolved - Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted on Monday she had misjudged her response to allegations of far-right sympathies against Germany's spymaster, after resolving a row over his redeployment that threatened to pull her government apart.

Angela Merkel apologises over Maassen's controversial promotion ... - BBC News

Angela Merkel said she "regrets" her handling of a political scandal involving the country's top spy - who was effectively promoted after making controversial ...

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.