Brexit: Jewish families in UK who fled Nazis seek German passports

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As Brexit approaches, figures show that Germans who made Britain their home are increasingly applying for repatriation. The majority are the families of those who fled because they were persecuted by the Nazi regime. An increasing number of people living … Read More

Merkel’s EU plans in spotlight as she faces German MPs for first time

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Chancellor caution in response to Emmanuel Macron’s desire for radical leap forward German chancellor Angela Merkel talks to German national soccer players at Eppan, Italy. Photograph: Guido Bergmann/EPA After 13 years in power there is little that chancellor Angela Merkel … Read More

Time for Germany to wake up from its political slumber

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Few people outside Germany are familiar with the caricature that many Germans hold of themselves in their minds. Far from the aggressive bully of 20th-century war propaganda, the perfectionist engineer of Madison Avenue car advertisements or the rule-following know-it-all of … Read More

Germany coalition talks: Merkel welcomes breakthrough

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Image AFP Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz stressed the need for social cohesion German politicians have achieved a breakthrough in talks aimed at forming a new coalition government. A blueprint for formal negotiations was agreed between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian … Read More

MERKEL LOSING GRIP: Germany more DIVIDED than ever before in threat to EU integration

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Theresa May: MPs must ‘come together’ to deliver Brexit The German Chancellor is already suffering from a damaged ego over a failure to form a coalition following September’s embarrassing election defeat. And now Angela Merkel is struggling to maintain grip … Read More

German parties see momentum in coalition talks despite lingering divisions

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German parties cited progress on Saturday after three weeks of talks about a three-way coalition, with their leaders due to thrash out remaining differences over transport and climate on Sunday. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, which bled support to the far-right … Read More

Germany MUST get behind EU reform of sprawling bloc or it will fail says German minister

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ANGELA Merkel’s Germany must lead the movement to reform the European Union or watch it fail, a leading German politician said today. Merkel: We hope to be ready to initiate phase two by December Former foreign minister Joschka Fischer said … Read More

NIGHTMARE FOR MERKEL: German crisis looms as coalition parties completely divided

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GERMANY’S Angela Merkel faces political turmoil as coalition talks look likely to ground to a halt as the parties remain divided on the main issue of immigration. Politicians from all three camps have signalled deals on immigration and climate policy … Read More

Refugee issue looms as Merkel starts coalition talks

Two weeks after winning German elections with a reduced majority, Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a first step Sunday on a rocky road towards forming a government by trying to get her own conservative house in order. Her meeting from 1000 … Read More