Worries on the horizon for Angela Merkel

posted in: Germany, News

From climate change and trembling spells to a trembling government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces many challenges as she returns to office post-vacation. Chancellor Angela Merkel sat down on Wednesday as she welcomed Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda in Berlin to the tune of military … Read More

Circular firing squad: Germany’s long-awaited government might yet prove to have critical weaknesses

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The German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) (L), the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) (C) and the Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) (R) hold a discussion in the German parliament on March 22, 2018. © M. Popow / Global Look … Read More

Merkel 4.0: Top priorities of Germany’s new government

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Here’s a look at the main priorities set out in their coalition agreement, which will guide policy-making for the next four years. BERLIN: Angela Merkel finally begins her fourth term as chancellor Wednesday, ending nearly six months of political deadlock … Read More

German nightmare – how Germany faces MONTHS without government if Merkel WINS election

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GERMANY could face months without a working government after the country’s election because Angela Merkel’s potential coalition parties are at loggerheads. Polls show Mrs Merkel is well on course to finish top of the polls but will have to negotiate … Read More