Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to be chancellor, but is no ‘mini-Merkel’

No matter who is elected as the German chancellor’s successor on Friday, her eventual departure will leave a void on the world stage. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer during a meeting in Berlin earlier this month.John MacDougall … Read More

‘Europe without Angela Merkel is possible’

posted in: European Union, News

Many EU member states did not agree with her refugee policies, others criticized her austerity stance. Brussels now regards Angela Merkel’s step-by-step withdrawal as a chance for new beginnings, says DW’s Bernd Riegert. For many observers in Brussels, the twilight of … Read More

Is this END for Merkel? Signs in Germany the Chancellor is FINALLY losing grip on power

posted in: Germany, News

After eighteen years of being at the helm of the Christian Democratic Union, Angela Merkel could be on the brink of her last hurrah if her governing party’s grand coalition with the SPD is renewed on Sunday. During Berlin’s convention on Monday, … Read More

Factbox: Who could wield the knife? Scenarios for a Merkel exit

posted in: Germany, News

BERLIN (Reuters) – Angela Merkel is heading into her final term as German chancellor, a close ally conceded on Monday, intensifying the jockeying over the succession to Europe’s most powerful leader.Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel … Read More

Germany mulls possibility of life after Angela Merkel

posted in: Germany, News

Germany is beginning to think about life after Angela Merkel, despite a deal this week which paved the way for her to form a new coalition government. A visibily exhausted Mrs Merkel appeared before the cameras on Friday to announce … Read More