BERLIN, Jan 16: Germany’s Christian Democrats elect a new chairman on Saturday, aiming to unite their conservative party behind a new leader who they hope can succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor when she steps down after federal elections in September.

Merkel’s last chance

December 12, 2020 08:09 am

Merkel’s legacy would look different if she were to face down Europe’s self-declared illiberals. If she does not, she will have shown that values are negotiable, and that the EU is easily blackmailed.

NEW YORK, Sept 25: A 16-year old teenager’s remarkable speech at the United Nations Headquarters on Monday stole the limelight from influential world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and head of states and governments from various other countries.

BERLIN, July 26: German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a telephone conversation with Boris Johnson on Friday

BERLIN, July 19: German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government’s efforts to combat climate change on Friday, promising that her Cabinet will make “decisive” moves in September.

BERLIN, July 12: German Chancellor Angela Merkel says market-based mechanisms such as carbon pricing will be necessary to effectively reduce emissions of climate-warming gases.

LONDON, Jan 18: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s protege appealed to the British on Friday to stay in the European Union, saying her compatriots had not forgotten how Britain welcomed Germany back as a sovereign nation after World War Two.

Two frontrunners with opposing visions are vying to succeed Angela Merkel as leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in a crucial vote for the future of the EU's dominant country.

A farewell remark

November 14, 2018 00:30 am

Unlike many European countries, Germany has enjoyed solid economic growth over the past decade. But Merkel can scarcely take credit for that

Auf Wiedersehen, and Good Riddance

November 5, 2018 00:30 am

The eurozone crisis greatly enhanced Germany’s financial clout within the currency union

German Chancellor Angela Merkel -- Europe’s most powerful leader -- has confirmed that she will not be running for re-election as party leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

BERLIN, Oct 29: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would not seek re-election as party chairwoman and that her fourth term as chancellor would be her last, heralding the end of a 13-year era in which she has dominated European politics.