Angela Merkel

Centre-left-led alliance seals deal on new German government

Vote of confidence from Merkel aside, Scholz is an experienced hand, having been labour minister in her first coalition from 2007 to 2009 before taking over as vice-chancellor and finance minister.

published on : 24th November 2021

German conservative launches third bid to lead Angela Merkel's party

A prominent conservative has joined the race to become the leader of outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, making his third bid for the job.

published on : 16th November 2021

Angela Merkel calls on all Germans to get shots to avoid bad virus winter

Germany’s disease control center said that the country's infection rate climbed to 277.4 new cases per 100,000 residents over seven days, up from 263.7 the previous day.

published on : 14th November 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls on all to get shots to avoid bad virus winter

'If we stand together, if we think about protecting ourselves and caring for others, we can save our country a lot this winter,' Merkel said in her weekly podcast.

published on : 13th November 2021

Germany hits record new Covid cases in 24 hours

Pressure is also building on hospitals, in an outbreak blamed on Germany's relatively low vaccination rates of just over 67%.

published on : 11th November 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 2015 migrant influx: 'We managed it'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing to step down with a legacy defined primarily by her handling of a series of crises.

published on : 8th November 2021

Germany's seven-day Covid incidence rate rises to record high

The incoming coalition parties, aiming to form a government by early December, have so far ruled out mandatory jabs and said there will be no new lockdowns -- at least not for the vaccinated.

published on : 8th November 2021

PM Modi holds extensive deliberations on bilateral relations with German Chancellor Merkel

Italy has been holding the presidency of the G20 since December last year.

published on : 31st October 2021

Germany's Merkel ready to have more time to read, travel

Until the next government has been formed, Merkel will continue to lead Germany in a caretaker position, and on Saturday was attending the Group of 20 summit in Rome.

published on : 30th October 2021

Turkey's Erdogan bids farewell to Merkel after 16 years

The leaders discussed Turkey’s relations with Germany and the European Union, as well as Syria, Libya and the eastern Mediterranean.

published on : 16th October 2021

Angela Merkel: Israel can't 'lose sight' of deal with Palestinians

Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, a hard-liner who opposes a Palestinian state on Israeli-occupied lands, has ruled out peace talks with the Palestinians.

published on : 11th October 2021

Merkel urges Germans: Keep fighting for democracy

“Democracy isn't simply there. Rather, we must work for it together, again and again, every day," the German Chancellor said on the 31st anniversary of the merger of East and West Germany.

published on : 3rd October 2021

Angela Merkel urges Germans: Keep working for democracy

Three decades on there remains a political and economic divide between Germany's formerly communist east and the west.

published on : 3rd October 2021

EXPLAINER: How and when Germany will form a new government

There are majorities for three more or less plausible new coalition governments, and it could take weeks or months to put a new administration in place.

published on : 27th September 2021

Germany embarks on tricky search for post-Merkel government

The Greens made significant gains to finish 3rd but fell far short of their original aim of taking the chancellery, while the Free Democrats improved slightly on a good result from 2017.

published on : 27th September 2021
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