Tag: Angela Merkel

What Angela Merkel wants

Europe’s reluctant hegemon is reluctant no more. For decades, even as Germany’s economic and political clout has grown, German leaders, wary of offending neighbors distrustful of its power, have resisted throwing around Berlin’s weight on the European stage — at least openly. But the coronavirus pandemic, in particular the massive economic fallout it has wrought, […]

Trump orders nearly 10K troops removed from Germany in ‘unacceptable’ move

President Trump last week directed the Pentagon to cut the number of US troops stationed in Germanyby 9,500, removing about a quarter of the forces in the country. A top German official said it was “unacceptable” — and could impact the longstanding relationship between the NATO allies. “This is completely unacceptable, especially since nobody in Washington […]

Angela Merkel Enters Quarantine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Merkel’s spokesman said the German chancellor was informed about the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference Sunday announcing new measures to curb the spread of the […]

EUROPE’S DEFENSE DEBATE IS ALL ABOUT AMERICA

Last year, when French president Emmanuel Macron declared in an interview with the Economist that NATO was “brain dead,” he caused a stir throughout Europe. Official European reactions came quickly, and they were negative across the continent. NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, “any attempt to distance Europe from North America will not only weaken […]

German commissioner says Merkel’s envoy boosting antisemitism at UN

A German state commissioner to combat antisemitism told The Jerusalem Post that his country’s UN ambassador promotes antisemitism at the United Nations when he compared the Jewish state with Hamas. “The comparison made by [Christoph] Heusgen between Israel’s actions and the terrorism of Hamas damages solidarity with Israel and is unfortunately apt to promote Israeli-related […]

Merkel rages at Macron as relationship nosedives ‘I’m tired of picking up the pieces!’

In the emotive outburst, indicative of the Franco-German power struggle at the heart of the EU, Angela Merkel raged at Emmanuel Macron and said: “I understand your desire for disruptive politics, but I’m tired of picking up the pieces. Over and over, I have to glue together the cups you have broken so that we […]

EU WAR: Merkel’s power wanes as Macron seizes power in IMF and Brussels takeover

ANGELA Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have long been united in their fight for control in Brussels – but recent EU appointments prove the French president is leaving the German Chancellor behind. President Emmanuel Macron is understood to have been influential in the recent appointment of the International Monetary Fund managing director – Kristalina Georgieva, World […]

Merkel defends Iran deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe’s decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was not among the impressed, however, and he doubled down on American criticism of Europe. Merkel’s comments at […]

Merkel: Iran’s policy in Syria threatens Israel

German Chancellor tells Israeli TV Germany is working to ensure Iranian forces don’t get “too close to the Golan Heights.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that Iran’s policy in Syria is a threat to Israel and that Germany is working to ensure Iranian forces don’t get “too close to the Golan Heights.” She […]

Germany’s Angela Merkel To Step Down

This is the moment that will go down as the start of a new era in German politics. Angela #Merkel announces she won’t run again for either the CDU party chair or chancellor. (NB. She would like to see out THIS term as chancellor, though.)https://t.co/Rt93SVO3BY pic.twitter.com/XPfyg3VrGl — DW Politics (@dw_politics) October 29, 2018 Germany’s Chancellor […]