he New York Times saw fit to give the title of “Leader of the Free World” to Angela Merkel after Donald Trump’s election in 2017.
The pair previously pushed for renegotiation of the coalition between the SPD and Chancellor Merkel’s CDU.
My main emphasis in this piece is that Chancellor Merkel’s recent decision to leave her party’s leadership will affect the country’s ever more complicating parliamentary structure in the long run.
71 days after the federal elections when main parties such as the Christian and Social Democrats had suffered damaging losses, on March 12 the German parliament finally re-elected Angela Merkel as the head of her new-old federal government.
Pécresse, nicknamed “bulldozer” and self-described as “two-thirds Merkel, one-third Thatcher,” used the phrase “French on paper” for generations of immigrants and their descendants.
Angela Merkel, chancellor at the time, said that racism is a poison and that such attacks were aimed at dividing society.
Compared to other world leaders who visited Putin – Merkel, Trump and just recently Erdogan – Macron was certainly treated with a certain contempt, which reflects exactly how the Russian leader regards the EU project and Macron himself.
In August 2021, during Merkel’s visit to Ukraine after the completion of Nord Stream 2, Ukraine’s President Zelensky and Merkel revealed their differences regarding the issue.
hortly before officially handing over her office to Olaf Scholz, former German chancellor Angela Merkel approved an arms deal that caused much criticism.
8% to become the first party after nearly 23 years, while Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian democratic alliance of two political parties - the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) - lost 7.
Read: Angela Merkel, The Leader of the Free World? Precedents In this respect, in the interview regarding the Polish ruling, Lenaerts also mentioned, “It's not the first time this happens.
To start off, German outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel, who had been decorated with the Order of Liberty, one of the Ukraine`s main state honors, left Kyiv prior to the event’s official launch.
Sixteen-hour-long talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, French President François Hollande, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Belarusian capital of Minsk succeeded in securing a deal between Moscow and Kiev.
This approach confirms that Italy, Spain, and Malta - supported as well by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Germany - have succeeded in prevailing a softer line towards Ankara.
Angela Merkel, in her state of emergency address to her fellow Germans, did not mention the EU once.
Will the EU be able to take on that role? While German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is preparing to bid farewell to politics very soon, is trying to keep the EU project alive, it is difficult to predict whether she will take economic geopolitical steps around the EU or even on a global scale.
President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel tour the garden of Vahdettin Mansion after holding a joint press conference in Istanbul, Turkey on January 24, 2020.
Namely, the SPD eventually, and surprisingly for some hasty commentators, decided to continue to support Merkel’s current grand coalition government with the majority of the SPD delegates voting against a motion to quit the party.