Tag: Angela Merkel

Merkel and Macron agree to draw up roadmap to deeper EU integration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Monday to draw up a roadmap to deeper European Union integration and opened the door to changing the bloc’s treaties to facilitate ambitious reform. A day after Macron’s inauguration, the two leaders struck a consensual tone in Berlin after talks in which they […]

Merkel says migrants must respect tolerance, German laws

Chancellor Angela Merkel said refugees in Germany must respect tolerance, openness and freedom of religion, while senior members of her party called for a ban on foreign funding of mosques. Merkel, who will seek a fourth term as chancellor in what is expected to be a tight election in September, has come under fire for […]

Germany’s Merkel: keep working on 2-state Mideast solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing the need to work for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after President Donald Trump signaled that he could accept a different outcome. Merkel’s comments in her weekly video message Saturday came ahead of a March 2 visit to regional power Egypt, where she said she will discuss […]

Setting sights on fourth term, Merkel vows tough line on migration

Angela Merkel laid out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor on Tuesday, seeking to energize her conservatives with a call to ban full-face Muslim veils and the promise of a tougher stance on immigration after a record influx of refugees. Speaking to a party congress of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in […]

Obama and Angela Merkel Blame Internet and Social Media for Disrupting Globalism

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are blaming the internet for disrupting the forces of globalism, suggesting that technology is making it more difficult to unite people behind a common purpose. “Because of the internet and communications, the clash of cultures is much more direct,” Obama said during a press conference on his […]

Obama, With Angela Merkel in Berlin, Assails Spread of Fake News

In his strongest public comments since the election, President Obama on Thursday sharply criticized the spread of fake news online and said that President-elect Donald J. Trump would not remain in office for long if he failed to take the job seriously. Mr. Obama made his remarks at a news conference in Berlin beside the […]

Obama, With Angela Merkel in Berlin, Assails Spread of Fake News

In his strongest public comments since the election, President Obama on Thursday sharply criticized the spread of fake news online and said that President-elect Donald J. Trump would not remain in office for long if he failed to take the job seriously. Mr. Obama made his remarks at a news conference in Berlin beside the […]

Angela Merkel signals she may back down from open-door refugee policy after disastrous Berlin election 

Angela Merkel on Monday signalled for the first time that she was prepared to change her controversial refugee policy in the wake of heavy losses to the resurgent far-Right in regional elections.   “If I knew what change in refugee policy the people in Germany want, I would be prepared to consider it,” Mrs Merkel […]

Angela Merkel’s Party Has Worst Result Ever In Berlin

The Christian Democratic Union, the party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, have had their worst election result ever in the German capital of Berlin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to be hit by poor election results in the latest regional election in the German capital of Berlin. The Chancellor’s Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) have […]

Merkel Demands German Firms Hire Unqualified Migrants Quickly

FRANKFURT/BERLIN, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany needed “viable solutions” to integrate refugees into the workforce faster after she met with blue-chip companies, which have hired just over 100 refugees since around a million arrived in the country last year. Merkel, fighting for her political life over her open-door […]