About: Angela Merkel

Politics 28-02-2020

Tweets of the Week: Coronavirus, Brexit Mandates, Carnival Distaste

Coronavirus lockdown causes pasta distress, what happens next in Brexit is anyone’s guess and a carnival in Flanders fails to impress.
Politics 13-11-2018

Merkel: The vision to create a real European army // The future of Europe speech

In her eagerly awaited speech on the future of the EU in front of the European Parliament, on 13 November 2018, German Chancellor Angela Merkel mentioned diversity as the concept that defines Europe and tolerance as the basic requirement that brings Europe together.
Politics 06-07-2018

Tweets of the Week: Merkel vs. Seehofer, EU Parliament Plenary and the Copyright vote

This week, proper migration solution still a pipe-dream, angry interpreters let off some steam, and the Parliament copyright vote saves the meme… for now.
Angela Merkel on the refugee crisis.
Global Europe 19-02-2016

Merkel on refugee crisis: ‘We need protection of external borders’

“It is good if EU and Turkey share the burden, but we need protection of external borders,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival to the European Council Summit on Thursday.
Global Europe 23-09-2015

Merkel on refugee crisis: ‘International programmes are not sufficiently financed’

"We all, me included, have seen that the international programmes are not sufficiently financed. We hope for a signal that the gap in the WHO will be filled,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday (23 September).
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2015

Merkel says ‘not enough progress’ on Greece

Speaking about Greece on her arrival at the June EU Council Summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “there hasn't been enough progress, and to some extent one can have the impression that we are moving backwards”.
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Economy & Jobs 19-03-2015

Merkel on Greece: ‘Don’t expect a breakthrough today’

“Many of you will be attentive to the meeting on Greece. Don't expect a breakthrough today. Decisions are for the Eurogroup,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival at the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
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Economy & Jobs 04-03-2015

Merkel, Juncker refuse to talk about third Greek bailout

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that it is “premature” to discuss a third bailout programme for Greece and warned Athens “to avoid unilateral measures.” “We are going to focus on implementing what was agreed in the Eurogroup," he added.
Economy & Jobs 13-02-2015

EU Summit: Merkel ready to compromise on Greek debt

The Greek question would certainly be raised at the Council summit, “if only in a minor way,” the German Chancellor Angela Merkel told journalists ahead of Thursday’s informal Council meeting in Brussels.
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Europe's East 13-02-2015

Merkel avoids confirming amnesty for MH17 attackers

“There is no general commitment as yet that minds each and everyone, which covers each and everyone, for example, those that are guilty. But we need the results of the investigation,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters in Brussels after an EU leaders meeting on Thursday.
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Economy & Jobs 13-02-2015

Merkel signals willingness to compromise with Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters upon her arrival at the informal EU summit in Brussels on Thursday that she was looking forward to her first meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

Hollande: ‘Ukraine agreement is a ray of hope’

On his arrival at the European Council, François Hollande called on leaders to remain vigilant on the Ukrainian question, and said that the next hours would be crucial. The French President recognised that "the agreement is no guarantee for long-term success".
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Economy & Jobs 23-01-2015

Doubts loom over Draghi’s ‘political’ bond-buying scheme

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi grabbed the spotlight on Thursday, as he announced Europe's latest hope to revive its weak economy: the so-called quantitative easing, or a bond-buying scheme of 60 billion euros a month.
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Economy & Jobs 22-01-2015

ECB launches bond-buying scheme of €60 billion per month

The European Central Bank announced on Thursday it will buy bonds worth 60 billion euros per month until September 2016, aiming to achieve a "sustained adjustment in the path of inflation"
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EU leaders attend Paris anti-terror march

European leaders joined a silent march in Paris on Sunday, after 3 days of terrorist attacks in France left 17 people dead.
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Climate change 23-10-2014

Merkel: I support Juncker’s investment programme

On her arrival at the December 2014 EU Summit,German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe “must combine both, budgetary consolidation and growth. Deficits don't necessarily lead to growth, we are hoping for common solutions.”
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Europe's East 29-08-2014

Merkel says EU summit will discuss more sanctions against Russia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that European leaders will discuss imposing new sanctions on Russia at an EU Summit in Brussels on Saturday (30 August). The summit was initially planned to decide top job appointments.
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Europe's East 17-07-2014

EU boosts sanctions against Russia

EU leaders agreed on expanding sanctions against Russia, after Ukraine submitted proof of Russia’s support for the separatists.
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Europe's East 16-07-2014

Merkel on the Ukrainian crisis: We will consider new sanctions against Russia

Speaking to journalists on her arrival at the June EU Summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “Russia is not doing enough to achieve a peaceful solution” and the EU is considering a new set of sanctions.
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Brexit 27-06-2014

Merkel defends Juncker’s nomination

Speaking in a press conference after EU leaders proposed Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended on Friday the European Council's decision of nomination EPP's Jean-Claude Juncker as the next Commission President. “He has broad European experience and he is willing to accommodate national and EU demands”, Merkel said.
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Parliament criticises UK for opposing Juncker as next Commission president

The European Parliament told EU council president Herman Van Rompuy on Thursday to nominate EPP Jean Claude Juncker as the next commission president. Parliament leaders warned that the Chamber is ready to veto any other candidates.
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EU Priorities 2020 10-06-2014

Merkel: I want Juncker to be the next Commission president

In a press conference in Sweden on Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker should take the EU's top job.
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Europe's East 05-06-2014

G7 leaders threaten Russia with tougher sanctions over Ukraine

In their first meeting without Russia in 17 years, G7 leaders threatened Moscow with further sanctions if it does not help restore stability in eastern Ukraine.
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EU leaders fail to support Juncker as Commission president

EU leaders gave Council President Herman Van Rompuy on Tuesday a mandate to start consultations on who could be the next president of the European Commission.