About: Hans-Peter Friedrich

Politics 22-02-2017

German foreign minister: Greece should stay in eurozone

Germany should do all it can to keep Greece in the eurozone, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview on Tuesday (21 February), amid renewed tensions between Athens and its international creditors over its bailout programme.
Euro & Finance 19-04-2016

Berlin set to insist on home-grown ECB president

CSU politicians want the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB) to be German, as Berlin grows increasingly exasperated with the bank's policies. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 14-07-2015

Merkel faces treacherous Greece vote in Bundestag

Following the decision in Brussels on Monday (13 July) to negotiate a third Greek bailout, the Bundestag will vote on Friday (17 July) on a mandate for the German government. Approval is not assured. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Jean-Claude Juncker speaks before the European Parliament before his election to Commission President on Tuesday (15 July). Strasbourg 2014 [EP]
EU Elections 2014 17-07-2014

Berlin optimistic following Juncker victory

Jean-Claude Juncker’s appointment as President of the European Commission ends a month of haggling over the post. But Berlin is divided on the outcome, with Green Party politicians praising a win for democracy, while the Left claims the Parliament voted to “rescue the Spitzenkandidat experiment”. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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