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German Chancellor Merkel Says Greece's Mitsotakis Promised Quick Reforms

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, revealed on Wednesday that Greece’s new Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, promised in a phone call that he would quickly implement the reform program, Reuters reports. Speaking at a news conference with Finland’s Prime Minister, Merkel also...

German Chancellor Merkel Invites Greek PM Mitsotakis to Visit Berlin

Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is to visit Berlin in late August, at the invitation of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Merkel extended the invitation during a phone call to Mitsotakis on Tuesday morning to congratulate him on his victory in the...

Ex-PM Samaras Reveals Chancellor Merkel First Proposed Temporary Grexit in 2012

The former Prime Minister of Greece, Antonios Samaras, revealed in a documentary aired by SKAI on Thursday night, that Angela Merkel proposed a temporary Grexit in 2012. Samaras, speaking in the latest episode of SKAI TV's ''Greek Bankruptcy'' documentary, explained...

Merkel Accepts German Responsibility for Nazi Crimes in Greece

Angela Merkel recognized Germany's responsibility for WW II war crimes committed by the Nazis in Greece during her meeting with the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Friday. Following her laying a wreath at the Unknown Soldier's Monument at Syntagma square,...

Merkel Visits Greece Amid Hope — and Protests

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held a face-to-face meeting in Maximos Mansion in Athens on Thursday evening. Merkel's visit to Greece, the first she has made since 2012, will last for two days, with the Greek...

Remembering When Tsipras Told Merkel to "Go Back" (video)

Almost five years ago, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who rolled out the red carpet for  Angela Merkel on Thursday, was loudly calling for the German Chancellor to "go back." During a rally on Lesvos prior to the May, 2014...

Tight Security in Athens for Angela Merkel's Visit

Greek authorities have banned demonstrations near the Parliament and the Prime Minister's residence during the two-day visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which begins on Thursday. Rallies organized by leftist groups will be confined to areas far removed from Syntagma...

German Chancellor Merkel to Visit Athens Next Week

A government spokesperson in Berlin announced on Friday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay an official visit to Athens on January 10 and 11, 2019. Merkel's spokesperson Martina Fietz said that the Chancellor will meet with Greek Prime Minister...

German Chancellor Merkel to Visit Athens on January 10-11

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to visit Greece during the second week of January. Merkel will be in the Greek capital Athens on a two-day official visit on January 10 and 11, meeting with the Greek President Prokopios...

Kramp-Karrenbauer Succeeds Germany’s Angela Merkel

  Germany's Christian Democratic Union on Friday elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as the successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel in the conservative party leadership. Kramp-Karrenbauer, 56, former interior minister and governor of Saarland, won with a slight majority of 51.7 percent, with 517...