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Merkel Will Not Seek Re-Election to Leadership of CDU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has informed the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party that she will not seek re-election as its chairwoman in December, it is being reported. Her decision comes after her party sustained heavy losses in regional elections that...

Chancellor Merkel’s Allies CSU Take a Blow in Bavarian Elections

CSU Leader Horst Seehofer with Angela Merkel The Christian Social Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative allies, lost their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliamentary elections on Sunday, winning 35.5 percent of the vote, down from 47.7 percent five years ago, exit polls...

Merkel in Skopje to Support FYROM Name Agreement with Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on Saturday to support the Balkan country's government ahead of the September 30 referendum on the name agreement with Greece. The change in the country's name to "North Macedonia",...

Merkel Offers 'Clear Support' to Greece Against Turkish Aggression

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly expressed her country's support to Greece in the face of Turkish provocations in the Aegean. According to Greek government sources, Merkel told Tsipras during an EU meeting on Friday in Brussels that Germany's support "is...

Tsipras, Merkel Confer on 'Macedonia' Dispute, Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to sources cited by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA), they discussed developments relating to the negotiations on the FYROM name issue and Turkish...

SPD’s Scholz Bags German Finance Post, Raising Greek Hopes of Debt Relief

Greek hopes of debt relief were strengthened on Wednesday with the likely appointment of a center-left finance minister in Berlin, as German politicians finally agreed on a new grand-coalition government. After more than four months of deadlock, Chancellor Angela Merkel will remain...

EU Leaders Still Disagree over Refugee Quotas

European Union leaders met on Thursday in Brussels to discuss the refugee quotas issue, and put an end to the rifts among them. According to Reuters, there was a free discussion over dinner; that continued until the early morning hours,...

Germany Turns to the Right: What does the Election Μean for Greece?

The election results in the German elections on Sunday confirmed the Greek government's worst fears. Athens is putting on a brave face, but the reality is that Angela Merkel, who in the last two years has formed a good working...

Greek Politicians Congratulate Merkel for her Victory in the German Elections

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras congratulated Angela Merkel on her election victory on Sunday, with a message that he posted on Twitter. "Congratulations to Angela Merkel on her victory in the German elections.  A democratic Europe with solidarity is today more...

Potential Merkel Gov't Ally Proposes Greek Debt Relief in Exchange for Grexit

In an interview with Bloomberg, Christian Lindner, the pro-market German Free Democrats party (FDP) leader and potential partner in Angela Merkel's next government, proposes a quid pro quo for Greece: a debt "haircut" in exchange for exit from the...