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German Chancellor Merkel Indirectly Calls Out Greece on Border Protection

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that better protection at the European Union's external borders in order to maintain the passport-free Schengen zone. Her comments indirectly slammed Greece for not establishing sufficient border controls. "We need to protect our external borders...

President Pavlopoulos Heads to Berlin for Meetings with Merkel and Draghi

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos will pay a two-day visit Berlin on Monday following an invitation by the German President Joachim Gauck, during which he will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to a German government spokesperson, Pavlopoulos and Merkel will...

Greek PM Tsipras Received Help from the US in Negotiations with Merkel

This Sunday’s Kathimerini newspaper revealed that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had received help from the United States before starting the critical talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to the publication the ambassador of Greece in Washington sent a...

German Chancellor Merkel: 'No Room for Lowering Greece's Interest Rates'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted on Monday during a news conference in Berlin that it would not be possible to lower the interest rates for Greece. "I think when it comes to interest rates, we have no room for manoeuvre...

All Eyes on Greece After Agreement With European Partners

The first foreign media reaction to the “Agreekment,” Greece’s agreement with its European partners, were divided. The negotiations marathon and the new agreement have been put under a microscope by journalists across the world. The German Bild published an article...

100 German MPs Gathering Signatures for Grexit

More than 100 members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political party are gathering signatures in an attempt to oppose their leader, in case she brings a third bailout program to Bundestag. According to the Times, there is an ongoing rebellion...

German Chancellor Merkel: 'Greek PM Drove Greece into a Wall'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared frustrated during her speech to CDU members, published in Spiegel magazine, where she talked about Greek Prime Minister Alexis’ Tsipras’ stance and his decision to move forward with the referendum. The article stressed that Merkel...

Greek Solidarity Protesters Interrupt German Chancellor Merkel’s Speech [Video]

A group of Greeks interrupted German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s speech in Berlin on Saturday morning. The Greek solidarity activists entered the venue where the speech was taking place, shouting in Greek and holding homemade signs with the word “OXI”...

German Chancellor: The Ball Is in Greece's Court

According to Reuters, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a statement during the leadership meeting of her Christian Democrats (CDU) party on Monday, June 29, stating that it was up to Greece to move in the reform standoff with its...

German Chancellor: 'Greek Politicians Need to Demonstrate Political Will'

"Germany's efforts aim at keeping Greece in the Eurozone, so that the people in Greece have the prospect of a better future," as in Ireland, Cyprus and other countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Parliament ahead of the...