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Olaf Scholz Voted in as New Chancellor of Germany

Olaf Scholz was confirmed as the new chancellor of Germany on Wednesday, leading a three-party government that takes over from Angela Merkel after her 16 years in office. Scholz was voted in by the German parliament, where his coalition has...

German Coalition Government Announced

On Wednesday night, German political parties announced the conclusion of negotiations and the formation of a coalition government that will officially mark the end of Angela Merkel’s sixteen years as Chancellor. On September 26th, 2021, the center-left German party, the...

Greece’s Often-Strained Relations With Germany Dominate Merkel’s Visit

The relations between Greece and Germany that were strained during last decade's debt crisis dominated talks of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Athens on Friday. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis reminded Merkel of the austerity Germany imposed on Greece. "You admitted that...

Angela Merkel to Visit Greece on “Oxi” Day

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Friday she will be paying a farewell official visit to Greece on October 28-29, coinciding with the national holiday of Oxi Day. The visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Athens on October 28...

Angela Merkel to Visit Greece in Late October

Angela Merkel will make her final official visit as German Chancellor to Greece on October 29. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reportedly invited the outgoing Chancellor to visit the Greek capital during an EU Summit meeting in Slovenia earlier this...

Merkel Meets With Erdogan in Turkey on Farewell Visit

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during her last official trip to Turkey on Saturday. Merkel, who has lead Germany for the past 16 years, enjoyed a friendly relationship with Turkey, despite periods of...

Centre-Left in Germany Secures Narrow Win in Election

Germany's centre-left SPD and their chancellor candidate, Olaf Scholz, have secured a narrow win over their centre-right CDU rivals in the elections held on Sunday. SPD have won 25.7 percent of the vote. Angela Merkel’s CDU party and their candidate,...

Germany Elects New Leader in Post-Merkel Era

Millions of voters in Germany head to the polls on Sunday to elect the new chancellor who will usher the post-Merkel era. Opinion polls show the race for the chancellery headed for a photo finish, with Merkel’s CDU-CSU conservative alliance...

Germany Declares Greece Coronavirus Risk Area

Germany declared the nation of Greece a "coronavirus risk area," signifying all returning German nationals must present a negative test.

Potential Benefits of Mixing and Matching Coronavirus Vaccines

A new tactic has emerged-- giving two different coronavirus vaccines to people in an effort to achieve even greater immunity.