Chancellor Angela Merkel prepared the ground for lengthy negotiations on forming a new German government as she turns to coalition building after her party’s defeat in a regional election.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads into potentially laborious talks this week to form a national government weakened after her Christian Democratic Union suffered a defeat in Volkswagen AG’s home state.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party faces a neck-and-neck election Sunday in Volkswagen AG’s home state that will set the stage for difficult talks on forming her next national government.
If Donald Trump declares Friday that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal isn’t in the U.S. interest, the likely reaction from European allies may be best captured by a famous British slogan from World War II: “Keep calm and carry on.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel made pledges to stand by climate protection in an overture to her potential Green coalition partners, while cautioning it won’t be easy to form a new multi-party government.
Days before Donald Trump decides whether to decertify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, the top voices in Washington seeking to minimize the damage from any such move are key U.S. allies.
Germany’s heavy-machinery association warned against a disruptive U.K. divorce from the European Union, the second industry group in four days to speak out against a so-called hard Brexit.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’ll start exploring options for a new government next week, potentially setting the stage for months of talks with the pro-market Free Democrats and the Green party on teaming up with her in an unprecedented coalition.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was proposed for a new post by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political allies, adding to her complex task of forming a new government with diminished support for her party.
Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to calm upheaval a day after German voters rearranged the country’s political map, insisting that parties have a duty to bridge differences in forming a new government to stave off a new election.
A day after Angela Merkel’s party turned in its worst performance since 1949, the political reality began setting in that forming a new German government will not be an easy task.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled further euro-area integration is on hold as she embarks on difficult talks to form a new government, saying any proposals would have to be “sensible” and make Europe more competitive.
Angela Merkel’s political bloc is starting to draw lessons from its electoral losses to the Alternative for Germany party as pressure mounts for the chancellor to win back voters lost to the populist right.
Angela Merkel won a fourth term as German chancellor in a victory that was marred by the hollowing out of support for the two main parties and a surge for the populist AfD in a clear rebuke to her open-doors refugee policy.
Germans headed to the polls in a federal election that will determine whether Angela Merkel scores a record-equaling fourth victory, with the big question being which other party or parties will join the chancellor’s Christian Democrats in her new government.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her final pitch to voters saying she’ll keep Europe’s dominant country in the political middle of the road, shouting over noisy far-right protesters as she wound up her re-election campaign before Sunday’s national vote.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel urged German voters to stand up against the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany in Sunday’s national election, as polls suggest support for her own party is slipping.
Chancellor Angela Merkel urged German voters to keep the political center strong in Sunday’s election, suggesting concern about polls showing gains by the left and right fringes at the expense of the two biggest parties.
At a recent election rally in the Bavarian town of Rosenheim, retired truck driver Klaus Harpich had some rare words of encouragement for Angela Merkel.
Angela Merkel’s main challenger, Social Democrat Martin Schulz, sought to take a tougher line on the German auto industry and said he’d respond more forcefully to U.S. President Donald Trump as his party’s position in the polls continued to slip.
As the home stretch for the Sept. 24 vote heaves into view, it’s hard not to conclude that a fourth term is Chancellor Angela Merkel’s for the taking. The polls have barely shifted over the past five weeks, with Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union-led bloc solidifying the lead it’s held since the spring and no relief for Social Democratic Party leader Martin Schulz.
A former radio-show host who’s challenging Angela Merkel in her electoral district is raising the once-unthinkable prospect of unseating her after 27 years, an upset he says is possible due to a well of anger about migration to Germany.
Another week of campaigning, another round of Merkel rallies jeered by anti-immigration protesters.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned her supporters against complacency as a flurry of polls all suggested her Social Democratic Party challenger is facing electoral disaster on Sept. 24.
Chancellor Angela Merkel shouted “no experiments” at a rally buffeted by deafening right-wing protesters, urging voters to spurn splinter parties and prevent a coalition of the left taking power as Germany faces a growing series of global crises.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered tips on how to deal with “alpha male” leaders such as President Donald Trump through cool preparation, hours after she was grazed by a tomato at a rally disrupted by noisy protest.
Police are investigating after German Chancellor Angela Merkel was hit on the left hip by bits of a tomato during a campaign stop, an unusually rough moment in a campaign that has been punctuated by occasional vociferous protests.
A top adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed “populist” exchanges during Germany’s election campaign after Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’ll urge European Union leaders to decide whether to suspend or end Turkey’s accession to the bloc.
Chancellor Angela Merkel renewed her pledge to avoid diesel driving bans, arguing the technology will be needed for decades to come to reduce carbon dioxide emissions as automakers develop electric vehicles.
The European Central Bank came under fire in a second round of debate in the German election campaign, as smaller parties sparred less than three weeks before a vote that presents all but one of the participants with the chance of a place in coalition government.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said German authorities are committed to avoiding city driving bans for diesel cars and pledged to double a federal clean-air fund to 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion).
Angela Merkel’s election opponent, Martin Schulz, failed to score a decisive breakthrough in their only televised debate as the chancellor stood firm on her record, insisting that controversial decisions on keeping the country’s borders open for refugees and striking a deal with Turkey were right.
Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to respond “more decisively” against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after two German citizens were taken into custody in Turkey on Friday, as she ruled out an expansion of the European Union customs union amid tensions.
It’s almost half way through the decisive phase of the campaign, and Angela Merkel has made some additions to her schedule that hint at possible concerns close to home.
If the U.K. expects the next German government to ease the terms of its departure from the European Union, it’s about to be disappointed.
Chancellor Angela Merkel ranged across the euro exchange rate, the rule of law in Poland and new measures to tackle the refugee influx into Europe during her 97-minute annual summer press conference in Berlin. With less than a month left before the Sept. 24 election, it was her comments on the issues driving her election campaign that resonated most.
German Social Democratic challenger Martin Schulz returned to his European Union roots in a speech to several thousand supporters in Frankfurt, accusing Angela Merkel of souring relations with EU allies and being unacceptably vague on plans for euro-area integration.
Martin Schulz insisted that the election is far from settled as he held rallies across Germany this week. Bloomberg’s poll tracker does indeed show Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic-led bloc slipping a point to 38 percent in the past week. But it also shows Schulz’s Social Democrats down 2 points to 22 percent. The beneficiaries? Alternative for Germany, which has jumped to 10 percent. That puts the AfD on course to take third place and become the first far-right force in the Bunde
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’s obliged to treat Donald Trump with respect because he won the U.S. presidential election fair and square, though she’ll vigorously pursue German interests when policies clash.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected the caricature of her party as obsessed with debt, while her main election challenger attacked her as too accommodating toward U.S. President Donald Trump.
Angela Merkel’s main challenger, Martin Schulz, sharpened his attack against the German chancellor less than five weeks before the election as his Social Democrats struggle to narrow the gap in polls that give her a dominant advantage.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized bonuses for auto executives, suggesting they may be too high amid a diesel scandal that’s become an issue in next month’s national election.
Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her handling of Germany’s refugee crisis and said she’ll serve a full four years if re-elected, as her main opponent steps up his campaign to unseat her.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, still well ahead of her Social Democratic rival Martin Schulz in the polls, held rallies across Germany this week at the start of the “hot phase” of campaigning for the Sept. 24 election. Here’s what we learned:
Chancellor Angela Merkel faced down the largest group of protesters of her election campaign, defending her open-borders refugee policy while chastising raucous right-wing demonstrators as people who do nothing but shout.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to protect fishermen in the U.K.’s talks to leave the European Union, tailoring her election message to supporters on the North Sea coast as she seeks to rally her Christian Democratic Union’s base.
Insisting that “people are doing better’’ than they were four years ago, Angela Merkel made her re-election pitch to a crowd of some 3,000 in a medieval town square in western Germany, a stump speech marred by a clutch of jeering anti-immigration protesters.
Angela Merkel’s main rivals for the Chancellery stepped up their criticism of her handling of Germany’s domestic and international agenda, slamming her for failing to address the diesel scandal rocking the auto industry and accusing her of kowtowing to President Donald Trump.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main challenger, Social Democrat Martin Schulz, took aim at the backbone of Germany’s export economy, dressing down auto industry managers as the candidates began six weeks of campaigning before the September election.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief rival, Social Democrat Martin Schulz, slammed U.S. President Donald Trump and said he still stands a chance to win the election despite polls showing him trailing six weeks ahead of the contest.
All that stands between Angela Merkel and a fourth term is six weeks of campaigning.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the German government for pushing the two nations’ escalating tensions into the economic realm, even as he sought to reassure German companies in his country.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country wouldn’t give in to threats, as relations with its NATO ally Germany slumped to their lowest since World War II.
President Emmanuel Macron is seeking to cover all the main angles of Franco-German relations Thursday when he plays host to Martin Schulz, who is trying to unseat Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany’s September election.
Germany’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish ambassador to demand the immediate release of a German human-rights activist, with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman calling the detention a “serious and sad” turn for German-Turkish relations.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s main domestic challenger, Martin Schulz, joined international criticism of Germany’s budget surplus as he sought to gain an opening 10 weeks out from federal elections.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she planned to serve a full four-year term if re-elected and defended herself against a political attack by her Social Democratic challenger that she’s faltered on public infrastructure investment.
Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to “fight” for the European Union, showcasing a renewed Franco-German bid to unite the bloc as a campaign theme just over two months before a national election.
Less than 30 minutes before President Donald Trump rolled up at the Invalides complex in central Paris, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel used a meeting in the French president’s office across the River Seine to pledge to bolster Europe’s standing in the global order.