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Merkel urges Greece to resolve political instabilityupdated: Fri May 18 2012 09:12:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Greece's president Friday she hoped the uncertainty over its government would be resolved as soon as possible, a German government spokeswoman said.

French finance minister says no EU fiscal pact without growthupdated: Thu May 17 2012 08:39:00

New French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said Thursday his country would not ratify a European pact on budget discipline if it does not include measures to boost growth.

Merkel's party takes a loss in German state voteupdated: Sun May 13 2012 16:55:00

Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling party took a beating in Germany's largest state Sunday in a vote its leading candidate called a "bitter" defeat.

European voters revolt against austerity, cutsupdated: Tue May 08 2012 04:55:00

Europeans are revolting -- against their leaders and established political parties, against an austerity plan 'made in Germany', and against a future that promises declining living standards and shriveling public services.

Merkel: EU fiscal pact not negotiableupdated: Mon May 07 2012 14:01:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns France and Greece that the EU fiscal agreement is not open for negotiations.

How will French election affect Germany?updated: Mon May 07 2012 07:42:00

Angela Merkel's key ally on eurozone austerity measures, Nicolas Sarkozy, is in danger of losing his job.

German President Wulff resigns amid scandalupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 12:32:00

Germany's President Christian Wulff announced his resignation Friday following a series of scandals that prompted calls for him to step down.

China may invest more in EU debt fundupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 21:43:00

China is considering how to get "more deeply involved" in resolving Europe's debt crisis by co-operating more closely with European rescue funds, Wen Jiabao, Chinese premier, said on Thursday.

Merkel: Germany won't make bailout promises it can't keepupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 21:58:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel launched an outspoken defense of the European project on Wednesday, but warned that the bloc's richest nation would not make bailout promises to solve the eurozone crisis that it cannot keep.

Merkel: A magic wand won't help economyupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 21:58:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for reform at the World Economic Forum while avoiding bailout promises.

CNNMoney: Germany and Italy sound upbeat on debt crisisupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 12:40:00

The leaders of Germany and Italy sought to present a united front Wednesday in the fight to resolve the eurozone debt crisis and revive the ailing European economy.

CNNMoney: Germany and France say debt talks advancingupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 12:09:00

The leaders of France and Germany said Monday that progress has been made on last month's proposed deal aimed at resolving Europe's debt crisis.

CNNMoney: France and Germany outline fiscal pactupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 14:59:00

Ahead of a key summit this week, the leaders of France and Germany agreed Monday on a new fiscal pact that they say will help prevent another debt crisis.

German, French leaders meet ahead of crisis summitupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 14:50:00

France and Germany would like heads of state to meet monthly to look at the economic governing of the eurozone, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday.

CNNMoney: Europe goes back to the drawing boardupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 11:13:00

European leaders will meet this week for yet another summit to discuss ways to save the euro, and this time they are talking about rewriting European Union treaties.

CNNMoney: Euro debt crisis solution on horizonupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 11:27:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed her commitment to a fiscal union Friday, saying 'there is no other way' to resolve the deepening European debt crisis.

Merkel seeks urgent action on debt crisisupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 09:02:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted Friday the need for fiscal union to resolve the debt crisis that threatens Europe's single currency, the euro, and the global economy.

Last chance for eurozone?updated: Fri Dec 02 2011 09:02:00

Eurozone countries now have a week to develop a plan that will reassure world markets,. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Successful business in Europeupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 05:23:00

CNN's Juliet Mann talks with EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht about succeeding in European business.

Merkel and Sarkozy want to change EU treatiesupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 05:23:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy agreed on Thursday to put forward an overall plan to change the EU's treaties.

Cameron eyes deal with Merkelupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 06:01:00

David Cameron will today tell Angela Merkel, German chancellor, that he will back her plans to strengthen economic union in the eurozone, but only on condition that he wins safeguards to protect the City of London from unwelcome European legislation.

Pressure on Italy in eurozone struggleupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 22:45:00

Germany and France have turned on Italy to demand further action to boost growth and reduce its huge debt, as leaders of the eurozone struggled to agree on how to boost their rescue fund to stop contagion in the sovereign debt markets before a Wednesday deadline.

CNNMoney: Europe's leaders nearing debt solutionupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 19:46:00

Europe's top leaders said Sunday that they were getting closer to finalizing a plan to solve Europe's debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Europe's debt drama goes into extra inningsupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 08:08:00

The only thing that's clear about Europe's debt crisis is that it needs to be resolved...and fast. How to get there is another story.

Occupy movement speads across Germanyupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 21:17:00

CNN's Diana Magnay reports from the scene of protests in Berlin as Occupy protests spread internationally.

Mixed messages from Berlin confuse marketsupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 21:17:00

The German government sent mixed messages about the chances of reaching a solution to the eurozone debt crisis this weekend, with officials and politicians dampening expectations and talking of "bold steps", adding to investors' confusion.

CNNMoney: Europe bank rescue is not enoughupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 17:08:00

The leaders of Europe's two largest economies have said they've agreed on a "comprehensive package" of measures to address the eurozone sovereign debt and banking crisis, but they did not give any details.

Eurozone crisis at heart of meetingupdated: Sun Oct 09 2011 19:43:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports on the meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and IMF Chief Christine Lagarde.

CNNMoney: Merkel stokes bank rescue speculationupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 14:51:00

European stock markets rallied for a third day Thursday as talk of government support for troubled banks grew louder.

CNNMoney: Wishing for euro bonds? Fat chance.updated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:52:00

As Europe's debt crisis continues to intensify, calls for a bond backed by all 17 countries in the eurozone are growing louder.

Defending the Euroupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 09:46:00

Economist Alexander Law discusses what came out of the meeting between two of Europe's biggest economies.

CNNMoney: Stocks retreat after Merkel, Sarkozy disappointupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 16:48:00

U.S. stocks fell Tuesday after German and French leaders spoke about Europe's debt problems, but offered little in the way of action.

Merkel and Sarkozy huddle as euro strugglesupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 07:32:00

The leaders of Europe's two most important economies meet Tuesday to try to help the battered euro, even as new figures show economic growth on the continent is stalling.

Diplomatic 'girl power' on display at the State Departmentupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 22:16:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and German Chancellor Angela Merkel share a love of democracy, women's rights and pantsuits.

Merkel backs Libya mission, joins Obama in call for Gadhafi to leaveupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 20:33:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday in saying Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi must step down, expressing support for the NATO military mission even though her country abstained from the U.N. Security Council vote that authorized it.

Obama welcomes Merkel to the White Houseupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 20:33:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel received an official welcome to the White House Tuesday morning.

German government approves plan to go nuclear-freeupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 05:54:00

Germany's government formally approved a plan Monday to close all the country's nuclear power plants by 2022.

Eurozone questions after Merkel defeatupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 12:36:00

A defeat for Germany's Angela Merkel raises questions about fiscal policy for the troubled eurozone bloc

Big losses for Merkel in German state electionsupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 12:36:00

A political shift of historic proportions is unfolding in Germany as preliminary state election results indicate big losses for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Party, CDU.

Germany reconsiders extending nuke plants' lifespan after Japan crisisupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 12:57:00

The Japan nuclear power plant crisis prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to rethink a plan to extend the lifespan of her country's nuclear power plants, Merkel said Monday.

Merkel announces new German defense ministerupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 09:52:00

German chancellor Angela Merkel reshuffled her cabinet Wednesday, moving Interior Minister Thomas de Maziere to the Ministry of Defense and naming parliamentary whip Hans Peter Friedrich head of the Interior Ministry.

Multiculturalism is no failureupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 10:35:00

Who's disenchanted with multiculturalism?

Germany's Merkel is right -- multiculturalism has failedupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 13:38:00

The Germans, for obvious reasons, prefer their politicians dull. The current German chancellor, Angela Merkel, more than meets local expectations. So on the rare occasion when Merkel says something vivid, something important must be going on.

German multiculturalism has 'failed,' Merkel saysupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 06:13:00

Multiculturalism in Germany has "absolutely failed," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party's youth wing at a conference Saturday.

Merkel orders 'intensive' investigation into festival stampedeupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 10:10:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a thorough investigation into the stampede at a music festival that resulted in the deaths of 20 people over the weekend.

Germany has a new presidentupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 12:58:00

Diana Magnay reports on Germany's political race for a new president.

Is Merkel's 'dream team' coalition coming apart?updated: Thu Jul 01 2010 12:58:00

In a last-ditch attempt to win over rebels in her own coalition, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told delegates halfway through Wednesday's torturous round of voting for a new German president that they had "had the Serbia game and now it's time for the England game."

German austerityupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 22:50:00

CNN's Diana Magnay reports from Berlin where not everyone supports cuts to Germany's budget.

Setback for Merkel in key regional electionupdated: Tue May 11 2010 09:28:00

Exit polls suggest German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading for defeat in a key regional election seen by many as a protest vote over her handling of the Greek economic crisis.

Giant dominoes set to fallupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 15:06:00

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, dominoes will fall. CNN's Fredrick Pleitgen reports.

German Chancellor Merkel addresses Congressupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 03:39:00

Six days before the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday and challenged U.S. lawmakers to tear down other walls.

German parties to form new governmentupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 01:48:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, the Christian Democratic Union, will formally join with two other parties on Monday to form a new center-right government.

German parties agree on coalitionupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 09:42:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, the Christian Democratic Union, has agreed with two other parties on the terms for a center-right government, her party said Saturday.

Merkel eyes new coalition after victoryupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 12:27:00

Re-elected German Chancellor Angela Merkel is eyeing a new coalition to replace the "grand coalition" her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party shared with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the previous parliament.

Merkel set for second termupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 12:27:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports on Angela Merkel's coalition prospects in Germany's elections.

Analysis: Is Merkel's big win a mixed blessing?updated: Mon Sep 28 2009 07:06:00

It is not often you see Germans lose control. But late Sunday night at the party headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union Angela Merkel's followers were dancing to tunes like "Sex Bomb," by Tom Jones, many sporting black t-shirts saying, "We Will Remain Chancellor."

German elections previewupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 04:00:00

CNN's Frederick Pleitgen reports on the upcoming elections in Germany on September 27th 2009.

German exit polls show Merkel retains officeupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 04:00:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defeated her foreign minister Sunday to win another four-year term, according to exit polls reported by German television network NTV.

Germans vote in national electionsupdated: Sun Sep 27 2009 04:25:00

Germans were voting Sunday to elect members who will form the country's 17th Bundestag -- the federal parliament.

German power lies in coalitionupdated: Sun Sep 27 2009 04:21:00

As voting was taking place in the German general election Sunday, attention was already turning to what coalition will rule the country.

Germany's 'TV duel' turns friendly as election loomsupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 05:00:00

There's a saying that the German peace movement has been using since the days of the Cold War that translates into something like this: "Imagine there's a war and no one shows up."

Merkel warns U.S. over auto bailoutupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 10:50:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that U.S. efforts to prop up its failing auto industry with bailout money amount to a form of protectionism that threatened to distort the global economy.

Merkel seeks $67B economic stimulusupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 09:35:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling CDU party has proposed a $67 billion (€50 billion) fiscal stimulus package of investment and tax cuts aimed at helping the German economy through the recession. Europeans Rush to Coordinate Meltdown Planupdated: Sun Oct 12 2008 02:00:00

European leaders are searching for a common response to the spreading financial crisis which has ricocheted across the Atlantic to their shores

Merkel on Obama visitupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 12:17:00

Germany's chancellor doesn't think Barack Obama should speak at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Merkel admits Germany's 'Holocaust shame'updated: Tue Mar 18 2008 14:15:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Israel of Germany's "Holocaust shame," and asserted its support for the Jewish state during an unprecedented speech to the Knesset on Tuesday.

Merkel addresses Knessetupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 14:15:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses Israel's parliament, discussing the Holocaust and Middle East violence.

Row as German chancellor to address Israeli parliamentupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 07:52:00

Germany's Angela Merkel will make history Tuesday when she becomes the first German chancellor to address Israel's parliament, the Knesset. Germany's Coalition Takes A Hitupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 12:00:00

The resignation of the Vice Chancellor won't improve relations between Germany's two biggest parties

U.S. and Germany vow to pursue diplomacy on Iranupdated: Sun Nov 11 2007 00:30:00

U.S. President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say they will continue to pursue a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear program.

Bush meets German Chancellorupdated: Sun Nov 11 2007 00:30:00

President Bush talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about Pakistan and Iran. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports Just Don't Call Him 'Mr. Merkel'updated: Thu Nov 08 2007 16:00:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be joined in Crawford by her husband. Joachim Sauer prefers to avoid his wife's limelight, but he loves all things American No More Fun on the Autobahn?updated: Mon Oct 29 2007 16:00:00

Germany is in an uproar as the Social Democrats suggest putting a limit on how fast cars can go on the limitless autobahn

Forbes lists world's 100 most powerful womenupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 07:56:00

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes magazine's list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the second year in a row, while Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice slipped to fourth from second last year.

CNNMoney: Merkel lashes out at ratings firmsupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 04:05:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized ratings agencies on Thursday for what she called a lack of transparency and failure to correctly assess companies that turned out to be "unstable" during the global credit squeeze.

Merkel presses China on climateupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 01:08:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged China on Monday to do more to halt climate change, prompting the response that the developed West has been polluting the skies for much longer than the newly developing Chinese.

Bush 'proud to call Merkel friend'updated: Thu Jul 13 2006 09:13:00

U.S. President George W. Bush praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel as "someone I am proud to call a friend" as the two leaders got a warm reception Thursday from residents in the northern port of Stralsund, Merkel's home district.

Merkel defiant over German hostageupdated: Wed Nov 30 2005 05:21:00

Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Wednesday that her government would "not be blackmailed" by kidnappers of a German woman archaeologist in Iraq.

Merkel vows to boost economyupdated: Wed Nov 30 2005 04:40:00

Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to put Germany's economy back among the top three in Europe, sending out a signal of optimism for her government's agenda.

German becomes 5th Western hostageupdated: Tue Nov 29 2005 05:45:00

A German woman missing in Iraq is believed to have become the fifth Westerner abducted in recent days, Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced. Six Iranian pilgrims were also abducted by gunmen north of Baghdad, AP reported.

Merkel sidesteps EU budget rowupdated: Thu Nov 24 2005 04:45:00

Germany's new Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday refused to take sides in the bitter dispute over the European Union budget and sidestepped questions over whether she backed Britain or France.

Merkel voted in as Chancellorupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 07:04:00

Angela Merkel has been officially elected Germany's first female chancellor, heading an unwieldy alliance of the right and left that now has the job of reviving Europe's biggest economy.

Germany gets first woman leaderupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 03:38:00

Angela Merkel was sworn in Tuesday as Germany's eighth post-World War II leader and its first female chancellor, taking an oath of office that commits her to "dedicate my strength to the welfare of the German people."

German SPD in bid to end crisisupdated: Wed Nov 02 2005 12:02:00

Seeking to put down a leftist rebellion among the ranks that could derail the country's next government, Germany's Social Democratic (SPD) leadership is seeking to install a moderate to replace its outgoing party leader.

Can the grand coalition deliver?updated: Wed Oct 12 2005 10:00:00

There has been little cheer in Germany's business community now that Angela Merkel is headed to take the chancellery from Gerhard Schroeder.

Schroeder: No role in governmentupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 07:35:00

Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said he will not take part in the next German coalition government, expected to be led by conservative Angela Merkel as chancellor.

Merkel to become German chancellorupdated: Mon Oct 10 2005 06:15:00

Conservative leader Angela Merkel says she will become Germany's first woman chancellor under a deal with Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats.

Key meeting on German chancelleryupdated: Thu Oct 06 2005 06:37:00

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and conservative challenger Angela Merkel met face to face Thursday evening to negotiate who would lead a grand coalition government between their two camps.

Merkel urges Schroeder to concedeupdated: Mon Sep 19 2005 03:43:00

Conservative leader Angela Merkel has urged Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's party to enter talks to form a "grand coalition" under her leadership.

Germany facing political limbo updated: Sun Sep 18 2005 03:14:00

Germany's leading conservative party has fallen short of the majority of parliamentary seats needed to form a new government to replace Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder following elections Sunday.

Last-minute pleas for German votesupdated: Sat Sep 17 2005 07:25:00

With polls showing up to 25 percent of German voters still undecided, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and challenger Angela Merkel were defying tradition and campaigning on the eve of Sunday's election.

Final push from German contendersupdated: Fri Sep 16 2005 06:12:00

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and his main challenger, Angela Merkel, are making last-minute appeals to a divided electorate ahead of Sunday's elections.

Merkel may pay for aide's tax gaffesupdated: Wed Sep 07 2005 08:54:00

"The candidate is a businessman. He is a real person, not a politician. He has practical experience of how the economy works. He creates jobs every day." These words were spoken with conviction by a young CDU campaigner trying to drum up support for her party's candidate in a beer-garden in Templin, Angela Merkel's hometown.

German conservatives hail Merkelupdated: Mon Aug 29 2005 05:38:00

Germany's conservatives have launched the main phase of their election campaign, confirming Angela Merkel as their candidate to unseat leftist Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in the September 18 poll.

Main parties struggle in east Germanyupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 06:31:00

Angela Merkel and Gerhard Schroeder both took their campaigns to eastern Germany last week. Merkel faced heckles and catcalls in Wittenberg while Schroeder received a lackluster reception in Dresden.

Analysis: Germans focus on TV debateupdated: Tue Aug 02 2005 06:08:00

Angela Merkel may be tipped to win the German elections this Autumn, but in an upcoming TV debate with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, she is still seen to be the underdog.

Angela Merkel to take on Schroederupdated: Mon May 30 2005 08:51:00

Angela Merkel, the leader of Germany's Christian Democrats, will challenge Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in an early election that could produce the country's first female head of state.

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