EU Commission, not ECB, presidency is priority for Merkel – Handelsblatt

By Paul Carrel BERLIN, Aug 22 : Chancellor Angela Merkel is focusing on securing the European Commission presidency for a German candidate, rather than backing Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann to succeed Mario Draghi at the helm of the European Central Bank (ECB), Handelsblatt reported. Such a move could prove significant because it would appear to […]

Merkel faces conservative rebellion over German migration policy

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN, June 12 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a rebellion over migrant policy on Tuesday that risks destabilising her coalition, just as she is pushing European Union partners to agree a common solution. Merkel’s handling of the migrant crisis – which saw more than 1.6 million people arrive in Germany, starting […]