German SPD leader invokes Europe to sell coalition deal with Merkel

By Ayhan Uyanik VILSHOFEN, Germany, Feb 14 : Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) must seize the opportunity to reform the European Union in a new governing alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel, the party’s interim leader said on Wednesday in appealing to members to back their coalition deal. The SPD’s 464,000 members vote in a postal ballot […]

Merkel eyes social cohesion as she presses for new government

By Andrea Shalal BERLIN, Dec 31 : Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, under pressure after three months of failing to form a new ruling coalition, on Sunday vowed to address growing social divisions as she worked rapidly to build a stable German government. Merkel mapped out key priorities in her annual New Year’s address, including increased […]

title=”Merkel, Macron pledge to lead EU forward post-Brexit” data-text=”Merkel, Macron pledge to lead EU forward post-Brexit” dir=”auto” class=”headline”>Merkel, Macron pledge to lead EU forward post- Brexit

By Philip Blenkinsop and Marine Pennetier TALLINN, Sept 29 : French President Emmanuel Macron won backing from Angela Merkel for plans to reform the European Union after Brexit, founded on what the German chancellor called “intense” cooperation between Paris and Berlin. But during an EU dinner in Estonia that lasted till midnight ahead of a […]