Angela Merkel, born July 17, 1954, has been the chancellor of Germany since 2005 and leader of the Christian Democrat party, CDU, since 2000.
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is seeking to reform the so-called "Weimar Triangle" of Germany, Poland and France. Maas told Warsaw officials that eastern EU states should take a leading role in Brussels.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have said the reform plan must confront the challenges posed by Brexit and rising populism in the EU. The two leaders also commented on Russia's alleged nerve agent attack in Salisbury.
The Merkel show has announced season 4 -- but will the latest sequel get decent ratings? Or has the plot fizzled out? Join Damien McGuinness and his fellow binge-watchers Michaela Küfner, Kate Brady and Politico's Matthew Karnitschnig on the Stammtisch sofa, where they discuss whether this is a show with legs or whether it is time to change the scriptwriter.
UK–Russia in a diplomatic row over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil+++ Angela Merkel has finally been sworn in for a fourth term as German chancellor +++ EU says it will punish countries that refuse to take back migrants denied visas.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants a renewed push for peace in eastern Ukraine as conflicting sides fail to live up to the Minsk agreements. Merkel said she hopes to relaunch peace talks after the Russian elections. Keith Walker spoke with Roman Goncharenko from DW's Ukrainian service and started by asking him to what extent the fighting in still ongoing.
For months, French President Emmanuel Macron has been waiting for a response from Berlin regarding his EU reform ideas. Now Angela Merkel is coming to Paris as the re-elected chancellor. But he shouldn’t expect too much.