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March 9, 2018 12:46 PM GERMANY PANICS: Angela Merkel LOSES her cool over Trump tariffs as US takes aim

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she sees President Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs "with concern" and she supports the EU Commission in addressing the World Trade Organization about the dispute. Speaking in Munich the German leader said she is also seeking dialogue with her US counterpart and called for the EU to be exempt from the tarifs 21

March 5, 2018 9:33 AM Merkel calls on new German government to start work quickly

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the coalition deal and says “it’s important that we start quickly with our work”. Ms Merkel was speaking a day after the centre-left Social Democrats voted overwhelmingly to remain in a coalition with her conservative bloc, giving the chancellor the support needed to preserve her governing coalition and secure 3

February 27, 2018 7:14 AM 'Germany changed the rules' Why Eastern Europeans are FURIOUS at Angela Merkel

THE European Union’s newest members in Eastern Europe are furious with German leader Angela Merkel over her handling of the refugee crisis, a political scientist has revealed. Ivan Krastev said countries such as Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic enjoyed a brief honeymoon period after joining the EU but now feel like they have been taken advantage 48

February 8, 2018 12:21 PM NEW EU! Tusk rejoices at Merkel's new German coalition and unveils list of MAJOR reforms

EU CHIEF Donald Tusk has welcomed Angela Merkel’s new German coalition and said the deal would be the spark for major new European reforms. The president of the European Council has said he hopes a serious of changes - within the next five months. Yesterday, Mrs Merkel completed a deal with opposition party SPD to form a new government. However, the controversial 36

January 24, 2018 2:00 PM DAVOS 2018 LIVE: Gentiloni issues EU WARNING

AT DAVOS, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni warned today that anti-EU parties could destabilise his country but claimed they would “not prevail” in the upcoming election, as addressed the World Economic Forum 2018. Mr Gentiloni said the populist right-wing parties standing in the upcoming election would cause disruption to reforms of Italy 64

January 22, 2018 12:01 AM 'Germany is still CRUMBLING' Merkel risks economic SHOCK with weakened EU leadership

A DIE WELT journalist has claimed that Angela Merkel will preside over a crumbling country that faces an uncertain economic future. Speaking on the BBC's Dateline programme, Thomas Kielinger, of Die Welt, commented that Germany needs to lead Europe to maintain its economy. He said: "If Merkel was a business, it would be time to issue a profit warning 43

January 12, 2018 11:10 PM Spain 'breaks EU ranks' to DEFY Angela Merkel and back minimum tariff Brexit deal with UK

SPAIN has backed minimum tariffs for a post-Brexit agreement with the UK, despite Angela Merkel taking a much harder line against Theresa May as the PM seeks to unshackle Britain from the Brussels bloc. Both Spain and the Netherlands have agreed to push for a Brexit deal “that keeps Britain as close to the EU as possible”, it has been reported 19

January 12, 2018 5:46 PM EU to get its own finance minister

BERLIN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats said on Friday he expects the European Union to have a finance minister to oversee financial issues in the bloc. The remarks by Martin Schulz to German broadcaster ZDF came hours after his party agreed a blueprint for negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives 8

December 29, 2017 2:05 PM End of Merkel? Allies could FORCE Chancellor out of her OWN party with reforms

ANGELA Merkel could be forced out of the Christian Democrats Union (CDU) if the Free Democratic Party (FDP) gets its own way with planned reforms. The CDU is protesting against criticism by the FDP about the Chancellor and their demand for a complete staff renewal of the party. The deputy CDU leader, Julia Klockner, has defended Chancellor Merkel saying 16

December 14, 2017 3:36 PM Political Disruption But At What Cost To The Jewish Community?

Elections have become a buzzword for political disruption over the last few years. The mass disenfranchisement from politics which characterised the previous twenty years has been replaced with a passionate youth who are demanding change. In many countries this is supplemented by a feeling that quality of life has declined and is only getting worse 20