Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and a former research scientist who has been the leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000 and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005.
She is the first woman and the first former citizen of the German Democratic Republic to hold either office.
Having earned a doctorate as a physical chemist, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, briefly serving as the deputy spokesperson for the first democratically elected East German Government in 1990.
Following the German reunification in 1990, she was elected to the Bundestag for Stralsund-Nordvorpommern-Rügen in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a seat she has held ever since.
She was later appointed as the Federal Minister for Women and Youth in 1991 under Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and became the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety in 1994, serving until 1998.
Germany plans to toughen rules on non-EU share purchases and acquisitions of its strategic companies, a report said on Sunday, amid growing disquiet about takeovers by Chinese firms. Chancellor Angela.. Credit: S.China Morning Post - Published
It was a vivid illustration of the gap between Germany's foreign policy ambitions and its real means: Chancellor Angela Merkel arriving late, on a scheduled flight, to a crucial summit of world leaders.. Credit: Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Germany's Angela Merkel, along with other EU leaders, ruled out continued negotiations on Brexit with under four months remaining until the UK leaves the..
According to Reuters, Prime Minister Theresa May sought Angela Merkel’s support on Tuesday to save her floundering Brexit deal, but the European Union ruled out renegotiating the divorce treaty. Less..
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(EurActiv) — EU leaders concluded on Friday (14 December) a year-long discussion to bolster the eurozone by approving extra money to resolve failing banks and additional powers for.. Credit: Eurasia Review - Published
Symbol copyright Reuters Symbol caption It was once a difficult diplomatic check for Theresa Might (third R) Led by means of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the opposite 27 leaders spent virtually an.. Credit: The News Articles - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel briefly stunned reporters in Brussels on Friday when she appeared to say that she would work against Britain remaining in the European Union after a possible second.. Credit: Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing coalition is trying to resolve a long-running dispute over a ban on doctors advertising abortions. Chancellor Angela Merkel's... Credit: WorldNews - Published Also reported by •New Zealand Herald •Seattle Times
The initiative of creating a European Army actually is in the air of the European Union.Both French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel declared this month that they support.. Credit: Eurasia Review - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted Wednesday there would be no Brexit renegotiation, even as British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote at home after failing to win.. Credit: CNSNews.com - Published
The German chancellor says that her country continues to seek an "orderly" Brexit but is preparing for harsher eventualities. The topic dominated Merkel's second-ever paralimentary Q&A session. Credit: Deutsche Welle - Published
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is criticizing as "scandalous" a German opposition party's full-throated support for the "yellow vest" protest movement in neighboring France.Merkel's comment.. Credit: New Zealand Herald - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times