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Angela Dorothea Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany and Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union.Merkel is the first female Chancellor of Germany. In 2007, Merkel was President of the European Council and chaired the G8, the second woman to do so. She played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration. One of her priorities was also to strengthen transatlantic economic relations by signing the agreement for the Transatlantic Economic Council on 30 April 2007. Merkel is seen as playing a crucial role in managing the financial crisis at the European and international level, and has been referred to as "the decider." In domestic policy, health care reform and problems concerning future energy development have been major issues of her tenure.
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  • (China Daily)2017-12-09 07:19

    BERLIN - Germany's center-left Social Democrats have agreed to open talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on whether to renew their governing coalition or at least support a minority government. Party leader Martin Schulz, Merkel's defeated challenger in the Sept 24 election, secured ...

  • (China Daily)2017-12-03 07:48

    Germany Coalition with Merkel 'not automatic' The leader of Germany's Social Democrats, or SPD, said on Friday he had ruled out no option for forming a new government but stressed that a rerun of the outgoing "grand coalition" with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives was not a done deal. German...

  • (China Daily)2017-12-01 08:21

    Dozens of leaders, including Macron and Merkel, attend the two-day forum ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire - The 5th African Union-European Union Summit started on Wednesday in Abidjan, economic capital of Cote d'Ivoire, with "investing in youth for a sustainable future" as its theme. Dozens of European and Af...

  • (China Daily)2017-11-28 07:51

    European leaders emphasize the importance of a stable Germany BERLIN - Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party have agreed to pursue a "grand coalition" with the Social Democrats, or SPD, to break the political deadlock in Europe's biggest economy. Merkel, whose fourth term w...

  • (China Daily)2017-11-23 07:42

    PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron looks like the last, best hope to salvage a unified Europe, as Britain drifts away and Germany bogs down. The role of knight in shining armor is one Macron relishes, whether he's standing up to US President Donald Trump on climate change, mediating in Middle ...

  • (China Daily)2017-11-22 07:23

    BERLIN - Germany's president was scheduled to lead a push from Tuesday to save the EU's top economy from the political turmoil sparked by the collapse of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition talks. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who takes center stage because he can call snap elections, was to use his di...

  • (China Daily)2017-11-21 08:07

    Merkel seeks to reassure voters after failed talks threaten 4th term BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel was left battling for political survival on Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, plunging the country into a crisis that could trigger fresh elections. Europe's...

  • (China Daily)2017-10-12 07:49

    FRANKFURT - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron opened the 69th Frankfurt Book Fair on Tuesday evening. With around 200 French authors coming to Frankfurt, France is this year's guest of honor at the international publishing industry's biggest trade event, where more...

  • By Luo Jie(China Daily)2017-09-27 08:00

  • (China Daily)2017-09-26 08:09

    Win for Merkel is a victory for politics of principles BERLIN - As widely expected, Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party again won Germany's federal elections on Sunday by garnering 32.5 percent of the votes. The chancellor of the past 12 years is regarded by many Germans as a competent ...

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