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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)2017-10-12 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 ...

  • (China Daily)2017-09-26 08:08

    With the world facing a lot of challenges and uncertainties, the re-election of Angela Merkel on Sunday will instill confidence and certainty in not just the European economy, but also global growth. As the head of government for 12 consecutive years, Merkel has been a leading figure in guiding Ger...

  • By Fu Jing(China Daily)2017-09-26 08:08

    On Sunday, Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian counterpart the Christian Social Union won a small majority in the German election, meaning she will be chancellor for a fourth term and remain in office until 2021. Coincidentally, 2021 is a milestone for the Communist Party of ...

  • By Fu Jing In Brussels(China Daily)2017-09-26 08:04

    With Angela Merkel's conservative party winning the most votes in the federal parliamentary election on Sunday, she soon will start tough negotiations to form a coalition government. Merkel retains her fourth term as German chancellor as a far-right party, the Alternative for Germany or AfD, has wo...

  • (Xinhua)2017-09-25 14:41

    Christian Democratic Union CDU party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts after winning the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany, September 24, 2017. [Photo/Agencies]  BERLIN -- Despite rising tide of populism in Europe, Black Swan shunned Germany on Sunday as Ge...

  • By Fu Jing In Brussels(China Daily)2017-09-25 07:59

    Veteran politician says Europe needs to work with China on new solutions With Germans casting their ballots on Sunday to elect the country's new government, veteran French politician Jean-Pierre Raffarin said Chancellor Angela Merkel's expected victory will form a "perfect duo" with new French Presi...

  • (China Daily)2017-09-23 07:01

    BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her beleaguered rival Martin Schulz embarked on a final push for votes on Friday ahead of a weekend election, both seeking to beat back a challenge from the emboldened hard-right. The 63-year-old Merkel, who polls say will cruise by a double-digit margin ...

  • (China Daily)2017-09-22 08:09

    HAMBURG - Returning to her birthplace, Chancellor Angela Merkel urged supporters to mobilize undecided voters before Sunday's election, telling them not to take her conservatives' solid lead in opinion polls for granted. Surveys showed many voters are still undecided and, with the election likely to...

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