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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)2017-03-20 07:37

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  • By Iain Begg(people.com.cn)2017-02-24 09:51

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  • (China Daily)2017-02-17 09:48

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  • By Agence France-presse In London(China Daily)2017-02-15 07:47

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  • By Associated Press In Berlin(China Daily)2017-02-14 07:44

    A special assembly elected former German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier by an overwhelming majority Sunday to be the country's new president. Steinmeier was elected in Berlin by the assembly made up of the 630 members of parliament's lower house and an equal number of representatives from ...

  • By Associated Press In Berlin(China Daily)2017-02-13 08:31

    A German parliamentary assembly is electing the country's new president on Sunday, and the country's former foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, is the overwhelming favorite to win. The German president has little executive power, but is considered an important moral authority. The new head of...

  • (China Daily)2017-02-03 08:10

    South Korea President's office to block search Prosecutors will not be allowed to search South Korea's presidential compound as part of their investigation of the massive corruption scandal that toppled President Park Geun-hye from power. The Constitutional Court is holding a trial to decide whether...

  • (China Daily)2017-01-26 08:01

    Hebei Xi extends holiday wishes to soldiers President Xi Jinping paid a visit to troops in Zhangjiakou on Monday, ahead of Spring Festival. Xi extended festive wishes to soldiers and urged the army to enhance its combat capability through live-fire drills. He stressed the importance of the central l...

  • By Reuters In Berlin(China Daily)2017-01-25 08:18

    European Union sanctions on Russia are pointless, the front-runner in France's presidential election Francois Fillon said on Monday in Berlin, warning Russia and the United States under Donald Trump could forge links that exclude the European Union. Speaking after meeting German Chancellor Angela Me...

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