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Germany's Merkel ready to fight to last minute for orderly Brexit

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she would fight for an orderly Brexit right up until Britain’s planned departure from the European Union on March 29.


Party Warms to Merkel’s Successor. German Voters Not So Much

It was supposed to be a subtle shift to the right. In anointing the socially conservative former prime minister of Saarland, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, as her successor, Angela Merkel signaled to Germany’s Christian Democrats that after fourteen years of her consensus politics — which even inspired


Merkel May Kill Ambitious EU Climate Plan Tomorrow

The theatrics of the Brexit crisis are making this week’s European Council summit in Brussels look like 27 against one. But in other business, the European Union is often a story of 15 versus 13. That is, the Western countries who joined the union before 2004, and the Eastern countries who joined af


Government is examining jobs at stake if Deutsche, Commerzbank merge - Merkel's chief of staff

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff said the government was looking into the issue of job cuts, after a workers’ union said that a merger of Deutsche Bank and its rival Commerzbank could result in 30,000 lost jobs.


Macron, Merkel, Juncker and Xi to meet Tuesday in Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold trade and climate talks on Tuesday with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The leaders will be joined by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as they seek "points of convergence between Europe and China", Ma


The Latest: Merkel sets out German position on Brexit delay

BRUSSELS (AP) - The Latest on Brexit (all times local):. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union leaders could approve a short delay to Brexit in principle so long as Britain’s Parliament passes a twice-rejected withdrawal deal next week. She says that if that doesn’t happen, another EU


Merkel lends support to Tusk's offer of short Brexit delay

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed readiness on Thursday to back a short extension to Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, suggesting that the June 30 date requested by Prime Minister Theresa May was problematic.


Merkel Staying Out of Merger Talks Between Germany’s Top Banks

BERLIN — A potential merger between Germany’s two biggest banks, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, has generated a lot of debate, but Chancellor Angela Merkel sees no role for herself, or her government, in the discussions.


Germany will set own security standards, Merkel says after U.S. warning on Huawei

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will define its own security standards for a new 5G mobile network, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, when asked about Washington’s warning that it would scale back data-sharing with Berlin if China’s Huawei was allowed to participate.


Far Right Fills Gaps Left by Merkel and Rutte

Mark Rutte has suffered the same fate as his closest ally in Europe, Angela Merkel. Both center-right leaders moved to the middle in a bid for centrist voters only to leave a gap on the right that the far right has filled.


Merkel: EU has made final, far-reaching proposals on Brexit

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday the European Union had made far-reaching proposals to Britain on Brexit to ease its concerns and this was the final offer.


Merkel: We're committed to increasing defense spending towards NATO target

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Germany was committed to increasing its defense budget towards the NATO target of 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).


Merkel and Macron Wish Sanchez Luck for Spain Election Campaign

(Bloomberg) -- Pedro Sanchez’s key European Union allies wished him luck for the rigors of an election campaign at the final summit meeting scheduled before he faces voters on April 28, according to a Spanish official.


Merkel: Won't take stand on possible Deutsche Bank/Commerzbank merger

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday only Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank could decide whether they wanted to merge, making clear she would not take a stand.


Harvard says Lil Pump not replacing Angela Merkel as 2019 commencement speaker

Rapper Lil Pump will not be replacing German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the 2019 Harvard commencement speaker, the university confirmed to The Hill Monday. "As previously announced, Angela Merkel will be Harvard’s Commencement 2019 speaker," the university said.


Merkel: Climate cabinet to ensure Climate Action Law comes before end of year

The new ‘climate cabinet’ consisting of ministers responsible for Germany’s emissions reduction record will help to make sure that the country introduces its much-awaited Climate Action Law still in 2019, Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised. Environment minister Svenja Schulze will be largely in c


Merkel: If no global deal on digital tax by second half of 2020, Europe should go ahead

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that if there was no international agreement on taxing digital companies by the second half of next year, Europe should go ahead anyway.


Merkel warns days after summit could be vital

German chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the days after Thursday's EU summit could be vital to avoid a no-deal Brexit next week. Arriving in Brussels, she said the UK parliament may not approve British prime minister Theresa May's deal on a third vote. "In that situation we may also, day by day a


Merkel Forms `Climate Cabinet' as Carbon Pollution Fines Loom

(Bloomberg) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel has assembled top aides to form a “Climate Cabinet” in an 11th-hour move to improve Germany’s climate protection record and avert heavy fines for pollution infringements.


Germany not planning to exclude a company from 5G auction per se - Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday Germany was not planning to exclude any one company from its 5G auction per se, but rather wanted bidders in the mobile spectrum auction to meet certain requirements.