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Angela Merkel hopes new EU migrant agreements will help heal rift in her coalition

Angela Merkel, German chancellor and chairwomen of the German Christian Democratic party (CDU) arrives for the recording of a TV interview in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, July 1, 2018.Michael Kappeler/AP


German chancellor Angela Merkel secures asylum seeker return deals with 14 EU countries

The announcements came in a letter Ms Merkel wrote to leaders of herChristian Democratic Union's Bavaria-only sister party, the Christian Social Union, as well as to her junior coalition government partner, the Social Democrats, after she attended a two-day EU summit in Brussels.


Angela Merkel faces a make-or-break moment of her own making

The German Chancellor is right that today’s summit is a make-or-break moment for the EU. What she neglected to mention, however, is that the migration crisis is the direct result of the EU’s refusal to face up to its in-built contradictions.


Angela Merkel’s European negotiations put her on the front foot in Berlin

ANGELA MERKEL returns from last night’s European Council summit with a European agreement on new immigration controls and a trilateral arrangement between Germany, Greece and Spain to help curb secondary immigration to her country (seeherefor a full overview by my colleague in Brussels). In Berlin o


Opinion | The Tragedy of Angela Merkel

HAMBURG, Germany — Now, in the 21st century, we Germans are standing at yet another crossroads: between a bold advance to a liberal, cosmopolitan Europe and a cowardly retreat to 19th-century petty nationalisms.I have lived through two dark eras: the Nazi dictatorship and the Communist dictatorship


Angela Merkel warns migration challenge could 'determine Europe's destiny'

The European Union embraced a new hardline agenda to defend its borders against illegal migration last night as Angela Merkel warned that the fate of the bloc depended on addressing the three-year crisis over migration. Europe's growing crop of populist leaders claimed victory for their "Fortress Eu


Angela Merkel Heads to 'Make-or-Break' EU Summit With Future Hanging in Balance

A major EU investment risk could emerge from the bloc's two-day Leader's Summit, which kicks-off today in Brussels, with Germany's venerable Chancellor describing it as a "make-or-break" chance to tackle the region's migrant crisis.


FIFA World Cup 2018: How sad says Angela Merkel spokesman after Germany exit

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman shared the shock of a nation over Germany's stunning World Cup exit today, tweeting "How sad!" after the defending champions' 2-0 defeat against South Korea. "Not our World Cup - How sad! There will be other tournaments where we can cheer again," Steffen Seibert


MORNING BID EUROPE-A novel summit for Angela Merkel

LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Through the 13 years of her leadership, Angela Merkel has been more used to dishing out favours and lessons to others at EU summits; at today's gathering in Brussels, it is she who has to seek help from her European peers on migration to shore up her fragile position at h


Angela Merkel's bad week could still get a lot worse

First, she needs toquell a mutiny within her own party.Conservative hardliners from her Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, or CSU, are under intense pressure to win back voters from the far-right, anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD).Interior Minister Horst Seehofer,


Now that Austria and Italy have elected their own Donald Trumps, can Angela Merkel’s ouster be far behind

Following the lead of the four central European Visegrad countries of Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia, the new right wing governments of Austria and Italy have already initiated policies designed to virtually end mass Muslim migration. Perhaps the six of them will form their own ‘Europ


As Angela Merkel's government teeters, Austria's Sebastian Kurz seizes the moment as Europe's 'rock star of the new right'

VIENNA — By 24, Sebastian Kurz was a member of the Austrian Cabinet. By 27, he was his country’s foreign minister. And by 31, the debonair university dropout with the slicked-back mane and the Hollywood grin became the world’s youngest leader.