Angela Merkel

Boris Johnson is blocking Brexit, says Angela Merkel ally

Boris Johnson is blocking Brexit by stopping Theresa May making a more generous financial offer to leave the European Union, a key ally of Angela Merkel has said.<p>In an interview on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme, Michael Fuchs, the vice chairman of Mrs Merkel’s CDU party, said that the Foreign …

Brexit

EU toughens conditions on Brexit gesture to May

EU leaders have hardened their conditions on a goodwill Brexit gesture to Prime Minister Theresa May at a summit this week, according to a new draft …

Brexit

Germany and Greece: A Critical Bond

ATHENS — Relations between the countries with the European Union’s strongest economy and its most troubled one have been testy at times, but the bond has held. Yet just when it needs strengthening, the link between Germany and Greece may be at risk of fraying further.<p>During Greece’s debt crisis, …

Greece

Angela Merkel denies major damage after conservatives' local election loss

Is Angela Merkel already under pressure less than a month after re-election? The German chancellor has fought back after her party's poor performance …

World News

Merkel: Strong result for Austria's FPO 'big challenge' for other parties

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the strong showing of Austria's anti-immigrant Freedom Party (FPO) in Sunday's election was a "big challenge" for other parties.<p>Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Merkel added that she was hoping for close cooperation with …

World News

Populist parties continue to gain ground in European politics

BERLIN—Right-wing parties chalked up two more victories in Europe over the weekend, coming second in Austria’s national election and entering another …

Marine Le Pen

Gay Russian speaks out on police torture in Chechnya

FILE: The reports prompted international condemnation and German Chancellor Angela Merkel publicly urged President Vladimir Putin in May to …

News (South Africa)

Merkel: State defeat has not weakened conservatives before coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday the poor showing of her Christian Democrats (CDU) in a regional poll on Sunday had …

Germany

Turkey claims 'no need' for US, EU as Western ties deteriorate

Even as tensions with the United States continue to churn, Turkey has turned its ire on European partners, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

Turkey

Germany: Merkel sees long 1st round of talks on coalition

Chancellor Angela Merkel says she expects exploratory talks on a new German coalition, the first step toward forming a government for Europe's …

Business

Brexit & Beyond: May Pushes on Brexit, Eurozone Exports Stay Strong, Spain Sets Catalonia Ultimatum

Brexit & Beyond: Europe in Flux is The Wall Street Journal’s round-up of news and analysis of how Brexit will affect global business, economies and finance. You can sign up here.<p>MUST READS<p>May Hopes Brussels Dinner Will Woo EU Officials on Brexit: British Prime Minister Theresa May is traveling to …

Brexit

Germany's Jamaica coalition: A look at the arguments

Chancellor Angela Merkel faces the historic task of forging a "Jamaica coalition" of conservatives, free marketeers and left-leaning …

World News

Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) beat Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week.<p>The SPD, which has governed the swing …

World News

Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, commodities ride high on China

SYDNEY: Asian shares rallied to a decade high on Monday as upbeat Chinese data boosted commodity prices, while the euro extended losses after the …

Markets

Theresa May heads to Brussels to meet EU chiefs over Brexit deadlock

The fifth round of talks reached a stalemate over the cost of the divorce settlement. Barnier said he could not recommend to EU chiefs that talks …

Brexit

Britain, Germany committed to Iran nuclear deal: May's office

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and Germany agreed on Sunday they remained committed to the nuclear deal with Iran after a U.S. decision to decertify the agreement, a spokeswoman said after a call between Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.<p>"They agreed the UK and Germany both …

World News

EU leaders prepare for Turkey showdown

Turkey risks losing more than €1bn in aid linked to its bid to join the EU, as member states prepare for a showdown over their deteriorating …

Turkey

Merkel Says EU Won't Decide on Turkey's Membership Bid at Upcoming Summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that European Union leaders meeting next week for a summit will discuss deteriorated relations with Turkey but …

Turkey

Macron bids to elbow out Merkel as he vows FRANCE will lead the EU

GettyEmmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel could be rivals for EU power<p>In an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, President Macron has vowed that …

Brexit

Germany's FDP does not expect coalition to form before Christmas

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of the pro-business Free Democrat (FDP) party that is likely to be a partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government said in a magazine interview he did not expect the coalition to form before the end of the year.<p>Next week Merkel's conservatives - who remain …

World News

Iran responsible for cyber attack on UK politicians - Whitehall sources

A cyber attack on the UK’s Parliament, which affected dozens of senior politicians including Prime Minister Theresa May, was carried out by Iran, …

JCPOA

EU leaders to discuss future ties with Turkey, Merkel says

BERLIN – Anadolu Agency<p>The EU leaders will have an open debate next week on future relations with Turkey, but would not take any formal decision, …

Turkey

Austria shows that Corbynism is a blip. Across Europe, it is the Right which is gaining power

On Sunday the people of Austria will head to the polls to elect a new government. Like many of its neighbours Austria has been rocked by the refugee crisis and this issue looms large at the election. In the second half of 2015 the small Alpine state received an estimated 90,000 applications for …

Austria

Merkel sees no decision on Turkey at EU summit as German politicians call for harder line

Chancellor Angela Merkel and German politicians have pressed for a tough stance on Turkey. But an EU summit next week may not deliver an immediate …

Turkey

"Time is running out" - Germany urges UK to move in Brexit talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - It is up to Britain to move Brexit talks forward, Germany said on Friday, warning that “time is running out” for London to negotiate the deal it wants.<p>A day after the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said the talks were deadlocked over money and could not progress to …

Brexit

Angela Merkel minister wants Muslim festivals to be public holidays in Germany

Thomas de Maiziere made the comments at a speech in Lower Saxony.<p>Some Islamic holidays are already acknowledged in Berlin.<p>Angela Merkel has been …

Germany

Germany's Dangerous Lean: What the Far-Right Victory Means for the Rest of Europe

The German election last month once again secured Chancellor Angela Merkel and her centrist Christian Democratic Union's position in government, but …

Liberal View

Merkel: EU progress possible even if some members opt out

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union can move forward on contentious issues even if some member states opt out.<p>In a weekly podcast …

Germany

Party members in Europe may not actually vote for their candidates. Here’s what’s going on.

In Germany’s federal election last month, the Liberals (FDP) more than doubled their vote share to 10.7 percent. Post-election analysis has focused primarily on the losses of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the rise of the anti-immigration, new national conservative …

Politics

Netherlands to ban sales of petrol, diesel cars by 2030

The Netherlands has joined the move towards zero emission mobility – following the plans outlined by France and Britain to ban sales of all new …

Automotive News