Angela Merkel

Merkel condemns Russia's operation in Ukraine

Merkel condemns Russia's operation in Ukraine

Events in Ukraine crucial for history of Europe — former German Chancellor Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described the developments in Ukraine as "a profound turning point in the history of Europe after the end …

Scholz succeeds Merkel as German chancellor

Scholz succeeds Merkel as German chancellor

The German parliament on Wednesday elected Social Democrat Olaf Scholz as the country’s ninth postwar chancellor. Scholz takes office at the head of a coalition of Social Democrats, Greens and Free Democrats, heralding a new …

Germany could make COVID vaccinations mandatory

Germany could make COVID vaccinations mandatory

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany could impose a blanket COVID-vaccine mandate, one of the most ambitious of its kind anywhere in the world, as the country fights off a deadly record winter wave. The mandate would take effect early …

Polish PM slams Merkel for talking with Lukashenko

Polish PM slams Merkel for talking with Lukashenko

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki slammed Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks with Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko amid a growing migrant crisis on Europe's border that many say has been orchestrated …

Kremlin assesses Minsk agreements situation

Kremlin assesses Minsk agreements situation

Three members of the Normandy Quartet (Germany, Russia, Ukraine, France) are unwilling to see that the Minsk agreements are the key document for the settlement in Ukraine, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday. …

Merkel ready to talk with Lukashenko, Putin confirms

Merkel ready to talk with Lukashenko, Putin confirms

Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted the readiness of the Acting Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel to talk with the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. Putin expects the conversation to take place in the near future. …

Merkel blames migration tensions on Belarusian authorities

Merkel blames migration tensions on Belarusian authorities

Germany’s acting Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that the current worsening of the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border and the influx of migrants should be blamed on …

Merkel awarded with Walther Rathenau medal

Merkel awarded with Walther Rathenau medal

Today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was awarded with the Walther Rathenau Medal in the Deutsche Bank atrium in Berlin. The medal is annually awarded by the Walter Rathenau Institute for contributions to world diplomacy; for example, the late …

What changed in Turkish-German ties during Merkel era?

What changed in Turkish-German ties during Merkel era?

On October 16, German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid her farewell visit to Turkey. During the Merkel period, which lasted for 16 years, both Ankara and Berlin worked hard to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship, writes …

Turkey, Germany to cooperate in negotiations with Taliban

Turkey, Germany to cooperate in negotiations with Taliban

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed bilateral contacts with the Taliban movement (prohibited in Russia) with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In her opinion, the parties may conduct such negotiations in the future. …

Merkel and Erdogan to meet in Istanbul

Merkel and Erdogan to meet in Istanbul

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to pay a working visit to Turkey on October 16 upon the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. According to a statement from Turkey's Communication Directorate, the talks in …

Putin held talks with Macron and Merkel

Putin held talks with Macron and Merkel

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Kremlin press service reported. "The worrying situation in connection with the delaying of the …