Posts Tagged ‘merkel’

Merkel successor hopeful Armin Laschet apologises for book plagiarism

A politician hoping to replace Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel late this year has apologised for committing plagiarism in a 2009 book. Armin Laschet, the CDU nominee to succeed Merkel, admitted that he failed to credit a source in his book about immigration. “There are obviously mistakes for which I bear responsibility … I would like […]

We Cannot Go on Like This: Merkel Says on Tackling Climate Crisis After Floods

Destroyed houses are seen in Schuld, Germany, Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Less than three months before leaving office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has openly conceded that the industrial world has failed to adequately fight climate change and that more rapid, pain-inducing steps were urgently needed. Media reports said: Merkel, who has led Europe’s largest economy and […]

Xi Jinping Held Talks with Macron and Merkel, and Li Keqiang with the British Business Community

The July 5 (video) summit of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, on the one hand, and French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on the other, is not an ordinary event in the series of others on the table of the “Great Game.” Strange as it may seem, the first of these is due […]

Merkel’s Germany Faces ‘EPIDEMIC’ of Rampant Child Rape & Pedophilia

Millions of German children are subjected to rape and child abuse as pedophile’s in Germany feel more empowered than ever under Angela Merkel’s rule. According activist Julia von Weiler, from the German branch of global NGO Innocence in Danger, the sex abuse of children in Germany is now at epidemic levels. The problem authorities face in […]

Angela Merkel’s political legacy in the Western Balkans will be tough to beat | View

During the last visit of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to Berlin in the summer of 2018, the now outgoing German chancellor, Angela Merkel, allegedly told Bosnian politicians that in the architecture of the European Union, BiH would be the church’s crowning ornament, without which the church would not be a church. She […]

CASEDEMIC NEVER ENDS: Merkel to Push for ‘Short National Lockdown’ in Germany in Response to Rising CASES

by Arsenio Toledo German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a “short national lockdown” in response to rising Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country. She is attempting to use the powers of her federal government to enforce this lockdown despite regional leaders refusing to reimpose restrictions within their states. Deputy government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer […]

Telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel

Source April 08, 2021 http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/65325 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel. April 8, 202114:30 The two leaders had a detailed discussion on a number of topical international matters. While exchanging opinions on ways of resolving the intra-Ukrainian crisis, the Russian President and the German Chancellor voiced concern in connection with the escalation of tensions in southeastern Ukraine. Vladimir Putin […]

Germany: Merkel apologises and scraps plans for five-day Easter lockdown

Angela Merkel has apologised and admitted an error over plans to impose a five-day shutdown in Germany over Easter. Speaking on Wednesday afternoon, Germany’s chancellor scrapped the proposal, which had provoked criticism and confusion. “An error must be called an error and, more importantly, it must be corrected and if possible in time,” said Merkel. […]

‘My mistake alone’: Merkel cancels Germany’s draconian Easter lockdown after facing widespread resistance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pulled the plug on harsh Covid-19 restrictions planned during the Easter holiday, after the decree caused an uproar among the public as well as within her own party. In a video call on Wednesday, Merkel told state premiers that she was dropping the five-day lockdown, which would have closed all […]

As mask bribery scandal spreads in Merkel’s conservative bloc, another German politician resigns – reports

A Bavarian lawmaker has quit his party offices amid a probe into allegations he took bribes to arrange procurement contracts for face masks. He is the fourth politician connected to Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign this month. Alfred Sauter is a three-decade veteran of the Christian Social Union (CSU), a sister party of Merkel’s Christian […]

Merkel refuses vaccine. So do black Americans, hospital personnel, soldiers and several countries. But not trusting Little Britain.

Merkel refuses vaccine. So do black Americans, hospital personnel, soldiers and several countries. But not trusting Little Britain. Tap News / Tapestry Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, in case you missed it (US major media underreporting), has refused to take the AstraZeneca jab in the arm. She states it is only approved in Germany […]

Merkel’s scandal-hit party limps towards likely defeats in key state elections months before Germans select next chancellor

Germans are voting in two state elections this Sunday, and the party of Angela Merkel may lose both of them, potentially setting the stage for defeat in September’s general election that will determine the next chancellor. Merkel will not be running for a sixth term as the leader of the German government, but her center-right […]

Former press officer for Angela Merkel convicted of spying for Egypt

A former press service employee of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been convicted of spying for Egypt. The German-Egyptian citizen, identified only as Amin K., was convicted by a Berlin court on Monday and given a suspended prison sentence of one year and nine months. The 66-year-old had been accused by federal prosecutors of espionage […]

Merkel calls for ‘fundamental rethink’ at CDP Europe Awards 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for ‘fundamental rethink’ to protect the environment at the annual CDP Europe Awards 2021. The CDP event celebrates the companies and cities which are working to achieve greater sustainability, and is hosted this year by the European Investment Bank and broadcast on Euronews. In her keynote message, Merkel welcomed […]

Merkel: EU Leaders ‘Have All Agreed That We Need Vaccine Passports’

After a new policy mandating Canadians take an airport COVID test to determine whether they will have to undergo quarantine at a government facility was introduced yesterday, a viral video clip shows a man refusing to take the test before being issued with a fine. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlined the details of the new […]

Offices of senior German lawmaker in Merkel’s party raided over allegations he claimed huge fee in Covid mask deal – reports

Police in Germany raided the offices of a senior politician in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, Georg Nuesslein, who is accused of pocketing hundreds of thousands of euros for securing a face-mask contract, according to reports. A total of 13 properties were raided in Germany and Liechtenstein as part of a probe into alleged corruption and […]

Angela Merkel Says Coronavirus Pandemic Won’t End Until The Whole World Is Vaccinated

The pandemic will not end until everybody in the world has been immunized against Covid-19, according to Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. Speaking to reporters after Fridays’ virtual G7 summit, Merkel said she had told G7 leaders that the “pandemic is not over until all people in the world have been vaccinated,” adding: “Everyone must participate….The […]

Merkel, state governors to decide on lockdown extension

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country s 16 state governors are to decide Wednesday whether to extend a lockdown beyond mid-February, as overall infection numbers are declining but concern is high over cases of new variants. Germany’s second lockdown began in November and was extended and toughened before Christmas as numbers of COVID-19 patients […]

Angela Merkel participates in historic Torah scroll writing ceremony

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel observed the finishing of a refurbished Torah scroll in an event marking Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin on Wednesday. The 18th century Sulzbacher Torah, which survived the National Socialist Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938 and lay unnoticed for decades in a cabinet in a synagogue in Amberg, Bavaria, was brought back to […]

Armin Laschet confirmed as leader of Angela Merkel’s CDU party

Armin Laschet has become the new leader of the Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) party in Germany. He takes the helm months before an election to decide who will replace Ms Merkel as chancellor, when she steps down later this year.  While the vote confrming the new CDU leader is not the final word on […]

Angela Merkel warns Germany about ‘8 to 10 very hard weeks’ ahead; speculation follows about Covid-19 lockdown extension

Germany should brace itself for hard weeks ahead, Chancellor Angela Merkel is said to have warned. Some local media have already started speculating that the news could mean a potential lockdown extension. “It will be tough until Easter,” Merkel said on Tuesday, according to multiple media outlets. The chancellor expects Germany to face “between eight […]

Merkel Slams Big Tech: ‘Censoring Free Speech Is Problematic’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed Big Tech companies for banning President Trump, saying that social media giants should not have the power to decide who is allowed to exercise free speech. Twitter and Facebook banned Trump over the weekend after falsely blaming him for orchestrating the storming of Capitol Hill on Wednesday, despite Trump […]

As bad as Angela Merkel is, at least she Just Condemned Social Media for interfering with Free Speech by Banning Trump

World’s biggest liberal and pro-invasion of Europe advocate, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has concerns that Twitter’s “problematic” suspension of Donald Trump’s account, in the wake of last week’s assault on the Capitol, is an encroachment on freedom of opinion, her spokesman said. As bad as she is, well at least she once in her lifetime […]

Merkel says Trump Twitter ban ‘problematic’ due to ‘fundamental right’ to freedom of opinion – spokesperson

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has concerns that Twitter’s “problematic” suspension of Donald Trump’s account, in the wake of last week’s assault on the Capitol, is an encroachment on freedom of opinion, her spokesman said. Steffan Seibert said on Monday that it was right for social media companies not to “stand back” when content inciting violence […]

Merkel Says Big Tech Shouldn’t Have Power to Decide Who Has Free Speech

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticized Twitter for banning President Trump, saying that social media networks shouldn’t have the power to decide who is allowed to exercise free speech. Twitter banned Trump on Friday night after blaming him for inciting the storming of Capitol Hill by some of his supporters, despite Trump himself calling on […]

Merkel extends German national lockdown until at least end January

Germans will have to limit contacts to a “minimum,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said, as she announced that the national Covid-19 lockdown is being both toughened and extended until the end of January, amid soaring infection numbers. “We need to restrict contact more strictly… We ask all citizens to restrict contact to the absolute minimum,” Merkel […]

Merkel ‘saddened and angered’ by US Capitol storming, blames Trump’s refusal to admit defeat

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed outgoing US President Donald Trump over his long denial of his election defeat, saying that the political uncertainty led to violence on Capitol Hill. Speaking on Thursday in a closed party meeting, Merkel said the images of people storming the US Capitol Building made her “angry and also sad,” […]

‘Merkel’s surrender & worst of all possible worlds’: Soros pens angry op-ed over Polish-Hungarian victory in EU budget talks

Hungary and Poland getting the EU to abandon its move to make Covid-19 relief conditional on ‘rule of law’ standards to control their policies has incensed international financier George Soros, who called it a German surrender. The European Commission originally imposed “rule-of-law requirements” on member states for disbursing the pandemic recovery funds. The measure was […]

Car seen crashing into gate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office

A car with slogans scrawled on its sides crashed into the gate of the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said. Berlin police do not suspect an extremist attack, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Wednesday. “We are not working on the basis of this assumption at the moment,” she […]

Car crashes into Angela Merkel’s office gate

A car with an anti-globalisation message on its side was seen crashing into the gate of the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.  Reuters photographs from the scene of the incident showed police inspecting a vehicle with the words “Stop Globalisation Politics” written in white on the […]

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