Merkel and von der Leyen: Two long-time companions guiding Europe

By |julij 3rd, 2020|Angela Merkel, Brexit, China, coronavirus, COVID-19, EU summit, European Commission, Frugal Four, German EU Presidency, health crisis, Hongkong, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Recovery Fund, Ursula von der Leyen|

They have ruled Germany together for 15 years. Now they are at Europe's helm. With the start of the German EU Presidency, Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have, together, forged plans to navigate Europe ou...

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Merkel kicks off EU presidency with Brexit warning

By |julij 2nd, 2020|Angela Merkel, German presidency, News|

The European Union must prepare for the possibility that talks with Britain on their post-Brexit relationship could fail, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday (1 July) as Germany took the helm of the bloc's rotating presidency.

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Merkel’s legacy at stake as Germany takes EU reins

By |julij 1st, 2020|Angela Merkel, German presidency, Germany, News|

Germany takes over the European Union's six-month presidency Wednesday (1 July), with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel staking her legacy on a massive economic recovery plan to help the bloc cope with the coronavirus fallout.

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Germany’s ‘crisis’ EU Presidency explained

By |julij 1st, 2020|Angela Merkel, Corona, COVID 19 crisis, EU Council Presidency, German EU presidency 2020, News|

Germany takes over the rotating six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July. This responsibility comes at a time when the EU is facing unprecedented challenges and expectations of Germany's leadership and diplomatic skills are h...

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Merkel und Macron show unity ahead of all-important EU summit

By |junij 30th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Berlin, cooperation, Deutschland, Emmanuel Macron, EU, EU budget, European Commission, France, Germany, Kommission, Merseburg, News, Paris, Recovery Fund, state visit|

In a show of unity, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met on Monday (29 June) and reaffirmed their commitment to the EU Recovery Fund, voicing hope that EU leaders would overcome their current differences. EURACTIV Ge...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Merkel und Macron show unity ahead of all-important EU summit

Merkel on EU Recovery Fund: ‘The bridges we have to build are large’

By |junij 19th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Austria, EU budget, EU summit, EUCO, European Council, Frugal Four, German EU presidency 2020, Germany, News, Recovery Fund, Sebastian Kurz|

The European Council summit ended on Friday (19 June) without agreement on the EU recovery fund. However, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made it clear that she wants to act quickly, and the next round of negotiations is scheduled for mid-July. EURACTI...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Merkel on EU Recovery Fund: ‘The bridges we have to build are large’

Merkel presents plans for EU Council Presidency in the Bundestag

By |junij 18th, 2020|Angela Merkel, coronavirus, coronavirus recovery plan, COVID-19, EU, EU Council, EU Council Presidency, EU Council Summit, Frugal Four, German EU presidency 2020, News|

In her Bundestag speech on Thursday (18 June), Merkel presented her plans for the Presidency of the EU Council, which Germany will hold for six months beginning on 1 July. Once again, Berlin is facing a crisis and must find a balance between decisivene...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Merkel presents plans for EU Council Presidency in the Bundestag

Europe demands better pandemic plan while worldwide toll passes 400,000

By |junij 10th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, India, Jair Bolsonaro, News, pandemic, Russia, Ursula von der Leyen, World Health Organisation|

France and Germany on Tuesday (9 June) urged the European Union to better prepare for the next pandemic after chaotic responses to the coronavirus, as worldwide, COVID-19 deaths have passed 407,000, with more than seven million infections.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Europe demands better pandemic plan while worldwide toll passes 400,000

Strong public support for CDU/CSU, but questions remain on Merkel’s successor

By |junij 9th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Armin Laschet, CDU, CDU chair, CDU/CSU, Chancellor candidacies, CSU, Friedrich Merz, Markus Söder, News, Norbert Röttgen|

Around three months after the outbreak of COVID-19 in Germany, public approval of the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and confidence in Chancellor Angela Merkel remain high.  Nevertheless, Merkel is still ruling out a fifth term in office. So how does it look for her potential successors? EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Lack of rule of law threatens Bulgaria’s economic recovery

By |junij 5th, 2020|Angela Merkel, bad governance, Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, EPP, justice and home affairs, News, oligarchs|

According to the World Bank, it turns out to be easier to do business in post-Soviet Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia than in EU member Bulgaria, writes Joël Ruet. Joël Ruet is the chairman of The Bridge Tank As...

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