“In the light of the polls, Macron’s ‘nose in the air’ style seems to correspond better to France than Merkel’s restraint”

Emmanuel Macron presented the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor to Angela Merkel, in Beaune (Burgundy), on November 3, 2021. PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AP Tribune. Elusive, Emmanuel Macron. On the one hand, the President of the Republic compensates for the rise in prices by an “inflation allowance” in favor of low incomes and the … Read more

Angela Merkel’s last visit to Greece, a country still marked by years of austerity

Eleven years after the start of the debt crisis, a painful chapter that left a lasting mark on the relationship between the two countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Greece on Thursday, October 28, for her last official visit. THANASSIS STAVRAKIS / AP Eleven years after the start of the debt crisis, a painful … Read more

“Decidedly against anti-Semitism” – Merkel’s clear message to her successor – politics abroad

Jerusalem – It was the sixth visit by Angela Merkel (67, CDU) to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial – and the last as Federal Chancellor. The Chancellor traveled to Israel for two days at the weekend, met the new President Jitzchak Herzog (61) and the Israeli cabinet of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (49) for a … Read more

Stefan Aust draws Merkel’s balance sheet: German fear as a state of affairs

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Georg Günther, 33, wants to make a name for himself in Angela Merkel’s land

Georg Günther and Angela Merkel, on the island of Ummanz, in northeastern Germany, on September 21. After the September 26 elections, Angela Merkel will not be content to leave her large office on the 7the floor of the Chancellery, Berlin. She will also have to pack her boxes at Ossenreyerstraße 29, the address of her … Read more

The EU and the federal election: high expectations of Merkel’s successor

As of: 09/22/2021 9:20 p.m. In Brussels, people are looking forward to the federal election with excitement, because one thing is clear: those who sit in the German Chancellery have a lot of weight in the EU. The to-do list for Merkel’s successor is correspondingly long. By Helga Schmidt, ARD-Studio Brussels A completely new feeling … Read more

Angela Merkel’s departure, a source of concern for Europeans

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on September 7, 2021. MARKUS SCHREIBER / AP Its European record and heritage will long be the subject of discussions, but the succession of Angela Merkel, who led Germany for sixteen years, is attracting all the attention in Brussels and in European capitals. Everyone knows that the German legislative … Read more

Merkel’s heir lets loose in televised debate to avoid announced defeat

For the second time in two weeks, Olaf Scholz (SPD), Annalena Baerbock (Greens) and Armin Laschet (CDU-CSU) debated on Sunday evening on television. JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP Two weeks before the elections, Angela Merkel’s heir, the unpopular Armin Laschet (CDU-CSU), unleashed his blows on Sunday, September 12 against his main opponent, the Social Democrat Olaf … Read more