Tag: Angela Merkel
World 27.05.20 | 18:14

Merkel: We are still at the start of the pandemic

Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany has a better grip on the pandemic but warned that people must remain careful and vigilant. Merkel spoke out after a meeting with the heads of government of eastern German states in Berlin on Wednesday, May 27th. Merkel said that “we are still at the start of...

World 23.04.20 | 19:15

Merkel says Germany is still at the “beginning” of coronavirus pandemic: “We are on thin ice”

Although Germany has started to reopen, Chancellor Angela Merkel implored residents not to fall into a false sense of security because the nation is still at the beginning of the pandemic, Newsweek reported. With 150,729 cases, Germany has had the fifth largest outbreak worldwide, according to a tracker...

World 18.03.20 | 21:09

Merkel: Coronavirus is Germany’s worst crisis since WWII

The coronavirus pandemic is the most serious crisis Germany has faced since World War II, Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to tell the nation in a televised address on Wednesday evening. The chancellor will issue an urgent appeal to German citizens to follow new drastic limits on freedom of movement,...

Macedonia 17.01.20 | 12:50

Merkel: Albania and Macedonia belong to the same group

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, who on Thursday arrived in Berlin for a two-day visit, expressed hope that the EU-Western Balkan summit meeting in Zagreb would bring about progress in opening accession talks with Macedonia and Albania. The two officials discussed...

World 29.11.19 | 20:36

Trump to meet Macron, Merkel at NATO summit

US President Donald Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of next week’s NATO summit in London, the White House has said. The summit in London will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Trump scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister...

Macedonia 17.10.19 | 11:43

Markel lowers hopes: Chances for date for North Macedonia, Albania not good

Chancellor Angela Merkel has lowered hopes before the start of the EU summit that Macedonia can hope for start of negotiations. Chances for reaching a concensus at the EU Summit to set date for opening negotiations with N. Macedonia and Albania are not good, the German Chancellor acknowledged in her...

Macedonia 17.10.19 | 09:33

Merkel’s “yes” also contains a big “but”

Although all eyes are on French President Emmanuel Macron, who is opposed to setting a date for opening negotiations with Macedonia and Albania, ie the EU enlargement, his opinion is shared by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At least that is how the German Chancellor’s statement can be interpreted...

Macedonia 16.10.19 | 09:41

Merkel to make last push for Macedonia EU accession talks, no one believes Macron will change his position by Friday

A German government official said that Chancellor Angela Merkel will raise the issue of setting a date for Macedonia to start EU accession negotiations with Macron on Wednesday. It is a priority matter for Germany and strategic question for the EU, German government official told Reuters. Reuters writes...

Macedonia 03.10.19 | 10:35

Rutte: Macedonia has achieved more than Albania

The Netherlands is less concerned about North Macedonia and more about Albania regarding the decision to deliver a date for the start of EU accession negotiations this fall, said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, but according to the meeting...

Balkans 29.08.19 | 15:56

Mitsotakis to tell Merkel that he will respect the Prespa Agreement

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Thursday’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin will convey the view that the Greek government will respect the Prespa Agreement, Ekathimerini reports. As far as the Prespa name deal is concerned, Mitsotakis has every reason to...

World 19.08.19 | 19:46

Merkel meets Orban in Hungary to commemorate ‘Pan-European Picnic’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday as part of the ‘Pan-European Picnic’ anniversary, DW reports. The symbolic event 30 years ago was a show of support for a united Europe that led to the first exodus from behind the Iron Curtain. “The...

World 11.07.19 | 16:00

Angela Merkel sits for anthems after latest shaking episode

Angela Merkel sat through the German and Danish national anthems during a ceremony welcoming Denmark’s prime minister to Berlin. The German chancellor reportedly requested the change in protocol a day after she was seen shaking in public for the third time in as many weeks, Guardian reports. Merkel...

World 27.06.19 | 11:40

Angela Merkel seen shaking for second time in just over a week

Angela Merkel will travel to the G20 summit in Japan despite experiencing a second bout of shaking in just over a week at a public event, her spokesperson has said. “Everything is going ahead as planned,” Steffen Seibert told German media. “The chancellor is doing fine.” The German chancellor...

Macedonia 07.06.19 | 15:55

Zaev: EU will give us a date in June or July, information that Merkel is against that is old

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that the information that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is against giving Macedonia a date for EU accession talks is old and he expects that in June or July we will get a date for EU accession talks. We talked with MPs from the parliamentary majority and they themselves...

Macedonia 07.06.19 | 13:34

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Merkel against date for ‘North Macedonia’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said no to the European Commission’s desire to give North Macedonia a date for opening EU accession negotiations, the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” newspaper writes, Deutsche Welle in Macedonian reported. Citing its own unnamed sources, the German newspaper “Süddeutsche...

Macedonia 06.06.19 | 15:23

Zaev to meet Merkel next week

Government reshuffle will be possible only if we receive positive signals for getting a date for opening accession negotiations with the EU in June or July; otherwise, all options for stepping down from office, responsibility, elections are open, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said on Thursday. He informed...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 12:28

He is happy with a hug

Although French President and German Chancellor Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel have made it clear that the EU is not considering enlargement, pouring cold water on the government’s hopes and promises for a date for EU negotiations in June, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is grateful that “Germany...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 10:21

France and Germany pour cold water on Balkan hopes for immediate EU accession

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron have suggested to six western Balkan countries aspiring to EU membership that there is little immediate prospect of their joining the bloc, telling them to get their houses in order first, Financial Times wrote. Mr Macron focused on...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 10:06

Merkel and Macron: No EU enlargement in June!

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron together with EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini failed Monday to find solutions to the situation in the Western Balkans, especially on relations between Serbia and Kosovo. After a closed-door...

Macedonia 04.04.19 | 19:25

Zaev-Merkel telephone conversation: It’s time for the EU Council to adopt positive decision

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, sought support regarding the decision to start the negotiations with Macedonia which is to be adopted by the EU Council in June, given that the country has the status of a candidate country for EU membership...

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