Tag: Angela Merkel
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...

World 16.02.19 | 22:02

Merkel: World order is falling apart, we must save Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the world order is falling apart, but that it does not mean that it should be destroyed. As Hina reported, Merkel has criticized the nationalist policies of US President Donald Trump. We must fight for Europe, we must fight for multilateralism, against...

World 01.02.19 | 20:48

Angela Merkel leaves Facebook

German Chancellor Angela Merkel posted a video on Facebook Friday announcing that she will delete her page on the social media platform, Politico reported. Merkel declared in October that she would relinquish leadership of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) but stay on as chancellor until the end of...

Balkans 11.01.19 | 12:06

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sparks violent clash in Athens

Protesters have clashed with police in Athens during a demonstration against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s two-day visit to Greece. The riots were sparked by the German Chancellor’s arrival in Athens on Thursday for talks with Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. #Breaking: Police disperses...

Balkans 10.01.19 | 11:34

Security tight in Athens ahead of Merkel visit

A total of 2,000 police officers are to be deployed across Athens for a two-day visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel starting on Thursday afternoon, daily Kathimerini reports. Security is expected to be tight in the city centre with an intensified police presence around buildings such as the German...

Balkans 10.01.19 | 10:05

Angela Merkel in Athens, Prespa deal one of the topics on the agenda

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s two-day visit to Athens is taking place in a completely different political environment than the last one in April 2014. Then, Alexis Tsipras had described the visit as a stunt aimed at “showing support for her representative Mr [Antonis] Samaras,” Kathimerini...

World 04.01.19 | 14:44

German politicians’ data published online, Merkel unaffected

Personal data and documents from hundreds of German politicians and public figures have been published online, the government said on Friday, adding that no sensitive material from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office was released, Reuters reports. An Interior Ministry spokesman declined to confirm that...

World 31.12.18 | 13:26

Angela Merkel’s CDU receives the most large donations in 2018

The parties in Germany’s parliament received some €2.1 million in large donations in 2018. But one was favored more than any other, particularly by industry, DW reported. Germany’s co-governing Christian Democrats (CDU) profited the most of any political parties from large donations in...