Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany, she took office in November of 2005 and is the first woman to hold this position. She was first elected to the German Parliament, Bundestag, in the first general election following the reunification of Germany. Merkel is the chairperson of the Christian Democratic Union. In 2007 she was the President of the European Council and chaired the G8 summit.
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# angela-merkel - Wednesday 27 November, 2013
Angela Merkel has made concessions on gender quotas, the minimum wage and a toll on the Autobahn for foreigners, but she has a government.
# angela-merkel - Wednesday 20 November, 2013
One of those surveyed answered sincerely that they believed Angela Merkel was their MEP.
# angela-merkel - Friday 15 November, 2013
Michael Noonan’s stressing it’s a ‘bilateral’ agreement and “not a European strategy”.
# angela-merkel - Sunday 27 October, 2013
Taoiseach Kenny wrote a letter to 26 EU heads about their 2012 “commitment” to give Ireland special treatment – but they don’t care for wimpish reminders.
# angela-merkel - Thursday 24 October, 2013
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It is likely to be the pair’s first meeting since the former junior minister was expelled from the Fine Gael parliamentary party in July.
# angela-merkel - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
# angela-merkel - Monday 23 September, 2013
Earlier the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the result of the German election was never going to impact on Ireland’s push for retrospective recapitalisation of its banks.
The Jobs Minister was speaking after the German chancellor’s election win yesterday.
“The Merkel Republic,” ran the headline for a commentary on news site Spiegel Online as the German chancellor saw off the challenge of the Social Democrats but did not win an outright majority.
# angela-merkel - Sunday 22 September, 2013
Spoiler: Because the outcome is so unpredictable, that’s why.
# angela-merkel - Saturday 21 September, 2013
Maternal to many Germans, symbol of austerity to others, the former pastor’s daughter has come far from an East German childhood to Chancellor.
The German election will take place tomorrow.
# angela-merkel - Friday 20 September, 2013
Germany is the EU’s largest economy yet it has no national minimum wage; and its policy of maintaining low wages and subsidising exports into EU member States is destabilising to the EU economy, writes Tiernan Brady.
# angela-merkel - Wednesday 21 August, 2013
The intruder was high on drugs, danced on the wing of the jet, sprayed foam around the plush interior and released an inflatable slide.
# angela-merkel - Monday 19 August, 2013
A man entered the town hall in Ingolstadt and took four people hostage releasing them gradually in a tense nine-hour stand off before police confronted the 24-year-old whose only demand had been a doner kebab.
# angela-merkel - Wednesday 3 July, 2013
Youth unemployment is top of the agenda at a round table summit in the German capital today.
# angela-merkel - Friday 28 June, 2013
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The German chancellor was asked about the controversial recordings of former Anglo Irish Bank executives in Brussels last night.
# angela-merkel - Friday 21 June, 2013
The disagreement centres on criticism from Turkey over slow progress on the country’s bid to join the EU.
# angela-merkel - Tuesday 18 June, 2013
It’s known as the family photo. Some family.
# angela-merkel - Monday 17 June, 2013
Eight heads of government, and two EU presidents make up the G8 leaders who are gathering in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow.
A gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people is happening up the road in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow. But what’s it all about?
# angela-merkel - Monday 3 June, 2013
A massive security effort is being organised ahead of the arrival of world leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and David Cameron to Enniskillen later this month.
# angela-merkel - Thursday 23 May, 2013
The Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women ranks them by money, media presence and impact. Here’s who’s in.
# angela-merkel - Wednesday 15 May, 2013
Angela Merkel and the way she might look at you.
# angela-merkel - Monday 13 May, 2013
A new book has revived suggestions that Merkel was an active trade union official – at a time when the state controlled the unions.
# angela-merkel - Thursday 25 April, 2013
Mercado magazine invites viewers to visualise Merkel as the Greeks, Spanish and Germans might see her.
# angela-merkel - Friday 29 March, 2013
German MEP, Elmar Brok, said that Fine Gael’s support for some of the previous government’s policies had made it able to “sell” austerity and financial hardship to the Irish people.
# angela-merkel - Sunday 24 March, 2013
A columnist for El Pais wrote that the German chancellor had “like Hitler, declared war” on Europe in a piece that has now been retracted.
# angela-merkel - Friday 1 February, 2013
Do our politicians have it in them to say no more, asks writer and journalist, Nick Webb, who gives his ideas on what should be top of the politician’s to-do list.
# angela-merkel - Wednesday 30 January, 2013
Angela Merkel says freedom should never been taken for granted, on the 80th anniversary of Hitler’s rise to power.
# angela-merkel - Sunday 27 January, 2013
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will address world leaders – including Angela Merkel – in Chile today as hopes for a deal on Ireland’s bank debt took a blow last night and the opposition criticised the government’s lack of openness.
# angela-merkel - Tuesday 22 January, 2013
The two countries sought to paper-over tensions from the euro crisis when their leaders kicked off events marking 50 years of post-war reconciliation.
# angela-merkel - Sunday 20 January, 2013
Angela Merkel’s CDU-Free Democrats coalition is neck and neck with an opposition alliance in elections in Lower Saxony.
# angela-merkel - Tuesday 15 January, 2013
Ireland has been declared a ‘special case’ by Angela Merkel – and these figures show exactly why, writes Michael Taft.
# angela-merkel - Tuesday 8 January, 2013
The Taoiseach is in Munich to address a meeting of the Christian Social Union, the regional sister party of the CDU.