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Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

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 - Saturday 26 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel’s ‘Dr No’ makes Ireland’s search for a bank debt deal much harder Nope Nope Nope

Angela Merkel’s ‘Dr No’ makes Ireland’s search for a bank debt deal much harder

Analysis: Dr Joachim Pfeiffer’s visit to Dublin this week was not a pleasant one for Enda Kenny.

# angela-merkel - Friday 25 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Merkel ally: I told Enda Kenny that Ireland has no chance of a bank debt deal Nope Nope Nope

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Kiev promises ‘restraint’ as army nears rebel Donetsk Offensive

Kiev promises ‘restraint’ as army nears rebel Donetsk

Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel have urged for a political solution to be reached.

# angela-merkel - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie After opening a Penneys, Enda Kenny spoke to his ‘good friend’ Angela Merkel about bank debt Besties

After opening a Penneys, Enda Kenny spoke to his ‘good friend’ Angela Merkel about bank debt

The Taoiseach also spoke at an economic conference on his whistle-stop tour of Berlin today.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’ve a job to do here’: Enda rules out top EU role… again I'm Out

‘I’ve a job to do here’: Enda rules out top EU role… again

The Taoiseach said he expects Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission, but David Cameron is trying to block this from happening.

# angela-merkel - Monday 16 June, 2014

From The Score Politicians show their World Cup support on social media Strike A Pose

Politicians show their World Cup support on social media

German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses with Lukas Podolski after Germany victory.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

# angela-merkel - Monday 26 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable Elections 2014

Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable

But she is happy today with her own party wins.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 7 top tips for taking the perfect political selfie Invaluable Advice

7 top tips for taking the perfect political selfie

Because it’s about more than just saying cheese.

# angela-merkel - Monday 31 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel is now taking selfies Melfies This post contains images

Angela Merkel is now taking selfies

Have we reached the end?

# angela-merkel - Monday 10 March, 2014

From The Score Bayern Munich president admits he hid €18.5m from the taxman Trouble

Bayern Munich president admits he hid €18.5m from the taxman

Uli Hoeness stashed away the money in a secret Swiss bank account during years of obsessive stock “gambling”.

# angela-merkel - Friday 7 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’ EPP Congress

Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’

Meanwhile, delegates at the European People’s Party congress have selected former Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker as their nominee for the European Commission presidency.

From TheJournal.ie 6 things we learned about Angela Merkel from her Q&A with Trinity students Ich Bin Ein Trinner

6 things we learned about Angela Merkel from her Q&A with Trinity students

The Phil got a unique insight into the German chancellor at an event today. Here’s what we found out…

From TheJournal.ie Merkel on bank debt deal: ‘I have a positive outlook on the possible outcome’ Bank Debt

Merkel on bank debt deal: ‘I have a positive outlook on the possible outcome’

Having spent the morning at the EPP Congress, Merkel met with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste at Government Buildings this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel to give talk at Trinity on the ‘globalised world’ Speech

Angela Merkel to give talk at Trinity on the ‘globalised world’

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is also due to address the event, which takes place as the European People’s Party congress is underway in the capital.

# angela-merkel - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why Angela Merkel and loads of other top EU leaders will be in Dublin today European People's Party

Here’s why Angela Merkel and loads of other top EU leaders will be in Dublin today

The two-day European People’s Party congress gets under way at the Convention Centre in Dublin later today.

# angela-merkel - Monday 24 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? ‘No comment, but…’ BUGGING

Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? ‘No comment, but…’

… US spy agencies would continue to “gather information about the intentions of governments”.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a ‘reforming’ leader in Brussels? Jyrki Katainen

Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a ‘reforming’ leader in Brussels?

If Enda Kenny seeks the position of either President of the European Council or head of the European Commission, he could achieve great things for Ireland and Europe, writes David Moloney.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama invites Merkel to White House in bid to heal phone-tap rift Mending Fences

Obama invites Merkel to White House in bid to heal phone-tap rift

The US President called the Chancellor to wish her a speedy recovery after she broke her pelvis while skiing, and invited her to visit at a “mutually agreeable time”.

# angela-merkel - Monday 6 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel fractures pelvis in skiing accident Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel fractures pelvis in skiing accident

The German Chancellor has had to cancel all appointments scheduled for this week as it is understood she will be bed-bound for some time.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Three months after election, ‘grand coalition’ elects Angela Merkel as chancellor Chancellor Merkel

Three months after election, ‘grand coalition’ elects Angela Merkel as chancellor

Merkel becomes only Germany’s third post-war chancellor to win a third mandate and is now “at the peak of her power” writes a German online news magazine.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie After two months, Merkel forms coalition government in Germany Germany

After two months, Merkel forms coalition government in Germany

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

From TheJournal.ie Can you name one of your local MEPs? 91 per cent of Dubliners can’t Who Dat?

Can you name one of your local MEPs? 91 per cent of Dubliners can’t

One of those surveyed answered sincerely that they believed Angela Merkel was their MEP.

# angela-merkel - Friday 15 November, 2013

From Business ETC Officials to work out Kenny-Merkel deal on loans for ‘real Irish economy’ The Exit

Officials to work out Kenny-Merkel deal on loans for ‘real Irish economy’

Michael Noonan’s stressing it’s a ‘bilateral’ agreement and “not a European strategy”.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 27 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Merkel’s phone bugged by US since 2002, report claims Spying

Merkel’s phone bugged by US since 2002, report claims

Der Spiegel claims that the German Chancellor’s mobile is one of many on the NSA’s tracking list.

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes Column

Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach on Merkel ‘bugging’ claims: ‘I always operate on the basis that my calls are listened to’ Spying
From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda Creighton to come face-to-face with Enda Kenny in Brussels today Awkward

Lucinda Creighton to come face-to-face with Enda Kenny in Brussels today

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

From TheJournal.ie Merkel calls Obama over claims the US is spying on her mobile phone Spying

Merkel calls Obama over claims the US is spying on her mobile phone

President Obama denied the claim according to a US spokesperson.

# angela-merkel - Monday 23 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Merkel: Ireland has made good progress, I’m grateful to Enda Kenny Bank Debt Deal

Merkel: Ireland has made good progress, I’m grateful to Enda Kenny

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton: At critical moments Angela Merkel has been a very important ally Richard Bruton

Bruton: At critical moments Angela Merkel has been a very important ally

The Jobs Minister was speaking after the German chancellor’s election win yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie After ‘super-result’ Merkel begins search for German coalition partner Germany

After ‘super-result’ Merkel begins search for German coalition partner

“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

From TheJournal.ie Why you should care about the outcome of the German election today Need To Know

Why you should care about the outcome of the German election today

Spoiler: Because the outcome is so unpredictable, that’s why.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 21 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie How Angela Merkel rose to the top job in Germany Angela Merkel

How Angela Merkel rose to the top job in Germany

Maternal to many Germans, symbol of austerity to others, the former pastor’s daughter has come far from an East German childhood to Chancellor.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel strong favorite to win a third term Election

Merkel strong favorite to win a third term

The German election will take place tomorrow.

# angela-merkel - Friday 20 September, 2013

From Business ETC Column: Germany – the big kid who won’t play by the same rules Opinion

Column: Germany – the big kid who won’t play by the same rules

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

From TheJournal.ie Man wearing only underpants parties on Angela Merkel’s plane Dancing On A Wing

Man wearing only underpants parties on Angela Merkel’s plane

The intruder was high on drugs, danced on the wing of the jet, sprayed foam around the plush interior and released an inflatable slide.

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