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.
# angela-merkel - Today’s News
A glimpse at a little-seen world.
# angela-merkel - Saturday 19 April, 2014
Because it’s about more than just saying cheese.
# angela-merkel - Monday 31 March, 2014
Have we reached the end?
# angela-merkel - Monday 10 March, 2014
Uli Hoeness stashed away the money in a secret Swiss bank account during years of obsessive stock “gambling”.
# angela-merkel - Friday 7 March, 2014
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.
The Phil got a unique insight into the German chancellor at an event today. Here’s what we found out…
Having spent the morning at the EPP Congress, Merkel met with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste at Government Buildings this afternoon.
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
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
# angela-merkel - Tuesday 11 February, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
Who knew you could tap a battered old Nokia…
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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
Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…
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?