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Merkel Says EU Has ‘Strategic Interest’ in Working With China

Merkel Says EU Has ‘Strategic Interest’ in Working With China

Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union has a “great strategic interest” in maintaining cooperation with China in the face of a widening list of grievances with the government in Beijing.
A Radical Plan, and $2.6 Trillion, Brings Europe Back From Abyss

A Radical Plan, and $2.6 Trillion, Brings Europe Back From Abyss

The European Union has stepped back from the brink. Again.
Germany’s Economic Stimulus: How Big? How Green? How Fair?

Germany’s Economic Stimulus: How Big? How Green? How Fair?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is preparing a bundle of measures to put Europe’s largest economy back on track after a nosedive triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Europe’s Easing Timetable Intact With Virus Spread Under Control

Europe’s Easing Timetable Intact With Virus Spread Under Control

TOPSHOT - Relatives of residents (L) chat with a nurse (C) standing by elderly residents in a wheelchair at the Tapparelli retirement home within visits of relatives on May 25, 2020 in Saluzzo near
EU Recovery Plan Set for Tough Talks With Sweden Voicing Doubts

EU Recovery Plan Set for Tough Talks With Sweden Voicing Doubts

Sweden won’t support the 500 billion-euro ($548 billion) European Union recovery plan as it was proposed by France and Germany last week while also signaling a willingness to discuss a way forward
Europe’s Debt Reckoning May Mean Tough Choices on Who to Tax

Europe’s Debt Reckoning May Mean Tough Choices on Who to Tax

A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask walks past shuttered stores and cafes in central Athens, Greece, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Europe’s fiscal stalemate over a joint economic response to the
EU Budget Hard-Liners Outline Aid Plan Edging Toward Compromise

EU Budget Hard-Liners Outline Aid Plan Edging Toward Compromise

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2020: In this handout photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA), German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen during a video conference with French President
Coronavirus Is a Stress Test Many World Leaders Are Failing

Coronavirus Is a Stress Test Many World Leaders Are Failing

If a leader has a political weakness, novel coronavirus is finding it.
Merkel Demurs on Prospect of Physical G-7 Hosted by Trump

Merkel Demurs on Prospect of Physical G-7 Hosted by Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel deflected questions prompted by U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he host a physical meeting of Group of Seven leaders next month.
Lufthansa Nears Rescue Making Germany Its Top Shareholder

Lufthansa Nears Rescue Making Germany Its Top Shareholder

Deutsche Lufthansa AG said it’s close to a multibillion euro bailout deal that would see the state become its biggest shareholder after the coronavirus punctured a decades-long boom in air travel.
EU Hardliners to Issue Rival Plan to Fund Economic Recovery

EU Hardliners to Issue Rival Plan to Fund Economic Recovery

Four governments opposed to handouts for the European Union countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic are planning to release their own plan to fund the economic recovery.
Merkel and Macron Conjure Hamilton Moment to Fight Euro Break-Up

Merkel and Macron Conjure Hamilton Moment to Fight Euro Break-Up

Just when it looked as if the economic gulf between Europe’s essential powers was starting to become unbridgeable, Germany and France lined up a deal worthy of Alexander Hamilton.
Europe’s Plan to Fund Economic Recovery Runs Into Obstacles

Europe’s Plan to Fund Economic Recovery Runs Into Obstacles

Less than 24 hours after Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron laid out a radical plan that would see the European Union collectively finance its response to a virus-induced recession, some countries were
Merkel Offers Breakthrough Deal to Shield EU From Virus Fallout

Merkel Offers Breakthrough Deal to Shield EU From Virus Fallout

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed to support a 500 billion-euro ($546 billion) aid package to help the European Union recover from the coronavirus pandemic in
Merkel, Macron Back $543 Billion Fund for EU Crisis Recovery

Merkel, Macron Back $543 Billion Fund for EU Crisis Recovery

Germany and France agreed to support a 500 billion-euro ($543 million) fund backed by joint borrowing to help the European Union weather the worst recession in living memory.
Virus Outbreak at German Meat Factory Adds to Crisis

Virus Outbreak at German Meat Factory Adds to Crisis

The shuttering of another German slaughterhouse to stem a coronavirus outbreak added to calls for tighter rules in an industry long criticized for poor working conditions and crowded accommodation for
Conte's Chameleon Act Gives Him Staying Power in Italian Crisis

Conte's Chameleon Act Gives Him Staying Power in Italian Crisis

Despite the death toll from coronavirus and a brutal recession, Conte remains a source of stability amid Rome’s turbulent politics
Germany’s Scholz Seeks 57 Billion-Euro Aid Plan for Municipalities

Germany’s Scholz Seeks 57 Billion-Euro Aid Plan for Municipalities

Olaf Scholz Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
Lufthansa Needs Bailout, Takeover Protection, Minister Tells RP

Lufthansa Needs Bailout, Takeover Protection, Minister Tells RP

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has to be bailed out by the German government and needs protection against a potential foreign takeover, Hesse’s prime minister, Volker Bouffier, told daily Rheinische Post in an