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Kramp-Karrenbauer erteilt Kabinettsumbildung klare Absage

Kramp-Karrenbauer erteilt Kabinettsumbildung klare Absage

CDU will noch im Laufe des Jahres ein ‘Zukunftsteam’ zusammenstellen.
Merkel Party Chief Says Succession Team to Be Decided This Year

Merkel Party Chief Says Succession Team to Be Decided This Year

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Germany's defense minister and chairman of the Christian Democrat Union (CDU), reacts during a Bloomberg Television interview on day three of the World Economic Forum (WEF)
Merkel, Mnuchin Diverge on Generation Thunberg: Davos Update

Merkel, Mnuchin Diverge on Generation Thunberg: Davos Update

The rich and powerful are in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s 50th annual meeting, and the gathering is being closely watched to see how the global elite aims to tackle problems they
If Merkel Wants to Fix Germany’s Economy, She Needs to Hurry

If Merkel Wants to Fix Germany’s Economy, She Needs to Hurry

Angela Merkel is running out of time to reset the German economy before her era as chancellor draws to a close.
Most Germans Want Merkel to Stick Around Until 2021, Poll Shows

Most Germans Want Merkel to Stick Around Until 2021, Poll Shows

About three-quarters of Germans want Chancellor Angela Merkel to complete her last term of office rather than step down early, according to a poll.
Merkel’s Partner Hit by Weak Polls as New Leaders Take Over

Merkel’s Partner Hit by Weak Polls as New Leaders Take Over

Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, attends the CDU convention in Leipzig, Germany, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Merkel's CDU has a packed agenda for its two-day party convention, but the question
Facing Down Facebook, Lagarde’s Message for Berlin: Brussels Edition

Facing Down Facebook, Lagarde’s Message for Berlin: Brussels Edition

Welcome to the Brussels Edition, Bloomberg’s daily briefing on what matters most in the heart of the European Union. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weekday morning.
Germany’s Balanced Budget May End Finance Minister’s Career

Germany’s Balanced Budget May End Finance Minister’s Career

Olaf Scholz Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
Merkel May Double Price of CO2 Emissions to Win Support for Plan

Merkel May Double Price of CO2 Emissions to Win Support for Plan

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s $60 billion climate package is likely to be upgraded by parliament amid growing criticism that it’s too timid, according to people with direct knowledge of the government’s
Berlin’s Maddening Aversion to Fiscal Stimulus: A Traders’ Guide

Berlin’s Maddening Aversion to Fiscal Stimulus: A Traders’ Guide

Over the past decade Germany has saved like few other nations, slashing its debt from 83% of gross domestic product to 60%. But now the global economy is slowing, there’s talk of recession in Berlin,
Germany Moves to Scratch Reunification Tax Worth $21 Billion

Germany Moves to Scratch Reunification Tax Worth $21 Billion

TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Audrey KAUFFMANN and PACKAGE "Germany-east-History-20years" FILES - West Berliners crowd in front of the Berlin Wall early 11 November 1989 as they watch East German border
Merkel Governing Partner Never More Unpopular as Elections Near

Merkel Governing Partner Never More Unpopular as Elections Near

Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partner slipped to its worst-ever in an opinion poll published on Tuesday, strengthening the possibility an already frayed government could fall
Merkel Says Shaky Spell Was Due to Lack of Water

Merkel Says Shaky Spell Was Due to Lack of Water

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the momentary shaking she experienced during a ceremony with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was a result of not drinking enough water.
Angela Merkel’s EU Candidate to Replace Juncker Is Struggling

Angela Merkel’s EU Candidate to Replace Juncker Is Struggling

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s candidate for the European Commission is running out of time and luck, raising the prospect that she may need to change tack and prioritize the European Central
Merkel Coalition Partner Quits, Putting Ruling Bloc at Risk

Merkel Coalition Partner Quits, Putting Ruling Bloc at Risk

The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partner stepped down in a surprise move that puts into question the survival of the government itself.
Merkel’s Successor Is Firefighting After Power Grab Falters

Merkel’s Successor Is Firefighting After Power Grab Falters

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is fighting to preserve her position as Angela Merkel’s heir apparent after her attempts to accelerate the transfer of power backfired.
German SPD Leader Seeks to Stifle Chancellor-Candidate Debate

German SPD Leader Seeks to Stifle Chancellor-Candidate Debate

The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats sought to smother debate about who will run as the party’s candidate for chancellor at the next general election, saying it’s too early to decide with the vote
Germany Wobbles on Russian Gas Pipeline as Trump Pressure Starts to Bite

Germany Wobbles on Russian Gas Pipeline as Trump Pressure Starts to Bite

Support in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition for a major new Russian gas pipeline is slipping as frustration with the Kremlin’s brinkmanship grows and pressure from U.S. President Donald
Merkel Faces Heat in Hesse Vote as Housing Anger Boils Over

Merkel Faces Heat in Hesse Vote as Housing Anger Boils Over

Having spent most of their adult lives in Frankfurt, Rudolf and Gudrun Lang are facing up to the fact that they can no longer afford to live in Germany’s financial capital.
Merkel to Fight Trump Over Auto Tariffs Endangering Trade

Merkel to Fight Trump Over Auto Tariffs Endangering Trade

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’ll keep lobbying President Donald Trump to head off tariffs on U.S. auto imports, which could escalate a trade war and threaten the global economy.