Angela Merkel http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23541/all en German left hopes to slow Merkel's momentum in key state vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/german-left-hopes-slow-merkels-momentum-key-state-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* State test of voter sentiment 8 months before federal vote</p> <p>* Popular Merkel-ally "Mac" may lose power despite strong<br /> showing</p> <p>* SPD, Greens hope victory will slow Merkel drive for 3rd<br /> term</p> <p>By Noah Barkin</p> <p>BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A decade and a half<br /> ago, Gerhard Schroeder's resounding victory in a state vote in<br /> Lower Saxony gave his Social Democrats (SPD) the momentum they<br /> needed to seize power in Germany after 16 long years of<br /> conservative rule under Helmut Kohl.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/german-left-hopes-slow-merkels-momentum-key-state-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alliance '90/The Greens Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Chancellors of Germany Free Democratic Party Gerhard Schröder German federal election Government Helmut Kohl Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics of Europe Politics of Germany Quotation Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731333 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel's CDU up in key German state after rival's gaffes -poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/merkels-cdu-key-german-state-after-rivals-gaffes-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Opinion polls show SPD loses big lead in Lower Saxony</p> <p>* Conservatives could pull off surprise win in state</p> <p>* Steinbrueck bungling campaign to oust Merkel in September</p> <p>By Erik Kirschbaum</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Gaffe-prone German opposition leader Peer Steinbrueck may cost his Social Democrats what was once seen as a certain victory in a regional vote this month and a potential win over Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition in September, a poll showed on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/merkels-cdu-key-german-state-after-rivals-gaffes-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Government Politics Politics of Europe SPD Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733134 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel surfs popularity wave before key state vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/merkel-surfs-popularity-wave-key-state-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Enthusiastic crowds cheer Merkel, McAllister in Lower Saxony</p> <p>* Conservatives rising in polls while SPD slumps</p> <p>* Merkel calls Lower Saxony pivotal battle for 2013</p> <p>By Erik Kirschbaum</p> <p>STADE, Germany, Jan 18 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel doesn't make rousing speeches, but she had 1,200 supporters wildly cheering her standard sober delivery, fired up about their brightening chances of winning a key regional election on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/merkel-surfs-popularity-wave-key-state-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Chancellors of Germany Government Politics of Germany Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736061 at http://www.globalpost.com INVESTMENT FOCUS-Once wary markets warm to Merkel status quo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/investment-focus-once-wary-markets-warm-merkel-status-quo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Dolan</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - As the euro crisis raged at its peak just over a year ago, few global investors reckoned Angela Merkel's re-election as German Chancellor this year was likely or even desirable.</p> <p>Now they appear to be assuming both - thanks partly to her gaffe-prone Social Democrat opponent but perhaps as much or more so to European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and his success in stabilising the teetering currency bloc last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/investment-focus-once-wary-markets-warm-merkel-status-quo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Europe European Union Government Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736258 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel's CDU rides popularity wave in German state vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/merkels-cdu-rides-popularity-wave-german-state-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats in Lower Saxony on Saturday predicted victory in a close-run regional election that will gauge Merkel's chances of winning a third term.</p> <p>A win on Sunday for State Premier David McAllister would end two years of poor results for the Christian Democrats (CDU) in state elections and galvanize Merkel's re-election campaign ahead of a federal vote due in the autumn.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/merkels-cdu-rides-popularity-wave-german-state-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Government Politics Politics of Europe Politics of Germany Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 19:00:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736669 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel's CDU hoping for comeback win in key state vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/merkels-cdu-hoping-comeback-win-key-state-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Lower Saxony vote on Sunday kicks off German election year</p> <p>* Merkel's CDU bounce back strongly in fourth-largest state</p> <p>* Cliff-hanger vote between centre-right and centre-left</p> <p>By Erik Kirschbaum</p> <p>HANOVER, Jan 20 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats are hoping for victory in a state contest on Sunday that could end a long losing streak and set the tone for September's federal election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/merkels-cdu-hoping-comeback-win-key-state-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Chancellors of Germany Government Politics of Europe Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736751 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-UPDATE 5-Centre left ousts Merkel coalition in cliffhanger state vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-merkels-cdu-hoping-comeback-win-key-state-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Centre-left SPD and Greens win by single seat</p> <p>* Merkel's CDU loses ground but FDP allies defy doomsayers</p> <p>* Swing state was testing ground for Merkel's 3rd term bid</p> <p>By Erik Kirschbaum</p> <p>HANOVER, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Germany's centre-left opposition edged Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives from power in a regional vote in Lower Saxony on Sunday, reviving its flagging hopes of defeating her in September's national election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-merkels-cdu-hoping-comeback-win-key-state-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Business Chancellors of Germany Education Entertainment Government Politics Politics of Europe Politics of Germany Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 08:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736800 at http://www.globalpost.com A bitter defeat for Merkel months before German election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/bitter-defeat-merkel-months-german-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* SPD and Greens win key regional election by single seat</p> <p>* Defeat a blow to Merkel as she gears up for federal vote</p> <p>* Left now holds blocking majority in upper house</p> <p>* Lower Saxony fails to silence critics of FDP, SPD leadership</p> <p>By Noah Barkin</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 21 (Reuters) - In an extremely tight German state election that seemed to produce few clearcut winners, there was no argument over who the biggest loser was -- Chancellor Angela Merkel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/bitter-defeat-merkel-months-german-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Entertainment Government Politics of Europe Politics of Germany Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:15:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737114 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Merkel suffers setback months before federal vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-bitter-setback-merkel-months-german-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* SPD and Greens win key regional election by single seat</p> <p>* Merkel concedes narrow defeat in Lower Saxony "hurts"</p> <p>* Victory gives left blocking majority in upper house</p> <p>* FDP leader keeps post after surprisingly strong result</p> <p>By Noah Barkin</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 21 (Reuters) - In an extremely tight German state election that seemed to produce few clearcut winners, there was no question who the biggest loser was - Angela Merkel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-bitter-setback-merkel-months-german-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Chancellors of Germany Entertainment Germany Government Politics Politics of Europe Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737168 at http://www.globalpost.com Strategy lessons for Merkel in German state vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/strategy-lessons-merkel-german-state-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Merkel's CDU overestimated their support in Lower Saxony</p> <p>* Strategy of lending votes to coalition partner misfired</p> <p>* Policies outweigh personality in Germans' voting choices</p> <p>* Lessons for Chancellor 8 months before national vote</p> <p>By Stephen Brown and Alexandra Hudson</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/strategy-lessons-merkel-german-state-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Entertainment Government Politics of Europe Politics of Germany Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737300 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Merkel points finger at Japan in currency war debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-merkel-points-finger-at-japan-currency-war-debate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* In Davos, Merkel says not unconcerned about Japan</p> <p>* German leader says central banks must set limits</p> <p>* Youth unemployment Europe's "biggest burden"</p> <p>By Noah Barkin and Annika Breidthardt</p> <p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel waded into a burgeoning debate about currency wars on Thursday, singling out Japan as a source of concern following recent moves by its central bank to quicken the pace of money-printing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-merkel-points-finger-at-japan-currency-war-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Economics European Union Government Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:36:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738841 at http://www.globalpost.com German cabinet sets September 22 for federal election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/german-cabinet-sets-september-22-federal-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's cabinet on Wednesday proposed September 22 as the date for national elections in Europe's top economy, as a new opinion poll put Chancellor Angela Merkel's party 16 points ahead of her nearest rival.</p> <p>The cabinet proposed the date after the main political parties and the majority of Germany's 16 states signed up to September 22.</p> <p>President Joachim Gauck must give his final assent before the date becomes official.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/german-cabinet-sets-september-22-federal-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Government Politics of Europe Politics of Germany AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:01:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747437 at http://www.globalpost.com Key ally of Germany's Merkel to fight plagiarism ruling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/key-ally-germanys-merkel-fight-plagiarism-ruling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Education minister stripped of PhD awarded in 1980</p> <p>* Schavan to take legal action, resists calls to resign</p> <p>* Merkel allies see campaign to damage gov't before vote</p> <p>BERLIN, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's education minister said on Wednesday she would take legal action against a decision to void her doctorate for alleged plagiarism, an untimely distraction for the German chancellor ahead of September's national election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/key-ally-germanys-merkel-fight-plagiarism-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Annette Schavan Chancellors of Germany Government Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747443 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel ally fights after losing doctorate over plagiarism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/merkel-ally-fights-after-losing-doctorate-over-plagiarism-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's education minister and a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting for her political life Wednesday after being stripped of her doctorate for plagiarism seven months ahead of elections.</p> <p>Annette Schavan vowed to launch a legal battle against Duesseldorf University's ruling on her thesis, "Person and Conscience", written 33 years ago, amid opposition calls for her to resign.</p> <p>"I will not accept the decision by the University of Duesseldorf and will file a lawsuit against it," she said in a brief statement in South Africa where she is on a five-day visit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/merkel-ally-fights-after-losing-doctorate-over-plagiarism-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Annette Schavan Annette Schavan Government Politics Politics of Germany AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:31:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747473 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Merkel unsure of EU budget deal, positions 'quite far apart' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/urgent-merkel-unsure-eu-budget-deal-positions-quite-far-apart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she was not sure that EU leaders will be able to reach a deal on the bloc's contentious 2014-20 budget.</p> <p>"We can not say yet if there will be an agreement ... the positions are still quite far from each other," Merkel said as she went into a summit meeting dominated by differences over the budget, with Germany among those seeking cuts to spending.</p> <p>jdo/bmm/arp</p> Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Business Chancellors of Germany Government AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:16:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748902 at http://www.globalpost.com