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Angela Merkel says she will visit French President Macron to discuss EU reform

Without naming a date, the German Chancellor said that she would visit Paris ahead of an EU summit late next week, to meet Macron.

Mar 12, 2018, 23:39 PM IST

Merkel vows 'good for Germany' as SPD paves way for her fourth term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated the SPD for its "clear result".

Mar 04, 2018, 21:46 PM IST

Merkel under fire from own ranks over German coalition deal

Chancellor Angela Merkel faced criticism from within the ranks of her own conservatives on Thursday for making concessions to her centre-left Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners to seal a governing alliance a day earlier.

Feb 08, 2018, 13:43 PM IST

German coalition talks to be tough, unclear when they'll end, says Angela Merkel

More than four months after the national election, Europe`s largest economy remains in political limbo without a new govt.

Feb 04, 2018, 16:30 PM IST

Angela Merkel upbeat as coalition talks with Germany's Social Democrat start

Even after four months of the general election, Berlin is still waiting to have a new govt.

Jan 26, 2018, 14:35 PM IST

Momentum grows for another grand coalition in Germany

Members of Germany`s Social Democrats (SPD) will likely approve a renewed coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel`s conservatives if party leaders present a convincing proposal, a member of the party`s executive leadership said on Saturday.

Nov 25, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

Merkel's party seeks key victory in bellwether state vote

But surveys ahead of the vote showed the centre-left party running neck-and-neck with Merkel`s Christian Democratic Union, with some even placing the CDU ahead.

May 14, 2017, 18:01 PM IST

Merkel's conservatives defeat SPD rivals in northern state vote

The result leaves the CDU short of sufficient support to rule alone in the state, but means the SPD cannot continue to govern in coalition with the Greens and the South Schleswig Party (SSW), which represents the ethnic Danish minority.

May 07, 2017, 22:38 PM IST

Martin Schulz to quit as EU Parliament chief, enter German politics

Germany`s Martin Schulz said on Thursday he would step down as head of the European Parliament and return to national politics in elections next year.

Nov 24, 2016, 14:36 PM IST

Relief but muted enthusiasm as Merkel vows to run again

The German economy is humming, the budget is balanced, unemployment is down, and her country is widely seen as the strongest voice in a troubled EU.

Nov 21, 2016, 19:30 PM IST

Merkel`s CDU, SPD move closer to form new coalition govt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Opposition Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to hold a third round of talks on Thursday as the two parties moved closer to form a new coalition government.

Oct 15, 2013, 14:13 PM IST

Angela Merkel`s party woos potential coalition partner

German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) may agree on tax rises in order to form coalition government with centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), CDU officials suggested.

Sep 26, 2013, 12:52 PM IST