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Angela Merkel broke through the ranks of male-dominated German politics when she was elected chancellor in 2005, leading the Christian Democrats back to power and becoming the first political star from eastern Germany after reunification. Supporters call her style even and deliberate, while critics claim she's prone to indecision.

French Finance Minister: 'Good News that Merkel Has Now Reacted'

French Finance Minister: 'Good News that Merkel Has Now Reacted'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 15, 2018

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, French Finance Minister Bruno La Maire, 49, demands that eurozone reform be pushed forward quickly. Otherwise, he fears, Europe won't be able to stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump. Interview Conducted by Christian Reiermann and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

The G-7 Fiasco: It's Time to Isolate Donald Trump

The G-7 Fiasco: It's Time to Isolate Donald Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 11, 2018

The G-7 summit once again made it clear that U.S. President Donald Trump is intent on treating America's allies worse than its enemies. Europe must draw the consequences and seek to isolate Trump on the international stage. A Commentary by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]


Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 08, 2018

Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was being described as the new leader of the free world. But recently she has been having trouble getting her way even in Berlin and Europe. Her days of dominance appear to be over. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 05, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is watching with deep concern as the pillars of the postwar international order collapse. But what is she doing about it? By René Pfister more... Comment ]


Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 18, 2018

Donald Trump's move to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran should have pulled the European Union together, but Angela Merkel has instead chosen to appease the U.S. president. Criticism of her stance is mounting in Brussels and Berlin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Exit from Iran Deal: Trump Strikes a Deep Blow to Trans-Atlantic Ties

Exit from Iran Deal: Trump Strikes a Deep Blow to Trans-Atlantic Ties

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2018

With his decision to blow up the Iran deal, U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown Europe into uncertainty and anxiety -- and raised the specter of a new war in the Middle East. One thing is certain: the trans-Atlantic relationship has been seriously damaged. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Trump and Iran: Time for Europe to Join the Resistance

Trump and Iran: Time for Europe to Join the Resistance

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal marks the temporary suspension of the trans-Atlantic alliance. What now? A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Sidelined: Germany's Incredibly Shrinking Role on the World Stage

Sidelined: Germany's Incredibly Shrinking Role on the World Stage

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 23, 2018

With a wayward president at the helm in the United States, the world has become a more dangerous place. In response, though, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is once again steering Germany to the foreign policy sidelines, clearing the way for French President Emmanuel Macron. By DER SPIEGEL Staff By Matthias Gebauer, Julia Amalia Heyer, Christiane Hoffmann, Peter Müller, Ralf Neukirch, René Pfister, Christian Reiermann, Christoph Scheuermann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Donald Trump's War Games: Why Intervening in Syria Is the Wrong Move

Donald Trump's War Games: Why Intervening in Syria Is the Wrong Move

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 13, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump this week issued a Twitter threat to Russia and hinted that America would soon attack Syria. But even if Assad does deserve punishment for again using chemical weapons, the urge to intervene should be resisted. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

The Schism: Merkel's Conservatives Divided and Discordant

The Schism: Merkel's Conservatives Divided and Discordant

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 23, 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel's contentious relationship with her new interior minister, Horst Seehofer, threatens to overshadow her fourth term in office. The two conservative leaders fundamentally disagree about who their constituents should be. By Melanie Amann, Ralf Neukirch and René Pfister more... Comment ]