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Die Kanzlerin

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.

NATO Spending Debate: What Did Merkel Pledge in Brussels?

NATO Spending Debate: What Did Merkel Pledge in Brussels?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 20, 2018

Did German Chancellor Angela Merkel agree behind closed doors to increase military spending in Berlin? The debate over the defense budget is now reheating within her coalition government. By Matthias Gebauer, Peter Müller, Christian Reiermann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Trump bei der Nato: Es tut noch nicht weh genug

Trump bei der Nato: Es tut noch nicht weh genug

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 11, 2018

US-Präsident Donald Trump erpresst die Europäische Union, als wäre er ein Mafiaboss - Schutz gegen Kohle. Das dürfen sich die Europäer nicht länger gefallen lassen. Ein Kommentar von Peter Müller mehr... Video | Forum ]


With Friends Like These ...: Inside the Battle that Almost Brought Down Merkel

With Friends Like These ...: Inside the Battle that Almost Brought Down Merkel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 06, 2018

From the outside, the internecine battle between Germany's two conservative parties looked rather absurd. From the inside, though, it became clear it was all about one man's desire to finally get revenge on Angela Merkel. By Melanie Amann, Anna Clauß, Markus Feldenkirchen, Ralf Neukirch and René Pfister more... Comment ]

Crisis in Berlin: The End of German Politics As We Know It

Crisis in Berlin: The End of German Politics As We Know It

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 02, 2018

With his threat to resign on Sunday, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer dramatically increased the chances that Chancellor Angela Merkel's government might collapse. And he may have sounded the death knell of Germany's party system as well. An Editorial by Alexander Neubacher more... Comment ]


EU-Gipfel zur Flüchtlingspolitik: Merkel dankt

EU-Gipfel zur Flüchtlingspolitik: Merkel dankt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 29, 2018

Beim Flüchtlingsgipfel in Brüssel erreicht Angela Merkel wenig für die Lösung der Migrationskrise - aber viel, um ihre Kanzlerschaft zu retten. Nur an einem Vorhaben scheitert sie. Eine Analyse von Peter Müller, Brüssel mehr... Video | Forum ]

Unionsstreit: Merkel muss gewinnen

Unionsstreit: Merkel muss gewinnen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 28, 2018

Im Unionsstreit geht es nicht nur um Kanzlerin Merkel und Innenminister Seehofer. Eine "Germany First"-Politik à la CSU wäre das Ende der Europäischen Union, wie wir sie kennen. Ein Kommentar von Peter Müller mehr... Forum ]


Germany's Conservative Meltdown: The Approaching End to Merkel's Tenure

Germany's Conservative Meltdown: The Approaching End to Merkel's Tenure

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 22, 2018

With the chancellor under heavy fire from Bavarian conservatives, Germany's political landscape may be facing radical upheaval. Angela Merkel might lose her job and the country's traditional center-right partnership could soon end. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Nächste Front im Unionsstreit: Alle gegen Merkel

Nächste Front im Unionsstreit: Alle gegen Merkel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2018

Im Tagestakt attackiert die CSU die Kanzlerin. Nach dem Migrationsthema nimmt sie nun auch den Eurozonen-Plan ins Visier. Um die Sache allein geht es längst nicht mehr, die Atmosphäre ist vergiftet. Von Severin Weiland mehr... Forum ]


Trump's Attacks on Germany: The Enemy in the White House

Trump's Attacks on Germany: The Enemy in the White House

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2018

Trump's latest lies are an open attack on the German government and the European Union. This U.S. president was never a partner. He is an aggressive opponent and should be treated as such. A Commentary by Stefan Kuzmany more... Comment ]

Migration Headache: Inside the Coalition Battle That Could Topple Merkel

Migration Headache: Inside the Coalition Battle That Could Topple Merkel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 19, 2018

With elections approaching in Bavaria, Angela Merkel's rival Horst Seehofer is seeking to pressure the chancellor into reversing her stance on migration. The conflict could fracture the coalition in Berlin and cost Merkel her job. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]