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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.

Offenlegung der Spählisten: Amerikaner lassen Merkel warten

Offenlegung der Spählisten: Amerikaner lassen Merkel warten

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2015

Welche Ziele hat der US-Geheimdienst NSA in Europa ausspähen lassen? Das wird die Öffentlichkeit wohl so schnell nicht erfahren - denn die Antwort aus Washington lässt auf sich warten. mehr... Forum ]

Germany's Dilemma: Critics Want Tougher Berlin Stance Against Israel

Germany's Dilemma: Critics Want Tougher Berlin Stance Against Israel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 06, 2015

Relations between Germany and Israel are at a crossroads. Is it possible for the German government to continue to steadfastly support the country even as Jerusalem continues to refuse to allow the Palestinians to establish their own state? By Nicola Abé, Christiane Hoffmann, Horand Knaup, René Pfister and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Ärger um Zitate: Altkanzler Kohl siegt erneut vor Gericht gegen Ghostwriter

Ärger um Zitate: Altkanzler Kohl siegt erneut vor Gericht gegen Ghostwriter

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 05, 2015

Altkanzler Helmut Kohl setzt sich durch: Das Oberlandesgericht Köln hat ein früheres Urteil bestätigt, wonach seinem Ghostwriter die Veröffentlichung umstrittener Zitate untersagt ist. mehr... Forum ]

Spying Close to Home: German Intelligence Under Fire for NSA Cooperation

Spying Close to Home: German Intelligence Under Fire for NSA Cooperation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 24, 2015

US intelligence spent years spying on European targets from a secretive base. Now, it seems that German intelligence was aware of the espionage -- and did nothing to stop it. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'The Fourth Reich': What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany

'The Fourth Reich': What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 23, 2015

Following World War II, a German return to dominance in Europe seemed an impossibility. But the euro crisis has transformed the country into a reluctant hegemon and comparisons with the Nazis have become rampant. Are they fair? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Nazi Extortion: Study Sheds New Light on Forced Greek Loans

Nazi Extortion: Study Sheds New Light on Forced Greek Loans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2015

Is Germany liable to Athens for loans the Nazis forced the Greek central bank to provide during World War II? A new study in Greece could increase the pressure on Berlin to pay up. By Manfred Ertel, Katrin Kuntz and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Endgame: Power Struggle in Brussels and Berlin over Fate of Greece

Endgame: Power Struggle in Brussels and Berlin over Fate of Greece

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 13, 2015

European Commission President Juncker wants to keep Greece in the euro zone, no matter what the price. Member states, though, are beginning to lose their patience. Who will ultimately have the final say? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The War Next Door: Can Merkel's Diplomacy Save Europe?

The War Next Door: Can Merkel's Diplomacy Save Europe?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 14, 2015

Chancellor Angela Merkel has often been accused of hesitancy. But in Minsk this week, she committed herself to helping find a way to quiet the weapons in Ukraine. The result was a cease-fire. But it is fragile and may ultimately be disadvantageous for Ukraine. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Shrinking Merkel Down To Size: Berlin Faces Austerity Challenge in Brussels

Shrinking Merkel Down To Size: Berlin Faces Austerity Challenge in Brussels

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 10, 2015

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is challenging Angela Merkel in her de facto role as the most powerful leader in Europe. The election of Greece's Alexis Tsipras may help him in his fight against rigid German austerity policies. By Christoph Pauly and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Opinion: It's Time To Compromise on Greece

Opinion: It's Time To Compromise on Greece

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 02, 2015

Syriza's victory in Greece makes it clearer than ever that a new approach is needed in Europe. Chancellor Merkel, in particular, must show flexibility in the search for compromise with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras. If they can't agree, Europe is in trouble. By Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]