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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.

Mother Angela: Merkel's Refugee Policy Divides Europe

Mother Angela: Merkel's Refugee Policy Divides Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 21, 2015

Germans long knew their chancellor as a rational, deliberate decision maker. But in the refugee crisis, a new Merkel has emerged, driven by empathy. Increasingly, it is looking like the emotion-driven Merkel is prone to error. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Unapologetic, Unequivocal: The Real Merkel Finally Stands up

Unapologetic, Unequivocal: The Real Merkel Finally Stands up

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 16, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week defended her embrace of refugees with an uncharacteristic outburst of compassion that is likely to go down in history. In doing so, she finally revealed a bit of her true political thinking. A Commentary by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]

Plugging Leaks: Merkel's War on Germany's Press and Parliament

Plugging Leaks: Merkel's War on Germany's Press and Parliament

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 07, 2015

In recent months, Germany's government and intelligence agencies have gone after journalists and parliamentarians in an effort to keep classified information secret. Now, their efforts have resulted in a bona fide scandal for Berlin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'There Is No German Dominance'

SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'There Is No German Dominance'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2015

Criticism of Germany's role in the recent negotiations over Greece's future has been fierce. SPIEGEL speaks with Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble about the government in Athens, his own feelings about a Grexit and his relationship with Chancellor Merkel. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Michael Sauga and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

A Government Divided: Schäuble's Push for Grexit Puts Merkel on Defensive

A Government Divided: Schäuble's Push for Grexit Puts Merkel on Defensive

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2015

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble had a plan to push Greece out of the euro zone. Chancellor Merkel wasn't sure what to do about it. The result is widespread resentment of Germany and a damaged Franco-German relationship. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Fate of Greece: Decision Time for Tsipras and Merkel

The Fate of Greece: Decision Time for Tsipras and Merkel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 10, 2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has gambled away all support in Brussels. Now, he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have to make a momentous decision. Meanwhile, Greece's creditors are divided about how to proceed. more... Comment ]

Rechtsstreit mit Heribert Schwan: Altkanzler Kohl darf umstrittene Tonbänder behalten

Rechtsstreit mit Heribert Schwan: Altkanzler Kohl darf umstrittene Tonbänder behalten

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 10, 2015

Helmut Kohl hat vor Gericht einen weiteren Sieg gegen seinen früheren Biografen errungen: Der Altkanzler darf Tonbänder mit umstrittenen Zitaten von sich behalten. mehr... Forum ]

Operation 'Ochi': Zero Hour for Greece

Operation 'Ochi': Zero Hour for Greece

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2015

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has led his country into chaos. Divisions in Greek society are growing and Sunday's referendum may not be enough to pull the country back from the brink. By Julia Amalia Heyer, Katrin Kuntz and Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

Angela's Ashes: How Merkel Failed Greece and Europe

Angela's Ashes: How Merkel Failed Greece and Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2015

Angela Merkel relishes her reputation as queen of Europe. But she hasn't learned how to use her power, instead allowing a bad situation to heat up to the boiling point. Her inability to take unpopular stances badly exacerbated the Greek crisis. By Peter Müller and René Pfister more... Comment ]

An Attack on Press Freedom: SPIEGEL Targeted by US Intelligence

An Attack on Press Freedom: SPIEGEL Targeted by US Intelligence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2015

Revelations from WikiLeaks published this week show how boundlessly and comprehensively American intelligence services spied on the German government. It has now emerged that the US also conducted surveillance against SPIEGEL. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]