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  • 21 Aug 2019

    Ahead of Boris Johnson’s arrival in Berlin, the prospect of progress on a renegotiated deal had not looked great. The EU has always insisted that the backstop is the only solution for avoiding a hard border in Ireland – and they had no intention of scrapping it as the Prime Minister had demanded.

  • 9 Apr 2019

    Whilst Theresa May was in Paris and Berlin, back home in the Commons, 97 of her MPs voted against her desire for a Brexit extension and 80 Tory MPs, including 12 ministers, did not vote at all.

  • 4 Apr 2019

    Angela Merkel has promised to stand with Ireland every step of the way, vowing to do everything she can to prevent a No-Deal Brexit. Speaking after a meeting in Dublin with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, she said she still hoped for an orderly Brexit. Our business editor Siobhan Kennedy has spent the day…

  • 23 Jan 2019

    Amid global fragmentation, Angela Merkel’s speech at Davos was loaded with appeals to heal divisions. But does that extend to breaking the deadlock of Brexit? 

  • 7 Dec 2018

    It’s the end of an era in Germany. The Christian Democrat party has chosen a new leader after 18 years with Angela Merkel at the helm. Her successor is a close ally and very much in the same mould. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer narrowly defeated Friedrich Merz, a one-time Merkel rival, in a run-off at the party congress in…

  • 29 Oct 2018

    The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping down as leader of her Christian Democrat party, saying she took ultimate responsibility for her fourth term government’s poor showing in recent elections.

  • 5 Jul 2018

    Theresa May and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, have been in talks ahead of the ‘crucial’ next phase of the Brexit process.

  • 27 Apr 2018

    President Trump will be hoping that peace in Korea becomes his greatest legacy, telling the German Chancellor Angela Merkel that talks on the issue had “never gone this far”. He also claimed that he and Ms Merkel had always had a “good relationship”.

  • 20 Nov 2017

    What does Merkel’s coalition crisis mean for Brexit?

    UK diplomats worry that prolonged uncertainty in Germany over the formation of a new government means that officials may take control of events and that hardens the German position. Some claim that it was German officials who shaped the setback at the European Council in October when the UK was deemed to have made insufficient…

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Merkel ally: December breakthrough possible

    Manfred Weber, leader of the EPP in the European Parliament and an ally of Chancellor Merkel, has left a meeting with Theresa May feeling a bit more optimistic about the prospects for the European Council meeting in December. Theresa May desperately needs that to be the moment that Brexit talks move on to Phase 2…

  • 25 Sep 2017

    Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term, but it’s a hollow victory given the pummelling she and her former coalition partners received. and the success of the right-wing, nationalist Alternative for Germany party. The AfD, which promised to fight “an invasion of foreigners”, seems to have capitalised on a backlash over Mrs Merkel’s…

  • 24 Sep 2017

    An official result is not expected for a few days but the official projections show that Angela Merkel will secure an historic fourth term. But with her power-base eroded by a surge in support for the far right.

  • 28 May 2017

    The German chancellor Angela Merkel has said Europeans must take their destiny into their own hands – in the face of policy differences with President Trump and Britain’s decision to leave the EU. And more rain could hit parts of Sri Lanka still struggling to recover from devastating floods.

  • 15 May 2017

    Promising more pragmatism in their relationship, and a roadmap to reform the EU, the new French President Emmanuel Macron has been holding talks with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, just a day after he was sworn into office.

  • 6 Dec 2016

    The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has backed calls for moves to ban the full face veil in Germany. Speaking to her CDU party conference, she said the burka “should be outlawed wherever it is legally possible”.