France, Germany to unveil eurozone reforms in March

Germany and France will offer their joint vision for reforming the eurozone by March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, in an effort to bridge divisions over the future of the single currency. Meeting without departure-bound Britain, the bloc’s 27 leaders were tasked by EU President Donald Tusk to speak freely about their often clashing… Please follow and like us:

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GERMANY – Germany facing political crisis as coalition talks collapse

Chancellor Angela Merkel was left battling for political survival Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed — plunging Germany into a crisis that could see it hold fresh elections. Europe’s biggest economy now faces weeks, if not months of paralysis with a lame-duck government that is unlikely to take bold policy action. Germany’s… Please follow and like us:

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AfD In 3rd place in German election polls: Unhappy political marriages

German Chancellor Angela Merkel By Mike “Mish” Shedlock German federal elections are Sunday, September 24. The most likely outcome of the election is another “Grand Coalition” but it will be a much-weakened coalition. And If that coalition forms again, the rightwing AfD party is poised to become the largest opposition party. Rightwing Turning Point The Wall… Please follow and like us:

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Watch The G20 Summit Live

The G20 summit, where 20 of the world’s largest economies converge in Hamburg for a two-day meeting, promises to be higher-stakes than normal this year. If you want to follow all the action from the mainstream conference agenda, you can do so here: Highlights include a session in which leaders are set to discuss climate-related issues… Please follow and like us:

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German Troops Won’t Be Wearing Uniforms at G20 Summit

As the G20 Summit kicks off in the German city of Hamburg on Friday, attendees might see less of a troop presence. A German defense ministry memo leaked to newspaper Der Spiegel revealed that the government had advised soldiers to wear plain clothes during the summit outside of their barracks. The reason? Fears of left-wing attacks… Please follow and like us:

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China, Germany pledge to forge closer innovative partnership

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at a bilateral forum on innovation cooperation, which is also attended by his German counterpart Angela Merkel, in Berlin, Germany, June 1, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] BERLIN – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Thursday China is ready to forge a closer innovative partnership with Germany. Li, who was in Germany for a… Please follow and like us:

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Donald Trump bats back ‘Fake News’ about Russia, Germany

President Trump fired back at critics in the news media Tuesday, dismissing the brouhaha over Russia and strained relations with Germany. “Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S. & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News,” Mr. Trump tweeted. News reports after the long holiday… Please follow and like us:

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DIPLOMACY – Merkel’s blunt speech sparks fears of rupture in transatlantic pact

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hinted that a major geostrategic shift may be under way when she told a Munich rally on Sunday that Europe must fight “for our destiny” in the wake of Brexit and an apparent US withdrawal from the world stage. Speaking to some 2,500 supporters at an election rally in Munich, Merkel said… Please follow and like us:

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Putin: Russia-Turkey recovery process ‘complete’

Russia and Turkey agreed to boost economic ties on Wednesday as Moscow hailed improving bilateral relations following tensions caused by Ankara’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border in 2015. However, there was little obvious progress on Syria, where the two countries back opposing sides, as Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his… Please follow and like us:

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G20 fails to agree on free trade endorsement

Finance ministers from 20 world powers have failed to reach an agreement to endorse free trade and rejection of protectionism in the face of US opposition, according to the communique of the G20 participants. The ministers and central bank chiefs of the G20 countries ended talks in the German town of Baden Baden on Saturday, making… Please follow and like us:

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China and Germany Unite Against Trump’s Protectionism

Germany and China are cozying up when it comes to free trade, as President Donald Trump threatens to cut Beijing off. After they spoke on the phone Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to “together fight for free trade and open markets,” Agence France-Presse reported. Their remarks came ahead of a… Please follow and like us:

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Trump, Merkel to Face-Off on EU, NATO

When U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sit down for a ‘get to know you’ session at the White House Friday, the entire future of the Transatlantic relationship will be hanging in the balance. The leaders of two of the world’s most powerful economies have seemed to be on a collision course since… Please follow and like us:

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Tusk wins second term as EU chief despite Polish fury

European Union leaders confirmed Donald Tusk for a second term as their president, angering his home country of Poland and opening up a new rift at a time when EU unity is essential. The 27 other EU leaders overrode weeks of objections from the nationalist government in Warsaw, which has a long and bitter rivalry with… Please follow and like us:

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Pence: US ‘Unwavering in Our Commitment to Our Transatlantic Alliance’

The U.S. vice president told the Munich Security Conference Saturday the United States is “unwavering in our commitment to our transatlantic alliance.” Mike Pence said NATO “must be as dominant in the digital world as we are in the physical world” to fight groups like Islamic State, which he said is “perhaps the greatest evil of… Please follow and like us:

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected as Germany’s president

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s former foreign minister, has been elected as the country’s new president, the 12th person to hold the largely ceremonial post in the post-war era. Steinmeier on Sunday won 931 out of 1,239 valid votes cast by the members of the Federal Assembly, which is made up of 630 federal members of parliament and… Please follow and like us:

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