Merkel says planned exit won't hurt her influence abroad

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 - 11:10 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she does not expect her global influence to be diminished in the run-up to her planned exit from politics in 2021.

End of era beckons as Merkel says she will give up CDU party chair

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 - 01:34 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would not seek re-election as party chairwoman and that her fourth term as chancellor would be her last, heralding the end of a 13-year era in which she has dominated European politics.

Merkel protege issues stark warning to SPD before state election

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 - 12:30 GMT

Chancellor Angela Merkel's preferred successor as head of Germany's conservatives warned the Social Democrats (SPD) on Thursday.

Support for Merkel's bloc hits record low, AfD at new high -poll

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 - 11:00 GMT

Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has slumped to a record low after a bruising internal row over migration policy.

Bavarian conservatives not seeking to break up German 'grand coalition' -Seehofer

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 - 10:14 GMT

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said his Bavarian conservatives were not seeking to break up Germany's "grand coalition" or oust Chancellor Angela Merkel.

German coalition deal no "blank cheque" for Europe, conservative tells SPD

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 - 04:50 GMT

A senior conservative lawmaker on Tuesday told Germany's Social Democrats they would jeopardise a hard-fought coalition agreement.

Weakened Merkel offers job to arch critic in young new German cabinet

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 - 10:00 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would promote her most prominent critic from within her conservative party, 37-year old Jens Spahn.

Merkel dodges question on Poland's new Holocaust law

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 - 11:00 GMT

Merkel declined to comment on Saturday on a Polish law that imposes jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust.

Confidence grows for deal on new Merkel government

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 - 12:50 GMT

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats inched closer towards a coalition agreement Monday.

German coalition negotiators may drop proposal to abolish air transport tax

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 - 01:10 GMT

Grand coalition between Angela Merkel's conservatives and Social Democrats may drop a proposal to progressively abolish Germany's air transport tax.

Germany's potential coalition partners agree on energy, wrangle over health

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 - 11:40 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) reached agreement on energy and agriculture on Saturday.

Cornered Merkel launches talks with SPD in bid to secure fourth term

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 - 11:32 GMT

More than three months after a German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is still scrambling to form a new government and will on Sunday.

German conservatives eye 65,000 cap on migrants

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 - 10:02 GMT

Germany should cap the number of new immigrants to around 65,000 a year.

Merkel welcomes SPD's decision to start talks on forming gov't

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 - 11:44 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday welcomed a decision by the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) to begin exploratory talks with her conservatives.

German conservatives willing to enter coalition talks with SPD

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 - 12:30 GMT

German conservatives willing to enter coalition talks with SPD.

German parties regroup for last-ditch coalition push

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 01:49 GMT

Germany’s would-be coalition partners met on Saturday for a last-ditch round of weekend talks aimed at finding common ground in the divisive fields of climate and migration policy,

Merkel on track for fourth term after German election - exit poll

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 - 04:10 GMT

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives secured a fourth consecutive term in office on Sunday.