Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and a former research scientist who has been the leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000 and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005.
She is the first woman and the first former citizen of the German Democratic Republic to hold either office.
Having earned a doctorate as a physical chemist, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, briefly serving as the deputy spokesperson for the first democratically elected East German Government in 1990.
Following the German reunification in 1990, she was elected to the Bundestag for Stralsund-Nordvorpommern-Rügen in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a seat she has held ever since.
She was later appointed as the Federal Minister for Women and Youth in 1991 under Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and became the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety in 1994, serving until 1998.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday the European Union must deepen cooperation in defense and in particular weapons systems development, warning Germans that they may need to make.. Reuters - Published
The new leader of Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU) on Saturday promised an era of improved cooperation with Angela Merkel's conservative party, with whom they share power at a federal level, in a.. Reuters - Published
According to Reuters, the United States has warned German companies involved in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they could face sanctions if they stick with the project. U.S. President..
Greece told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday it had grounds to pursue a legal claim for billions of euros in reparations for the Nazi occupation of the country in World War Two. Rough cut (no..
Police fired teargas at protesters marching through central Athens against an education ministry bill currently under public consultation that will change the way teachers are appointed. Rough cut (no..
According to a report by Business Insider, John B. Emerson, who served as US ambassador to Germany under former President Barack Obama, revealed that he advised German Chancellor Angela Merkel to build..
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Germany's Angela Merkel, along with other EU leaders, ruled out continued negotiations on Brexit with under four months remaining until the UK leaves the..
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would do all she could to make sure Britain leaves the European Union with an agreement and, striking a conciliatory tone, she felt a responsibility.. Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would do all she could to make sure Britain leaves the European Union with an agreement and that London should remain a close partner of the bloc.. Reuters - Published
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that President Vladimir Putin had agreed to a proposal by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for German experts to monitor the Kerch Strait near.. Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's protege appealed to the British on Friday to stay in the European Union, saying her compatriots had not forgotten how Britain welcomed Germany back as a sovereign.. Reuters - Published
The German government will only tackle the issue of whether to extend the Brexit deadline beyond a scheduled date of March 29 once it knows how Britain intends to proceed, a spokeswoman for Chancellor.. Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told legislators she could not envisage renegotiating Britain's European Union withdrawal agreement but she did not rule out further clarifying Britain's future ties to.. Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that it was necessary to keep trying to secure an orderly Brexit but she stressed that Germany was prepared if Britain did end up exiting the European.. Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered no concessions to British Prime Minister Theresa May on Brexit, a German government spokesman said on Tuesday, categorically denying a report in Britain's.. Reuters - Published
Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed a China-European Union summit during Germany's 2020 EU presidency that would include national leaders of EU countries as well as officials from Brussels and.. Reuters - Published
Greece told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday it had grounds to pursue a legal claim for billions of euros in reparations for the Nazi occupation of the country in World War Two. Reuters - Published
German conservative Friedrich Merz said on Friday he would not be taking a new post with the Christian Democrats, contradicting the party and exposing lingering divisions after he lost the race to.. Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday a deal between the European Union and Turkey to stem massive migrant flows is dysfunctional and criticized Greece's legal system for underperforming on.. Reuters - Published