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German Chancellor Merkel wins TV debate against Schulz

Panos - Sep 04, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the comfortable winner of Sunday night’s TV debate against her political rival Martin Schulz of the Social Democrats, according to a phone…

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Merkel: I hope Greece implements reform programme

makis - Aug 29, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed hope that Greece would implement the new batch of measures during her press conference after the summer season. “I cannot make any…

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Eurasia: Who’s Afraid Of Angela Merkel?

Panos - Jul 10, 2017

This weekend, the world’s most powerful leaders are gathering in Hamburg for the G-20 summit. The main event for many observers will be the first (or at…

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Prospects for deal in bailout talks get more distant

makis - Mar 10, 2017

After yet another round of inconclusive bailout talks in Athens, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he believed a comprehensive deal with creditors could be reached by April…

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Envoys leave without deal, Merkel slams Greece over refugee response

makis - Mar 09, 2017

Representatives of Greece’s international creditors were expected to leave the capital on Friday without having reached an agreement with government officials on contentious issues including pension reform…

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Merkel – Lagarde agreed to deal with the Greek debt after 2018

Panos - Feb 17, 2017

According to information from Welt, there was a phone call between Merkel and Lagarde a few days ago, where they agreed that the Greek debt should be…

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ND leader meets with Merkel in Berlin

makis - Feb 13, 2017

Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has presented German Chancellor Angela Merkel with New Democracy’s plan for extracting Greece from its ongoing crisis during a meeting in Berlin…

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Merkel visits Turkey with ties frayed over fight against terror, free speech

Panos - Feb 02, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Turkey on Thursday for the first time since July's failed coup, seeking to bolster a relationship frayed by differences over issues from…

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Athens reacts to reports of German criticism on migration

Panos - Sep 29, 2016

Athens on Thursday reacted to reports saying that Berlin has criticized Greece for making poor progress in processing the asylum applications of thousands of refugees stranded on…

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Tsipras-Merkel discuss Europe’s major challenges ahead

makis - Sep 15, 2016

The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a telephone conversation with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday morning on the major the major challenges that Europe is presently…

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Turkey ‘must meet conditions’ for visa-free travel, says Merkel

Sokratis - Sep 03, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that Turkey must fulfill all 72 preconditions before the European Union grants visa-free travel to its citizens. “These 72 conditions have…

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Berlin hesitant to address the Greek debt sustainability

Panos - Sep 01, 2016

The European Central Bank is expecting the sustainability of the Greek debt to be addressed, before including Greece in its quantitative easing (QE) program, essentially adopting the…

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Tsipras-Merkel allied in response to refugee crisis

makis - Aug 23, 2016

Athens is investing in an alliance with Berlin in response to the refugee crisis, in hopes of a more flexible approach to the upcoming second bailout review…

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Mitsotakis to meet Chancellor Merkel in Luxembourg

Panos - May 30, 2016

The President of New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis has arranged to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel while in Luxembourg on Monday. The meeting between two will take…

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Germany seeking ‘safe zones’ in Syria to shelter refugees

ilias1 - Apr 24, 2016

Germany is seeking the creation of "safe zones" to shelter refugees in Syria, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, an idea Turkey has long championed in the…

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Merkel: As of March 20, refugees entering Greece will be sent to Turkey

makis - Mar 18, 2016

“Today EU and Turkey reached a joint agreement to deal with the unprecedented refugee crisis. Europe will get through this and this is the first example towards…

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sipras meets with Merkel – Hollande before EU summit

makis - Mar 17, 2016

The two-day EU Summit begins today without European having agreed during preliminary discussions on a definitive approach with Turkey on refugee issue. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras,…

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Merkel says history won’t judge kindly if EU fails refugees

makis - Mar 09, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said history will judge Europe harshly unless its countries share the burden of accepting refugees, taking aim at Hungary and Slovakia for refusing…

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Merkel says history won’t judge kindly if EU fails refugees

Panos - Mar 09, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said history will judge Europe harshly unless its countries share the burden of accepting refugees, taking aim at Hungary and Slovakia for refusing…

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Merkel unhappy with draft statement on ‘closed’ Balkan route, reports say

Panos - Mar 07, 2016

Speaking ahead of a special EU summit with Turkey on the ongoing migration crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday voiced objections over a draft statement saying…