Germany: Put Rights on Agenda for Putin Meeting

Expand German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, July 7 2017.  © 2017 REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld, Pool (Berlin) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel should raise critical human rights…

Germany’s Economic Minister Calls On Europe To Defy Trump’s Iran Sanctions

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier lashed out at the Trump administration in response to Washington’s ultimatum to cut all economic ties with Iran following the US pullout of the 2015 brokered JCPOA. Almaier told Bild newspaper on Saturday that Germany should be assertive and defiant in the face…

Germany: Parliament Urges More Support for the ICC

Expand Session of the German lower house of Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, February 1, 2018. © 2018 Reuters/Axel Schmidt   (Berlin) – The German parliament adopted a cross-party resolution on June 28, 2018, urging the government to increase its active support for the International Criminal…

Euro Jumps After CSU Leader Says Migration Clash With Merkel Resolved

After a torrid for German politics 24 hours, in which CSU leader and German interior minister Horst Seehofer first offered to resign, only to withdraw his offer shortly after and replace it with another ultimatum for Merkel, the whole world was on edge to see…

Germany’s Migrant Policy: Why Trump Was Right

Authored by Vijeta Uniyal via The Gatestone Institute, US President Donald Trump attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s migrant policy this week. The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition,” he tweeted on June 18. “Crime in Germany…

The End Of Merkel? CDU Lawmaker Admits Germany Could Have A New Chancellor “By The End Of Next Week”

It’s looking increasingly likely that German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have attended her last G-7 conference. A day after the euro whipsawed on conflicting reports touting the collapse of Merkel’s governing coalition, a lawmaker from Merkel’s own party said the Chancellor could be out by…

Merkel Backs Macron’s European Army Initiative

German Chancellor Angela Merkel removed one of the biggest barriers to the creation of a European Army on Tuesday when she told a German newspaper that she supported the idea “in principle,” according to RT. “I am in favor of President Macron’s proposal for an…