Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel - Germany Politics News Headline

Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes a new immigration law will make it easier for foreign workers to find jobs in Germany, but her push to fill a record number of vacancies risks angering voters who still resent her open-door refugee policy. “Companies should not be leaving the country because they can’t find staff,” Merkel said, adding that many entrepreneurs were more concerned about hiring skilled workers than getting tax relief. Read More →

Angela Merkel - Germany Politics News Headline

A scandal over migrants being chased through the streets has exposed a rift between Angela Merkel and Germany’s security establishment that is dividing her coalition and hindering efforts to contain the fall-out from her “open door” refugee policy. Now, Merkel is caught between her Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), which backs Maassen, and her other coalition partner, the left-leaning Social Democrats (SPD), who say he has lost credibility and must go. Read More →

Angela Merkel - Germany Politics News Headlines

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners demanded the removal of Germany’s domestic intelligence chief on Thursday following much-criticized comments about recent far-right protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz. Hans-Georg Maassen’s future as the head of the BfV intelligence agency has created new strains in Merkel’s six-month-old coalition. The center-leftRead More →

Angela Merkel and Zoran Zaev - Macedonian News in Politics

“This is a historic chance that a generation has only once. Don’t stay at home: Seize the democratic opportunity to say what you think about the future of your country,” Merkel said at a joint news conference with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.Read More →