Angela Merkel

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Battle to be Merkel’s successor divides Germany’s CDU and CSU
Duel between Armin Laschet and Markus Söder threatens sister parties’ delicate symbiosis

Kate Connolly in Berlin

13, Apr, 2021 @5:49 PM

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Merkel sets out plan to take control of Germany’s Covid response
Bill would give national government power to impose restrictions in states with high infection rates

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

09, Apr, 2021 @2:39 PM

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Global treaty needed to protect states from pandemics, say world leaders
Joint letter signed by Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and others warns ‘nobody is safe until everyone is safe’

Lucy Campbell

29, Mar, 2021 @11:11 PM

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Merkel threatens to centralise Covid response as some states refuse to act
Chancellor complains her government does not yet have power to impose national lockdown

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

29, Mar, 2021 @12:06 PM

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Europe's technocrats play into populist hands with their bungled Covid response | Hans Kundnani
Angela Merkel’s apology for cancelling the Easter lockdown was the latest example of the EU elite making a critical misstep

Hans Kundnani

28, Mar, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Heroes to zeros: how German perfectionism wrecked its Covid vaccine drive
The same thoroughness that made Angela Merkel’s government a pandemic role model is now holding it back

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

27, Mar, 2021 @2:19 PM

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EU leaders push back against bloc's plans to halt Covid vaccine exports
More sceptical member states hope ‘stick will never be used’ amid concerns over supply chain

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

25, Mar, 2021 @9:19 AM

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Merkel apologises as she reverses Germany's Easter Covid lockdown
Belgium reintroduces strict lockdown as German chancellor admits plan for five-day closure was a mistake

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

24, Mar, 2021 @3:55 PM

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'New pandemic': Merkel seeks to tackle British variant with Easter lockdown
German chancellor supports EU chief’s threat to block AstraZeneca vaccines from being exported as country faces ‘very serious situation’

Alison Rourke and agencies

23, Mar, 2021 @5:03 AM

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US warns Nord Stream pipeline is 'Russian geopolitical project'
Antony Blinken, US secretary of state, says firms involved in pipeline should stop work or risk sanctions

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

18, Mar, 2021 @8:20 PM

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The Guardian view on Europe's social democrats: time to come back from the dead | Editorial
Editorial: Across the continent, the popularity of centre-left parties plummeted during the age of austerity. The new focus on economic growth and climate targets offers a route to redemption


15, Mar, 2021 @7:27 PM

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Questions over new CDU leader as Angela Merkel's party slumps to defeats
Armin Laschet under pressure after Christian Democrats record worst ever results in two state elections

Kate Connolly in Berlin

15, Mar, 2021 @12:08 PM

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