Angela Merkel

The Takeaway

Historical Comparisons: Worthwhile or Worthless?

Monday, February 16, 2015

We've heard it all: Obama compared to Hitler, Putin compared to Hitler, Angela Merkel called Germany's Chamberlain. What do we get out of this type of historical comparison? 


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From Ossi Scientist to Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel: The Most Powerful Woman In the World

Monday, December 08, 2014

Angela Merkel is one of the most powerful women in the world, and her rise to Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is extraordinary, given her biography. 

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Bracket | Most Fashionable Politicos

Monday, April 02, 2012

We've picked sixteen fashionable politicians; it's up to you to decide who's the best-dressed.

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The Takeaway

Germany Approves EU Bailout Fund

Thursday, September 29, 2011

German Chancellor Angela Merkel scored a major political victory on Thursday as the Parliament voted to expand the European Union's bailout fund. While the measure passed, the divisive vote had threatened Merkel's control over her own governing collation. The legislation increases Germany's share of guarantees from €123 billion to €211 billion. Six out of 17 euro zone nations still need to pass the agreement. Analysts are skeptical, saying the fund is too small to help seriously indebted European countries.

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Greek PM Asks Germany for Assistance

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Greek Prime Minister George Panpandreou is in Germany to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss a new strategy to keep his country from defaulting on its debt. Greece needs a further €8 billion to pay its bills. Without it, hundreds of thousands of civil servants will not get paid. Early Tuesday, Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said his country will receive bailout funds.