#Angela Merkel

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU)) on 25.09.2017 at the beginning of the CDU board meeting in the CDU headquarters in the Konrad-Adenauer-Haus in Berlin. In Berlin, the leaders of the parties discussed the outcome of the Bundestag election. Photo: Michael Kappeler / dpa
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Merkel faces challenge to form new government after far-right success

German chancellor’s centre-right alliance remains largest force in parliament, as far-right Alternative für Deutschland takes 13% of vote in Sunday’s election.
Martin Schulz, chairman of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) and SPD chancellor candidate, delivers a speech at the conference of the SPD youth organization, the Young Socialists, and the Socialist Youth of Germany _ Falcons entitled 'europe - turn left', in Duisburg, Germany, 07 April 2017. Photo: Guido Kirchner/dpa/archive
Martin Schulz, chairman of Germany's Soc... […]

As Schulz struggles, are the lights going out for Europe’s left?

Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz is struggling to challenge Angela Merkel in the German elections. Why does the centre-left appear to be on the decline across so much of Europe?
MEPs were given a joint statement by Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU, r-l), Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and French President Emmanuel Macron, in front of the sailing school "Goletta Palinuro" in Trieste, Italy. The meeting took place before the start of the summit of six Western Balkan states with several EU countries in the northern Italian city. ATTENTION: Only for editorial use in connection with the current reporting and only with copyright notice Photo: Guido Bergmann /dpa
MEPs were given a joint statement by Cha... […]

Merkel and Macron pledge Italy help

The leaders of the largest two powers in the European Union – Germany and France – pledge to help Italy face a mass inflow of boat migrants from North Africa.