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Merkel's Popularity Dips As Refugee Crisis Worsens

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.19.2015 | World

 A fall in support and a government row over the refugee crisis raised the heat on German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, forcing allies ...

The Nobel Peace Prize Would Seriously Harm Merkel: This Is Why

Benjamin Prüfer | Posted 10.08.2015 | World
Benjamin Prüfer

It would be wiser for Merkel to refuse the prize. If she is actually offered the prize, these are the words we would like to hear: "Sorry! I have more important things to do right now!"

Give Merkel the Nobel Peace Prize -- She's Earned It

Sebastian Christ | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Sebastian Christ

Angela Merkel is willing to enforce important and unpopular decisions despite resistance in her own party. She's risking her political legacy for a goal that's close to her heart.

Der Merkel Wagen

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Der Merkel Wagen

FINALLY: EU Puts Together Comprehensive Plan To Deal With Refugee Crisis

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

After months of delay and debate, European Union leaders agreed early Thursday to mount a broader, more comprehensive response to Europe's m...

Refugees And Responsibility In Europe And The U.S.

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 09.15.2015 | World
Pierre Guerlain

The genie cannot be put back in the bottle and wars cannot "unhappen". Yet besides the humanitarian help which decency dictates should be offered to refugees, the resort to diplomacy instead of war would also help millions of people now fleeing their countries and trying to make a new life elsewhere.

In Hurling Epithets at Obama, Republican Wannabees Are Also Viciously Attacking U.S. Allies Cameron, Hollande, and Merkel

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If our president is an appeaser, however, then so are all our allies who participated in crafting and agreeing to this deal with Iran.

Senator: Germany Has 'Damaged' Europe To Help Big Banks At Greece's Expense

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says the German government has refused to take responsibility for its biggest banks, whose reckless lending ...

History's Lesson: The EU Is a Survivor

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Remembering history is crucial to understanding the present. Its lessons can be ignored or badly played, but a knowledge of history helps steer us away from exaggerated, immediate conclusions anchored in the flow of the quotidian.

Economists Troll Germany, Telling It To Leave The Euro First

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business

The possibility of a “Grexit” -- or Greek exit from the eurozone -- has dominated headlines in recent months, as round-the-clock negotiat...

A Glimpse of the German Vision for Greece and Europe

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

A joke circulating has a Greek passport officer asking a German woman at the border, "Name?" She replies "Merkel, Angela." The passport officer cont...

Zach Carter

Why Obama Is Leaving Greece To Fend For Itself Against Germany | Zach Carter | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is effectively sitting out the contentious talks over the festering economic crisis in Greece, despite increasi...

When to Hold and When to Fold: Today's Gamble for Greece

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

What do they really want? That's the question everyone is asking about both the Germans and the Greeks. Aspirations explicit and veiled circulate. But recent events -- negotiations, stalemate, trash talk, referendum, shutdowns -- have moved many options off the table. A thunderous "no" vote in Greece drowned out the more pointed "no" from Germany. Both these negatives were expressions not of will but of weakness. Yes, that's correct, German weakness, too. Is this something Alexis Tsipras can exploit? On such a field of increasing obstacle and impediment is where the next battle will play out. Politics is like this.

Nick Robins-Early

Greece's Debt Crisis Enters A Precarious New Stage After Referendum | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

Thousands of jubilant Greeks poured into Athens' Syntagma Square on Sunday night and into Monday morning, after a decisive victory for the "no" vote i...

German Line Hardens After Greeks Vote 'No' In Referendum

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

By Paul Carrel BERLIN, July 6 (Reuters) - The German government signaled a tough line towards Greece on Monday, saying it saw no basis for new bail...

Leave the Ballot Blank -- The Greek Choice for Europe

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

Greece should refuse a false choice by turning in a blank ballot. Refuse in this way the elite-mongering decisionism from which this scandalous insult to voting arises. Let it all go down. Around that the leaders and negotiators will have to adjust. Maybe then some small and sober and unexpected light will appear.

Greek Coffee Shop

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


EU Tells Greeks 'Door Still Open' To Deal, Makes Offer Public

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2015 | World

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, June 28 (Reuters) - EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker launched a last-ditch drive on Sunday to pe...

Merkel Presses G7 Leaders To Agree To Tough Climate Goals

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

By Paul Carrel KRUEN, Germany, June 8 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Group of Seven (G7) leaders to commit to tough...

Merkel Says Germans Can Never Forget Horrors Inflicted At Nazi Death Camps

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2015 | World

By Ayhan Uyanik DACHAU, Germany, May 3 (Reuters) - Germans will never forget the "unfathomable horrors" that the Nazis inflicted at th...

Defiance, Greek Style

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Anastasia Rubis

Reading and watching news of Syriza party's attempts to renegotiate a bailout agreement with the EU and ease austerity in what they term a humanitarian crisis for the Greek people, I've traded doubt and discomfort for a new feeling: respect.

Nurse Putin

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Appeal to Europe's Leaders: Give Greece a Chance

George Papandreou | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
George Papandreou

The fiscal adjustment we have accomplished was done much less through reform, i.e. reorganizing the management of our country, public sector and economy, and more through cuts and taxes. However this has placed an inordinate burden on the middle class, it has created an army of young unemployed and many households are under the poverty line.

Ukraine Needs Political Solution, but Can Diplomacy Succeed Without Weapons?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Perhaps as American and European leaders warn that an AL-Qaeda or ISIS seeks the destruction of "our way of life," we should come to see the Putin danger similarly, but unchallenged he actually has the capacity to deliver on the threat.

European Leaders Push New Peace Plan For Ukraine

AP | MATTHEW LEE and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Carrying a peace plan that reportedly incorporates proposals from Russia, the leaders of Germany and France met Thursday with U...