A spokesman for Merkel on December 22 said the comments came in a telephone conversation between the two leaders.The Ukrainian presidential press service said Poroshenko and Merkel supported the latest agreement reached in the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) to establish a new cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.
They reluctantly agreed to reconsider after Merkel's coalition talks with two smaller parties collapsed.If they don't enter a coalition, the only possibilities would be an unprecedented minority government led by Merkel or a new election.
BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for the quick formation of a new governing alliance with Germany's main center-left party, saying that only a coalition will bring the "stable government" needed at a challenging time for Europe.Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats will begin discussions Wednesday on a possible extension of their coalition of the past four years.
Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure from inside her conservative bloc Sunday to aim for a quick coalition deal with center-left rivals without conceding too much ground on core issues such as immigration.Talks between Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties to form a previously untried coalition collapsed a week ago.
TALLINN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitions for the European Union on Thursday and said his ideas could be the foundation for “intense” Franco-German cooperation on the future of Europe.On Tuesday, Macron outlined bold proposals for a European renewal, calling for the European Union to work more closely on defence and migration and for a euro zone budget.
On Tuesday, Macron outlined bold proposals for a European renewal, calling for the European Union to work more closely on defence and migration and for a euro zone budget.However, he faced a cautious hearing when he expounded his ideas to fellow EU leaders over dinner in Tallinn.
“Last night’s discussions showed there’s a common realization of a need for a leap forward in Europe,” Macron told reporters on Friday after an EU summit dinner that stretched beyond midnight in the Estonian capital Tallinn.“Today we’re all convinced Europe must move ahead faster and stronger, for more sovereignty, more unity and more democracy.
However, he faced a cautious hearing when he expounded his ideas to fellow EU leaders over dinner in Tallinn.Merkel told reporters before a meeting with Macron that his ideas could be the basis for “intense” Franco-German cooperation.
In July 2015, during a forum for young people, Merkel was strongly criticised after failing to console a young Palestinian girl threatened with deportation.“Wir schaffen das” ("We will cope"), Merkel said.
A guide to understanding the German election, Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and other parties — Quartz
Germans don’t directly vote for their leader like in the US, but they can vote for a party.Each party is represented by colors: The CDU and its sister party the Christian Social Union are black, while the SPD is red.
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has deployed a fail-safe political weapon as campaigning intensifies ahead of German elections: sharing her recipe for potato soup.In typical down-to-earth style, she chose a simple everyday staple that is eaten at home by families across Germany: potato soup.
Cook like the chancellor
Eight years after she revealed that she can whip up a “really good potato soup”, Merkel has finally disclosed her recipe.“Then there’ll always be a few lumps left,” said Merkel, known affectionately to Germans as “Mutti” (Mummy).
Merkel soup, beer and nudism: When Germany's election got interesting and sometimes weird , Europe News & Top Stories
Here are some highlights from Germany's election campaign.Cook like the chancellor
Eight years after she revealed that she can whip up a "really good potato soup", Merkel has finally disclosed her recipe.
Back in Syria, friends gave Malakeh Jazmati the nickname “Miss Spaghetti” because cooking up tasty traditional regional dishes wasn’t exactly her thing.Flash forward two years and Jazmati has become a dynamo in the kitchen in her adopted hometown of Berlin, with Chancellor Angela Merkel among those dazzled by her Middle Eastern delights.
”The most powerful woman in the world is known for serving potato soup to her guests and her husband, Joachim Sauer.In the 2009 election campaign, Mrs Merkel told voters potato soup was one of her favourite meals along with roulade and red cabbage.