Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany

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On 25 September 2007, Chancellor Angela Merkel met the Dalai Lama for "private and informal talks" in Berlin in the Chancellery amid protest from China.
Angela Merkel was born as Angela Dorothea Kasner in Hamburg on 17 July 1954, as the daughter of Horst Kasner (b.
On 25 September 2007, Chancellor Angela Merkel met the Dalai Lama for "private and informal talks" in Berlin in the Chancellery am.
Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany.
Merkel is poised to become the first female chancellor of Germany and the first eastern German to lead the reunified nation.
German Leader’s Status Grows as Voice of EuropeBy MARK LANDLERWith Britain and France both in political flux, Chancellor Angela Merkel has emerged as the leading political actor in Europe.
Merkel is considered by Forbes Magazine to be the "most powerful woman in the world at the present time.
As the first female leader of the world's third largest economic power, Merkel has secured her place in posterity.
Angela Merkel was born as Angela Dorothea Kasner in Hamburg, as the daughter of Horst Kasner (b.
Like most pupils, Merkel was a member of the official, socialist-led youth movement Free German Youth (FDJ.
Merkel was educated in Templin and at the University of Leipzig, where she studied physics from 1973 to 1978.
When the Kohl government was defeated in the 1998 general election, Merkel was named Secretary-General of the CDU.
Merkel is a Protestant, originating from predominantly Protestant northern Germany, while the CDU is a male-dominated, socially conservative party with deep Catholic roots, and has its strongholds in western and southern Germany.
Merkel supported a substantial reform agenda concerning Germany's economic and social system and was considered to be more pro-market (and pro-deregulation) than her own party (the CDU); she advocated changes to German labor law, specifically, removing barriers to laying off employees and increasing the allowed number of work hours in a week, arguing that existing laws made the country less competitive because companies cannot easily control labor costs at times when business is slow.
In the spring of 2003, defying strong public opposition, Merkel came out in favor of the US.
As a female politician from a centre right party, and a scientist, Merkel has been compared by many in the English language press to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
In addition to being the first female German chancellor and the youngest German chancellor after the War, Merkel is also the first from East Germany (although born in Hamburg), the first born after World War II, and the first with a background in natural sciences.
Merkel was also criticized for plagiarizing a passage from a speech used by President Ronald Reagan in a 1980 US presidential debate for her own television election duel with Gerhard Schröder, the Social Democratic chancellor.
Merkel was elected Chancellor by the majority of delegates (397 to 217) in the newly assembled Bundestag on November 22 but 51 members of the governing coalition voted against her.
Merkel had stated that the main aim of her government would be to reduce unemployment, and that it is this issue on which her government will be judged.
On September 25, 2007, Chancellor Angela Merkel met the Dalai Lama for a "private exchange" in Berlin in the Chancellery amid protest from China and against the advice of senior officials.
Merkel was granted special permission to speak before Israel's parliament, which is normally done only by heads of state.
On Saturday October 4, following the Irish Government's decision to guarantee all deposits in private savings accounts, a move she was strongly critical of, Merkel said there were no plans for the German Government to do the same.
The cabinet of Angela Merkel was sworn in at 16:00 CET, November 22, 2005.
Merkel is also prominent at German national football team's matches, and is an honorary club member of Energie Cottbus.
In 2007 Angela Merkel was awarded the honorary doctorate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Merkel has invited the same comparison.
In contrast, although Merkel has been criticized for not campaigning on women's issues, "The share of female ministers in the present government under Angela Merkel is 36 percent" although this is a little "shy of an all-time high of 46 percent women under the previous" government.
On unemployment and the economy, the two issues on which Merkel said that her administration would be judged, she made progress at least until the global meltdown of 2008.
Merkel has spoken in support of the Saudi Peace Plan; Almaeena, Khaled.
Germany's First Fella, Angela Merkel Is Germany's Chancellor; But Her Husband Stays Out Of The Spotlight.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives Honorary doctorate from Hebrew University.
photo video slideshow Merkel: German fiscal plan to strengthen country Houston Chronicle BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday the latest financial stimulus plan agreed upon this week by the government will help the country weather the financial crisis by combining tax relief with public spending.
Text size article toolbox Germany Government Investment Merkel Photos photo: AP / Virginia Mayo) Angela Merkel Is Pissed At Barack Obama German chancellor, Angela Merkel, is pissed at Barack Obama.
The first female chancellor in Germany's history, and the first woman to lead Germany since it became a nation-state in 1871, Merkel is a favorite of German business.
Unassuming and diplomatically astute, Merkel was later named secretary-general of the Christian Democratic Union, Germany's largest conservative political party, after the Kohl government fell in 1998.
Merkel has been overhauling the government's health care system and cumbersome corporate tax policies.
With her conciliatory powers, Merkel has managed to maintain impressive approval ratings both home and abroad.
Merkel was among those applying the most diplomatic pressure on the Afghan regime, along with officials in the United States and Italy.
Merkel has taken a much tougher line than her predecessor.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet with Otmar Hassler, the prime minister of Liechtenstein on Wednesday to discuss the growing tax-fraud investigation in Germany, The Associated Press reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she opposes suggestions to ban Iran from the World Cup because of controversial remarks by the country's president.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to put Germany's economy back among the top three in Europe, sending out a signal of optimism for her government's agenda.
A German woman missing in Iraq is believed to have become the fifth Westerner abducted in recent days, Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced.
Angela Merkel has said on her first foreign trip as German chancellor that her new government will not join NATO's training of Iraqi military officers.
Angela Merkel has been officially elected Germany's first female chancellor, heading an unwieldy alliance of the right and left that now has the job of reviving Europe's biggest economy.
Angela Merkel was sworn in Tuesday as Germany's eighth post-World War II leader and its first female chancellor, taking an oath of office that commits her to "dedicate my strength to the welfare of the German people.
There has been little cheer in Germany's business community now that Angela Merkel is headed to take the chancellery from Gerhard Schroeder.
Conservative leader Angela Merkel says she will become Germany's first woman chancellor under a deal with Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and conservative challenger Angela Merkel met face to face Thursday evening to negotiate who would lead a grand coalition government between their two camps.
Conservative leader Angela Merkel has urged Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's party to enter talks to form a "grand coalition" under her leadership.
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Angela Merkel has become Germany's first woman chancellor, despite only scraping a victory in the 18 September election.
The CDU wants to ease the rules for dismissing workers and limit sector-wide wage deals - but Mrs Merkel had to make compromises on this to secure the coalition deal.
Born in Hamburg, Angela Merkel was only a couple of months old when her father, a Lutheran pastor, was given a parish in a small town in East Germany.
Merkel is the first woman to assume the chancellery of reunited Germany and the first woman to lead Germany since it became a modern nation-state in 1871.
In her function as Chancellor of Germany, Merkel was (rotative, 1st term 2007) also president of the European Council.
Bali in December, when Merkel is still head of the G8.
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Merkel is the first female Chancellor of Germany.
Chancellor Merkel is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an International network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers whose mission is to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women and equitable development.
In 2008 Merkel received the Charlemagne Prize for her work to reform the European Union.
Merkel is now married to Joachim Sauer, a professor of chemistry.
In 2000 Merkel was elected head of the CDU, becoming the first woman and the first non-Catholic to lead the party.
Merkel received the partys nomination for the 2005 election, and among her campaign promises were reforms to the countrys ailing economy and improved relations with the United States, which had become strained by Schrders opposition to the Iraq War.
BERLIN, Jan 13 (UPI) -- Barack Obama should get ready for some "very serious talks" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over federal aid to the US.
Angela Merkel was formerly known as Monica Lewinski.
Recently Angela Merkel has starred in several Star Wars movies which proberbly would have been a big box office hit if she had never been in them in the first place.
Angela Merkel has never been seen smiling.
After only staying two weeks in hospital Angela Merkel had to leave early as the hospital didn't have enougth beds to cope with the high demand of patients, many suffering from the horror of seeing her in the new sex seane in Star Wars Episode 4 when she makes love to Jabba the Hut and John Prescott.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she would press for stronger international financial regulations, saying the global economic crisis created an opportunity for more controls and greater transparency.
BERLIN, Jan 4 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has bowed to pressure from her Bavarian allies and agreed to include tax relief in a new stimulus package designed to shield the economy from its worst.
DOW JONES NEWSWIRES German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country may add tax cuts to its package of measures to prevent its economy from falling into its deepest recession, the Financial Times reported Thursday.
WARSAW -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday a court ruling that forces the government to fully reintroduce tax breaks for commuters will help boost consumption.
BERLIN -- Germany is leaving all options open to fight the economic downturn, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.
s lead by slashing value-added tax to stimulate spending as a way to fight the economic slowdown, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.
First, it was supposed to be a proper interview, but due to the fact that Angela Merkel had worked all night, she wanted to cancel.
Besides the chit chat the talk with Angela Merkel was about her using the new medium and being critical of herself.
On April 10, 2000, Merkel was named the first woman chair of her party, replacing Wolfgang Schauble.
Merkel was a staunch supporter of the US.
In both 2006, and 2007, Merkel was named one of the world's 100 most powerful women by Forbes magazine.
was born on April 20th, 1889, and Angela Merkel was born on April 20th, 1954.
Merkel was to also take her biological father's position as German Chancellor.
Hitler's biological daughter, Angela Merkel was elected Chancellor of Germany.
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Forbes ranks 15 NY women among 100 most forcefulPosted on 08-27-2008For the third year in a row, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed the top spot on Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's 100 most powerful women.
Barack Obama starts European visitPosted on 07-24-2008Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as climate and energy issues at Germany's chancellery Thursday, part of a tour aimed at lifting the first-term senator's international standing.
Merkel Calls On Ukraine, Russia to Reach Agreement in Gas-Supply DisputeBloomberg 1/15/2009 9:06:42 AMGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said Ukraine and Russia must resolve a gas dispute that's cut off deliveries to parts of Europe, warning the.
Merkel: German fiscal plan to strengthen countryBusinessweek 1/13/2009 11:51:14 AMGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday her government's new euro50 billion ($67 billion) financial stimulus plan is an "exceptional" measure.
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In a speech to parliament, Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that a hard year lies ahead for Germany.
BERLIN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Russia is at risk of hurting its reputation as a reliable energy supplier through its gas row with Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.
With carmakers all over the world hurting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will confront US President-Elect Barack Obama over Washingtons automotive aid package.
Berlin (AFP) Jan 14, 2009 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday the decision to adopt the countrys biggest postwar stimulus package was her toughest ever, as data showed the recession deepening in Europes biggest economy.
Merkel says stimulus package most difficult.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday the decision to adopt the country's biggest postwar stimulus package was her toughest ever, as data showed the recession deepening in Europe's biggest economy.
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the financial crisis, the crisis in Gaza and the gas dispute during a telephone call on Friday, Italian News Agency ANSA said.
But Angela Merkel is not inclined to invite other women.
Ms Merkel was speaking after an emergency meeting with the central bank and financial regulator.
Ms Merkel had previously been strongly critical of the Irish and Greek governments decisions to take independent action to protect all savings deposits.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that Germany will guarantee all private savings accounts, as a major bank struggles to stay.
The first woman to run for Germany's top job, Merkel is drawing rave comparisons with Margaret Thatcher.
On paper, Merkel is the ideal candidate," wrote the Weekly Standard.
Biographies aside, Merkel is no Thatcher.
She rose to power by aggressively knocking off established party members, and after a series of political blunders (most notably her vigorous opposition to Turkish membership in the European Union, which drew loud protest from minority voters), Merkel has come under attack from opponents bent on payback.
Merkel has shied away from the biggest fight at home: the deep economic restructuring she advocated during her campaign two years ago.
and Canada are working to water down the draft communique Merkel has put together.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country would not suppor.
Merkel is also the first person from East Germany to lead the country.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Russia was in danger of losing its credibility as an energy supplier because of the blocked supplies that have left.
htm"||RecommendMerkel: Opel guarantee not yet certain11/17/2008 02:02 PM By George Frey, AP Business WriterGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday after meeting with leaders of Adam Opel GmbH that it was "not yet determined" whether the automaker would be given euro1 billion ($1.
As leader of the world's fourth most powerful economy, Angela Merkel has resources few of her peers can match in this crisis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has every reason to feel besieged these days.
Merkel had been criticized until recently for backing off free-market reform, but now that puts her more in tune with global economic thinking.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Ukraine and Russia must resolve a gas dispute that's cut off deliveries to parts of Europe, warning the.
Lots of things at the international scene seemed to be changing and forecasts were about to come true as Gerhard Schroeder tendered his resignation and new Chancellor Angela Merkel was sworn.
administration has become particularly well-disposed toward Germany a mere two months after Angela Merkel took over office.
Taking into account that Germany has always been a stability-oriented country, it is worthy of note that Merkel has laid special emphasis on various freedoms in her first statements as a new Chancellor.
Angela Merkel is ready to actively develop multilateral cooperation including the transatlantic alliance.
Merkel said that her country was interested in “good and stable relations with Russia.
In 2007, Merkel was also President of the European Council and chair of the G8.
Merkel is the first woman to become Chancellor of Germany.
In 2008 Merkel received the Charlemagne Prize for her work to reform the European Union, the prize was presented by Nicolas Sarkozy.
Angela Merkel was born in Hamburg in 1954 (Federal Republic of Germany.
Angela Merkel was a brilliant student, graduating as a doctor of physics.
For her part, Angela Merkel was perfecting her English, which she soon spoke fluently.
Once the GDR had been reunified with the Federal Republic and the Demokratischer Aufbruch had become part of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel was elected member of the Bundestag, the German federal parliament, and joined Helmut Kohl’s government.
From then on, Angela Merkel was publicly supported by two press groups.
As of 1 January 2007, Angela Merkel is the president of the European Union.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a courageous woman.
Since then, Merkel has been forced to try to strike the balance between two opposing forces.
The same goes for the support the chancellor receives from her fellow politicians in Germany, many of whom are considerably more pro-Russian than Merkel.