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Putin calls Merkel, Johnson over Victory Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday spoke on the phone to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Anadolu agency reports. The two leaders stressed that for Russia and Germany this …

Why Germany Will Never Be Europe’s Leader

Italians and other Europeans are eager for Germany to take responsibility for the EU and share their financial burden. Even if it could, it wouldn’t. The timing is certainly awkward. The year 2020 was supposed to be the moment for …

Does Germany need China more than Europe?

Desperate times call for desperate measures’ is the expression of the moment when it comes to summing up how countries are addressing the coronavirus crunch. Germany is no exception. As The Diplomat …

Angela Merkel is well, her spokesperson says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is well and is working from home where she is self-isolated after contacting her doctor who tested positive for coronavirus, her spokesperson Steffen Seibert told a news conference, reports. …

 Is France starting to support Haftar?

Last Monday, the French government hosted Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on a brief, unannounced, visit to Paris. Accompanied by his top political advisor, my ex-academic colleague turned politician Fadel Ed-Deep, he met President …

CDU to decide on Merkel's successor in April or May

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) will hold an extraordinary party congress either in April or May to elect a new leader, German broadcaster reported, citing party sources. The CDU congress will take place …

Erdogan and Merkel discussed Libya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in Libya in a telephone conversation, the Turkish leader’s administration informed. "Our president held a telephone …

Merkel and Erdogan to hold talks in Istanbul

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Turkey next week to discuss bilateral relations and international issues, her spokesman Steffen Seibert said. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, …