Andreas Rinke

Two decades on, Waigel and Prodi still differ on euro pact

Oct 18 2021

BERLIN/ROME One is the German conservative who insisted the euro be based on tough budget rules; the other, a founding father of Italy's centre-left who famously attacked those rules as "stupid".

Merkel warns of 'centrifugal forces' in EU, calls for unity

Oct 14 2021

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of dividing forces in the European Union and issued a plea for more unity across the continent, speaking at an award ceremony speech in Spain on Thursday.

German Social Democrats upbeat over coalition talks as conservatives regroup

Oct 07 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) and potential partners said initial coalition talks had gone well on Thursday, as the leader of the conservative bloc seeking to stay in office hinted he might resign after a poor election showing.

German conservatives, FDP to hold talks on Sunday - sources

Sep 30 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany's conservatives and the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) have agreed to hold talks about a possible coalition government on Sunday, people in the CDU/CSU conservative bloc said on Thursday.

Germany seeks backing for Tedros at WHO helm as Africa quiet - diplomats

Sep 22 2021

GENEVA/BERLIN Germany is seeking support from other European Union members to ensure a second term for Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the helm of the World Health Organisation, but African states have yet to show their cards, government sources and diplomats said on Wednesday.

Merkel aide warns against protracted coalition talks as TV debate nears

Sep 19 2021

BERLIN, Sept 19 German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff called on political parties to agree quickly on who should succeed her after next Sunday's election and avoid the kind of protracted coalition talks that followed the last vote four years ago.

Not gone yet: Merkel to hang on as active caretaker

Sep 17 2021

BERLIN After 16 years in power, Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking re-election in Germany's Sept. 26 election but she is anything but a lame duck. | Video

German SPD extends lead over Merkel's sliding conservatives

Sep 02 2021

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) have opened up a five-point lead over Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives ahead of a Sept. 26 national election that promises multiple coalition options, a poll showed on Thursday.

Qatar warns isolating Taliban could further destabilize Afghanistan

Aug 31 2021

DOHA Qatar's foreign minister on Tuesday warned that isolating the Taliban could lead to further instability and urged countries to engage with the hardline Islamist movement to address security and socioeconomic concerns in Afghanistan.

Scholz sprint shakes up race to succeed Germany's Merkel

Aug 24 2021

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrat leader Olaf Scholz looks increasingly likely to lead a left-leaning government after Germany's national election next month, positioning himself as a natural successor to longtime chancellor, Angela Merkel.

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