Category Archives: Merkel

Merkel under fire over telephone call to Lukashenko

The telephone conversation of the acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko caused sharp criticism in Germany, Estonia and Poland. The deputy of the Green Party faction and a member of the Bundestag Committee on International Affairs, Omid Nouripour, speaking on the radio station Deutschlandfunk,  called these talks “a terrible signal”. He noted that

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Biden Seeks Continued Work On Implementation Of U.S.-German Energy Agreement

October 31, 2021 08:13 GMT – By RFE/RL U.S. President Joe Biden has stressed the importance of implementing a U.S.-German agreement on the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline to ensure that Russia “cannot manipulate natural gas flows for harmful political purposes,” the White House said in a statement. Biden “underscored the importance of continued work to implement the U.S.-Germany Joint Statement

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Merkel legacy: EU’s queen with a tarnished crown

Queen of Europe was once one of Angela Merkel’s many nicknames. But now Germany’s powerful chancellor is poised to turn her back on politics following this month’s elections, I’m not sure that royal label will stick. True: Angela Merkel is, by far, the longest-serving amongst current EU leaders. She’s participated in an estimated 100 EU summits, not infrequently being described

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Merkel, Macron, Zelensky call on Putin to pull troops from Ukraine borders

22:00, 16.04.21 – UNIAN The three leaders have expressed concern over the build-up of Russian military forces at the border with Ukraine and in the occupied Crimea. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian borders, reads a press release posted following the talks. The

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Merkel notes lack of progress in Minsk process

23:30, 19.02.21 – UNIAN Tough agenda is needed on Russia within the Trans-Atlantic community, the Chancellor stressed. One of the challenges the Trans-Atlantic community has to address is its relationship with Russia, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said, addressing this year’s virtual Munich Security Conference. “When it comes to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, we have not really made

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Putin, Merkel discus necessity of enshrining of special status of Donbas

The Russian president held phone talk with German chancellor President of Russia Vladimir Putin held the phone talk with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed the situation on the settlement of Donbas Conflict and the prisoner swap between Ukraine and militants as Kremlin reported.  According to the message, the leaders of the states provided the positive assessment of the held

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