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21 Sep 2021
After sixteen years in power and with popularity ratings that many politicians can only dream of, Angela Merkel is preparing to step down as chancellor, leaving a great void for Germany, the EU and the world despite a mixed record and legacy.
12 Sep 2021
French President Emmanuel Macron has hosted Christian Democrat leader Armin Laschet at the Elysee Palace. The visit comes just weeks before critical elections, with Laschet vying to become Germany's next chancellor.
9 Sep 2021
Angela Merkel took a rare foray into partisan campaigning in parliament in a session just weeks ahead of national elections. Merkel not only lauded her own government's record, but also took aim at the poll leader.
6 Sep 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says 'of course' her government must talk with the Taliban in order to get people who have worked for German development organisations out of Afghanistan.
4 Sep 2021
With less than four weeks to go, a leading opinion poll has seen the downward trend of the ruling CDU continue. The conservatives have been overtaken by the center-left SPD, which has seen its best poll result in years.
2 Sep 2021
Pope Francis cited Angela Merkel's greatness before echoing her feelings about the situation in Afghanistan. However, it was Vladimir Putin, not the German chancellor, that the pope was parroting.
29 Aug 2021
Germany's center-left Social Democrats have nudged ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in polling. It's the first time in 15 years the party has led — and comes just ahead of next month's general election
23 Aug 2021
Armin Laschet, the conservative candidate for German chancellor, has seen his poll numbers slide. The center-right bloc now hovers just a few points above its rivals.
21 Aug 2021
In her first press conference since the Taliban claimed victory in Afghanistan, the German chancellor warned of a pending crisis if those fleeing the country are not supported.
25 Jul 2021
On a visit to a town devastated by deadly flooding, German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls the disaster "frightening" while praising peoples' solidarity in the face of tragedy.
20 Jul 2021
Emergency workers have continued rescue and cleanup operations in areas ravaged by the floodwaters. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised swift help to rebuild devastated communities.
18 Jul 2021
The chancellor welcomed President Mohamed Bazoum to Berlin, praising the good things his country was doing while underscoring the difficult challenges it faced — not least the terrorism that dominates the Sahel region.

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