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What Does the New German Government Mean for Greece?

What Does the New German Government Mean for Greece? Next German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Credit: Wikimedia Commons /Steffen Prößdorf CC BY-SA 4.0 Greece is eagerly awaiting to learn the plans of the new German government, after the three parties announced their agreement on a governing coalition on Wednesday. The three parties — the center-left Social […]

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Germany’s Merkel on 2015 migrant influx: ‘We managed it’

Germany’s Merkel on 2015 migrant influx: ‘We managed it’ German Chancellor Angela Merkel has a positive verdict on the influx of migrants to Germany in 2015 and 2016 as she prepares to step down: “We managed it.” Merkel became the face of a welcoming approach to migrants as people fleeing conflicts in Syria and elsewhere […]

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Merkel and memory

Merkel and memory The visit to Athens by outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel should serve as reminder that Greece is no longer a partner that is dictated to on the issue of how it will “reform” itself. The country has acquired a distinct role in European affairs and is in a position where it can […]

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Rebroadcast: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s legacy on the global stage and within Greece

Rebroadcast: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s legacy on the global stage and within Greece In light of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s two day visit to Greece, we are re-broadcasting our interview from September 25, 2021 with Dr George Pagoulatos, the Director General of ELIAMEP, where we discussed Merkel’s legacy both on the global stage and in Greece. […]

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Merkel admits being tough on Greeks

Merkel admits being tough on Greeks Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Athens took place Saturday in a warm atmosphere and in a completely different climate to that during her previous trip. Merkel once again referred to Greece’s 10-year financial crisis, saying she is aware of the burden that was borne by Greek citizens […]

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German Chancellor has meetings with Greek president and PM in Athens

German Chancellor has meetings with Greek president and PM in Athens German Chancellor Angela Merkel began a meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday morning, on the second day of her visit to Greece, ANA reports. Earlier, she was received by President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the presidential mansion at 10:00. […]

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PM Mitsotakis: Austerity cannot be the answer to everything

PM Mitsotakis: Austerity cannot be the answer to everything Meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Athens on Friday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined that Greece was now a very different country to the one she first visited roughly 10 years ago. ΔΗΜΟΦΙΛΕΙΣ ΕΙΔΗΣΕΙΣ ΤΩΡΑ “It is not a source of deficits. It is a modern […]

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Greece’s Often Strained Relations With Germany Dominate Merkel’s Visit

Greece’s Often Strained Relations With Germany Dominate Merkel’s Visit Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek PM Mitsotakis speak to the press after their meeting on Friday. Video screenshot The relations between Greece and Germany that were strained during last decade’s debt crisis dominated talks of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Athens on Friday. Greek MP Kyriakos Mitsotakis […]

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Sakellaropoulou to Merkel – “Justifiably we felt alone”

Sakellaropoulou to Merkel – “Justifiably we felt alone” The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, is currently being received by the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. In their statements in front of the cameras, Ms. Sakellaropoulou pointed out: “It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Presidential Palace. I welcome a great […]

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Greek President receives Merkel

Greek President receives Merkel German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on Friday meeting with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the Presidential Palace in Athens. The Greek president praised Merkel’s political legacy, adding that she had shaped German and European policy for almost two decades.  Sakellaropoulou also thanked Merkel for her efforts to strengthen and protect bilateral […]

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Germany’s Merkel visits post-crisis Greece

Germany’s Merkel visits post-crisis Greece Germany’s outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Greece Thursday for a visit to the country whose financial crisis marked much of her tenure and Germany’s relationship with Europe. Merkel landed in Athens on the evening of a Greek national holiday marking the day in 1940 when the country rejected an […]

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Merkel arrives in Athens

Merkel arrives in Athens Angela Merkel, the outgoing German Chancellor, arrived in Athens for a farewell visit shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday. Upon arrival, she headed for a private dinner at Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ house. On Friday, Merkel will deliver a speech at 9 a.m. At Athens’ Goethe Institut/ Then, she will meet the […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Athens for last official visit to Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Athens for last official visit to Greece German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Athens shortly before 20:00 on Thursday evening following an invitation by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, ANA reports. Merkel is visiting Greece for the last time before she steps down as chancellor and will be attending a private […]

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Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Athens for last official visit to Greece

Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Athens for last official visit to Greece German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Athens shortly before 20:00 on Thursday evening following an invitation by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Merkel is visiting Greece for the last time before she steps down as chancellor, and will be attending a private dinner with […]

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Merkel in Athens for final visit

Merkel in Athens for final visit Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at 10:50 a.m. Friday at the latter’s office in Maximos Mansion, it was announced Thursday afternoon. Statements to the press will follow the meeting. Earlier Friday, Merkel will meet with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou. The German Chancellor, […]

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Traffic restrictions in Athens on Thurs.-Fri., during Chancellor Merkel’s visit

Traffic restrictions in Athens on Thurs.-Fri., during Chancellor Merkel’s visit Road traffic restrictions will come into effect on Thursday and Friday in Athens to facilitate the secure arrival and stay of visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Hellenic Police said on Wednesday. These will be effective in the evening and night hours on October 28 […]

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Merkel ‘looking forward’ to Greek visit, spokesperson says

Merkel ‘looking forward’ to Greek visit, spokesperson says German Chancellor Angela Merkel is looking forward to her upcoming visit to Greece and her meetings with President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, her spokesperson said on Wednesday. Federal government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said that, with respect to Greek-Turkish relations, the German government considers that […]

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German Chancellor Merkel to visit Greek capital of Athens on October 28-29

German Chancellor Merkel to visit Greek capital of Athens on October 28-29 German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Athens on October 28 and 29, Ulrike Demmer, Deputy Speaker of the Federal Government, announced on Friday, according to ANA. The visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Athens on October 28 and 29 is “an important […]

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Merkel to visit Athens October 28-29, spokeswoman says

Merkel to visit Athens October 28-29, spokeswoman says German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Athens on October 28-29, deputy government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer confirmed Friday. As revealed by Kathimerini, Merkel had been invited to the Greek capital by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the European Union summit in Slovenia. Chancellor Merkel had reportedly accepted the […]

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Angela Merkel to Visit Greece in Late October

Angela Merkel to Visit Greece in Late October German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Greece in late October. Credit: European People’s Pary/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0 According to reports, Angela Merkel will make her final official visit as German Chancellor to Greece on October 29. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reportedly invited the outgoing Chancellor to […]

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Merkel visit to Athens finalized for October 29

Merkel visit to Athens finalized for October 29 A visit by outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Athens has been finalized for October 29. As revealed by Kathimerini, the chancellor had been invited to Greece by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the European Union Slovenia summit. Chancellor Merkel accepted the invitation on the spot but […]

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Merkel Meets With Erdogan in Turkey on Farewell Visit

Merkel Meets With Erdogan in Turkey on Farewell Visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in January of 2020. Credit: AMNA Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during her last official trip to Turkey on Saturday. Merkel, who has lead Germany for the […]

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German chancellor due in Athens for farewell visit

German chancellor due in Athens for farewell visit Angela Merkel has chosen Athens for one of her last trips before stepping down as chancellor of Germany, Kathimerini understands. According to sources, Merkel has accepted an invitation extended by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during a meeting on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Slovenia […]

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Austria’s Kurtz resignation sparks political row in Greece

Austria’s Kurtz resignation sparks political row in Greece The resignation of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz amid a corruption inquiry has sparked a political row in Greece on Sunday. SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras unleashed an attack on the government claiming that the government majority in the parliamentary Committee on Institutions and Transparency has been blocking efforts […]

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Greece and migration: Events that defined Chancellor Merkel’s 16 years in office

Greece and migration: Events that defined Chancellor Merkel’s 16 years in office In Germany there is currently a popular guessing game: What will Angela Merkel do after her chancellorship ends? Asked about her plans recently at a meeting in Duesseldorf, she answered in questions: “Would I like to write? Do I want to deliver speeches? […]

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‘Unity of Europe’ at stake in German election, former vice chancellor tells Kathimerini

‘Unity of Europe’ at stake in German election, former vice chancellor tells Kathimerini He worked closely with Angela Merkel as her vice chancellor and as one of her top-ranking ministers for a period of five years, while as head of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) he was also one of the German chancellor’s biggest political […]

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After Merkel

After Merkel The end of the Merkel era offers a moment for reflection in Europe. Germany’s outgoing chancellor often acted as a shock absorber for the European project, making sure that the necessary compromises were made. However, Angela Merkel’s hesitation often cost Europe.  Now, with the political changeover in Berlin and the upcoming elections in […]

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Merkel urges western Balkans to focus on EU membership

Merkel urges western Balkans to focus on EU membership German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Albania on Tuesday to urge the leaders of the six western Balkan states to strengthen their regional cooperation in their strive for European Union membership. Merkel hailed the cooperation initiative, saying “the more cooperation you have, the stronger the Berlin Process […]

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Merkel praises Turkey over refugees but does not see it joining EU

Merkel praises Turkey over refugees but does not see it joining EU German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday praised Turkey for hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees as part of an agreement with the European Union and said she wanted close relations with Ankara but did not anticipate Turkish membership of the EU. “Turkey is […]

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Merkel says not discouraged by setback in Turkey-Greece talks

Merkel says not discouraged by setback in Turkey-Greece talks German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday the most recent disagreement between Turkey and Greece over Cyprus had made the relationship more difficult and patience was required to settle differences. “This has been a setback but we should not be discouraged,” she told reporters when asked […]

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