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German minister suggests lockdown relaxation for vaccinated people   -12%

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas' remarks contrast with the rest of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet. Officials oppose easing restrictions for those who have been vaccinated, fearing it will lead to inequalities in society.


German Cabinet approves gender quota bill for company boards  

The under-representation of women in German boardrooms has been a matter of debate for years. Now, Angela Merkel's government has tabled a new bill to help boost the numer of female executives in top jobs.


Changing of the guard: Armin Laschet elected leader of Angela Merkel's party   50%

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right party has elected Armin Laschet, the pragmatic governor of Germany’s most populous state, as its new leader


China-EU investment deal: smaller countries question whether France and Germany have their best interests at heart   -2%


German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron’s role in sealing a landmark investment deal between the European Union and China has raised questions in some other member states about whether their interests are being addressed.An initial draft of the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) was approved by the two sides on December 30, narrowly hitting the target set by the two sides of finishing seven years of negotiation before the end of 2020.The final talks held…


Merkels ally Armin Laschet wins race to lead her party, kicking off German election campaign   10%


Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party on Saturday picked her ally Armin Laschet as its next leader, in a vote that kicks off the race for Germany’s top job as a deadly pandemic roils Europe’s biggest economy.In the close race, Laschet, the state premier of Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, triumphed over old Merkel nemesis Friedrich Merz, after a first round that saw Merz leading by just five votes.A third hopeful, foreign affairs expert Norbert Roettgen, was…


Europe braces for curfews, lockdowns as region awaits Covid-19 vaccines  


Governments in Europe prepared a raft of tougher measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, putting further strain on economies and political leaders as they seek a faster pace of vaccinations.France expanded a daily 12-hour curfew nationwide starting Saturday, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is leading toward a tougher lockdown, amid concern that a more contagious Covid-19 variant may cause infections to spiral out of control.Vaccination is “the utmost priority” to get out of the crisis,…


Angela Merkel warns Germany about 8 to 10 very hard weeks ahead; speculation follows about Covid-19 lockdown extension   -15%


Germany should brace itself for hard weeks ahead, Chancellor Angela Merkel is said to have warned. Some local media have already started speculating that the news could mean a potential lockdown extension.
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Pragmatic governor Armin Laschet elected to lead Merkel's party   50%


Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right party on Saturday chose Armin Laschet, the pragmatic governor of Germany's most populous state, as its new leader- sending a signal of continuity months before an election in which voters will decide who becomes the new chancellor.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party chooses new leader   50%


Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right party has elected Armin Laschet, the governor of Germany's most populous state, as its new leader.


Merkel ally Armin Laschet elected new leader of Germanys CDU party   50%

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right party on Saturday chose Armin Laschet, the pragmatic governor of Germany’s most populous state, as its new leader – sending a signal of continuity months before an election in which voters will decide who becomes the new chancellor.


End of Merkel's era set to begin with election of her successor   6%

Germany's Christian Democrats elect a new chairman on Saturday, aiming to unite their conservative party behind a new leader who they hope can succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor when she steps down after federal elections in September.