Angela Merkel

Merkel gets most votes in German elections

German Elections Outcome To Have Limited Impact On Markets In Short-Term

Despite the elements of surprise in yesterday’s general elections in Germany, most analysts and economists believe the overall impact on the financial markets will be limited in the short and medium-term. But with the status quo of the Grand Coalition no longer available, there will now be a period of uncertainty.

Angela Merkel visiting Latin America

Merkel’s Journey to Global Leadership Crosses Latin America

Emmanuel Gomez Farias Mata and Ivan Farias Pelcastre | Donald Trump’s populist approach led political commentators on both sides of the Atlantic to argue that the US had abandoned its position at the forefront of global politics. Those same commentators quickly turned their heads to Germany as the country that can — and seems willing to — lead the industrialized, liberal democracies into the 21st century, and pronounced German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the new “leader of the free world.”

merkel solitude

Angela’s Solitude Within And Outside Germany

The conservative members of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party (CDU) do not understand that she does not want to put a limit on the number of refugees. And now even her coalition partner in Berlin, the Social Democrats, criticise her for underestimating the scale of the challenge. So to what extent will Merkel be able to impose her ideas? Who can replace her? Is it a viable proposition to integrate all asylum seekers who arrive in Europe?



Chancellor Merkel’s vindication

MADRID | July 16, 2015 | By Fernando G. Urbaneja | To doubt German solidarity is to deny the evidence. To do it from Spain shows ignorance or bad faith. Merkel has proven she wants and can support the welfare state, firmly established in Germany for decades.