Angela Merkel

    • Merkel urges Europe to defend democracy, freedom

      Merkel urges Europe to defend democracy, freedom

      Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged Europe to fight harder for its values as Germany celebrates 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, news wires reported. “The values on which Europe is based - freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law, safeguarding human rights - these are anything but self-evident,” Merkel said in a speech at the wall memorial in the center of the once-divided capital. “They must be experienced and defended anew again and again,” she pointed out. “In times of far-reaching technological and global change, this is more relevant than ever.”

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    • Germany celebrates 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

      Germany celebrates 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

      Germany celebrates 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday with a string of events marking what is one of the most defining moments in modern European history, dpa reported. The breaching of the hated wall on 9 November 1989 followed a peaceful and popular uprising across communist East Germany amid moves among nations in Soviet-controlled Central Europe to break away from Moscow and shift towards western-style democracies.

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    • Brexit compromise  far from being done

      Brexit compromise far from being done

      Mere days before a crucial EU leaders summit and three weeks before the current Brexit deadline, 31 October, the UK and the EU seem as far as ever in the last three years concerning compromise on the way Britain is to leave the Union, news wires reported. While British PM Boris Johnson played bravely with a plan for a last-minute deal, the EU told him significant concessions should be made in order to reach an accord.

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    • EP President David Sassoli on European tour

      EP President David Sassoli on European tour

      European Parliament President David Sassoli started on Monday his first European tour with a visit to Paris, where he met French President Emmanuel Macron. On the next day Sassoli flies to Berlin to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and late afternoon arrives in London for a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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    • Merkel: Climate change is a challenge for humanity

      Merkel: Climate change is a challenge for humanity

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that it would require a "feat of strength" in order for Germany to reach its climate goals by 2030 as planned, news wires reported. "Climate change is a challenge for humanity. In order to deal with this challenge, it will require a real feat of strength," Merkel said in the video posted on the chancellery's official website. She pointed out that passing climate legislation was necessary in order for the country to be able to achieve its goal of producing 65% of energy from renewable sources by 2030.

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