Angela Merkel

    • 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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    • Macron says he would back Merkel for EU top job

      Macron says he would back Merkel for EU top job

      French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that he would support German Chancellor Angela Merkel if she were to seek to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, news wires reported. Merkel has said she will retire from politics when her fourth term runs out in 2021. But some in the bloc hope she will reconsider, given her vast experience and commitment to the EU.

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    • Merkel vows to make Germany CO2 neutral by 2050

      Merkel vows to make Germany CO2 neutral by 2050

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the prospect of backing an EU target for carbon neutrality by 2050, as she addressed the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin on Tuesday, news wires reported. Merkel said she asked ministers in her cabinet to find a way for Germany to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, though such a path would not mean eliminating all emissions. Instead, Germany would compensate some emissions through afforestation and carbon capture.

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