Angela Merkel

Poroshenko, Merkel Discuss Ukraine Crisis over Phone

Ukraine's newly elected President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed relations between the two countries over a phone conversation.

Merkel congratulated Poroshenko on the election results from Sunday, and the two leaders spoke about the future of Ukraine-EU relations, Interfax reported.

Germany to Send Neo-Nazi Candidate into European Parliament

The far-right National-Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) has won one MEP seat after Sunday's European elections.

NPD, which has received around 300 000 votes, benefits from an earlier decision by Germany's Constitutional Court to remove the three-percent election threshold for parties as "non-democratic" and "discriminatory".

Vucic to visit Berlin on June 11 at Merkel's invitation

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has accepted the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Berlin on June 11.

The visit will be the first in many years by a Serbian prime minister at the invitation of a German chancellor, Vucic said at a government session, adding that former Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic was the last to pay such a visit.

Histrionics in Cannes

By Costas Iordanidis

Recent revelations by the Financial Times of the behind-the-scenes machinations at Cannes in November 2011 that led to the downfall of Greece’s then-Prime Minister George Papandreou – a negligible loss of course – and where the leaders of the European Union lost complete control of themselves leave a bitter taste.

Vartholomaios to meet Merkel, Gauck during official visit to Germany

Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios, the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians, arrived in Germany for a nine-day official visit on Saturday.

The Istanbul-based spiritual head was expected to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Joachim Gauck among other high-ranking German officials, as well as with leaders of other Christian churches.

Merkel Turns to Putin for Help on OSCE Hostage Crisis

Russia's President Vladimir Putin demanded that Ukrainian forces pull back from the south-east of their country in a conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

A phone call between the two has held as Merkel decided to ask Putin for help in the OSCE hostage crisis of the last few days, Der Spiegel magazine has reported.