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Germany's foreign minister highlights "fundamental differences" with China on human rights, a sign that Berlin is taking a more critical line on the issue than AngelaMerkel's government did

When merkel'>Angela Merkel left office in December 2021 after 16 years leading Germany, she said she would no longer be involved in politics and intended to sleep and read. It seems she will be keeping that promise.

Germany's allies have hoped its new coalition government, which includes the Russia-critical Greens, would back away from the Moscow-accommodating policies of the Merkel era — but recent days have shown such optimism may be misplaced.

Merkel to the UN: Thanks but no thanks.

Germany's allies have hoped that Olaf Scholz's coalition, which includes the Russia-critical Greens, would back away from the accommodative policies towards Moscow that marked the Merkel era — but recent days have shown such optimism may be misplaced.

Germany’s foreign minister highlights “fundamental differences” with China on human rights, a sign that Berlin is taking a more critical line on the issue than AngelaMerkel’s government did

Merkel, 67, called UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres last week to thank him for the job he had offered her in a letter and to tell him she would not accept it, the office said, without elaborating. #AngelaMerkel  #UN 

#NSTworld German ex-chancellor merkel'>Angela Merkel has said no thanks to an offer of a job with the United Nations, her office said Wednesday, as she settles into retirement after 16 years in power.

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In her farewell address, merkel'>German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, "resistance must be loud" when scientific facts are denied and conspiracy theories are spread.

Germany to ban unvaccinated people from large parts of public life, including many shops and events, merkel'>Chancellor Angela Merkel says

After a decade and a half in power, merkel'>Angela Merkel passes on the chancellorship of Germany today. She led Europe through difficult times with steadiness and bravery, and for four long years, she was the leader of the free world. Thank you, Angela.

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"I really am sorry, from the bottom of my heart. But if the price we pay is 590 deaths a day then this in unacceptable." merkel'>German Chancellor Angela Merkel begs Germans to follow coronavirus restrictions in an unusually emotional appeal ahead of Christmas.

merkel'>Angela Merkel yesterday: "As we are experiencing first-hand, you cannot fight the pandemic with lies and disinformation any more than you can fight it with hatred or incitement to hatred... The limits of populism and denial of basic truth are being laid bare." (via @dw_europe )

Stepping down after 16 years in office with 80% approval ratings. Who compares as best 21st century global leader? We will miss merkel'>Angela Merkel.

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The fearmongers were wrong. Five years since Merkel admitted 1M refugees, they have largely been a success story, judging by their employment, mastery of the language, university attendance, and integration. The predicted violence came from the far right.

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Germany has handled the coronavirus outbreak very well. And Merkel is absolutely one of the reasons why.

merkel'>German Chancellor Angela Merkel: "Nobody likes to hear this but it is the truth. We are not living through the final phase of this crisis, we are still at its beginning. We will still have to live with this virus for a long time.”

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