ANGELA MERKEL has been blasted by philanthropist George Soros for "special deals" she made with Moscow which enabled Europe to become dependent on Russian gas. The ex-German Chancellor was slammed by Mr Soros for her “mercantilist policies” while he addressed the World Economic Forum on Tuesday.
Billionaire says Germany has a ‘heavy price to pay’ for its economic ties to Russia George Soros has warned that the conflict in Ukraine could spiral into a Third World War that ends western civilisation. Mr Soros, the billionaire investor and advocate of European integration, said that the conflict had “shaken Europe to its core” in a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Veteran philanthropist tells World Economic Forum civilisation ‘may not survive’ what is coming Larry Elliott Economics editor Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens to be the “beginning of the third world war” that could spell the end of civilisation, the veteran philanthropist and former financier George Soros has warned.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz had a lot to live up to on his visit to Africa — his predecessor, Angela Merkel, was a popular figure there. But overall, the trip was a success, says DW's Claus Stäcker. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz alongside Senegalese President Macky Sall
Armies around the world have long used canines to sniff out trouble In his own inimitable way, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has unleashed his dogs of war on Vladimir Putin and once again he’s pulled off a propaganda coup. The Russian President has in the past not been averse to using animals to his advantage; he posed topless on horseback, making the pulse race of every red-blooded Russian woman, and in 2007 he famously brought his pet labrador, Konni, to a meeting with Angela Merkel, fully aware that the then German chancellor had a fear of dogs.
Among tens of thousands of posts is talk of jailing Angela Merkel, calls for armed resistance, and homophobia The leaked contents of a WhatsApp chat group associated with Germany’s far-right AfD has offered an unfiltered glimpse into party discussions, including fantasies over the imprisonment of Angela Merkel, homophobic attacks and armed resistance.
Germany has developed a credibility problem since the invasion of Ukraine, because of its history as a partner of Russia. This could have an impact on the balance of power in the EU. Under Chancellor Olaf Scholz's leadership, Germany is struggling to maintain its leadership role in the EU
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ANGELA MERKEL has been seen entering a Berlin hospital, renewing public concerns over her health after shaking episodes throughout her chancellery. Angela Merkel caught on camera shaking in 2019 The former chancellor, who left office last December after 16 years in power, was spotted with husband Joachim Sauer on Wednesday as they were driven to the capital's Charité hospital, crossed the Emergency Room door and left an hour later.
In November 2019, from the salon doré of the Élysée Palace, where Charles de Gaulle once held court, Emmanuel Macron warned his fellow Europeans that Nato, the transatlantic alliance that had secured Europe since 1949, was on the point of “brain death”. President Donald Trump’s administration, to the horror of America’s own soldiers, had just unilaterally withdrawn support from the Kurdish forces in northern Syria, sacrificing them to Bashar al-Assad and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
In a blow to Chancellor Olaf Scholz's SPD party, voters backed the conservatives, CDU, in an election Germany's most populous state. The Greens meanwhile more than doubled the number of votes they received. Incumbent premier Hendrik Wüst would need to enter into a new pact to form a governing coalition
MARK DOLAN has torn the EU apart over the Northern Ireland Protocol claiming that the bloc has already "restarted the troubles". The GB News presenter argued that Brussels had reached a “new low” by strictly enforcing the protocol harming “our beloved Northern Ireland” which he argues is the “jewel in this country’s crown”.
Angela Merkel left the German chancellery at the end of last year with a bunch of flowers, a standing ovation in the Bundestag, a fist bump from her successor Olaf Scholz, and an approval rating of 68 per cent. Rarely for a national leader, she left office on her own terms, remaining Germany’s most popular politician until the week she stepped down, set to become the country’s elder stateswoman.
The northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein is holding an election Sunday that offers a ballot box popularity test Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government amid its handling of the war in Ukraine The northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein was holding an election Sunday that offers a ballot box popularity test for Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government amid its handling of the war in Ukraine.
TONY BLAIR and Angela Merkel should lead peace negotiations on behalf of the EU between Russia and Ukraine, a former Italian Prime Minister has claimed. Senator Matteo Renzi, former Italian Prime Minister argued a peace conference should be set up by the EU in a bid to mediate between Russia and Ukraine to end the ongoing deadly conflict.
SIR – It comes as no surprise to learn that both France and Germany (who regard themselves as the cement that holds the European Union together) have been flouting the EU’s own embargo on arms sales to Russia, imposed by Brussels following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 (report, April 24).
Paris - He is not low key or known for listening, key attributes of his former German counterpart, Angela Merkel. But with his reelection Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron has arguably cemented another role, some say: succeeding Merkel as the European Union's de-facto leader, with his call for a stronger, closer EU resonating, especially with the war in Ukraine.
EMMANUEL MACRON'S reaction to the AUKUS defence deal between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, which he dubbed "a stab in France's back", is a hint at what his re-election could bring to the European Union in the five years to come.