Angela Merkel

2:39am

Fri September 7, 2012
Europe

Spain's Economy May Need EU Assistance

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 8:15 am

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3:56am

Thu August 30, 2012
Business

Business News

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 5:44 am

The more than $3.5 billion deal was signed during a visit to China by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

6:44am

Fri June 15, 2012
Economy

Three Frightening Phrases You Should Understand

Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 9:42 am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a press conference in Brussels.
John Thys AFP/Getty Images

The economy has so much going for it: low inflation, low interest rates, affordable homes, falling gasoline prices and 27 straight months of job growth. Good times, no?

No.

The economy is slowing, but not because of current conditions. The slowdown reflects the fear of what may be coming next. Economists say employers and investors are paralyzed by the uncertainty surrounding three huge problems: one in the United States, another in Europe and the third in China.

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2:43pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Europe

For New French President, Germany Is First Stop

Originally published on Tue May 15, 2012 3:46 pm

Francois Hollande stands up in his car Tuesday as he rides up the Champs-Elysees after taking the oath of office as the new president of France. Shortly afterward, he flew to Germany to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and discuss the continent's economic woes.
Regis Duvignau AP

As soon as new French President Francois Hollande was sworn in on Tuesday, he observed a postwar custom and reached out to Germany, in a move intended to underscore European solidarity and the importance of the alliance.

But it wasn't a relaxing social visit. Hollande's plane was struck by lightning en route to Berlin and had to return to Paris as a precaution. He then took another plane.

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3:09pm

Sun May 13, 2012
NPR Story

Opposition Wins Major State Vote In Germany

Originally published on Sun May 13, 2012 4:52 pm

Voters in Germany's most populous state, North Rhine Westphalia, have delivered a major blow to the ruling party, the Christian Democrats, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with Michael Kolz, the chief political reporter for German station Phoenix, about why the results in North Rhine Westphalia matter and what they mean for the left-wing Social Democrats.

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