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Source: DW

Angela Merkel's CDU elects its youngest party secretary in history

09-Dec-2018

With Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeding Angela Merkel as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the party was in need of a replacement for the former as general secretary.

Like Spahn, Ziemiak — the youngest CDU general secretary in the big-tent party's history — defines demographics as one of the Christian Democrats' trickier challenges. "We need to get younger in the party, the parliamentary group and in the government," Ziemiak told German television in the run-up to the party conference.

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Source: DW

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says Merkel is safe, for now

09-Dec-2018

In an exclusive interview with DW, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), has said that she wants Angela Merkel to see out her remaining three years as chancellor.

On becoming chancellor: Kramp-Karrenbauer said: "We have a federal government that has been elected for this legislative period. DW asked her if she still thinks that Merkel will remain in office for the remaining three years of her term.

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Source: The Guradian

Could Angela Merkel’s successor be Europe’s saviour| Alan Posener

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

However, the woman who demonstrated her enduring power at the CDU party congress on Friday was not AKK, but Angela Merkel.

Merkel declared that she would not seek another term when her chancellorship expires in 2021, and then took a gamble by stepping down as party leader and indicating that Kramp-Karrenbauer, whom she had installed as secretary general, would be her preferred successor. If the party wanted to break with Merkel’s legacy of modernisation, of making the CDU electable for urban elites, modern women and minorities, even at the expense of alienating more conservative voters, now was the time to do it.

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Source: DW

Angela Merkel urges Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian sailors

Wednesday 03:20 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Moscow to release 24 Ukrainian sailors during a call with her Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a press briefing.

Merkel told Putin that measures needed to be taken to ensure "smooth passage" through the strait after passage was blocked off, cutting off Ukrainian port cities on the Sea of Azov, such as Mariupol. The German chancellor had previously urged Russia and Ukraine to deescalate the situation, saying there is "no military solution" to the conflict between both countries.

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Source: CBS News

Brexit could be poised to topple a 2nd British prime minister

Wednesday 12:42 GMT

Conservative lawmakers in Britain will hold a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday that could see her removed as the leader of her party, and the British government.

Economists, including the British government's own, have warned that such a "no-deal" Brexit could bring a recession, leave Britain's ports and cross-border trade in chaos and many European citizens' immigration status in question.

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Source: DW

No Brexit renegotiation, Angela Merkel tells Bundestag

Thursday 15:25 GMT

One day after Theresa May's visit to Berlin and Brussels, as the British prime minister was facing a no-confidence vote within her own party, Angela Merkel submitted to a session of parliamentary questioning modelled on that in the House of Commons.

The German chancellor says that her country continues to seek an "orderly" Brexit but is preparing for harsher eventualities. The topic dominated Merkel's second-ever paralimentary Q&A session.

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Source: The Guradian

EU leaders tell May to find Brexit consensus among MPs

Saturday 01:31 GMT

Theresa May has been told to return to parliament and find a way to break the Brexit logjam after she failed to convince EU leaders in Brussels that she had a credible plan to win round MPs.

Arriving for the second day of the summit, leaders reiterated that they would not renegotiate the deal on the table, and made a direct appeal to British MPs to be “responsible” and offer a way out of the impasse.

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Source: The Guradian

EU leaders tell May to find Brexit consensus among MPs

Saturday 01:31 GMT

Theresa May has been told to return to parliament and find a way to break the Brexit logjam after she failed to convince EU leaders in Brussels that she had a credible plan to win round MPs.

Arriving for the second day of the summit, leaders reiterated that they would not renegotiate the deal on the table, and made a direct appeal to British MPs to be “responsible” and offer a way out of the impasse.


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