Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel and François Hollande would like to know why no one else does. Read more »

  • 06 Jan 2014 at 2:31 PM

Angela Merkel Taking 5

The German Chancellor is working remotely following an unfortunate run-in with a Swiss ski trail. Read more »

In order to keep one woman in a top job, Angela Merkel will reluctantly force German companies to give some others sub-top jobs. Read more »

Germany said it believed that U.S. intelligence agencies may be spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, an intrusion that it said would constitute a “grave breach of trust” between the longtime allies. Ms. Merkel called President Barack Obama on Wednesday and made clear that such surveillance among allies would be “fully unacceptable,” her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said in a statement released late Wednesday in Berlin…The White House said Mr. Obama assured Ms. Merkel in a call Wednesday that the United States “is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of Chancellor Merkel.” “The United States greatly values our close cooperation with Germany on a broad range of shared security challenges,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said…Ms. Merkel sends text messages frequently, sometimes in public. [WSJ]

There will be no third Greek bailout until after Angela Merkel is safely reelected later this month. Once that’s in the bag, though, there’s no time to waste, because the IMF has instituted a very sensible rule for dealing with immediate crises. Read more »

Don’t believe the rumors. Read more »

  • 31 Jan 2013 at 2:30 PM

Germany Looks At Its Banks

For all their saber-rattling and bold talk about a fix to the problem of global financial risk, the Germans haven’t done a hell of lot to rein in their banks. There is, for instance, no Großdeutschesvolckerregierung. At least, not yet. Read more »

Now that the U.S.’s economic recovery is a sure thing, thanks to the hard work our sage and wise leaders put in a couple of hours after allowing the country to fly off the fiscal cliff, weary eyes turn to the other side of the Atlantic, where the Germans and Italians look to elect similarly sage and wise representatives. Well, the Germans, anyway. Read more »