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Reconnecting to the global radar Part 5

During his ambassadorship in Germany, Tuggar played a key role during the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He also facilitated
8 months ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a press conference following a meeting with the heads of government of Germany's federal states at the Chancellery in Berlin on December 2, 2021. - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her designated successor Olaf Scholz meet German regional leaders to finalise new measures to tackle surging Covid cases, with compulsory jabs among the options on the table. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / POOL / AFP)

Merkel to get Germany’s top honour despite criticism

Former chancellor Angela Merkel will receive Germany's highest honour on Monday despite facing continued criticism of her legacy since leaving office, especially over her policy towards Moscow.
1 year ago
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz waves as he leaves the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) in Berlin on December 8, 2021, after his election as new Chancellor. - Members of the parliament elected Olaf Scholz, bringing the curtain down on Angela Merkel's 16-year reign, ushering in a new political era with the centre-left in charge. Together with the Greens and the liberal Free Democrats, Scholz's SPD managed in a far shorter time than expected to forge a coalition that aspires to make Germany greener and fairer. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)

Scholz takes reins from Merkel for new German era

The German parliament elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor on Wednesday, turning the page on 16 years with Angela Merkel at the helm as a new centre-left-led coalition takes the wheel of Europe's
3 years ago
Designated German Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks during a press conference where his social democratic SPD party is to name it's members of the country's future cabinet, on Saint Nicholas' Day, December 6, 2021 at the headquarters of their social democratic SPD party in Berlin. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Scholz to take charge of Germany as Merkel era ends

Germany's parliament will officially elect Olaf Scholz on Wednesday as the country's next chancellor, bringing the curtain down on Angela Merkel's 16-year reign and ushering in a new political era with the
3 years ago
Designated German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gives a press conference where Germany's social democratic SPD party named it's members of the country's future cabinet, on Saint Nicholas' Day, December 6, 2021 at the headquarters of their social democratic SPD party in Berlin. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Scholz names Germany’s first gender-equal cabinet

Olaf Scholz, due to be elected this week to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor, on Monday named the country’s first gender-balanced cabinet, with women taking key security portfolios. [ad] Scholz, a
3 years ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during central celebrations on the Day of German Unity at the Georg-Friedrich-H‰ndel Halle event venue in Halle, eastern Germany on October 3, 2021, on the 31st anniversary of the German Reunification. - Germany marks 31 years since the historic unification of the communist East with the capitalist West. This year's central celebrations for the Day of German Unity take place in Halle and are accompanied by the 'EinheitsExpo' exhibition in the city center. (Photo by Jan Woitas / POOL / AFP)

Merkel urges Germans to get vaccinated in final podcast

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged Germans to get vaccinated against Covid-19, speaking days ahead of leaving office in the final episode of more than 600 weekly video podcasts.
3 years ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a press conference following a meeting with the heads of government of Germany's federal states at the Chancellery in Berlin on December 2, 2021. - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her designated successor Olaf Scholz meet German regional leaders to finalise new measures to tackle surging Covid cases, with compulsory jabs among the options on the table. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / POOL / AFP)

Germany cracks down on unjabbed to tackle Covid surge

Germany will impose sweeping curbs on people not vaccinated against Covid-19 to combat the latest surge in cases, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday after meeting regional leaders.
3 years ago
(FILES) This file photo taken on December 6, 2016 shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel gesturing after addressing delegates during her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party's congress in Essen, western Germany. - Wrapping up a historic 16 years in power with an uncertain legacy at home and abroad, Germany's "eternal chancellor" Angela Merkel, 67, leaves office with her popularity so resilient she would likely have won a record fifth term had she wanted to extend her mandate. (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP ELECTION PACKAGE on AUGUST 26, 2021

Germany bids farewell to Angela Merkel

Within six minutes of warm applause, the whole country applauded the spectacular example of leadership and defence of humanity.
3 years ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is photographed as she arrives for a joint parliamentary group meeting of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU) at the lower house of parliament (Bundestag) in Berlin on October, 25, 2021. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)

Post-Merkel parliament debuts, smashing diversity ceiling

Germany's new parliament will sit for the first time Tuesday after last month's election, ushering in a post-Merkel era that is more female, younger and more ethnically diverse.
3 years ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during central celebrations on the Day of German Unity at the Georg-Friedrich-H‰ndel Halle event venue in Halle, eastern Germany on October 3, 2021, on the 31st anniversary of the German Reunification. - Germany marks 31 years since the historic unification of the communist East with the capitalist West. This year's central celebrations for the Day of German Unity take place in Halle and are accompanied by the 'EinheitsExpo' exhibition in the city center. (Photo by Jan Woitas / POOL / AFP)

Merkel calls for compromise as German coalition talks start

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped a hint for political leaders to overcome their differences, as talks between the parties to choose her successor got under way on Sunday, following last week's
3 years ago
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