We in Europe have our hands full already with what we need to do and I'm absolutely convinced that as we shoulder our responsibility and meet our responsibility, so will the United States of AmericaMerkel, Obama discuss relations Jun 07, 2011
Germany is ready for an energy and raw materials partnershipMerkel seeks renewables boost in Africa Jul 15, 2011
We would like to have a participation of private creditors on a voluntary basisGreek bailout buffeted by politics Jun 17, 2011
Germany intends to demonstrate how it is also possible to produce energy using renewable sourcesMerkel seeks renewables boost in Africa Jul 15, 2011
The euro is good for us, the euro is part of Germany's economic success and a Europe without the euro is unthinkableDoubts remain over Greek debt rescue Jul 22, 2011
Angela Dorothea Merkel (German: ( listen); née Kasner in 1954) is the current Chancellor of Germany (since 22 November 2005). Merkel, elected to the Bundestag (German Parliament) from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has been the chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000, and chairwoman of the CDU-CSU (Christian Social Union) parliamentary coalition from 2002 to 2005.
From 2005 to 2009 she led a grand coalition with the Christian Social Union (CSU), its Bavarian sister party, and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), formed after the 2005 federal election on 22 November 2005. In the elections of 27 September 2009, her party, the CDU, obtained the largest share of the votes, and formed a coalition government with the CSU and the Free Democratic Party (FDP). Her government was sworn in on 28 October 2009.
In 2007, Merkel was also President of the European Council and chaired the G8. She played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration. In domestic policy, health care reform and problems concerning future energy development have thus far been major issues of her tenure.