We believe that Serbia's place is in Europe. We acknowledge and commend the courage demonstrated on that roadMerkel: Serbia should be in EU Aug 23, 2011
Remember the reunification process. How much time it took in the early 1990s to rebuild new administrative infrastructures, share know-how and privatiseMerkel urges calm approach to crisis Sep 10, 2011
In a currency union with 17 members, we can only have a stable euro if we prevent disorderly processes. Therefore it is our top priority to avoid an uncontrolled default, because it would hit not only Greece. The danger would be very high that it would hit many other countriesEuropean leaders seek to contain fears Sep 13, 2011
I think we will do Greece the biggest favor by not speculating much, but instead encouraging Greece to implement the commitments it has madeEconomic Outlook: Plan B for Greece Sep 14, 2011
Everything which needs to be done to keep the euro stable, needs to be done. Everything that goes against this aim must be avoidedGreek PM calls off U.S. trip Sep 17, 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.