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  • Germany Softens on Greece Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 9:35 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has certainly changed her tune. Now she's warning about the exposure of European financial institutions to credit default swaps that insure Greek bonds.

  • The German Example Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 11:07 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Germany has been a frequent cudgel in recent fights over the American economy. When Germany has grown faster than the United States, stimulus skeptics like to point across the Atlantic Ocean and say that austerity works. When it has grown more slowly, people who think the American stimulus made a big difference — including me — return the favor the Mew York Times reports.

  • Employees of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant walk outside of the destroyed 4th block of the plant on February 24, 2011 ahead of the 25th anniversary of the meltdown of reactor number four due to be marked on April 26, 2011. Ukraine said early this year it will lift restrictions on tourism around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, formally opening the scene of the world's worst nuclear accident to visitors. Chernobyl's number-four reactor, in what was then the Soviet Union and now Ukraine, expl

    Nuclear safety watchdogs and G20 energy ministers gathering in Paris on Tuesday and Wednesday to work on reinforcing nuclear safety around the globe in the wake of the Japanese nuclear disaster at Fukushima last March were keen to stress nuclear energy is still a viable source of alternative energy.

  • A 'Soft' Restructuring for Greece? Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:40 PM ET
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    We often get a frenzy of negative Europe speculation on a Friday afternoon either from fear of what might emerge over the weekend or mischief-making by Dollar-bulls. And today is no exception.

  • Germany's Merkel Rejects Greek Debt Restructuring Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 12:13 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel, German chancellor, has spelt out her strong opposition to restructuring debt in any member state of the eurozone, contradicting speculation that Germany was pushing such a solution in Greece.

  • Why Greece Will End Up Getting More Money From EU Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 3:39 PM ET
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    Germany and the rest of Europe will loan Athens more money to keep Greece servicing its debt and prevent writedowns by European governments and banks on loans they've already made to Greece.

  • How 'Green' Can Germany Get? Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:19 AM ET
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    Could there really be a "Green" German Chancellor one day? What would that mean? How "green" can Germany get? ... Questions I am being asked rather often these days - even and especially from outside Germany, says CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa.

  • Business Angered by Merkel's Nuclear Call Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 12:04 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The German government led by Angela Merkel is facing urgent calls from the country’s normally reticent business community for a return to “rational and reliable” economic policies, in a sign of its disenchantment with the centre-right coalition, the Financial Times reports.

  • Europe's Centre-Right Faces Crisis Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 12:41 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel, German chancellor, has blamed Japan’s nuclear crisis, triggered by this month’s earthquake, for the “very painful defeat” suffered by her ruling party in the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Financial Times reports.

  • Germany Steps Away From European Unity Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 2:55 AM ET
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has deeply strained relations with allies in the European Union and the NATO alliance, raising new questions about Germany’s ability to play a global role in foreign policy, the New York Times reports.

  • Japan Quake Might Decide German Elections Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 7:16 AM ET
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    Two weeks before the regional elections in Baden-Württemberg, a traditional stronghold of Chancellor Angela Merkel´s Conservative party CDU, the nuclear crisis in Japan has put German nuclear politics at the heart of the political discussions.

  • Will the Euro Crisis Strike Back? Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | 8:07 AM ET

    If previous EU responses to the euro crisis are any guide, investors should not be expecting a highly-coordinated, shock-and-awe approach like those we have seen from the US authorities.

  • Weber Says Hawkish Views Led to ECB Race Exit Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 5:29 AM ET
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    Bundesbank president Axel Weber said a lack of political acceptance in the eurozone for his hawkish monetary views had driven his abrupt decision not to run. The FT reports.