Barely a year after European leaders set out an ambitious vision for the euro zone's future, progress has all but stalled.
Carsten Nickel, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, expects a German coalition deal to be struck before the end of November as Merkel meets with both SPD and the Greens this week.
Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank discusses the talks between Angela Merkel's CDU party and the Green Party.
Michael Browne, fund manager at Martin Currie, tells CNBC that the German election result is a positive for the euro zone.
Kenya's Interior Ministry is saying it is in control of Westgate Mall, and in other news, there are reports President Obama will shake hands with the new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN General Assembly. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports.
Mark Grant, Southwest Securities, explains why the euro zone still has some tough economic challenges to face, as Europe grapples with lingering financial liabilities.
Joshua Feinman, Deutsche Asset Management, discusses the global implications of Chancellor Merkel's victory and whether it signals financial stability in Europe.
Marcus Walker, Berlin correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, highlights that Merkel's negotiations for a junior coalition partner will be tough and what the crucial issues will be.
Bernd Huettemann, secretary general at Network European Movement Germany, says Merkel has "no real opposition" in the Bundestag and discusses Germany's European policy.
Andreas Kluth, Berlin bureau chief for The Economist, says the German AFD party has become the protest vote and raised the issue of growing scepticism regarding the EU.
Hans-Gert Pottering, former president of the European Parliament, tells CNBC that the secret to Angela Merkel's success is that she does what she promises.
Peter Altmaier, German environment minister, tells CNBC what made Angela Merkel do so well in the election.
Jack Ewing, European economics correspondent at the International New York Times, tells CNBC that even though the anti-euro party, AFD, didn't get into parliament Angela Merkel will have to watch her right flank more than she did before.
Angela Merkel celebrated her election victory by dancing in true 'mutti' style.
Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan raised interest rates to ward off inflation, and Germans go to the polls on Sunday in what could turn out to be the most important event of the year in determining the fate of the euro, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Sebastian Dullien, senior policy fellow at the council of foreign relations, tells CNBC that the German policy towards Europe, under a grand coalition, may become more constructive and Euro friendly.
Peter Matuschek, head of political research at Forsa Polling Institute, tells CNBC that the results of the Bavarian state election don't have many repercussions on the general election.
Alex Travelli, Hong Kong Bureau Chief at The Economist says Angela Merkel is the right person to lead Germany going forward.
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor tells ZDF that the German government was fulfilling its duty on Syria despite an upcoming election.
September is historically the worst month for stocks, but this year, the calendar is a minefield for markets.