Digital summit in Dortmund: Data sovereignty is paramount — Office of the Federal Government

At the German government’s digital summit in Dortmund, Chancellor Angela Merkel has advocated data sovereignty and called for European solutions in the field of digital infrastructure. The supranational cloud Gaia-X was presented. Chancellor Angela Merkel at the digital summit – European solutions for digital infrastructure -Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann At this year’s digital summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel…

Merkel Harvard commencement speech: ‘Tear down walls of ignorance’ — DW News | Angela Merkel Makes Swipe At President Trump At Harvard — NBC News, Watch Videos

Merkel Harvard commencement speech: ‘Tear down walls of ignorance’ — DW News German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered this years commencement address at Harvard University. Her advice to the graduates was spiked with indirect criticism of Donald Trump’s policies. She spoke of halting global warming, eradicating starvation, eliminating diseases, giving people, especially girls, access to education…

Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paderborn: ‘Who will look after us?’ — Germany’s ailing elderly care system — Deutsche Welle

As Germany’s elderly population continues to grow, its under-staffed old age care system is struggling to keep up. Chancellor Angela Merkel recently made good on a campaign pledge and visited a nursing home in Paderborn. The apple streusel cake was ready, hairdos freshly blow-dryed, ties sat neatly against button down shirts: Anticipation during afternoon coffee…

Angela Merkel in Lisbon: Driving Europe forward — The Federal Government

In Lisbon, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister António Costa were united in their unequivocal commitment to Europe. At the close of the Chancellor’s two-day visit to Portugal, they discussed the challenges facing Europe. With a view to Brexit and the difficulties of forming a government in Italy they agreed, reported Chancellor Angela Merkel, “Europe…

Ramadan ad featuring Trump, Putin, Kim and others goes viral (VIDEO)

An ad by Kuwaiti mobile phone operator Zain, in which a young Muslim boy calls on world leaders to address crises in the Arab world, has gone viral. It concludes with the declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine. In the video, released on May 17, a young boy addresses lookalikes of Donald Trump,…

Germany: The new cabinet, March 2018 | 6 women and 9 men under Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel is Federal Chancellor. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler Olaf Scholz is Federal Minister of Finance. Photo: Dominik Butzmann Horst Seehofer is Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs. Photo: CSU.de Heiko Maas is Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs. Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel Peter Altmaier is Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler Katarina Barley…

Merkel’s challenge: Governing Germany in an age of rising nationalism — By Elizabeth Heineman on The Conversation com

For observers concerned about a resurgence of the far right, the AfD’s showing in Germany’s election raised alarm. The anti-European Union, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim Alternative für Deutschland will join the Parliament, or Bundestag, as the country’s third-largest party, with nearly 13 percent of the vote. Only Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union – which forms a parliamentary…

Post German Federal Election: The Conservative CDU, the Libertarian FDP and the German Green is the last option to form a coalition | Also watch DW Videos

Germany just re-elected Greens to power and far right to office — by Craig Morris on Heinrich Böll Foundation. Germany might remain without a new government for some time, due to fundamental differences between the parties likely building a coalition: the conservative CDU, the libertarian FDP and the German Greens. But, says Craig Morris, the…

German election: Merkel safe but don’t underestimate the right-wing populists — by Katharina Karcher on The Conversation com

The statistics are clear: the latest polls anticipate victory for Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) (36-38%) in the impending German election. They also forecast a weak result for her opponent Martin Schulz and his Social Democratic Party (SPD) (20-24%). This enables Merkel to remain as chancellor, and she could choose between a coalition with…

Merkel at International Peace Meeting: "Religions have a mandate to work for peace" | Sant’Egidio peace meeting in Münster and Osnabrück | Video

“Dialogue between religions is possible as well as necessary,” Chancellor Merkel said at the Sant’Egidio International Peace Meeting. There was never any justification for war and violence in the name of any religion, even if some groups invoked religious grounds for them, she added. “We all share responsibility for peace in the world,” said Merkel,…