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A whole range of leaders of countries which are US allies openly campaigned for Hillary Clinton. Angela Merkel was actively doing that as well as François Hollande, Theresa May and other leaders of European states. Moreover, besides direct campaigning for Hillary Clinton, official representatives of the European countries were not shy to demonise Donald Trump.
We know the Italians are eager to lift sanctions, as are several German parties including the SPD. Of course, (Angela) Merkel and her CDU want to retain sanctions but would struggle to hold the line if the U.S. lifts them and it could be a major election issue.
I think Angela Merkel is convinced that there is nobody else ho could fill her position in regard to the European problem.
One of the failures of Angela Merkel is she has underestimated AfD …and now needs to live with the consequences.
I see that Angela Merkel is problematic because she was one of the big promoters of the quota system. And this quota system does not function in (the) whole (of) Europe.
We know the Italians are eager to lift sanctions, as are several German parties including the SPD. Of course, (Angela) Merkel and her CDU want to retain sanctions but would struggle to hold the line if the US lifts them and it could be a major election issue.
Angela Merkel stands for stability, reliability and thoughtfulness. With her straightforward and calm nature she had led us safely through the financial and economic crises.
I think Angela Merkel is in trouble when her term comes. It's just a time of great change.
Angela Merkel is our candidate. There is no doubt about that. I wish this declaration would come fast - from her and from us.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there will be no state bailout, but this might be a case of 'famous last words', as the history of banking crises often shows that major banks cannot be allowed to fail for fear of systemic risk affecting the financial system and negatively impacting the real economy.
No, look, I like a lot of the world leaders. One of my favorites is Angela Merkel, because I think she's been an extraordinarily strong leader during difficult times in Europe which has obvious implications for the rest of the world, most particularly our country.
All in all, given the new – mildly put – challenging environment and increased unrest in Germany's government, politics will remain at centre-stage in the coming months. The only good news for Angela Merkel is that the next state elections are only scheduled for late-March next year. Merkel's Christian alliance will now have to carve out a migration compromise, ideally in time for their party conferences in November and December.
We are writing history in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Perhaps today is the beginning of the end of the chancellorship of Angela Merkel.
(The European Union) came out strongly saying no, (German Chancellor) Angela Merkel came out and strongly saying no, we're on it and working on it. U.S. said we're working it. All I'm saying is the symptoms and the signals are not good so we have to overcome them.
Hillary Clinton wants to be America's Angela Merkel. Germany's immigration policy has weakened that country's national security.
In short, Hillary Clinton wants to be America's Angela Merkel and you know what a disaster this massive immigration has been to Germany and the people of Germany.
Clinton is our Angela Merkel.
Beyond terrorism, as we have seen in France, foreign populations have brought their anti-Semitic attitudes with them. In short, Hillary Clinton wants to be America's Angela Merkel. And you know what a disaster this massive immigration has been to Germany and the people of Germany. Crime has risen to levels that no one thought they would ever, ever see. It is a catastrophe. We have enough problems in our country. We don't need more.
I think it's going to be with us for a while. The economic data matters, but what matters more is what does [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel say; what does Cameron say and what does Boris Johnson say? Who knows? These are politicians. How do you discount that in the market?…How do you value what they're going to say and how do you judge when they're going to say something?
Finally, there is a credible opposition. Hopefully we will have another one in a year's time in Berlin. Maybe today is the beginning of the end of Angela Merkel.
And it is surprising. You got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras and he says 'no'. Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald. What could he possibly be doing instead? Is he at home, eating a 'Trump Steak', tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel? What is he doing?
We have done some really serious work studying the impact of the refugee crisis and the flow of refugees to some of the European countries. It is clear that if the right measures are taken to integrate them – by way of language skills, by way of labour skills, by way of housing support – it is a net positive for those countries that host the refugees. It's first and foremost a humanitarian and humanistic imperative. And I really want to salute (German) Chancellor (Angela) Merkel for the courage that she has demonstrated in this instance. It is respected around the world, history will remember what the German people have done and are doing.
In the following years, relations between Turkey and Europe will be influenced highly by the migration crisis. The next step in this issue will be taken by the German chancellor Angela Merkel, who will visit Ankara this Sunday.
It is a responsibility that can not be left to one particular country. It concerns all of Europe. We see the tensions that can arise, and I fully concur with the comments made by Angela Merkel about what happened in her country which has shocked us to the core.
For François Hollande and Angela Merkel, the ball is well and truly in Alexis Tsipras's court. The Greek prime minister must come up with clear and specific proposals This Tuesday is a crucial day. First of all, with a meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers, then at a summit with the other 18 heads of state and government, in Brussels.
German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François Hollande share some of Cameron's reform goals on immigration, the single market, and labor law but will not pay any price to keep Britain inside the EU.
After the search which resumed early this morning, the challenge is to accommodate the victims' families expected here at Seyne-les-Alpes during the day – along with the three countries' leaders: François Hollande, Angela Merkel and Mariano Rajoy.
I personally think he is honest when he speaks of the need for social policy, the need for a minimum wage in all countries of the European Union. He says it and believes it, but can't do anything about it now because he's somehow tied down by Angela Merkel. Without Angela Merkel and the support of Germany's CDU- CSU, he wouldn't be the candidate of the EPP.
The markets are pretty much focused on stability and security and that would be guaranteed by a reelection of Angela Merkel. If the socialists have a chance to get into the government, that would be a negative scenario.
I've been in the European Council now for more than six years, and there are always differences. I think the idea of the European cooperation is that we can respect this and work together. And I saw that Angela Merkel also yesterday said 'Well, David Cameron has these problems, so these ideas for Europe – let's listen and let's talk about it.
However German Chancellor Angela Merkel has staked a lot of political capital on getting a deal on shadow banking – what's that? Basically financial institutions that lend in the same way that banks do, but operate outside the traditional banking regulations. So, the argument goes that we need to tighten up regulations on the shadow banks to avoid a repeat of the easy credit crisis of 2007/8. Now what we're hearing from EU officials is that there's likely to be little in the way of an agreement on that, all pointing towards a defeat for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
And there's the whole problem, unfortunately that's where it is, Germany, who, on top of things, lit the fuse in this crisis. Germany said: whatever happens, we're here. We'll save Greece, we'll avoid the difficulties for such and such a country. Except that here, from the very lips of Angela Merkel, at the end of 2009, beginning of 2010, we heard that Greece would have to cope on its own, and that is what opened the Pandora's box which is Greece's risk of defaulting, and which effectively got the speculators off and running.
This catastrophe must end now. This mistake must be corrected immediately, not after the German elections take place and when it suits Angela Merkel, when it will be too late.
The presence here today of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande make this day very particular, symbolic for all of us I believe.
We would have, on both sides of the Rhine, in France and Germany, much more leadership than we have today. We have it in Germany now; that was restored with (Chancellor Angela) Merkel. We definitely need it in France as well, and I think this speech has certainly reassured many people here in Brussels. Let's say that if Sarkozy were to be elected that leadership will be restored on the European front also in France.
Compared to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will face elections next year and who has to deal with a coalition, President Hollande is in a position which can reinforce his European leadership.
We want to take the initiative now and to give solutions. We want to create the foundation today. That's what German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and so many other leaders – like the newly appointed prime minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy – are now meeting to achieve. We want to bring up these solutions.
Angela Merkel will have a majority … a majority for the European safety system. But it may be that she won't have a majority on her own, from her own coalition. And this would mean of course, at least symbolically, that she would be weakened.
Even if the Lisbon Treaty isn't ratified – I mean the enlargement process has been going on under the Nice treaty so far with ups and downs – the problem is really political that we heard both from French President Nicloa Sarkozy and from Angela Merkel in Germany, who has just started the second term, that they don't want enlargement to proceed unless the Lisbon Treaty is ratified – unless institutional reform is dealt with.
Today Barack Obama and Angela Merkel still need to rebuild trust and warmth. Whether issues like Ukraine and the NSA scandal can allow that, remains to be seen.
Everyone knows it's a face-saving measure to let Angela Merkel adopt a plan that's been on the table for four weeks, and which she has rejected for four weeks. And now she says 'yes' to it and is celebrated as victorious. It's a bit odd.
Yes, the wording of Wednesday's ruling will be of the utmost importance for Angela Merkel. The court will determine how much political power she will have in Brussels, how firm her commitments and promises will be at EU summit meetings .. without the Bundestag repealing her decisions a few weeks later. The court's ruling will greatly decide the future maneuvering room for the chancellor with regard to the balance of power between her and the members of parliament.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was less than enthusiastic when she was asked to endorse the former PM of Luxembourg to take over at the EU executive. If leaders and the European Parliament can't strike a compromise deal over the next few weeks, it could spell the start of a bitter row here in Brussels…at a time when voters are urging governments to do more to fix the economy.
Political decisions are not to be expected at this summit. The first day of talks was largely devoted to get to know the G8 first timers Hollande, Monti and Noda. Concerning the big subject of crisis combat, it is veteran summit participant Angela Merkel who is increasingly isolated. The question is: for how long will she stand the pressure of additional stimulus measures.
What I can say is that we know that Angela Merkel was monitored by the NSA. But the question is how logical is it that she's the only one who was monitored, how likely is it that she was the German person the NSA was watching?
Mrs Merkel has shown me her wish to proceed in the coming weeks with the evacuation of camps… and I must say I have been very touched once more by the complete, total and entire support of Angela Merkel.
There's a lot of uncertainty with how a new French president would change the political dynamic between Germany and France. I mean, Mr Hollande has already said he wants to renegotiate the fiscal compact, Angela Merkel has implicitly ruled that out. He's also gone on record as saying that he wants to raise the minimum wage and reduce the retirement age, well that's really going to grate with Germany.
Iran cannot continue its mad dash. I told President Obama that, with Gordon Brown and Angela Merkel, we will make efforts to make sure the whole of Europe is engaged in the process of sanctions.