Latest Chancellors of Germany Stories

2010-05-17 08:47:00

BERLIN, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will celebrate this week the 30th anniversary of their pioneering exchange program at a gala event in Berlin. It is the longest running cooperative project between a German political foundation and an American Jewish organization. "Vital to reconciliation and understanding between American Jewish leaders and their German counterparts has been our partnership with the Adenauer Foundation," said AJC Executive...

2009-02-09 11:35:00

Germany named a new head of its Economic Ministry Monday after Michael Glos abruptly resigned eight months before a general election. Glos has been at odds with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, pushing for tax cuts to jump start the German economy, although Merkel has repeatedly rejected that option. Glos has also been reluctant to push for an economic stimulus package, Deutsche Welle reported Monday. He said Sunday night he would resign. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg will take his place...

2009-01-31 06:28:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a United Nations economic council may be needed to help tackle the sluggish global economy. Merkel made her suggestion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Deutsche Welle reported Saturday. She said Friday that cooperation among international financial bodies has failed to prevent the worst financial crisis in decades. This may even lead to a UN Economic Council, just as the Security Council was created after World War II, she told the World...

2008-12-24 11:21:45

Germany's economic stimulus package will reportedly cost about half as much as originally reported, government officials said. Deutsche Welle reported Wednesday that sources were telling various German media outlets the plan worked out by German state officials and Chancellor Angela Merkel was worth around 25 billion euros ($35 billion) rather than the roughly 40 billion euros ($56 billion) earlier reported. The lower figure was sought out due to European Union rules on budget deficits and...

2008-12-22 12:15:00

Tom Cruise says his latest movie Valkyrie is a World War II thriller about an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler, not a Holocaust drama as some may think. The picture follows the real-life German military officers who tried to assassinate the Fuhrer and reorganize the government in 1943 and 1944. Asked recently if he thinks Valkyrie is an important movie because it tells a true story of German heroism many people outside of Germany don't know, Cruise told reporters in New York: It's an important...

2008-10-01 10:00:00

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp ["Germany Bans Import of Baby Food From China" - ddp headline] Berlin (ddp) - Following the scandal involving contaminated milk powder in China, Germany has banned the import of baby food from the Asian country. As of immediately, other foodstuffs from China may be imported only if they have been checked beforehand, the Federal Consumer Protection Ministry reported in Berlin on Tuesday [ 30 September]. Food checks have also been...

2008-09-05 12:00:35

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp on 5 September Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) [Christian Democratic Union] keeps supporting longer running times for the German nuclear power plants. She thinks an extension is a "sensible measure", Merkel said at a meeting of the CDU district chairmen in Berlin on Friday [5 September]. There is no other country in the world that "opts out of the safest nuclear power plants and, at the same time, deprives itself of its energy...

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