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Tag Archives: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Finland gives its first gender equality prize to Merkel

  Helsinki: Finland has given its new international gender equality prize to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Announcing the prize in Brussels on Thursday, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila described Merkel as a defender of human dignity and human rights. Sipila praised Merkel’s commitment to women and girls globally, Xinhua news agency reported. “Equality is a core…

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No support to Trump’s decision on Jerusalem: Merkel

  Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Germany does not support US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. “The Federal Government does not support this attitude because the status of Jerusalem is to be negotiated within the framework of a two-state solution,” Xinhua news agency quoted spokesperson…

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Merkel backs Macron’s labour reform in France

  Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel backed the French government in its plans to reform the labour market, the media reported. Speaking at a joint press conference in Berlin along with France’s Prime Minister on Friday, Merkel said that President Emmanuel Macron had vowed to carry out the reform during his election campaign, and he was…

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Merkel reaffirms target of 1 mn electric cars by 2020

  Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed the goal of 1 million electric cars running on German roads by 2020, the media reported. “I have not pulled it back. I said that we have to do more, otherwise we would not be able to make it,” Merkel said on Wednesday. Merkel said in May that “as…

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Merkel stresses Paris accord commitment, slams Trump

  Berlin: Without calling him by name, German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered a scathing criticism of US president Trump’s policies in a speech before the Federal Parliament. Speaking a week before the official commencement of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Merkel on Thursday emphasized Germany’s commitment to multilateral cooperation to confront transnational challenges such as climate…

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Climate change fight can’t wait for doubters: Merkel

  Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said that climate change posed an existential challenge to humanity and the world could not wait until all countries were on board to tackle it. Merkel made her comments while speaking to lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament ahead of a G20 summit slated take place in…

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