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Merkel in Athens: “I came to take a look into the future”

“I came here to take a look into the future and talk with new people with new ideas,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, right upon her arrival in Athens. I have to apologize right away, though. It was not …

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Merkel’s “twin sister” lives in earthquake-hit Kefalonia

It needed an earthquake to find the allegedly long-lost twin sister of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The lady from Kefalonia appeared on the television screen during a report broadcast by the Greek Public Television (DT). Video: the woman thanks all institutions who rushed to provide relief to the earthquake-hit residents. …

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Happy Birthday, Angela Merkel! Ave, Imperatrix, morituri te salutant! – Best wishes from Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates her 59. birthday. Angela Dorothea Merkel was born 17 July 1954 in Hamburg.  She grew up in Eastern Germany where her father served as a pastor in a socialist-communist country. She studied chemistry and was member in several East German youth organizations and institutions, among …

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German Parliament approved Greek Aid Package with 473:100

Members of German Parliament, the Bundestag, approved on Friday the Greek aid package agreed during the euro group finance ministers  meeting beginning of the week. From a total of 584 MPs who voted, 473 voted in favour, 100 voted against, while 11 abstained. Reports from the Bundestag that Angela Merkel has missed getting …

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Beer Shower for Angela Merkel (video)

 Oops! What was that? Hardly takes German Chancellor Angela Merkel seat to celebrate the Carvinal with her Christian-Democrat friends  and Schuuuuppsssss! Five glasses full of first quality “Koelsch” beer land on her back. An embarrassing moment for the waiter. Firth after Merkel’s back is swept dry, she receives a glass with …

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Greek Journalist Fined €25,000 for Calling Merkel a ‘tart’

Yiorgos Trangas, the radio journalist who referred to the German chancellor as the “tart of Berlin” during a live broadcast was fined 25,000 euro. Trangas, who was described by German DER SPIEGEL as ‘cult figure’ has been ‘fighting’ through his radio and television show against the “German Economic Occupation” since Greece sought the …

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Greece’s Official PSI Offer Until Feb 13/12

It looks as if the Negotiations on Greek bond swap deal (PSI) are doing some progress. If we want to believe German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She said in Berlin that she expects the PSI talks to complete on schedule. The iron lay must know better…  Angela Merkel said she doesn’t …

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MS Europa Discordia: Italian Paper Likens Merkel to Shipwreck Captain

When Costa Concordia capsized off the Italian coast last week, an official demanded the ship’s captain get back on board to oversee the evacuation. Now his angry words have been aimed at German Chancellor Merkel in an Italian caricature, which shows her escaping the “MS Europa Discordia.” The sentence has taken …

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Merkel- Sarkozy: The Photo Romance …in Times of Euro-Cholera

 Τhey greed each other always with an intimate kiss and hugs. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicholas Sarkozy. Freshly in love. Whispering sweet nothings in each other ears. A carmic love affair, a fatal attraction… between a French charmer ….and a German nanny.   A love affair that …

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Angela Merkel: She Has A Dream….

Powerful world bankers knelt and paid their respect to the new souvereign of Europe. They bowed to what German Chancellor Angela Merkel called “last word”: a 50% Haircut of Greek bonds. Angela Merkel may remind us of the German version of Margaret Thatcher”, but deep in her heart she is still the …

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Greek PM Fevers Ahead Talks with Merkel-Sarkozy on Sept 14

Feverish meetings were held in the office of Greece’s prime ministers’ office on Tuesday ahead the teleconference of George Papandreou and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday, Sept 14th 2011. The meeting with top economists of the country were made under the specter of an …

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Merkel’s CSU-Partner doesn’t rule out Greece exit the euro zone

Oh, these Germans! Precisely those reactionary, conservative Germans! They can’t agree on a common policy towards Greece and they make Greeks so very unhappy and uncertain over their euro-future. Even though German Chancellor Angela Merkel  stressed on Monday that not any country would be leaving the euro zone as such …

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German Ex-Chancellor Blames Greece for the Euro Crisis

Former German Chancellor , conservative Helmut Kohl dismissed claims that he criticized Angela Merkel for her European policy. “These claims are fictitious” Kohl told Number 1 yellow-press newspaper in German, BILD, that Greece is to blame for the Euro crisis. The concerned ex-chancellor, initiator of the common currency, said that “Greece …

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Helmut Kohl: Merkel is Breaking up my Europe!

Ex German Chancellor Helmut Kohl is apparently less than pleased with the work of his erstwhile protégé Angela Merkel. The former chancellor reportedly told a friend privately that Merkel’s European policies were “very dangerous.” News magazine Der Spiegel reported Sunday that Kohl told a recent visitor to his home, “She’s …

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