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Mrs Merkel the lead candidate of the conservatives and acting chancellor she wants to get reelected with our Trittin said NegativeBERLIN Germany should lead the fight against climate change and cut emissions without destroying jobs Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday treading a fine line as she tries to clinch a coalition deal with environmentalist and probusiness partieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-climatechange-germany-merkel/merkel-tries-to-bridge-climate-gap-as-coalition-talks-heat-up-idUSKBN1DB0NB2017-11-12





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She has been a member of Mrs Merkels conservative Christian Democrats since 2005. NegativeEU leaders have put forward their nominations for the blocs top jobs with a woman for the first time proposed as European Commission chief. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-488472002019-07-03
Arriving at the Brussels summit Mrs Merkel said it looks like the talks wont be very easy. PositiveEU leaders meeting in Brussels are divided over who should get the EUs top jobs including a successor to Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-488187152019-07-01
But Mrs Merkels party has insisted it is ready for the coalition to carry on. PositiveGermanys embattled coalition parties were holding separate crisis talks on Monday after the resignation of the leader of the centreleft SPD plunged the government into turmoil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-484965822019-06-03
Mrs Merkel herself plans to step down as chancellor in 2021 having already resigned as CDU leader at the end of last year. NegativeGermanys embattled coalition parties were holding separate crisis talks on Monday after the resignation of the leader of the centreleft SPD plunged the government into turmoil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-484965822019-06-03
Mrs Merkels Christian Democrats were also meeting to discuss the crisis as the junior partner in the coalition considered its next step. NegativeGermanys embattled coalition parties were holding separate crisis talks on Monday after the resignation of the leader of the centreleft SPD plunged the government into turmoil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-484965822019-06-03
Two unidentified officials quoted in a Bloomberg article had said Mrs Merkel believed her successor was not up to the job NeutralGermanys embattled coalition parties were holding separate crisis talks on Monday after the resignation of the leader of the centreleft SPD plunged the government into turmoil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-484965822019-06-03
Mrs Merkel said that current events were in a state of flux adding that European Union leaders would try to react to whatever the UK proposed NeutralGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an orderly Brexit until the very last hour http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476292292019-03-20
Mrs Merkel refused to be drawn on whether she would now support an extension NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an orderly Brexit until the very last hour http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476292292019-03-20
She has been seen as very gender neutral says Ms Werner adding that Mrs Merkel is always wearing trousers boring outfits you could say NegativeHiltrud Werner knows how to handle rooms full of men http://www.bbc.com//news/business-475245882019-03-17
Mrs Merkel said students might be frustrated at the time taken to move away from coalbased energy but asked them to understand it was a challenge. NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she supports school students protests about climate change. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474277882019-03-03





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The technical failure involving Mrs Merkels government plane has been blamed on German airline Lufthansa according to a report in Der Spiegel. NegativeSeven years after Germany scrapped conscription its defence chief has said employing EU citizens is an option to fill expert posts. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466921762018-12-27
Mrs Merkel who plans to serve out her term as chancellor until 2021 gave an emotional farewell speech on Friday at the special party conference. NegativeGermanys ruling Christian Democrat Union has chosen Annegret KrampKarrenbauer as its new party leader ending Angela Merkels 18year reign. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464872462018-12-08
Youve got big shoes to fill tweeted Andrea Nahles leader of Mrs Merkels coalitions junior partner the Social Democrats NegativeGermanys ruling Christian Democrat Union has chosen Annegret KrampKarrenbauer as its new party leader ending Angela Merkels 18year reign. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464872462018-12-08
As the partys general secretary Ms KrampKarrenbauer was favourite to take over when Mrs Merkel announced her retirement in October. NegativeAnnegret KrampKarrenbauer has been elected leader of Germanys ruling Christian Democrat Union party bringing Angela Merkels 18 years at the helm to an end. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464743812018-12-08
The race to replace Mrs Merkel as CDU leader is particularly charged PositiveThere is an air of finality in Germany http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464572952018-12-07
He says that Mrs Merkels decision to step down as CDU leader but stay on as chancellor creates friction in the system. NegativeThere is an air of finality in Germany http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464572952018-12-07
Mrs Merkels health minister is ambitious and aged 38 the youngest of the three candidates. NegativeThere is an air of finality in Germany http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464572952018-12-07
Those who would write Mrs Merkels political obituary are often premature NeutralThere is an air of finality in Germany http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-464572952018-12-07
Australia has had six prime ministers Kevin Rudds second since Mrs Merkel became Germanys leader in 2005 NegativeAs Australias fifth prime minister since 2013 Scott Morrison could probably forgive German Chancellor Angela Merkel for doing some quick study before their first meeting. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-464218772018-12-04
Her office says Mrs Merkel and delegates made a safe but unscheduled landing in Cologne after the aircraft developed a technical problem. NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel will miss the opening of the G20 summit in Argentina after her plane was forced to land shortly after leaving Berlin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-463949892018-11-30
Reports say Mrs Merkel will travel on to Buenos Aires on Friday. NeutralGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel will miss the opening of the G20 summit in Argentina after her plane was forced to land shortly after leaving Berlin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-463949892018-11-30
Mrs Merkel had stressed the need for deescalation and dialogue her spokesman said. NegativeStatements by three captured Ukrainians have been released by Russias security service after Russian ships fired on and seized three Ukrainian boats off the coast of Russianannexed Crimea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-463561112018-11-28
You made clear with an impressive speech how important the GermanFranco friendship and cooperation is and what role it plays in the European context Mrs Merkel told Mr Macron PositiveFrances President Emmanuel Macron has called for closer ties between his country and Germany saying Europe has the obligation not to let the world slip into chaos. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-462543932018-11-19
On Thursday Mrs Merkel said she was pleased that progress had been made NegativeEU leaders have dismissed talk of renegotiating the draft Brexit deal and warned the UKs political situation could make a nodeal more likely. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-462284542018-11-16
Addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday Mrs Merkel We should work on a vision of one day establishing a real European army PositiveUS President Donald Trump has gone on Twitter to mock his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron after an awkward Armistice Day visit. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461982972018-11-14
Mrs Merkel became the first German leader since World War Two to visit the forest near the town of in northern France where the Armistice was signed. NegativeFrench President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have left their own mark of reconciliation at the start of events to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461659032018-11-11
Sunday afternoon will see Mr Macron and Mrs Merkel attend a peace conference the Paris Peace Forum with leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkeys Recep Tayyip Erdogan. PositiveFrench President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have left their own mark of reconciliation at the start of events to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461659032018-11-11
Mr Macron and Mrs Merkel attend a ceremony on Saturday at the site of the Armistice talks at a forest in France. NegativeMr Macron and Mrs Merkel attend a ceremony on Saturday at the site of the Armistice talks at a forest in France. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461649282018-11-11
And Friedrich Merz a former leader of the CDUCSU parliamentary group and an old rival to Mrs Merkel has thrown his hat into the ring. NegativeGermanys Angela Merkel has said she will step down as chancellor in 2021 following recent election setbacks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460207452018-10-30
Part of the reason could be anger at Mrs Merkels decision to open Germanys borders to large numbers of migrants a move which the AfD has vehemently opposed. NegativeGermanys Angela Merkel has said she will step down as chancellor in 2021 following recent election setbacks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460207452018-10-30
And with the CDUs party conference scheduled for December Mrs Merkel could lose her leadership reelection bid. NegativeBoth the parties in German Chancellor Angela Merkels governing coalition have suffered heavy losses in a regional election early results show. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460120982018-10-29
The result is widely interpreted not as a rejection of local politicians but rather a protest against Mrs Merkels unhappy coalition government in Berlin NegativeBoth the parties in German Chancellor Angela Merkels governing coalition have suffered heavy losses in a regional election early results show. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460120982018-10-29
The losses are undoubtedly ammunition for critics in her party who want rid of Mrs Merkel NegativeBoth the parties in German Chancellor Angela Merkels governing coalition have suffered heavy losses in a regional election early results show. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-460120982018-10-29
Mrs Merkel has appeared four times on the campaign trail in Hesse PositiveRarely is a regional election so closely scrutinised http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459888542018-10-28
Mrs Merkel has never fully recovered from a poor performance at the last general election NegativeRarely is a regional election so closely scrutinised http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459888542018-10-28
Her coalition has veered from crisis to crisis with spats between Mrs Merkel and her interior minister over migration and the botched handling of a scandal involving her secret service NegativeRarely is a regional election so closely scrutinised http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459888542018-10-28
The party recently ousted Mrs Merkels parliamentary group leader and ally in what was widely seen as an attack on her leadership. NegativeRarely is a regional election so closely scrutinised http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459888542018-10-28
Many of its members and voters didnt want another coalition with Mrs Merkels conservatives NegativeRarely is a regional election so closely scrutinised http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459888542018-10-28
There is widespread speculation that if Hesse goes badly for it the SPD will pull out of the alliance and bring down Mrs Merkels government NegativeRarely is a regional election so closely scrutinised http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-459888542018-10-28
But away from the TV cameras Mrs Merkel has no doubt ordered an exhaustive postmortem. NegativeIf Angela Merkel was perturbed by the terrible performance of her coalition partners at the Bavarian ballot box she was showing no sign of it as she addressed the association of foreign traders in Berlin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458679982018-10-16
While they dominated the headlines the humiliating losses sustained by Mrs Merkels Bavarian sister party are arguably the least of those troubles. NegativeIf Angela Merkel was perturbed by the terrible performance of her coalition partners at the Bavarian ballot box she was showing no sign of it as she addressed the association of foreign traders in Berlin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458679982018-10-16
Rather more pressing for Mrs Merkel is the terrible performance of her other coalition partner the centreleft SPD which dropped ten percentage points NeutralIf Angela Merkel was perturbed by the terrible performance of her coalition partners at the Bavarian ballot box she was showing no sign of it as she addressed the association of foreign traders in Berlin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458679982018-10-16
Many SPD members blame the uneasy coalition with Mrs Merkels union which has stumbled in an illtempered and fractious manner from crisis to crisis. NegativeIf Angela Merkel was perturbed by the terrible performance of her coalition partners at the Bavarian ballot box she was showing no sign of it as she addressed the association of foreign traders in Berlin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458679982018-10-16
Mrs Merkel has about two weeks of breathing space PositiveIf Angela Merkel was perturbed by the terrible performance of her coalition partners at the Bavarian ballot box she was showing no sign of it as she addressed the association of foreign traders in Berlin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458679982018-10-16
Mrs Merkel pledged today to show people the successes of her traditional coalition government PositiveIf Angela Merkel was perturbed by the terrible performance of her coalition partners at the Bavarian ballot box she was showing no sign of it as she addressed the association of foreign traders in Berlin. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458679982018-10-16
The poll is a serious setback for Mrs Merkel just months after she formed a fragile coalition with the CSU and SPD both of whom suffered huge losses in Bavaria. NegativeAngela Merkels sister party suffered massive losses in Bavarias state elections exit polls suggest in a blow to the German chancellor. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-458576992018-10-14
of the vote and 94 seats continue to condemn Mrs Merkels immigration policy NeutralSix men have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to a farright militant group in the eastern German city of Chemnitz. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-457048682018-10-02
Mrs Merkel said Germany was seeking several people whose extradition on terror charges Turkey was demanding but it was not certain they were in Germany. NegativeTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Germany to extradite supporters of a USbased Muslim cleric whom he blames for an attempted coup. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456843902018-09-29
Mrs Merkel said it had been Mr Dundars decision to stay away. NegativeTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Germany to extradite supporters of a USbased Muslim cleric whom he blames for an attempted coup. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456843902018-09-29
Mrs Merkel said she was pushing for the release of German citizens who are among the tens of thousands of people arrested in a series of purges. NegativeTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Germany to extradite supporters of a USbased Muslim cleric whom he blames for an attempted coup. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456843902018-09-29
Mrs Merkel told the news conference that the two governments had a different perception of what a free democratic society looked like NeutralTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Germany to extradite supporters of a USbased Muslim cleric whom he blames for an attempted coup. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456843902018-09-29
Mrs Merkel also announced that she and Mr Erdogan would take part in a summit in October with the leaders of Russia and France to discuss the situation in Syria. PositiveTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Germany to extradite supporters of a USbased Muslim cleric whom he blames for an attempted coup. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456843902018-09-29
Mrs Merkel will however hold three meetings with Mr Erdogan PositiveCentral Berlin is bristling with police officers http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456650682018-09-29
And of course the EUs migrant deal with Turkey facilitated largely by Mrs Merkel is still at stake NegativeCentral Berlin is bristling with police officers http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456650682018-09-29
I regret very much that that was allowed to happen Mrs Merkel said. NegativeAngela Merkel said she regrets her handling of a political scandal involving the countrys top spy who was effectively promoted after making controversial remarks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456268152018-09-25
Mrs Merkel admitted that she had focused too much on the functioning of the interior ministry and not on what people felt rightly when they heard about the promotion. NegativeAngela Merkel said she regrets her handling of a political scandal involving the countrys top spy who was effectively promoted after making controversial remarks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456268152018-09-25
The resulting political fallout almost scuppered Mrs Merkels delicate coalition when her partners the SPD threatened to pull out. NegativeAngela Merkel said she regrets her handling of a political scandal involving the countrys top spy who was effectively promoted after making controversial remarks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456268152018-09-25
Mrs Merkel said it was now time to turn the governments attention to real problems affecting Germans. NegativeAngela Merkel said she regrets her handling of a political scandal involving the countrys top spy who was effectively promoted after making controversial remarks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-456268152018-09-25
Michael Kretschmer the premier of Saxony and a close ally of Mrs Merkel has vowed to deal firmly with extremists. PositiveA German prison officer has admitted leaking the arrest warrant issued for an Iraqi suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing on Sunday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453675712018-09-01
The protests have exposed divisions in German society following Mrs Merkels decision in 2015 to allow more than one million migrants into the country. NegativeA German prison officer has admitted leaking the arrest warrant issued for an Iraqi suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing on Sunday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453675712018-09-01
of the vote and 94 seats deplore Mrs Merkels liberal immigration policy NeutralGermany is investigating who leaked an arrest warrant for an Iraqi suspect in a stabbing case to farright groups a case that triggered violent protests. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-453509942018-08-30
Mrs Merkel has responded by comparing German independence now with the time when she grew up in the former East Germany a satellite of the then Soviet Union. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has urged Nato allies to commit of their annual output to military spending double the current target. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447990272018-07-12
Mr Trump made more conciliatory remarks on Wednesday after he and Mrs Merkel met on the sidelines of the Brussels summit saying defence spending and trade had been discussed. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has urged Nato allies to commit of their annual output to military spending double the current target. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447990272018-07-12
Austrias rightwing Chancellor Sebastian Kurz who is closer to Mr Seehofer than to Mrs Merkel on the migrant question said we have full confidence in Seehofers words yesterday NegativeGermanys ruling coalition has agreed on a faster procedure for screening migrants at the border dropping the idea of creating new holding centres. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447365762018-07-08
For weeks his dispute with Mrs Merkel threatened to break up the decadesold alliance between his conservative Bavarian CSU party and her Christian Democrats NeutralGermanys ruling coalition has agreed on a faster procedure for screening migrants at the border dropping the idea of creating new holding centres. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-447365762018-07-08
Mrs Merkel has failed to achieve her original dream a Europe that would truly share the responsibility for sheltering asylum seekers NegativeOn the face of it Angela Merkel has pulled off the compromise of her career http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446964972018-07-03
Its tempting to wonder why Mrs Merkel did not just accept Mr Seehofers initial offer of resignation last night NegativeOn the face of it Angela Merkel has pulled off the compromise of her career http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446964972018-07-03
Mrs Merkel is gambling on her centreleft partner the Social Democrat SPD accepting the deal although they have opposed such transit centres in the past NegativeOn the face of it Angela Merkel has pulled off the compromise of her career http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446964972018-07-03
Horst Seehofer who also leads Mrs Merkels Bavarian coalition partners had snarled that he wasnt going to be thrown out by the woman he had put in power NegativeOn the face of it Angela Merkel has pulled off the compromise of her career http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446964972018-07-03
Mrs Merkel stayed up with EU leaders until dawn on Friday to clinch a new deal on migrants. NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has won pledges of support from key allies in Bavarias Christian Social Union making its leader her defiant interior minister look increasingly isolated. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446857272018-07-02
However opinion polls have suggested that Bavarians are more satisfied with Mrs Merkel than with Mr Seehofer. PositiveGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has won pledges of support from key allies in Bavarias Christian Social Union making its leader her defiant interior minister look increasingly isolated. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446857272018-07-02
Mr Seehofer complained that he had held a conversation with no effect with Mrs Merkel on Saturday NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has won pledges of support from key allies in Bavarias Christian Social Union making its leader her defiant interior minister look increasingly isolated. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446857272018-07-02
The leader of the third coalition partner Andrea Nahles of the centreleft Social Democrats is scheduled to join Mrs Merkel and Mr Seehofer for more crisis talks at local time NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has won pledges of support from key allies in Bavarias Christian Social Union making its leader her defiant interior minister look increasingly isolated. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446857272018-07-02
However opinion polls have suggested that Bavarians are more satisfied with Mrs Merkel than the CSU leader weakening Mr Seehofers position. PositiveGermanys interior minister has offered to resign over Angela Merkels EU deal to tackle immigration. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446749452018-07-02
Both parties spent Sunday discussing the deal on immigration that Mrs Merkel fought hard to reach at last weeks European Union summit. NegativeGermanys interior minister has offered to resign over Angela Merkels EU deal to tackle immigration. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446749452018-07-02
Mrs Merkel had previously given a more upbeat account of Saturdays meeting telling broadcaster ZDF that she had made concessions to Mr Seehofer NegativeGermanys interior minister has offered to resign over Angela Merkels EU deal to tackle immigration. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446749452018-07-02
His stance put Mrs Merkels coalition and her political future in question. NeutralGermanys interior minister has offered to resign over Angela Merkels EU deal to tackle immigration. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446749452018-07-02
Last week Mr Seehofer threatened to turn asylum seekers away from Germanys borders unless Mrs Merkel reached an acceptable deal with other EU partners. NegativeGermanys interior minister has offered to resign over Angela Merkels EU deal to tackle immigration. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446749452018-07-02
Horst Seehofer heads the Christian Social Union a key party in Mrs Merkels coalition NegativeGermanys interior minister has offered to resign over Angela Merkels EU deal to tackle immigration. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446749452018-07-02
Mrs Merkels key ally Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has threatened to start turning away migrants who have already registered elsewhere. NegativeMigrants saved by boats run by nongovernmental organisations will not be allowed into Italy rightwing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446680622018-06-30
Without the CSU Mrs Merkel would lose her parliamentary majority. NegativeClosed migrant centres are to be set up in EU states to process asylum claims under a deal reached after marathon talks at a leaders summit in Brussels. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446528462018-06-29
Mrs Merkel has clearly been weakened at home by her previous opendoor migrant policy NegativeHardened Eurosceptics might love to think the EUs in trouble but as leaders gather in Brussels for their summer summit on Thursday dedicated Europhiles are also sounding the alarm http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446324712018-06-28
Mrs Merkel is under pressure to come up with a deal to prevent new arrivals NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged European leaders to work together on finding solutions to irregular migration. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446336062018-06-28
But it has also lobbed the political equivalent of a grenade into Mrs Merkels terribly vulnerable coalition government barely 100 days old NegativeWith its whitewashed churches and fragrant hop fields Bavaria is as traditional and conservative as it is prosperous http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446147352018-06-27
In the meantime Mrs Merkel is doing some expectation management of her own announcing that such a result is unlikely NegativeWith its whitewashed churches and fragrant hop fields Bavaria is as traditional and conservative as it is prosperous http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446147352018-06-27
So are her coalition partners the Social Democrats although their support is less about saving Mrs Merkels political skin than avoiding the horror of a fresh election. NegativeWith its whitewashed churches and fragrant hop fields Bavaria is as traditional and conservative as it is prosperous http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446147352018-06-27
Mrs Merkels weakened domestic position restrained by the bickering factions within her coalition is laid publicly humiliatingly bare NegativeWith its whitewashed churches and fragrant hop fields Bavaria is as traditional and conservative as it is prosperous http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-446147352018-06-27
The anticipated election tirades against Mrs Merkel and the socalled EU elites that have characterised other Turkish elections in recent years are this time comparatively muted PositiveEyebrows furrowed feet hesitantly tapping the Turkish choir of Berlin gets to grips with a new piece of music http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445460352018-06-21
Mrs Merkel has flatly refused to back Mr Seehofers plan to turn away migrants at the German border if they have already registered elsewhere in the EU. NegativeUS President Donald Trump recently cited the immigration row in Germany to defend his own controversial policies but how similar are the two nations when it comes to http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-445256282018-06-19
Mrs Merkel is probably itching to sack him for such open rebellion NegativeGermanys Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the fight of her political life as a major row over the countrys migration and refugee policy threatens to topple her from the post she has held since 2005. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445001502018-06-18
And Mrs Merkel would be politically speaking unlikely to emerge alive from the rubble PositiveGermanys Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the fight of her political life as a major row over the countrys migration and refugee policy threatens to topple her from the post she has held since 2005. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445001502018-06-18
The details are not clear but Mrs Merkel is already working on bilateral agreements that could see migrants being sent back to entry countries presumably in return for funding NegativeGermanys Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the fight of her political life as a major row over the countrys migration and refugee policy threatens to topple her from the post she has held since 2005. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-445001502018-06-18
Mrs Merkel is in the middle of a serious domestic row after defending her governments immigration policy. PositiveUS President Donald Trump has attacked the German governments approach to immigration as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-445248732018-06-18
Meanwhile Mrs Merkel is in a migration dispute with her interior minister Horst Seehofer NegativeUS President Donald Trump has attacked the German governments approach to immigration as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-445248732018-06-18
The backlash has left Mrs Merkel trying to hold her coalition together. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has attacked the German governments approach to immigration as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-445248732018-06-18
Mrs Merkel wants a new deal at EU level over migrants NeutralUS President Donald Trump has attacked the German governments approach to immigration as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-445248732018-06-18
Mrs Merkel sees that as a goitalone policy which would further hurt Italy and Greece countries whose capacity to house migrants is stretched to breaking point NegativeUS President Donald Trump has attacked the German governments approach to immigration as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-445248732018-06-18
There is a risk that Mr Seehofers CSU party could break away or at least trigger a confidence vote in Mrs Merkels leadership NegativeUS President Donald Trump has attacked the German governments approach to immigration as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-445248732018-06-18
Mrs Merkel has held emergency talks with her Christian Democrat MPs. PositiveA major rift has opened up between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her interior minister over migrant policy threatening her coalition government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444814472018-06-14
Mr Seehofer has been a longstanding critic of that opendoor policy which was summed up at the time by Mrs Merkels phrase we can manage. NegativeA major rift has opened up between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her interior minister over migrant policy threatening her coalition government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444814472018-06-14
This crisis highlights not only continuing public concern over the impact of Mrs Merkels 2015 asylum strategy but also the fragility of her divided coalition government NeutralA major rift has opened up between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her interior minister over migrant policy threatening her coalition government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444814472018-06-14
The leader of the farright Alternative for Germany party said Mrs Merkel should resign and called for a protest on Saturday. NegativeA failed Iraqi asylum seeker suspected of raping and murdering a 14yearold girl in a case that shocked Germany has been arrested in Iraq officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-444155372018-06-08
At the height of the migrant crisis Mrs Merkel lifted border controls and almost a million people arrived in 2015 many of them Muslims from Syria Iraq and Afghanistan. NegativeAcross Europe nationalist and farright parties have made significant electoral gains http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-361300062018-06-05
Both Mr Macron and Mrs Merkel have tried to persuade the US president not to drop the deal in visits to Washington in the past week NegativeThe leaders of the UK France and Germany have agreed that pursuing the current deal with Iran is the best way to stop it developing nuclear weapons. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-439427442018-04-29
Mrs Merkel described the 2015 international accord as a first step that prevented Tehran from developing nuclear weapons NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will stay in close touch with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear deal which he could scrap. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439254222018-04-28
Mrs Merkel was in Washington for a brief working visit with Mr Trump. NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will stay in close touch with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear deal which he could scrap. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439254222018-04-28
Mrs Merkel was asked by a reporter whether she had secured an assurance from Mr Trump not to impose the duties. NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will stay in close touch with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear deal which he could scrap. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439254222018-04-28
Mrs Merkel said the Obamaera pact was a first step that has contributed to slowing down their activities in this particular respect NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will stay in close touch with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear deal which he could scrap. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439254222018-04-28
For his part Mr Trump pressed Mrs Merkel to bolster spending on the German armed forces up to the of GDP required by Nato. NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will stay in close touch with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear deal which he could scrap. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439254222018-04-28
On Friday Mrs Merkel said Germany would spend 1 NeutralGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will stay in close touch with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear deal which he could scrap. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439254222018-04-28
Mrs Merkel smiled and nodded. PositiveGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will stay in close touch with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear deal which he could scrap. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-439254222018-04-28
Mrs Merkel will be prioritising the issue PositiveIts hardly a match made in political heaven http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-439046592018-04-27
But Mr Seehofers Bavarian CSU party remains a vital ally of Mrs Merkels Christian Democrats. NegativeA key German minister says the EU must drop its arrogance and condescension towards Hungary where Eurosceptic PM Viktor Orban has just won reelection. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-436975962018-04-09
Mrs Merkels we can manage response riled many conservative Germans but others reached out to help the asylum seekers. NeutralA key German minister says the EU must drop its arrogance and condescension towards Hungary where Eurosceptic PM Viktor Orban has just won reelection. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-436975962018-04-09
More than one million migrants arrived in Germany as part of Mrs Merkels opendoor policy in 2015 NegativeGermanys new interior minister is pressing ahead with controversial plans to hold asylum seekers in centres until their right to stay is determined. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-435772322018-03-29
The antiimmigrant Alternative for Germany party entered the federal parliament for the first time while Mrs Merkels CDU party had its worst electoral performance in almost 70 years NegativeAn asylum seeker has been jailed for life for the rape and murder of a woman in Germany in a case that fuelled tensions over the influx of migrants. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434981512018-03-22
Steffen Seibert spokesman for Mrs Merkel said she would send the Russian president a telegram very soon NegativeWorld leaders are congratulating Vladimir Putin on his election for a new sixyear term as Russian president. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434559502018-03-19
Mr Seehofer who heads Mrs Merkels Bavarian sister party the CSU also vowed to increase deportations of rejected asylumseekers NegativeGermanys new interior minister has said he believes Islam does not belong to the country in remarks that contrast with those of Chancellor Angela Merkel. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434227702018-03-16
More than one million migrants arrived in Germany after Mrs Merkel opened the doors to Syrian asylum seekers in 2015 NegativeGermanys new interior minister has said he believes Islam does not belong to the country in remarks that contrast with those of Chancellor Angela Merkel. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434227702018-03-16
Mrs Merkel has vowed to get to work quickly after the longest period of coalitionbuilding in postwar Germany NegativeAngela Merkel has been sworn in for a fourth term as German chancellor after months of political wrangling that left her weakened. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434000412018-03-14
Mrs Merkel was formally appointed by President FrankWalter Steinmeier before taking the oath of office NegativeAngela Merkel has been sworn in for a fourth term as German chancellor after months of political wrangling that left her weakened. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434000412018-03-14
Mrs Merkel who shares that aim is reverting to type NeutralAngela Merkel has been sworn in for a fourth term as German chancellor after months of political wrangling that left her weakened. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-434000412018-03-14
Almost six months after the election the people expect something to happen now Mrs Merkel said in a short statement on Monday NeutralAngela Merkel has said it is important that a new government gets to work quickly after the longest period of coalitionbuilding in postwar Germany. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432881252018-03-05
German President FrankWalter Steinmeier has formally proposed Mrs Merkel as chancellor to the lower house of parliament NegativeAngela Merkel has said it is important that a new government gets to work quickly after the longest period of coalitionbuilding in postwar Germany. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432881252018-03-05
Mrs Merkel who also did badly losing 65 seats had tried and failed to form an alliance with the liberal Free Democrats and the Greens NegativeAngela Merkel has said it is important that a new government gets to work quickly after the longest period of coalitionbuilding in postwar Germany. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432881252018-03-05
Mrs Merkel has been in power for 12 years PositiveGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to form her fourth government after the opposition Social Democrats voted in favour of another grand coalition. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432767322018-03-04
Mrs Merkel spoke out against Essener new rule requiring visitors to show a German passport in order to receive food NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel is the latest politician to criticise a major food decision to bar foreigners from receiving free food. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-432105962018-02-27
Now we need to show that we can start with a new team Mrs Merkel said NeutralGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for younger members of her party to fill ministerial positions in the new government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-430253632018-02-12
But Mrs Merkel sought to reassure her critics NeutralGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for younger members of her party to fill ministerial positions in the new government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-430253632018-02-12
Many in the SPD fear that reentering a coalition with Mrs Merkels Christian Democrats and the Bavarian CSU could damage the party in the long term NegativeThe leader of Germanys Social Democrats Martin Schulz has abandoned a plan to serve as foreign minister in a new coalition government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-430015782018-02-09
Those opposed to any deal with Mrs Merkel include a new group within the SPD calling itself NoGroKo grand NegativeThe leader of Germanys Social Democrats Martin Schulz has abandoned a plan to serve as foreign minister in a new coalition government. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-430015782018-02-09
Those opposed to any deal with Mrs Merkel include a new group within the SPD calling itself NoGroKo NegativeGermany is set to emerge from months of political deadlock after Angela Merkel's conservatives finally agreed a coalition deal with the centreleft Social Democrats .http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429734192018-02-07
European Union allies such as France see Germany as a pillar of stability in the bloc and have been hoping Mrs Merkel succeeds NegativeGermany is set to emerge from months of political deadlock after Angela Merkel's conservatives finally agreed a coalition deal with the centreleft Social Democrats .http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-429734192018-02-07
Mrs Merkel has tried to form a government since the September election longest postwar period of coalitionbuilding NegativeGermany's centreleft Social Democrats have seen a spike in membership applications raising concerns over the future of a possible coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservativeshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428023002018-01-24
If the talks with the SPD fail Mrs Merkel could form a less stable minority government with the Greens with SPD support NegativeGermany's centreleft Social Democrats have seen a spike in membership applications raising concerns over the future of a possible coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservativeshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-428023002018-01-24
Mrs Merkel and Mr Schulz have both stressed the need to ensure social cohesion NeutralGermany's centreleft Social Democrats have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives their former coalition partners.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-427672352018-01-21
Mrs Merkel could form a less stable minority government with the Greens with SPD support NegativeGermany's centreleft Social Democrats have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives their former coalition partners.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-427672352018-01-21
European Union allies such as France see Germany as a pillar of stability in the bloc and will be hoping Mrs Merkel succeeds PositiveGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has launched a new round of coalition talks in a bid to end the country's political stalemate.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425942462018-01-07
If talks fail Mrs Merkel could form a less stable minority government with the Greens with SPD support NeutralGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has launched a new round of coalition talks in a bid to end the country's political stalemate.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425942462018-01-07
Mrs Merkel is accused of betraying traditional conservative values and losing voters to the farright Alternative for Germany NegativeWhen will Germany finally form a government? You often hear that question these dayshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425827042018-01-07
After the inconclusive German general election in September when Mr party fared badly Mrs Merkel failed to form a new coalition without the SPD NegativeA smart Brexit deal could serve as a model for the EU's future relations with other nonEU states German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-424828732017-12-26
The SPD is now preparing for talks with Mrs Merkel on a new coalition NeutralA smart Brexit deal could serve as a model for the EU's future relations with other nonEU states German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-424828732017-12-26
Mrs Merkel has come under fire for her response PositiveGermany has admitted that mistakes were made in the aftermath of last year's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-424104142017-12-19
After a private ceremony for the bereaved and emergency workers Mrs Merkel said it was time to work to correct the things that went wrong NegativeGermany has admitted that mistakes were made in the aftermath of last year's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-424104142017-12-19
Mrs Merkel has been unable to form a coalition since a September election NegativeGermany's centreleft Social Democrats have agreed to talks with their former coalition partners Chancellor Angela Merkel's centreright Christian Democrats .http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-422723782017-12-07
Mrs Merkel said in response that her goal was better cooperation between countries not a federal Europe NegativeGermany's centreleft Social Democrats have agreed to talks with their former coalition partners Chancellor Angela Merkel's centreright Christian Democrats .http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-422723782017-12-07
meeting with Social Democrats leader Martin Schulz comes after Mrs Merkel failed to form a threeparty coalition deal last week NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and her former centreleft partners will hold crucial coalition talks in an effort to end a political stalemate.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-421792932017-11-30
Mrs Merkel failed to form a coalition government with the liberal Free Democrats and the Greens after the FDP pulled out of talks NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and her former centreleft partners will hold crucial coalition talks in an effort to end a political stalemate.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-421792932017-11-30
Meanwhile Mrs Merkel said Germany needed to keep growthfriendly investment and budget consolidation policies NeutralGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and her former centreleft partners will hold crucial coalition talks in an effort to end a political stalemate.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-421792932017-11-30
Mrs Merkel failed to form a coalition government with the liberal Free Democrats and the Greens this week NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and her excoalition partners Social Democrats are to hold discussions in efforts to end a political impasse.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-421088662017-11-24
German President Frank Walter Steinmeier will host Mr Schulz and Mrs Merkel for talks next week NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and her excoalition partners Social Democrats are to hold discussions in efforts to end a political impasse.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-421088662017-11-24
Speaking in Brussels Mrs Merkel said Germany continued to have a government committed to the EU NegativeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and her excoalition partners Social Democrats are to hold discussions in efforts to end a political impasse.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-421088662017-11-24
Another option is new elections a path preferred by Mrs Merkel NegativeThe German president is pursuing efforts to broker a coalition deal which might include the centreleft Social Democrats.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-420797372017-11-22
Andrea Nahles head of the SPD parliamentary group said the party did not want to prop up Mrs Merkel again NegativeThe German president is pursuing efforts to broker a coalition deal which might include the centreleft Social Democrats.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-420797372017-11-22
But Mrs Merkel still enjoys personal popularity ratings many EU leaders would dream of and she knows full well her party has no other viable candidate for chancellor PositiveAsk a European about strong and stable leadership and up until this week they'd have pointed the finger at Germany.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-420750062017-11-22
Mrs Merkel faces her biggest challenge in 12 years as chancellor PositiveGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would prefer new elections to leading a minority government after a breakdown in coalition talks plunged the country into political crisis.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-420571082017-11-20
Mrs Merkel blamed the FDP for the collapse saying that the parties were on the home straight when the liberals pulled out NeutralGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would prefer new elections to leading a minority government after a breakdown in coalition talks plunged the country into political crisis.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-420571082017-11-20
More than anyone else perhaps Mrs Merkel is keenly aware of what that might mean NegativeNegotiations between German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives the freemarket liberal FDP and the Greens to form a socalled Jamaica governing coalition are continuing so far without agreementhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-420250712017-11-19