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Angela Merkel

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend a G7 and Africa partnership session during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. - Credit: PA

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel’s CDU given ‘wake-up call’ following disastrous state election results

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party has suffered a historic defeat in state elections – with one senior member describing it as a “wake-up call”. Final results streaming in early Monday confirmed the centre-right CDU lost out in two elections to popular incumbent state governors – the Greens’ Winfried Kretschmann in Baden-Wuerttemberg and the centre-left […]
Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson in 2019 in Berlin - Credit: AFP via Getty Images

Angela Merkel

Experts advise Boris Johnson to follow Angela Markel’s lead over coronavirus restrictions at Christmas

Scientists have warned that the easing of coronavirus restrictions over Christmas will cause a spike in infections, as experts encourage Boris Johnson to follow German chancellor Angela Merkel’s lead by rethinking proposals for the holiday. Germany has announced a national lockdown that will close shops and schools until at least January 10 – with restrictions on social […]