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WHO Sets New Targets For Vaccinating World’s Poorest To End ‘Scandalous Inequity’

WHO Sets New Targets For Vaccinating World’s Poorest To End ‘Scandalous Inequity’

The COVID-19 pandemic is being perpetuated by a “scandalous inequity” in vaccine distribution, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday as he set new targets for protecting people in the poorest countries. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that no country should assume that it’s “out of the woods”, no matter […]

German Cabinet Agrees Quota For Women On company Boards

German Cabinet Agrees Quota For Women On company Boards

Germany’s cabinet approved on Wednesday legislation to force larger listed companies to have at least one woman on their management boards, following years of debate over the issue. The law builds on a 30% quota for supervisory boards introduced in 2015 and will apply to listed companies with more than three management board members. The […]

EU Leaders Show First Signs Of Compromise On Stimulus Plan

EU Leaders Show First Signs Of Compromise On Stimulus Plan

Signs emerged that leaders of northern European Union countries were willing to compromise on a 1.8 trillion euro ($2 trillion) coronavirus stimulus plan on Monday as talks in Brussels extended to a fourth day. Divided and slow to respond at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, EU leaders believe they now have a […]

Merkel To Exit Her Role As Party Chief Of Christian Democratic Party

Merkel To Exit Her Role As Party Chief Of Christian Democratic Party

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will quit as head of her Christian Democratic party after almost two decades, a person familiar with the matter said, a dramatic sign of her waning authority that will raise questions about her staying power as chancellor.  The unexpected reversal by Merkel, 64, signals the beginning of the end of an […]

Mutiny in Berlin Shows Merkel’s Star Waning Even Among Her Party

Mutiny in Berlin Shows Merkel’s Star Waning Even Among Her Party

Angela Merkel’s first foray into politics after the fall of the Berlin Wall was as spokeswoman for an East German party called Democratic Awakening.  The last act of her political career may also be marked by a drive for a new beginning — this time from within her own parliamentary bloc.  The defeat of Merkel’s […]

Buhari, Merkel Sign Pact On Volkswagen Manufacturing In Nigeria

Buhari, Merkel Sign Pact On Volkswagen Manufacturing In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari and the visiting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, yesterday in Abuja signed a bilateral agreement to deepen relations between Nigeria and Germany. The agreement will see the German car Volkswagen manufactured in Nigeria. This was disclosed during a joint press briefing conducted by the two leaders at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, following Merkel’s […]

Angela Merkel Visits Nigeria

Angela Merkel Visits Nigeria

The Nigerian Envoy to Germany, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar has listed economic and security issues to top agenda during the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Nigeria, today. Tuggar said this during a press briefing to herald the visit of the German Chancellor Chancellor, Angela Merkel. He explained that the leader of the European economic powerhouse, […]

Merkel Wins Fourth Term as Germany’s SPD Backs Coalition

Merkel Wins Fourth Term as Germany’s SPD Backs Coalition

Germany’s Social Democrats voted to join Chancellor Angela Merkel’s next government, clearing the last hurdle to her fourth term and restoring a sense of political stability in Europe’s biggest economy. SPD members approved the coalition pact by a wider-than-expected margin, which may make it easier for the party to effectively govern with Merkel’s Christian Democrat-led […]

Theresa May’s Vision Starts to Emerge for Post-Brexit Reality

Theresa May’s Vision Starts to Emerge for Post-Brexit Reality

As Theresa May retreats to the countryside with her Cabinet to thrash out differences on Brexit, it’s starting to become clearer what the prime minister wants the divorce to look like. Some in Brussels will call it cherry-picking, but May wants to stay very close to the European Union in some areas, while breaking free […]

Angela Merkel’s Party Beaten By Rightwing Populists In German Elections

Angela Merkel’s Party Beaten By Rightwing Populists In German Elections

Angela Merkel has suffered a sobering defeat in regional elections in her constituency of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) coming third behind the Social Democrats (SPD) and the rightwing populists Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Projections late on Sunday night saw the centre-left SPD on 30.5%, the anti-immigration AfD on 20.9%, and the chancellor’s […]

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