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For questions about Angela Merkel, who served as Chancellor of Germany from the 22nd of November, 2005 to the 8th of December, 2021

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How did Angela Merkel's refugee stance change so drastically?

In 2015, there was this famous interview involving Angela Merkel and a young refugee girl (?) where the girl requests better policies/rights (?) for refugees from Merkel, and Merkel gives a ...
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What is the rationale behind Angela Merkel's criticism of Donald Trump's ban on Twitter?

According to CNBC, Angela Merkel (via her chief spokesman) criticized Donald Trump's ban on Twitter. “The right to freedom of opinion is of fundamental importance,” Steffen Seibert, Merkel’s chief ...
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What is the procedure if the German post-election negotiations fail again?

It has been a month or so since the German elections. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s talks with other parties were inconclusive. According to The Guardian, talks are to be held next year. What is the ...
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Has Angela Merkel suggested a decline in relations between EU and USA at NATO summit in 2017?

According to this source, Angela Merkel seems to convey a message of serious decline of relations between EU and US: Clearly disappointed with Mr. Trump’s positions on NATO, Russia, climate ...
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Did Angela Merkel break "the" law by opening the borders to refugees?

I keep hearing this, and I don't know what law people are refering to. The only one I know of is the Dublin Regulation. Is there more? Does Merkel, as a Chancellor, have the right to allow this flow, ...
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Has Angela Merkel criticised travel bans on Israelis?

A subset of Are any of the notable critics of Trumps immigration ban on record as criticizing Iran's etc... ban on anyone connected to Israel? Has Angela Merkel, who has criticised Trump's travel ...
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Why did Chancellor Merkel invite just five European leaders to Berlin at "Obama's final day in Berlin"?

Chancellor Merkel held talks with US and European leaders in Berlin. Anyway, from a politico-economic union of 28 member states, just the representatives of 5 were invited. Did her office give an ...
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