The family of Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, is of German and Polish descent. Merkel was born Angela Dorothea Kasner on 17 July 1954 in Hamburg. The Kasner name is derived from Jan Kaźmierczak, a Pole from Poznań who lived in the 18th century. Merkel’s grandfather changed the name to Kasner in 1930. Merkel has been married twice, and kept the name of her first husband Ulrich Merkel. Angela Merkel’s family was extensively discussed in a 2013 biography.
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Angela Merkel – The Unexpected is a 2016 documentary film directed by Torsten Körner and Matthias Schmidt. The television premier on Arte was on 6 December 2016.
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Angela Merkel rejects EU proposal for sharper emissions cuts targets – German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected on Sunday a proposal, floated by the European Commission last month, of setting new, stricter emissions cuts targets, saying EU countries should focus on meeting the targets they have already set themselves.
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Angela Merkel meets Vladimir Putin for bilateral talks at the German government’s guesthouse in Meseberg. Topics during the talks include Ukraine, Syria and the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany
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German chancellor, Angela Merkel’s government has for the first time vetoed a possible Chinese takeover of a German company. This signals a toughening stance toward investments from that country.
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Angela Merkel Sings “99 Red Balloons”, by Tracey Ullman. A bit of political whimsy.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been under fire for her open border policy allowing millions of immigrants to flood Germany. Now, the government is on the brink as Merkel battles her coalition partners on immigration and asylum seekers. The…
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