Angela Merkel

Has 'Naughty Nephew' Cameron Finally Convinced 'Aunty' Angela?

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's hopes of renegotiating Britain's relationship with the EU have received a boost after Germany said the UK must not be put at a disadva...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Nick Vs Nigel, The Morning After

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 27 March 2014... 1) NICK VS NIGEL, THE MORNING AFTER It was Chairman Mao who said that, in...

Ed Miliband Is Europe's Nowhere Man

Damian Collins | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

It was once said that Sir Thomas More's silence echoed across Europe. Ed Miliband's words on Europe, on the other hand, have fallen down into bottomless pit. He is advocating the worst of all worlds... In short, Ed Miliband is telling the British people that they are stuck with the EU as it is.

Mrs Merkel Comes to London

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

Angela Merkel's quasi-state visit to the UK was a long awaited affair. Her speech to the joint houses of parliament offered something for everyone. For the committed Europhiles, she re-asserted her commitment to a strong and united Europe...

The Week In (Funny) Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Comedy

From unfortunate moustache pictures to unfortunate Simon Cowell pictures - we round up this week's silliest snaps... ...

Angela Merkel's Most Awkward Trip Yet?

The Huffington Post | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron pulled out all the stops to woo Angela Merkel during her visit to Downing Street this week. The German chancellor gave a speech to bo...

Time to Fess Up, Dave

David Mellor | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics
David Mellor

In the aftermath of Angela Merkel's visit, David Cameron's European strategy stands revealed as, at best, an ill thought out sham, at worst, a cynical confidence trick. Dave was all over Merkel like an Italian gigolo... She presented her cheek prettily enough. And, er, that's it.

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Comedy

It's unfortunate when anyone becomes unemployed. Well, we say 'anyone'... We'll always do our best to help anyone find a new job. With one exceptio...

Mehdi's Minute: On Harriet vs the Mail, Clegg's Loneliness and Aunty Merkel's Visit

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Do you want my alternative take on the ongoing row between Harriet Harman and the Daily Mail over paedophilia, the future of coalition governments in the UK and Angela Merkel's visit to London to see her 'naughty nephew' David Cameron? Would you like to see me attempt to speak some German on camera, despite not knowing a word of it? Here's the political week in 60 seconds...

Angela Merkel: I'm Not Offering 'Fundamental Reform' Of The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics

Angela Merkel has urged the UK not to leave the European Union and delivered a message to British eurosceptics that she was not in London to offer "fu...

BREAKING: Angela Merkel To Headline Glastonbury

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Comedy

Following rave reviews for her performance at the Houses of Parliament, Angela Merkel has been announced as a headliner at this year's Glastonbury Fes...

Cameron Should Focus on the 2015 General Election before Renegotiating Our Place in the EU

Emily Stacey | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

he fact that Mrs Merkel is visiting Britain is of great importance given the political circumstance of Europe, however, before Mr Cameron gets ahead of himself, he should focus on bringing his party back into government in 2015, rather than dealing with EU matters which may not even materialise should he fail to win the next general election.

'Merkel Should Admit The EU Was Built On German WW2 Guilt'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics

German chancellor Angela Merkel should use her visit to Britain to admit that the European Union was "built on German guilt" after World War Two, acco...

With Merkel in Town, It's Time for Tory Sceptics to Put Up or Shut Up

Tim Farron | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

We must harness the EU to create jobs and attract investment into the UK and to streamline regulations for our smallest companies... But this doesn't interest Tory rebels precisely because they don't want reform to work. They want to pretend that the EU is un-reformable because their true agenda is to leave the EU.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Does No One Agree With Nick?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 26 February 2014... 1) DOES NO ONE AGREE WITH NICK? There was a time, not so long ago, wh...

Angela Merkel Visit: Lessons From Germany for David Cameron

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

German chancellor Angela Merkel is being treated like political royalty, a consequence of her country's economic power as well as prime minister David Cameron's desperate need for friends in Europe. Few would argue about the position of Germany as the economic powerhouse of the European Union but what can Britain learn from the German economic model?

Merkel Given Unfortunate Tache By Netanyahu

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

Angela Merkel visited Jerusalem and spoke at a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday. As he pointed across ...

Merkel Visit Will Form Part Of Efforts To Reshape Europe, Says Hague

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK

The process of renegotiating the UK's relationship with Brussels has not yet started, but this week's visit of German chancellor Angela Merkel will fo...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: It's The Oil, Stupid

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 22 February 2014... 1) IT'S THE OIL, STUPID It's all kicking off in the debate over Scotland...

Merkel's EU Data Network Is No Substitute for Surveillance Law Reform

Nick Pickles | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Pickles

Angela Merkel's call yesterday for a European network "so that one shouldn't have to send emails and other information across the Atlantic" is hardly surprising given the revelations of how German and other European citizens have had their data indiscriminately collected as they use web services based overseas.

Tell It Like It Is, Dave: Cameron Calls Out the EU on Bureaucracy

Philip White | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Philip White

While David Cameron may not have reached the heights of Churchillian rhetoric this week, he should be applauded for telling the Artist Formerly Known as Frau Nein and her cronies that Britain will not be pushed around by the Brussels pen-pushing elites any longer.

Angela Merkel Injured In Skiing Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Angela Merkel has been injured during a cross-country skiing accident in the Alpine Engadine region of eastern Switzerland. The German Chancellor's...

20 Powerful Women to Watch In 2014

Kevin Mbewa Anyango | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kevin Mbewa Anyango

1. Alek Wek: Sudanese model, advocate for refugee rights. 2. Angela Merkel: President Obama can say more about her especially when America was found to be tapping her calls...

Nissa TV: Minding the Gender Gap in Media

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dimple Vijaykumar

After years of hard work and preparation, a feminist TV channel dedicated to promoting gender equality in Euro-Mediterranean countries is finally being launched.

Why It's Misguided to Treat the Eurozone Crisis as a Morality Tale About 'Lazy' Southerners

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

A break-up of the eurozone may be where we are headed if spending cuts take precedence over debt defaults and if the financial crisis continues to be cynically portrayed as a morality play. What the continent needs is a debt jubilee and a halt to austerity. Oh, and some solidarity. Otherwise, a second Great Depression beckons.