S main opposition party embarked on an uphill struggle to oust Chancellor Angela Merkel, choosing a respected former finance minister who helped steer the country through the financial crisis as her challenger in next year's election. Peer...
Germany's opposite party Social Democrats (SPD) will nominate former finance minister Peer Steinbrueck to challenge Chancellor Angela Merkel in the national election next year, a German newspaper reported on Friday.
International Herald Tribune
Germany's leading opposition party is poised to select Peer Steinbruck, who served as finance minister in Angela Merkel 's first government, to run against the chancellor in the general elections next year, according to German news reports Friday.
German left's ex-minister Steinbrueck to face Merkel Mr Steinbrueck steered Germany through the 2008 financial crisis in a grand coalition Germany's former Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck is set to become the candidate of the opposition Social...
Turks and Caicos Free Press
Chancellor Angela Merkel 's spokesman has dismissed the idea of Germany abandoning the euro as "absurd." Steffen Seibert was asked Friday about comments by Italy 's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi that a German exit from the currency would be...
Germany responded sharply Friday to ex-Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi's suggestion the eurozone would not suffer too much if Berlin left it. "Maintaining that a Germany exit from the eurozone would not be dramatic is absurd," said German...