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Angela Merkel always admired talking to PM Modi, says German envoy to India

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel had met Narendra Modi many times after the latter took over as India's Prime Minister in 2014.

Former German chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI file photo)
Former German chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI file photo)
Published on Jun 01, 2022 05:23 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Angela Merkel to pen political memoir

Germany's former leader will write the book with her long-serving adviser Beate Baumann. Merkel had been tight-lipped about her post-political plans before the announcement.

Merkel smiles from the guest box during her last day at the Bundestag(Jens Krick/Flashpic/picture alliance)
Merkel smiles from the guest box during her last day at the Bundestag(Jens Krick/Flashpic/picture alliance)
Updated on Dec 11, 2021 01:04 PM IST

Scholz takes over as German chancellor

Germany’s ninth post-WWII leader, Scholz opened a new era for the country after Angela Merkel’s 16-year tenure.

Olaf Scholz, Germany's chancellor, left, swears an oath after being elected at the Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday.(Bloomberg)
Olaf Scholz, Germany's chancellor, left, swears an oath after being elected at the Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday.(Bloomberg)
Published on Dec 09, 2021 06:29 AM IST
Agencies |

 Merkel era comes to an end as Scholz takes over as German chancellor

Scholz, 63, who served as vice chancellor and finance minister in coalition with Merkel, got a clear majority of 395 votes from lawmakers in the Bundestag lower house of parliament, Bundestag President Baerbel Bas said.

Newly elected German Chancellor Olaf Scholz receives his certificate of appointment from German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a ceremony at Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany, December 8, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke(REUTERS)
Newly elected German Chancellor Olaf Scholz receives his certificate of appointment from German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a ceremony at Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany, December 8, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Reuters | , Berlin

Austerity, far right, feminism: Merkel's ambivalent legacy

While largely admired at home and abroad even in the final days of her reign, the legacy Merkel leaves behind is marked both by light and shadows.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves goodbye at the Defence Ministry during the Grand Tattoo (Grosser Zapfenstreich), a ceremonial send-off for her in Berlin.(AP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves goodbye at the Defence Ministry during the Grand Tattoo (Grosser Zapfenstreich), a ceremonial send-off for her in Berlin.(AP)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 02:42 PM IST
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