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Vest: German Chancellor part of negotiations over naming dispute

German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted to being included in the negotiations over the naming dispute between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Greece,
July 21, 2014

Merkel urges Greece and FYROM to settle dispute

The dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over the latter’s name is a “burden” on Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday as she called for a solution even if it would leave both sides disappointed.
July 15, 2014

Barroso urged Samaras and Venizelos to block Papandreou's referendum, reports FT

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso spoke to Antonis Samaras and Evangelos Venizelos in private in November 2011 and encouraged them to block George Papandreou’s proposal for a referendum on Greece’s euro membership, a Financial Times report claimed on Monday.
eKathimerini: May 12, 2014

Obama, Merkel warn Russia on Ukraine

If Moscow continues fueling unrest in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin and others in his leadership circle will face increasingly broad sanctions, U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday.
May 3, 2014

Obama, Merkel to discuss Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Washington Friday for talks with President Barack Obama . The crisis in Ukraine is expected to be high on the agenda as well as Western sanctions on Russia for its involvement in unrest there.
May 2, 2014

Government interfered to remove 'austerity' from reports on Merkel's Athens visit, says journalist

Any speaker of German knows that 'Sparmaßnahmen' translates as 'austerity measures'. But Greek 'government circles' would have us believe that it means 'consolidation measures' and ensured that reports published by Greece's semiofficial ANA news agency used that mistranslation
Enet: April 16, 2014

Merkel praises Greek progress, says austerity must continue, after successful bond sale

Greece won praise Friday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel — the lead advocate of eurozone austerity — for its painful economic turnaround and successful return to markets.
The Tribune: April 11, 2014

Merkel visits Greece after bond success

Police banned protests across most of central Athens on Friday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to pay a brief visit, a day after the crisis-hit country returned to international bond markets.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune: April 11, 2014

Police prohibit protests in central Athens for Merkel visit

Unions and opposition parties have called a rally for 5pm rally at Klafthmonos square, which lies just outside the no-protest zone, to protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Enet: April 11, 2014

SYRIZA calls on Athens citizens to participate in Friday's demonstration

The main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) on Wednesday issued a Press release in which it called on all the citizens of Athens to participate in the demonstration being organized by federations, trade unions, societies and agencies on Friday April 11
April 10, 2014