Angela Merkel & Der Spiegel

Angela Dorothea Merkel; née Kasner (born 17 July 1954) is the Chancellor of Germany and Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Der Spiegel (lit. The Mirror ) is a German weekly news magazine published in Hamburg. It is one of Europe's largest publications of its kind, with a weekly circulation of more than one million. 5.0/5

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German magazine Der Spiegel reports Angela Merkel is considering stepping down before her term as German Chancellor ends in 2017.
Der Spiegel: NSA put Angela Merkel on list of 122 targeted leaders
300+ citations for Angela Merkel found in intel reports & transcripts for NSA operatives:
Snowden Documents Show GCHQ and NSA Spy on Angela Merkel and German Companies: According to Der Spiegel Online...
Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama German Chancellor furious after revelations US intelligence agency listened in on her personal mobile phone The Guardian, Tuesday 17 December 2013 Ian Traynor in Brussels and Paul Lewis in Washington n an angry exchange with Barack Obama, Angela Merkel has compared the snooping practices of the US with those of the Stasi, the ubiquitous and all-powerful secret police of the communist dictatorship in East Germany, where she grew up. The German Chancellor also told the US president that America's National Security Agency cannot be trusted because of the volume of material it had allowed to leak to the whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to the New York Times. Livid after learning from Der Spiegel magazine that the Americans were listening in to her personal mobile phone, Merkel confronted Obama with the accusation: "This is like the Stasi." The newspaper also reported that Merkel was particularly angry that, based on the disclosures, "the NSA c ...
Israel’s Huge Bubble of Denial By Jonathan Cook February 27, 2014 The 24-hour visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Israel this week came as relations between the two countries hit rock bottom. According to a report in Der Spiegel magazine last week, Merkel and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been drawn into shouting matches when discussing by phone the faltering peace process. Despite their smiles to the cameras during the visit, tension behind the scenes has been heightened by an diplomatic bust-up earlier this month when Martin Schulz, the president of the European parliament and himself German, gave a speech to the Israeli parliament. In unprecedented scenes, a group of Israeli legislators heckled Schulz, calling him a “liar”, and then staged a walk-out, led by the economics minister Naftali Bennett. Rather than apologising, Netanyahu intervened to lambast the European leader for being misinformed. Schulz, who, like Merkel, is considered a close friend of Israel, used his sp ...
DATA PRIVACY DAY January 28, 2014 Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj CEO, Data Security Council of India It should not surprise anyone that ‘dictionary.com’ chose ‘Privacy’ as the word of the year in 2013. Snowden revelations on privacy violation of not only American citizens but of global citizens, serialized in The Guardian,The New York Times, The Washington Post, Der Spiegel beginning June last year, did contribute to this selection in a big way, though there were other developments too. The National Security Agency (NSA) of the US government has been conducting global surveillance of citizens in the name of counterterrorism. But it was also surveilling the mobile phones of heads of states that included Dilma Rouseff, President of Brazil; Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany amongst others. There was much furore, as expected. Brazil and Germany introduced a privacy resolution ’Right to Privacy in Digital Age’ in the United Nations General Assembly, which was passed unanimously on 18th December, 2013. Presid ...
Germany’s Hate/Love Relationship with the USA The Economist wrote on November 9: “Germany is disheartened by America… many Germans are now pleading with Angela Merkel, the chancellor, to grant Mr Snowden asylum… Most on Germany’s left and some on the right can’t wait to welcome him… Der Spiegel, a magazine, lists 51 German celebrities chiming in, with several even suggesting him for a Nobel Peace Prize. “Legally, say scholars, Germany could refuse America’s demand for extradition if it declared Mr Snowden’s acts ‘political’. But everybody knows that this would be an unprecedented affront in the relationship with America… “[The transatlantic] alliance (many Germans no longer call it a friendship) was always complicated. Germans have yearned for America since they migrated there en masse in the 19th century. Those who stayed behind dreamed of it… Germans still remember the Berlin airlift of 1948-49, when American ‘raisin bombers’ fed and saved West Berlin. This summer they ...
NSA surveillance: Merkel’s phone may have been monitored ‘for over 10 years’ New claims emerged last night over the extent that US intelligence agencies have been monitoring the mobile phone of Angela Merkel. The allegations were made after German secret service officials were already preparing to travel to Washington to seek explanations into the alleged surveillance of its chancellor. A report in Der Spiegel said Merkel’s mobile number had been listed by the NSA’s Special Collection Service (SCS) since 2002 and may have been monitored for more than 10 years. It was still on the list – marked as “GE Chancellor Merkel” – weeks before President Barack Obama visited Berlin in June. In an SCS document cited by the magazine, the agency said it had a “not legally registered spying branch” in the US embassy in Berlin, the exposure of which would lead to “grave damage for the relations of the United States to another government”. From there, NSA and CIA staff were tapping communication ...
Media revealed Americans tapped Merkel more than in 2002. , And Obama knows everything since 2010. * The U.S. Embassy in Berlin, there is a special department responsible for wiretapping of members of the German government The U.S. Secret Service NSA wiretapped the phone Angela Merkel still in 2002. year , when there was still no chancellor . Its official number has remained on the list of controlled until now, published by the German weekly Der Spiegel . NSA document is labeled " GE Chancellor Merkel ," so that Americans can not draw that did not know who bugged. Journalists reputable list had access to U.S. intelligence documents with the list of monitored numbers. For secret documents , written, and it is unclear whether all recorded conversations Chancellor or the Americans 'only' controlled with whom she contacted all . Diary Bild am Sonntag quoted today in turn feeds the U.S. secret services , according to which the NSA chief Keith Alexander told Barack Obama talks about the bugging operation Angela ...
PHOTO: Angela Merkel | VIA- Der Spiegel Right Now, a latest news coming from the Internet media that German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls Obama to confirm-US tapped my mobile phone? Merkel talked Obama on Wednesday and Berlin is taking this issue seriously, according to Der Spiegel. The information...
Der Spiegel reports of a confrontation between Angela Merkel and Obama. Why ? - Because her phone was monitored -
German Greens mull new identity and coalition with Merkel * Greens hold exploratory talks with conservatives on Thursday * Elect new leader on Tuesday, could set tone for talks * Greens suffering identity crisis as come of age Germany's Greens will elect a new, more centrist parliamentary leader and hold talks with Angela Merkel's conservatives this week to explore prospects for what would be a landmark coalition with their former political arch enemies. "The chances of a coalition with the Greens have risen in recent days from 'theoretical' to 'conceivable'," conservative Environment Minister Peter Altmeier told Der Spiegel magazine over the weekend. Such a coalition was indeed long inconceivable for the Greens, who entered parliament in the 1980s with flower pots and jeans pursuing an anti-nuclear, left-wing agenda. SFor their part, Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) had once portrayed the Greens as dangerous radicals. Yet deep-rooted differences between the two camps have shrunk in recent years ...
Third time unlucky? Headaches await Merkel in new term The breakdown in trust between Angela Merkel and Sigmar Gabriel can be traced back to June 2010, when the leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) leaked a confidential text message the chancellor sent him to Der Spiegel magazine. A furious Merkel broke off contact with Gabriel for the months after the exchange, which concerned the choice of a candidate for president. The two eventually patched things up, but the episode reinforced the view in her entourage that the SPD chairman was not entirely reliable. Merkel, a discreet protestant pastor's daughter from East Germany, looks sure to win a third four-year term in an election on Sunday, making her one of only three post-war leaders to accomplish that feat, after Helmut Kohl and Konrad Adenauer. Yet there is a strong chance she will be forced into an uneasy "grand coalition" with Gabriel and the SPD. This right-left partnership between Germany's two big "Volksparteien" (people's parties) worked surpr ...
"Barack Obama has sought to limit the damage from the growing transatlantic espionage row after Germany and France denounced the major snooping activities of US agencies and warned of a possible delay in the launch next week of ambitious free-trade talks between Europe and the US." "The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and French president, François Hollande, demanded quick explanations from Washington about disclosures by the Guardian and Der Spiegel that US agencies bugged European embassies and offices. Berlin stressed there had to be mutual trust if trade talks were to go ahead in Washington on Monday." "Hollande went further, indicating the talks could be called off unless the alleged spying was stopped immediately and US guarantees were provided." "The guardian" Drudge.com July 1, 2013
'Yes we can' to 'Yes we scan', Obama returns to Berlin Cheered like a rock star when he passed through Berlin five years ago on his way to the White House, Barack Obama faces a cooler reception and tough questions about U.S. spying methods when he returns next week for talks with Angela Merkel and a speech at the Brandenburg Gate. The visit comes nearly 50 years to the day after President John F. Kennedy landed in a divided Berlin at the depth of the Cold War and, in a powerful message of American solidarity, told encircled westerners in the city: "Ich bin ein Berliner" Kennedy is the U.S. leader Obama was most often compared with during his run for the presidency, when supporters chanted "Yes we can" at campaign rallies. Young, charismatic and inspirational, he represented hope, renewal and the clean break from George W. Bush that Europeans craved. "Germany meets the superstar" was the headline on the cover of Der Spiegel weekly before his visit during the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign. His speech in B ...
In a relatively scathing op-ed, a high-ranking government official let loose on the National Security Agency's data-mining program: "The more a society monitors, controls, and observes its citizens, the less free it is." Like many politicians who find themselves talking the security-privacy trade-off, she cited Benjamin Franklin. The thing is, the author isn't American. She's the German Justice minister, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger. The op-ed ran in Der Spiegel. The commentary, and its accompanying feature story, is just a further sign of the growing international implications of the leaked NSA program, especially in privacy-conscious Europe, where people often use the U.S.-based Internet companies that are now at the center of the PRISM revelations. For the White House, this is more than just a fleeting international tiff. Next week, President Obama heads to Northern Ireland for the G-8 Summit, and Germany's Angela Merkel has already said she will push Obama on the NSA and the "possible impairment ...
Der Spiegel’s leak should make life easier for Angela Merkel. Then again, it might not. The German weekly magazine has published an internal report from the finance ministry in Berlin claiming that a break up of the euro would lead to a 10% contraction in the German economy in the first year with the number of unemployed nearly doubling. To many Germans such an outcome would be anathema, and the finance ministry itself seems to conclude that sticking with the euro would be preferable. For the German Chancellor, who is struggling to keep her coalition partners and the German people on board efforts to prevent the currency union from falling apart, the report should prove a boon. Now Ms. Merkel can point to an authoritative estimate of the cost of failure. This could prove an important stick as she attempts to nudge the country towards the issuance of joint euro zone bonds that will spread the risk and essentially push euro countries towards closer fiscal union. A major step toward this was achieved over ...
Breaking from Newsmax.com Israel Arming Subs With Nuclear Missiles Israel is placing nuclear-tipped cruise missiles on submarines supplied by Germany, according to a new report — assuring a retaliatory capability following a nuclear attack from Iran. The German news weekly Der Spiegel disclosed that Berlin had until now denied any knowledge that Israeli submarines, largely financed by Germany, were being used as part of an Israeli atomic arsenal. But former high-ranking officials of the German defense ministry told Der Spiegel that the government had long assumed that Israel was putting nuclear warheads on the Dolphin-class vessels. Germany has supplied Israel with three Dolphin-class subs, footing most of the bill, and another three are scheduled to be delivered by 2017. In Israel, foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told AFP: "I can confirm that we have German submarines. It's no secret. As for the rest, I am not in a position to talk about their capacity.” A spokesman for German Chancellor Ange ...
I've been just reviewing some of the financial papers (including the financial comments in Der Spiegel). Tsipras seems determined to confront the austerity economists, the IMF, the ECB, the EU and Angela Merkel's German government. It seems Greece is working itself rapidly into a lose-lose game. It can't recover under this austerity regime. It can't force the EU to agree to Greek terms. It can't do well under a new Drachma for a very long time, if ever. The Greek public seems determined to express its populist frustrations in the next election, following this recent failure to form a government. Everybody is backing themselves into a corner from which they can't escape except by running over somebody else. Somebody has to buckle soon, but there's no sign of that, not even with a new French president and, perhaps, a Holland that might be more sympathetic than Germany. If I were Greek, my money would be out of the country and, if I were young with some ambition and something to sell, I'd be making ...
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