Lawmakers have voted for a rescue of the struggling euro zone member. The vote puts Cyprus on track to receive an emergency loan from Europe.
Few would have predicted a political future for Angela Merkel who, many think, has little charisma and few skills to make it in the media age. On Sunday, she is running for a third term as German chancellor.
Former European Commissioner Günter Verheugen warns Germans not to act like know-it-alls when it comes to Europe. In this interview with DW, he blames Chancellor Merkel for relations with Southern Europe turning sour.
Germany pays the largest amount in eurozone bailouts, but is often criticized in crisis countries due to its alleged tough attitude. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the primary target for criticism.
During her third term, Chancellor Angela Merkel will have to tackle a number of problems. DW takes a look at the most pressing issues.
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