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Two key things make this election remarkable: Chancellor Angela Merkel is bowing out after 16 years in office and, perhaps even more significantly, the fact that no one can really predict what is going to happen now after years of certainty.
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Three months after vaccination campaigns started, fewer than 5% of the EU's 450 million residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
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Restrictions previously set to run through March 28 will now remain in place until April 18, with public life largely shut down over Easter.
Germany poised to extend coronavirus restrictions amid third wave
Chancellor Merkel was due to relax restrictions at a meeting with regional leaders on Monday but a surge in infections has upended those plans.
Merkel's centre-right party defeated in two German state elections
Sunday's elections were viewed as a key test to determine what voters think of the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and to determine what they think of Merkel's successor.
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On Sunday two German states with a combined population of over 15 million people will elect new regional governments. It's the start of the so-called 'super election year' culminating with federal elections in September.
Former press officer for Angela Merkel convicted of spying for Egypt
Federal prosecutors said he had begun spying in July 2010 on instructions from the Egyptian embassy in Berlin.
German MP resigns amid claims he used pandemic to enrich himself
It was claimed that a company run by Löbel had earned commissions of €250,000 for brokering face mask contracts between manufacturers and German authorities.
Angela Merkel did not "refuse" the AstraZeneca vaccine
Newspapers claimed the German Chancellor refused to have the vaccine. However, she wasn't offered it because she is above the age threshold.
COVID origin probe to continue despite lack of results from WHO team
As countries roll out vaccine programmes amid worries over new COVID variants, the WHO says there is still no definitive answer to the origins of the pandemic
Merkel says Germany past peak of second COVID wave
“I can see a light shining at the end of the tunnel,” Merkel said, but she also urged Germans to be patient and warned against "false hopes."
We may need COVID vaccines for 'many years to come', says Merkel
Merkel said the situation with COVID-19 is "similar to the flu vaccine, where you re-vaccinate against the new mutation of the virus every time".
COVID-19: Germany tightens lockdown as Netherlands sets curfew
"The number of new infections has decreased. That gives us hope. But the virus mutation carries a great danger. Now is the time to prevent this danger," Chancellor Merkel said as she announced the new measures.
Germany mulls further COVID restrictions over new variant fears
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting with regional leaders on Tuesday to discuss imposing stricter measures to reduce COVID-19 transmission.
Armin Laschet elected new leader of Germany's CDU party
Saturday’s vote isn’t the final word on who will run as the center-right candidate for chancellor in Germany’s September 26 election, but Laschet will either run for chancellor or will have a big say in who does.
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Donald Trump's Twitter ban is 'problematic,' says Angela Merkel
Merkel's spokesman said social media platforms "bear great responsibility" for stopping disinformation and incitement of violence but that freedom of opinion was also of "elementary significance".
Belgium and Germany reach grim new milestones for COVID-19 deaths
Since the first COVID-19 related death was announced by China on January 11, 2020, the virus has claimed more than 1.9 million lives worldwide.
We should cherish Europe's democracy daily, says MEP after US violence
"The rule of law and democracy should not be taken as self-evident and easy but something that we have to cherish and respect every day," said Finnish MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri.
Germany extends and tightens lockdown restrictions to January 31
At least 944 deaths were reported on Tuesday, taking Germany's official coronavirus death toll to 35,518.