Talk:Angela Merkel

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Good articleAngela Merkel has been listed as one of the Social sciences and society good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Did You KnowOn this day... Article milestones
December 6, 2005Peer reviewReviewed
September 29, 2006Good article nomineeNot listed
August 7, 2023Good article nomineeListed
Did You Know A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on August 17, 2023.
The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that former German chancellor Angela Merkel's grandfather likely fought against Germany in World War I?
On this day... Facts from this article were featured on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "On this day..." column on November 22, 2006, November 22, 2007, November 22, 2011, November 22, 2013, and November 22, 2015.
Current status: Good article

Semi-protected edit request on 8 July 2023[edit]

By late 2022, Germany was importing 55% of its gas, 34% of its oil, and 52% of its coal from Russia.[1]

It should be By late 2021..., and that's what's stated in the article from the Telegraph. Tolmount (talk) 18:00, 8 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Paper9oll (🔔📝) 18:09, 8 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. ^ Daniel Johnson (8 April 2022). "Angela Merkel doesn't deserve a quiet retirement". Telegraph. Archived from the original on 12 April 2023.

Interesting sources for future reference[edit]

Economic and labour policy: Actualcpscm (talk) 11:36, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Did you know nomination[edit]

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The result was: promoted by Bruxton (talk) 14:15, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merkel's grandfather in his Blue Army uniform
Merkel's grandfather in his Blue Army uniform
  • ... that Angela Merkel's grandfather (pictured) likely fought against Germany in World War I? Source: "Fachleute wie der polnische Historiker Wolodzimierz Boriodziej bestätigen dieser Zeitung nun, dass es damit nicht ausgeschlossen sei, dass auch Großvater Kazmierczak die Waffen gegen Deutschland erhoben haben könnte" from this article.
    • Reviewed: [[]]

Improved to Good Article status by Actualcpscm (talk). Self-nominated at 11:11, 7 August 2023 (UTC). Post-promotion hook changes for this nom will be logged at Template talk:Did you know nominations/Angela Merkel; consider watching this nomination, if it is successful, until the hook appears on the Main Page.Reply[reply]

That was a typo, fixed! Thanks :) Actualcpscm (talk) 11:50, 7 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Very interesting fact indeed. Congrats on getting an article this big to GA status! Earwig is clear and there are no other concerns I can see so this is good to go.--NØ 18:01, 7 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Actualcpscm: I wonder if the hook should include "former Chancellor of Germany" as a qualifier? Merkel was also the first female Chancellor of Germany. Seems there is much that is interesting about her. But this tidbit about her grandfather is also interesting. Bruxton (talk) 14:14, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pro-Russian policy must be noted somewhere in the lede[edit]

Blocked suspected sock. Clyde [trout needed] 22:26, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

She is not seen favorably at all since 2022, neither in Germany nor elsewhere. This article should note this. Malecide (talk) 16:01, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could you provide some sources for that? It‘s quite a strong claim and would probably need at least two good reliable sources, unless we attribute it as an opinion. Actualcpscm scrutinize, talk 16:15, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Blocking negotiations of accession of Ukraine and Georgia into NATO in 2008 while Russia was still weak, green-lighting Russia's invasion of Georgia afterward, Nord Stream 1 and 2, pushing for Minsk treaties, not doing anything about Russian spy infiltration of Germany, tolerating Putinverstehern in her party etc. Malecide (talk) 05:32, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That’s your own analysis, but Wikipedia is not a place for sharing personal opinions in articles. We can’t write that Merkel is „not seen favorably at all“ based on individual editors objecting to her policies. Actualcpscm scrutinize, talk 09:06, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]