German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban address a press conference at the chancellery in Berlin on October 11, 2012. Hungary has sought on May 21, 2013 to ease tensions with Berlin after Prime Minister Viktor Orban asked Germany not to 'send in the tanks again' in a recent interview on state radio.
There's obviously a political situation to keep in mind - I don't want to say 'this was 18 points for Angela Merkel' ... But we all have to be aware that it wasn't just Cascada up there on stage (being judged) but all of Germany.
It ought to be like this: the economy is there to serve the people. In the last few years, this hasn't been the case at all everywhere.
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Merkel and Pope talk about a 'strong' Europe
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Merkel shrugs aside new book on communist-era past
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German lawmakers reject boardroom quota for women
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Gedmin: Angela Merkel is the most powerful woman in the world
era of ber-bling, she's distinctly unter-bling. By her own admission, she was a bit of a klutz as a young woman. But Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor for the last 8 years, has quietly become the most powerful woman in the world.I spent a day with Frau Merkel Read more »
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