Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician who is currently Chancellor of Germany. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union.
Quotes by Angela Merkel
Germany wants peaceful coexistence of Muslims and members of other religions. We feel bound to the Christian image of humanity - that is what defines us. Those who do not accept this are in the wrong place here. In the German football team players from different clubs need to get on with each other both on and off the pitch. In the grand coalition Christian Democrats and Social Democrats sit in the same boat and need to pull in the same direction. We will have to accept a certain degree of legal immigration; that's globalisation... In the era of the smartphone, we cannot shut ourselves away... people know full well how we live in Europe. Eurobonds are absolutely wrong. In order to bring about common interest rates, you need similar competitiveness levels, similar budget situations. You don't get them by collectivizing debts. Today's Russia is not to be compared with the Soviet Union of back then. The willingness to learn new skills is very high. I said, yet again, for Germany, Europe is not only indispensable, it is part and parcel of our identity. We've always said German unity, European unity and integration, that's two parts of one and the same coin. But we want, obviously, to boost our competitiveness. Above all it is important to point out that we can only maintain our prosperity in Europe if we belong to the most innovative regions in the world. The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough.