Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel was born on 1954-07-17 at Hamburg, Germany. Her net worth is $11.5 Million. She is Germany born Politician, Scientist, Physicist, Actor, Chancellor of Germany. She has been seen in movies Angela Merkel - The Unexpected.

Facts of Angela Merkel

Full NameAngela Merkel
Net Worth$11.5 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 17, 1954
Age65 years 10 months
Place Of BirthHamburg, Germany
Height5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
ProfessionPolitician, Scientist, Physicist, Actor, Chancellor of Germany
EducationGerman Academy of Sciences at Berlin, Leipzig University
SpouseJoachim Sauer (m. 1998), Ulrich Merkel (m. 1977–1982)
ParentsHorst Kasner, Herlind Kasner
SiblingsIrene Kasner, Marcus Kasner
NicknamesAngela Dorothea Kasner , Angela Dorothea Merkel , Angela Kasner
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom, Charlemagne Prize, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, Indira Gandhi Prize, Leo-Baeck-Medal, Vision for Europe Award, Grand Cross 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Glamour Award The Chosen Ones
MoviesAngela Merkel - The Unexpected
FacebookAngela Merkel Facebook
InstagramAngela Merkel Instagram
IMDBAngela Merkel IMDB

Quotes of Angela Merkel

1If the euro fails, Europe fails.
2It certainly is dangerous that there are only a few clubs left in Europe that can afford to pay millions. At the end of the day however, the spectators decide the rates of pay - by watching the games and consuming the goods and services advertised on sports TV programmes.
3Eurobonds 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.
4On the one hand, the financial projection is on the agenda - we will see if this problem can be resolved or not. I think it is a right idea to stage a special summit, which would deal with the question of priorities of European politics.
5At this time - we're in a dramatic crisis - euro bonds are precisely the wrong answer. They lead us into a debt union, not a stability union. Each country has to take its own steps to reduce its debt.
6I will not let anyone tell me we must spend more money. This crisis did not come about because we issued too little money but because we created economic growth with too much money and it was not sustainable growth.
7Personally, I think that for example the chemical directive in its present form does too much damage to the chemical industry - especially the medium sized businesses - and will hurt our worldwide competitiveness.
8That makes me think of the 2002 World Cup Final above all else. Nobody thought at the time that our team would get through to the Final against Brazil. We should remember that this summer.
9So Europe needs to be competitive and we also need to be competitive if we wish to remain an interesting economic partner for the United States. This has to be done on the basis of strength, of competitiveness.
10I think that the EU with the Lisbon agenda has put the right emphasis on growth and employment.
11From this experience we have learned that in a big party it is important to have the necessary and often controversial discussions on policy issues such as the health system while in opposition.
12It is a fact that, if I single out Germany, our rate of growth is too low and we have very high unemployment.
13We're saying this to both countries: We want a two-state solution. We want a Jewish state of Israel and alongside a independent Palestinian state. Unilateral measures are not helping at all to bring about this cause, and we agree that we wish to cooperate very closely on this, because as we both say, time is of the essence.
14I see nothing that points to a recession in Germany. But I see considerable long-term tasks ahead of us that have to do with markets regaining confidence in Europe and that have a lot to do with reducing debt.
15In Europe it is particularly important that we build good relations to everyone who holds political responsibility because Europe can only be build together.
16Herr Schroder has conducted two electoral campaigns, and he is doing it again now, by not telling people what is really necessary. He keeps avoiding the difficult and uncomfortable issues, those that imply changes and therefore provoke discussions.
17The people in East Germany have lived through so many changes in the last 15 years like never before in the country, and they did this often with great enthusiasm. But in the West we also have a high degree of transformations.
18The markets want to force us to do certain things. That we won't do. Politicians have to make sure that we're unassailable, that we can make policy for the people.
19Thus, the focus on this main political goal must become more visible in EU politics and to achieve this, we need a political impulse. It must be clear what the priorities on the agenda are.
20I am not an expert in this field but I do try to keep up to date with the Bundesliga. And I do follow World Cups and European Championships more closely.
21I don't carry any early childhood trauma around with me, if that's what you're hinting at. The story of the bicycles - and there were three of them which were stolen from me - I've dealt with it well.
22I felt really sorry for Oliver Kahn. Up to that point he had made lots of saves for the German team. Of course he could have caught the ball but it just happened. It was bad luck. In that situation, you need to be very strong psychologically to carry on.
23For a few years, more people have been leaving our country than entering it. Wherever it is possible, we must lower the entry hurdles for those who bring the country forward.
24It will not be possible to solve the current crisis with euro bonds.
25In 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.
26The euro is our common fate, and Europe is our common future.
27If we remind ourselves of the fact that every fifth American today rightly points and perhaps also with a certain degree of pride to his German ancestry or her German ancestry, we can safely say that we, indeed, share common roots.
28At the beginning of the 60's our country called the foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country. We kidded ourselves a while, we said: 'They won't stay, sometime they will be gone.' But this isn't reality.
29Let me say this on a personal note. Without the United States of America, I would in all probably not be able to stand here before you today.
30We 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.
31Today's Russia is not to be compared with the Soviet Union of back then.
32I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education.
33Politicians have to be committed to people in equal measures.
34It is nonsense to say that Germans are unable to change.
35The problem is, of course, that these interest groups are all asking for changes, but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears when it affects the core of their own interests.
36Above 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.
37Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics knows that earning money isn't the top priority.
38Spying among friends is never acceptable.
39This multicultural approach, saying that we simply live side by side and live happily with each other has failed. Utterly failed.
40I 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.
41That is why everyone in politics, and we do it, must make sure that they do not depend on one single interest group. A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.
42When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.
43The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fats enough.
44I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection, one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe: You should now what our priorities are. For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems.
45Nobody in Europe will be abandoned. Nobody in Europe will be excluded. Europe only succeeds if we work together.
46The willingness to learn new skills is very high.
47Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe.
48As politicians we have to react to the fact that many people do not feel that they can relate to the EU.
49[observation, 2014] The possibility of total digital surveillance touches the essence of our life. It is thus an ethical task that goes far beyond far beyond the politics of security. Millions of people who live in undemocratic states are watching very closely how the world's democracies react to threats to their security : whether they act circumspectly, in sovereign self-assurance, or undermine precisely what in the eyes of these millions of people makes them so attractive - freedom and the dignity of the individual

Quick Facts of Angela Merkel

1As of 2015 has been selected the most powerful woman on the planet for 10 years running by the magazine Forbes.
2One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014].
3Has a look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
4Topped "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" list by "Forbes" magazine for the second year in a row (30 August 2007).
5Born to Horst Kasner, a Lutheran pastor, and his wife Herlind Jentzsch, a teacher, she has an older brother, Marcus, and a younger sister, Irene.
6Appeared on the annual "Time 100" list, "Time" magazine's annual ranking of the 100 most influential people in the world, in 2007 for the second time (4 May 2007).
7Launched a video podcast on her website, making her the first head of state to address her nation via video podcast (8 June 2006).
8Studied physics at the University of Leipzig from 1973 to 1978.
9Is fluent in German, Russian and English.
10In addition to being the first female German Chancellor, she is also the first one to have grown up in East Germany, the first one born after World War II, and the first one with a background in natural sciences. She studied physics, her predecessors law and business.
11Topped "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" list by "Forbes" magazine in 2006 (1 September 2006).
12Ranked in the "Time 100: The People Who Shape Our World" list by "Time" magazine (8 May 2006).
13Spokesperson in Lothar de Maizière's government; the only democratically elected prime minister of East Germany. She made his cousin Thomas de Maizière a member of her government in November 2005.
14From 22nd November 2005 the first female German Chancellor (Bundeskanzlerin).
15Worked and studied at the Central Institute for Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences in the former GDR (1978-1990).
16Candidate to become Chancellor of Germany in the 2005 Federal election. She was minister for women and youth (1990-1994) and for the environment and reactor safety (1994-1998) in the cabinet of Helmut Kohl.
17Is the head of the political party CDU in Germany.

Trademarks of Angela Merkel

1Her index fingers and thumbs are almost always pressed together in photographs of her.

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