The trust she inspires was reinforced last week by pictures of Merkel and her husband, Joachim Sauer, wearing the same outfits they have worn for many years in a row, while they always visit the same hotel and stay in the same room.
In September 2015, Merkel threw open Germany’s borders to thousands of migrants to avoid a humanitarian disaster – a move that later hit her popularity and boosted the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), though her conservatives have since recovered and support for the AfD has dropped.
Martin Schulz, whose Social Democrats (SPD) are lagging far behind Merkel in the polls ahead of a Sept. 24 election, warned against a repeat scenario after more than 93,000 mainly sub-Saharan African and Bangladeshi migrants have arrived by boat in southern Italy so far in 2017, up 17 percent on the same period last year.
“I just looked at a million photos, the photos of her from the last 30 years,” Ms. Peyton said. “I noticed how much her face changed in the last two years, especially in the last two months — there was such pain visible. I was really conscious of that.”
Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s foreign minister, flew home early from a North Sea holiday to announce a “re-orientation” of the country’s policies towards Turkey.
“We want Turkey to be a part of the West, or at least remain in its current position, but it takes two to tango,” he said at a press conference in Berlin.
A very carefully worded diplomatic threat.
On Sunday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would not limit the number of refugees coming into the country. “On the issue of an upper limit, my position is clear,” Merkel said. “I won’t accept one.”
In a world of SJW’s wetting their Huggies and drowning out the voice of sanity with their squeals, it’s easy to give into demands. Anything to make the lard blobs stop crying. Many are tempted to coddle the implings’ feels, and some politicians are doing it despite promises not to. Just ask Angela Merkel.
A blame game over ugly street violence that marred Germany’s hosting of the G20 summit last week spilled into the national election campaign Tuesday as Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the final leader to meet privately with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday prior to the official start of the G20 summit in Hamburg.
He said that mass migration to Europe has only continued after Merkel’s “invitation,” with tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
All six of Germany’s Muslim members of parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage as Angela Merkel faced criticism for opposing the bill and announcing: “Marriage is between a man and a woman.”
The mirror of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) is becoming a new politically correct reality under Chancellor Merkel of Germany. In other words, the manipulation of the media, not focusing on sensitive areas that may highlight non-German race crimes, crushing the freedom of individuals who oppose mass immigration, and other important areas, will now find boundless freedoms crushed by a so-called democratic state. Hence, social media companies will face hefty economic fines if they don’t comply with “a spying state.”
Pope Francis and Angela Merkel share the same aim to “bring down walls,” not build them, and agree on the importance of international treaties and commitment to Africa. This is what emerges from the encounter – a “cordial discussion”, as the Holy See defines it in a brief communique – between Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, received yesterday with her husband, Joachim Sauer in the Vatican apostolic Palace.
Germany will now deport to Afghanistan only criminals and people it considers a threat, after a bombing in the Afghan capitol of Kabul killed at least 80 people, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.
Mrs Merkel, speaking at a conference on sustainable development in Berlin, reinforced Germany’s commitment to tackling climate change and said it was vital not to varnish over differences with allies.
Mrs Merkel did not specifically mention Mr Trump but quoted a 1963 speech by former President John F. Kennedy in Frankfurt, where he told the audience “those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”
In the end it was not mean to be. As discussed on Friday, during Trump’s first G-7 summit, world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron, had hoped to persuade the the US president to endorse the Paris Agreement climate pledge to fight global warming. By the end of the summit – held at a luxury hotel in Taormina, Sicily that was once a Dominican monastery and base for the Nazi air force during World War Two – they realized they had failed, as Trump “underscored his determination to break the global mold” by refusing to follow the Group of Seven line not only on global warming but also by resisting measures on trade.