Angela Merkel

When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.Angela Merkel

Overcoming 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.Angela Merkel

I 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.Angela Merkel

” target=”_blank”>I 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.Angela Merkel

The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough.Angela Merkel

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.
Angela Merkel

Germany wants peaceful coexistence of Muslims and members of other religions.Angela Merkel

Climate change knows no borders. It will not stop before the Pacific islands and the whole of the international community here has to shoulder a responsibility to bring about a sustainable development.
Angela Merkel

Nobody in Europe will be abandoned. Nobody in Europe will be excluded. Europe only succeeds if we work together.Angela Merkel

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.
Angela Merkel

It is nonsense to say that Germans are unable to change.
Angela Merkel

Let us answer the terrorists by living our values with courage.
Angela Merkel

Today’s Russia is not to be compared with the Soviet Union of back then.
Angela Merkel

Spying among friends is never acceptable.
Angela Merkel

The ‘community method’ can only be applied in those areas in which the European Union actually has competence. Where the community has no competence, the ‘community method’ clearly cannot be applied.Angela Merkel

That 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.
Angela Merkel

The willingness to learn new skills is very high.
Angela Merkel

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.Angela Merkel

This multicultural approach, saying that we simply live side by side and live happily with each other has failed. Utterly failed.
Angela Merkel

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.
Angela Merkel

The euro is our common fate, and Europe is our common future.
Angela Merkel

If the euro fails, Europe fails.
Angela Merkel

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.
Angela Merkel

As politicians we have to react to the fact that many people do not feel that they can relate to the EU.Angela Merkel

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.Angela Merkel
Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics knows that earning money isn’t the top priority.Angela Merkel

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