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On 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.
Angela Merkel

Personally, 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.
Angela Merkel

We’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.
Angela Merkel

The 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.
Angela Merkel

I 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.
Angela Merkel

At 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.
Angela Merkel

In many regions, war and terror prevail. States disintegrate. For many years, we have read about this. We have heard about it. We have seen it on TV. But we had not yet sufficiently understood that what happens in Aleppo and Mosul can affect Essen or Stuttgart. We have to face that now.
Angela Merkel

It is a fact that, if I single out Germany, our rate of growth is too low and we have very high unemployment.
Angela Merkel

For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together.
Angela Merkel

I am for registered civil partnerships.
Angela Merkel

I’m someone who is very supportive of us eliminating all discrimination.
Angela Merkel

I am for our not having any discrimination in tax legislation.
Angela Merkel

Multiculturalism leads to parallel societies and therefore remains a ‘life lie.’
Angela Merkel

During the course of 1989, more and more East Germans lost their fears of the state’s repression and chicanery and went out on the streets. There was no turning back then. It is thanks to their courage the Wall was opened.
Angela Merkel

The majority of decisions in Europe are done by unanimity. That’s why it is important to be to have good relations with all parts.
Angela Merkel

You can much better have an influence on the debate when you sit at the bargaining table and you can give input.
Angela Merkel

The European Army is our long-term goal. But first we have to strengthen the European Defence Union.
Angela Merkel

There is no doubt the NATO-Russia Act should remain valid.
Angela Merkel

There are many conflicting interests in Europe.
Angela Merkel

It’s my damn duty and obligation to do everything possible for Europe to find a united path.
Angela Merkel

We know that our life of freedom is stronger than terror.
Angela Merkel

More reforms will give more impetus to German industries to invest in India. German companies want to be treated on par with Indian companies, and creation of an equitable market is crucial for investments.
Angela Merkel

IT companies in Bangalore are a reliable engine of development for India.
Angela Merkel

There are 1600 German companies active in India, and some of them are more than 100 years old. Our companies value India as a location for manufacturing and as a market.
Angela Merkel

Germany has become a country that many people abroad associate with hope.
Angela Merkel

Germany stands in the fight against terrorism at France’s side, united with many, many others. I am convinced that, despite all the difficulties, we shall win this fight.
Angela Merkel
I Am, Fight, Win

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