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Angela Merkel Quotes

Angela Merkel Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Angela Merkel
Type:
Statesperson
Nationality:
German
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    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_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    Everyone wants a more simple tax system. But if this means that certain tax breaks have to be cut, people are no longer so enthusiastic. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    From 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. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    Herr 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. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    I 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. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    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_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    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_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    I 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. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    I made it clear to him that I planned to adhere to the tradition where the German-French relationship was given a prominent position. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    In Europe it is particularly important that we build good relations to everyone who holds political responsibility because Europe can only be build together. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    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_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    It 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. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    It is a fact that, if I single out Germany, our rate of growth is too low and we have very high unemployment. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    It is nonsense to say that Germans are unable to change. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    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_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    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_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    That 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. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    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_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    The 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. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    The 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. Angela_MerkelAngela Merkel
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    The unemployed have the weakest lobby. That means their only lobby are politicians so we must make sure we have as few unemployed as possible. Angela_Merkel/21.php">Angela Merkel
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    The willingness to learn new skills is very high. Angela_Merkel/22.php">Angela Merkel
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    Thus, 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. Angela_Merkel/23.php">Angela Merkel
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    Today's Russia is not to be compared with the Soviet Union of back then. Angela_Merkel/24.php">Angela Merkel
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    Whoever decides to dedicate their life to politics knows that earning money isn't the top priority. Angela_Merkel/25.php">Angela Merkel