For instance, a leading federal politician from Chancellor Merkel’s ruling CDU party, Volker Kauder, made a speech on 27 April about the freedom of religion at Germany’s federal parliament, the Bundestag.
Prior to the airstrikes led by the Western trio, which consists of three countries possessing legalnuclear weapons and being permanent members of the UN Security Council, Chancellor Merkel excluded Germany’s active participation in the possible military action in Syria while stressing that her government supports the need “to send a clear signal that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable.
Furthermore, Chancellor and CDU leader Merkel stated, “there are now four million Muslims living in Germany and they practice their religion here and these Muslims belong to Germany, as does their religion – Islam.
A number of politicians including the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, Vatican Leader Pope Francis, former French President Francois Hollande and the U.
Hence, facts first: recent comments made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and only last week by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, about whether it is not better for the EU to focus more on items best suited for a transnational solution, but leave some, or indeed many other policy making items to the regions and member states.
While the anti-Turkey left in Germany ran propaganda against the AK Party government, the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) slammed Chancellor Angela Merkel for the refugee agreement signed with Turkey.
Originally after the election, only three subsequent scenarios were legally possible: Chancellor Merkel who, albeit in an acting role only still the chancellor, could ask the Bundestag to be elected with a simple majority in a third round of voting and as long as President Frank-Walter Steinmeier would approve she could form a minority government.
This turn of event was not a surprise for some, as following many unsuccessful meetings with US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Merkel called on newly elected French President Macron to increase military cooperation in order for Europe to “take its fate into its own hands.
ith no surprise German Chancellor Angela Merkel won the federal elections on 24th September while major parties, including her own, suffered the worst-ever losses in German political history since 1949.
Le Pen’s most significant competitor Emmanuel Macron made a U-turn from his initial position at the very beginning of the election and, referring to Angela Merkel’s (in)famous statement, said “France is not a multicultural country.
Like Angela Merkel in Germany, the current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was pushed to switch his rhetoric to the right as he published “A Letter to the Dutch,” in which he calls on immigrants to behave normally or leave the Netherlands.