Angela Merkel: A Chancellorship Forged in Crisis by Alan Crawford, Tony Czuczka

By Alan Crawford, Tony Czuczka

Angela Merkel: A Chancellorship cast in hindrance is the definitive new biography of the world’s strongest girl. Delving into Merkel’s earlier, the authors clarify the reasons at the back of her force to remake Europe for the age of globalization, her fiscal function versions and the reviews lower than communism that colour her judgements. For the 1st time in English, Merkel is absolutely positioned in her ecu context. via specific interviews with prime coverage makers and Merkel confidants, the booklet finds the behind-the-scenes drama of the predicament that got here to dominate her chancellorship, her prickly dating with the U.S. and admiration for japanese Europe.

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At her CDU party convention that month, she criticized “fantasy compensation” for executives. While she didn’t mention him by name, Merkel was speaking two days after the Wall Street Journal reported that Porsche SE Chief Executive Officer Wendelin Wiedeking had been paid about $100 million in 2006. indd 44 28-05-2013 11:06:40 Numbers (Germany’s Subprime Scandal) 45 of the year, opening up a 16-point lead over the Social Democrats – applauded her loudly. Merkel, who governed at the head of a grand coalition of the two biggest parties in what was supposed to be alliance of equals, had found her feet and began to break free.

Aufstieg zur Macht, p. 156. 44. de/hefte/ausgaben-1993/maijuni-1993/der-marsch-zur-macht. 45. Interview in SUPERillu magazine, June 22, 2011. html. 46. cz/en/section/curraffrs/merkels-former-academic-boss-angelais-what-we-call-a-constant-of-motion. indd 40 28-05-2013 11:06:20 Chapter 4 Numbers (Germany’s Subprime Scandal) M erkel was attending the Salzburg Festival in Austria at the start of her traditional three-week summer vacation when the financial meltdown an ocean away intruded. 1 It marked the opening salvo of a financial and economic crisis that would dictate her policy choices for the rest of her time in office, challenges for which she was unprepared at the outset.

22. Leinemann, p. 33 (referenced in Note 12). 23. html. 24. html. 25. Mein Weg, p. 43. 26. html. 27. html. 28. Aufstieg zur Macht, p. 53 (referenced in Note 14). 29. Merkel interview, Evelyn Roll, “Und es war Sommer,” Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, No. de/texte/ anzeigen/4578/1/1. 30. html. 31. Aufstieg zur Macht, p. 65 ff . 32. , p. 70. 33. , p. 112. indd 39 28-05-2013 11:06:20 40 angela merkel 34. html. 35. “Reise nach Angeland” (referenced in Note 27). 36. html. 37. Press conference with Merkel, Berlin, September 17, 2012.

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