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Angela Dorothea Merkel (; née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician and a former research scientist, who has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000. She is the first woman to hold either office.

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It is a day of deep reflection on how to go forward in Germany, as chancellor, I will do everything to ensure that this country is well managed in the difficult weeks to come.

Angela Merkel

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We must react decisively, given the latest events, perhaps it is necessary to rethink them ever further.

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2 months ago

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I think it's very clear that we could not reach consensus, but the differences were not papered over, they were clearly stated.

Angela Merkel

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4 months ago

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I have every understanding for peaceful demonstrations but violent demonstrations put human lives in danger.

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4 months ago

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We're united in our will to strengthen multilateral relations at the G20 summit, that we need an open society, especially open trade flows.

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4 months ago

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I have 10 problems.

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It's not only going to be about (economic) growth but rather sustainable growth, we've got to have a 'win-win' situation for everyone. The issues obviously revolve around: how do we achieve inclusive or sustainable growth?

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4 months ago

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If we simply try to carry on as we have in the past, the worldwide developments will definitely not be sustainable and inclusive, we need the climate protection agreement, open markets and improved trade agreements in which consumer protection, social and environmental standards are upheld.

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4 months ago

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The times in which we could rely fully on others -- they are somewhat over, this is what I experienced in the last few days.

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5 months ago

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I have the impression that the country is in a phase of change and that a lot more is possible now than some years ago, but it’s still a long way away from having achieved what we would understand as equality.

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6 months ago

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This is completely out of hand and why it's almost impossible to comment on this. It cannot be justified, sS comparisons only lead to misery because it means the crimes committed by the National Socialists in Germany are rendered much more harmless than they actually were.

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8 months ago

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As difficult as all of this might be, our geopolitical interest cannot be that Turkey -- which is after all a NATO partner -- continues to distance itself from us, that is why it is well worth it to stand for the German-Turkish relationships -- but on the basis of our values, our perceptions and in all transparency.

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8 months ago

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These deep differences of opinion relate to basic questions of democracy and the rule of law. They relate to freedom of expression in Turkey. They also relate to the many journalists that have been jailed for expressing their opinion.

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8 months ago

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Let’s not fool ourselves, from the point of view of some of our traditional partners -- I’m thinking about the trans-Atlantic relationship among others -- there is no infinite guarantee I’m convinced that Europe and the EU will have to learn to take on more responsibility in the world.

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10 months ago

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A situation like the one in the late summer of 2015 cannot, should not and must not be repeated, that was and is our, and my, declared political aim.

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11 months ago

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That was and is our, and my, declared political aim.

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I didn’t say this was going to be simple, that we could just do it. But I am still convinced that we can do it. This is a historic test in a time of globalization.

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1 year ago

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Nobody wants a long period of limbo. Neither the British people nor the European member states, everyone has an interest that the preparations are conducted in a thorough manner, that the positions are clear, and I think it is absolutely understandable that Britain needs a certain amount of time for this.

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1 year ago

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Negotiations with British governments are always taxing, interesting and tactically clever and even while competing with our negotiating strategies we try to work on an equal terms - it's always exciting, i mean even during Britain’s years as a member of the European Union the negotiations with Great Britain were never trivial.

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1 year ago

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But of course the EU and the remaining 27 member states also have to protect their interests, for example, whoever would like to have free access to the European internal market will also have to accept all basic freedoms in return, including the free movement of people.

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1 year ago

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We need structural reforms, we need solid finances.

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1 year ago

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We will have difficult negotiations with Britain, it will not be easy.

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1 year ago

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It is not about more or less Europe but about delivering better results, our citizens often don't understand why we are doing something and what our goals are. All of us want to change this. It is not about changing the EU Treaty, about introducing more laws or less. It's about delivering on our goals.

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1 year ago

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I would like to see what binds us and understand how to use it. That is what the Gotthard Tunnel symbolises, switzerland has not just built a tunnel, but opened a route to the future of Europe.

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1 year ago

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I think here is an exciting piece of German production for 'Industrie 4.0', we must develop this further, if we want to stay in front.

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1 year ago

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I concentrate fully on the tasks of the year 2016, which keep me pretty busy.

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1 year ago

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We stand by the agreement of Minsk and put a lot of importance on its implementation as soon as possible, we still have no stable ceasefire and we must advance on the political process and we discussed in detail the next steps needed.

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1 year ago

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That's not a disputed topic in the coalition.

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1 year ago

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We did not set a date, but Turkey's clear understanding is that, within a few days of returns starting, the one-for-one resettlement (of Syrian refugees from Turkey to Europe) should begin.

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1 year ago

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It ... goes without saying that we stress to Turkey, for example, the importance of freedom of the press (and) the freedom of the Kurds, as important as the necessary fight against ... terror is, (Turkey must take a measured) approach ... for all Kurds.

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1 year ago

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It ... goes without saying that we stress to Turkey, for example, the importance of freedom of the press (and) the freedom of the Kurds, as important as the necessary fight against the PKK's terror is, (Turkey must take a measured) approach ... for all Kurds.

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1 year ago

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There are many conflicting interests in Europe, but it is my damn duty to do everything I can so that Europe finds a collective way.

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1 year ago

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No one can pretend that you can have a common currency without being able to cross borders relatively easily.

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1 year ago

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We made it clear that we are ready to compromise, but always on the basis that we safeguard the core European principles, which include non-discrimination and free movement.

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1 year ago

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We will agree on the EU Turkey action plan today, one main part of this EU-Turkey action plan will be how we can replace illegal migration by legal migration, how we can improve the situation of refugees within Turkey.

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1 year ago

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One main part of this EU-Turkey action plan will be how we can replace illegal migration by legal migration, how we can improve the situation of refugees within Turkey.

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1 year ago

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That means we need a follow up process and that, in my view, must be binding.

Angela Merkel

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1 year ago

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It is remarkable that China ... has given a timeframe for reduction of 2030, but the proposed targets for reduction will not allow us to reach the (United Nations) 2 degree goal. That means we need a follow up process and that, in my view, must be binding.

Angela Merkel

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1 year ago

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A lot will depend on how Volkswagen deals with the issue, i believe VW is working on this with all of its power.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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I believe VW is working on this with all of its power.

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2 years ago

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The pictures of the last few days are not in line with our values, europe must show it is a continent of values, a continent of solidarity.

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2 years ago

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Europe must show it is a continent of values, a continent of solidarity.

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Despite all the understandable disquiet... the basis of the conservative bloc is very well aware that no-one can better steer Germany and Europe through this difficult time than the chancellor.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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Without a doubt Turkey plays a key role, most war refugees that come to Europe travel via Turkey. We won't be able to order and stem the refugee movement without working together with Turkey.

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2 years ago

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Germany can't solve the problem alone but only in cooperation with Europe by a fair division of tasks and with the rest of the world.

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2 years ago

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I think we need to ensure that in our drive to protect the environment we are not damaging our own industrial base.

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2 years ago

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I am deeply convinced that Europe not only needs a redistribution (of refugees), but that, much more, it needs a long-term process for a fair distribution of refugees among member states.

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2 years ago

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We need to establish a European spirit again, i don't think threats are the right way to achieve agreement.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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We cannot wait until the middle of October.

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2 years ago

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Germany, Austria and Sweden cannot solve the problem on their own.

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2 years ago

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I am happy that Germany has become a country that many people outside of Germany now associate with hope, this is something to cherish when you look back at our history.

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2 years ago

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What isn't acceptable in my view is that some people are saying this has nothing to do with them, this won't work in the long run. There will be consequences although we don't want that.

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2 years ago

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The asylum issue could be the next big project where we show whether we're capable of working together.

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2 years ago

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There is no tolerance for those people who question the dignity of others, no tolerance for those who are not willing to help where legal and human help is required, the more people who make that clear ... the stronger we will be.

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2 years ago

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We need a common European asylum policy.

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2 years ago

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The alternative to this agreement would not be a 'time-out' from the euro ... but rather predictable chaos.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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The most important currency has been lost and that is trust, that means that we will have tough discussions and there will be no agreement at any price.

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2 years ago

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We say very clearly that the door for talks remains open and the meeting of euro zone leaders tomorrow should be understood in this sense.

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2 years ago

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We have taken a step towards Greece, now it is up to the Greek side to take a similar step.

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2 years ago

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We have taken a step toward Greece, now it is up to the Greek side to take a similar step.

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2 years ago

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There was the Wall just behind the Reichstag, i lived in East Germany.

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2 years ago

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I can't give any guarantee that that will happen, there's still a lot of work to be done.

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2 years ago

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The message will be: you've got to continue negotiations with the three institutions.

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2 years ago

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Otherwise I don't think there will be a climate agreement in Paris and all of the participants know that.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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I'm optimistic that if we all want it, we'll find a good solution, it's not about losing sleep over this, but about doing our work and creating the necessary preconditions for Britain to remain in the EU.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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Dear Nicolas Sarkozy, dear friends, I would like to send my best wishes for your congress in my name and on behalf of the CDU.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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We will see in Paris that more engagement is needed to really achieve the two degrees goal than what we currently have on the table.

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2 years ago

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It feels good that in a difficult hour like this that we're standing so closely together, dear Francois, I'd like to say a heartfelt 'thank you' in the name of millions of Germans who appreciate this German-Franco friendship.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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I think we now have all our hands full to make this succeed and that's what I'm concentrating on.

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2 years ago

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Thirdly, Mongolia has big neighbours who have their own ideas about infrastructure, i don't think that things are hopeless.

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2 years ago

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It was always clear that much remains to be done. And I have always said that there are no guarantees that what we are trying to do succeeds. It will be an extremely difficult path.

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2 years ago

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However, it must also be said that Europe's credibility naturally depends on us respecting rules and being reliable with each other.

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2 years ago

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It is a glimmer of hope, no more, no less.

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2 years ago

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I cannot imagine any situation in which improved equipment for the Ukrainian army leads to President Putin being so impressed that he believes he will lose militarily.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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I understand the debate but I believe that more weapons will not lead to the progress Ukraine needs. I really doubt that.

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2 years ago

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The progress that Ukraine needs cannot be achieved with more weapons, i have grave doubts about the validity of this point.

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2 years ago

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I have grave doubts about the validity of this point.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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We want to shape security with Russia, not against it.

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2 years ago

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Regardless of what the ECB does.

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2 years ago

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We have a lot of progress in many countries, particularly those that have been through a (bailout) program we have reform efforts in Italy, I say finally ... those are important signals, we have a new course, directed toward business, in France that is good news. But we have also wasted a lot of time, and time is pressing.

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2 years ago

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I don't want to get hopes up too much, it is clear that the ceasefire is getting more and more fragile.

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2 years ago

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The G7 and former G8 group has always viewed itself as a community of values, the annexation of Crimea, which is a blatant violation of the principles of international law, and the events in eastern Ukraine are serious violations of these common values.

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2 years ago

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In spring we will discuss the question how to deal with the sanctions that we decided to impose after Russia's annexation of Crimea, given the current situation, they will remain in place.

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2 years ago

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We will prosecute anti-Semitic crimes by all legal means, and attacks on mosques will be prosecuted rigorously, because we won't be divided by those using Islamist terrorism to cast suspicion on all Muslims in Germany.

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2 years ago

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As chancellor I will protect Muslims in our country. All of us in this house will do that.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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To exclude groups of people because of their faith, this isn't worthy of the free state in which we live. It isn't compatible with our essential values. And its humanly reprehensible, xenophobia, racism, extremism have no place here. We are fighting to ensure that they don't have a place elsewhere either.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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What we need to do now is to use all the means at our disposal as a constitutional state to combat intolerance and violence.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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I have little hope on that front, the other sanctions were introduced in response to the intervention in eastern Ukraine. Fulfilling the entire Minsk agreement is the way to bring about a reversal (of sanctions) here. The entire Minsk agreement must be implemented before we can say these sanctions can be lifted.

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2 years ago

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I think one has to tell people and also the financial markets that I, a German chancellor and also the German government, has always pursued a policy of Greece staying in the euro zone and that also the commitments that we entered into between Greece and the troika, Greece and European member states, were abided by and respected, greece has actually made a lot of sacrifices. For many people in Greece these have been very difficult years. We've come a long way.

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2 years ago

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We need to ... say that right-wing extremism, hostility towards foreigners and anti-Semitism should not be allowed any place in our society.

Angela Merkel

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2 years ago

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We have freedom to demonstrate in Germany, but there is no place for incitement and insulting people who come to us from other countries.

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2 years ago

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Only our own strength, a strong conservative party, can prevent Red-Red-Green from taking power at the federal level in 2017.

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2 years ago

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We have had to witness a shifting of borders in Europe, the annexation of Crimea and the questioning of territorial integrity – a core part of Europe's post-war model. The apparent right of whoever is strongest trumped the strength of law, russia has breached and is still breaching international law...neighboring states are suddenly no longer partner countries but spheres of influence.

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2 years ago

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Russia has breached and is still breaching international law...neighboring states are suddenly no longer partner countries but spheres of influence.

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2 years ago

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We're going to need more patience than we first imagined.

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2 years ago

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We are pleased that this was not put into question by the British prime minister, the proposals that were presented now need to be discussed in detail.

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2 years ago

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Because we have ruled out war, some people may think they can do whatever they like with us, we won't allow this.

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2 years ago

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After the horror of the two world wars and the end of the Cold War, this calls into question the peaceful order in Europe.

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2 years ago

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