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Birthday tributes display Merkelís power
EU Observer ^ | 18.07.14 @ 09:51 | Valentina Pop

Posted on 07/19/2014 8:24:12 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The celebration began on Wednesday evening during an EU summit: a box of Belgian pralines (that she won’t touch given her diet); a bunch of flowers; champagne; and a German football shirt signed by all EU leaders.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel turned 60 on Thursday (17 July), but kept her cool, no-frills attitude towards the wave of tributes. […]

With unmatched popularity rates and the status of the longest-serving and most powerful of EU leaders, Merkel has achieved remarkable success after starting out as a scientist in the then East Germany. A Forsa poll on Wednesday showed that after more than eight years in power, 59 percent of Germans would vote for her rather than for her Social-Democrat rival and vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel (14 percent). […]

Meanwhile, speculation she might step down before the end of her current term to take up an international top post—the presidency of the EU council or the United Nations—re-emerged earlier this month. …

(Excerpt) Read more at euobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birthday; eussr; merkel; unitedstatesofeurope

1 posted on 07/19/2014 8:24:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

So Does Merkel have a STASI past or does so not? Various dubious posts in the past have tried to besmirch her character by associating her with the Stasi


2 posted on 07/19/2014 8:29:58 AM PDT by DanZ
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To: DanZ

Her actions as Kanzler are bad enough, never mind that she was politically active in any capacity within the DDR (member of the FDJ).


3 posted on 07/19/2014 8:37:20 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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Wow! She could pass for a cool 70!


4 posted on 07/19/2014 8:43:54 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

That she could. I know a lot of septuagenarian women that look younger than Merkel, though.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 8:51:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Merkel is the ONLY world leader that can deal with Putin. She knows all about him and how he works from her days in East Germany and Dresden. She won’t let Putin walk all over her like that poof in the oval office.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 9:59:57 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Olog-hai
Reportedly, she also got a nice present from president Obama:

A new cell phone, complete with very cool apps developed by the NSA…

7 posted on 07/19/2014 10:05:04 AM PDT by cartan
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To: Olog-hai

She must have lived a tough life. She looks older than Hillary and that’s saying something.


8 posted on 07/19/2014 10:11:16 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Olog-hai
A Forsa poll on Wednesday showed that after more than eight years in power, 59 percent of Germans would vote for her rather than for her Social-Democrat rival and vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel (14 percent).
Not a great feat—Sigmar Gabriel, a fat socialist whose nickname is Siggy Pop, is a real Kotzbrocken.

She used to have rivals in her own party, decent conservatives like Roland Koch or Friedrich Merz, but they are all gone: Retired from politics altogether! I have no idea what she did to them to get rid of them. Hope we will find out some day.

9 posted on 07/19/2014 10:14:04 AM PDT by cartan
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Gawd he is so PHONY!!


10 posted on 07/19/2014 10:15:39 AM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: Organic Panic

That’s what the EU wants everyone in the world to believe.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 10:18:47 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

With the current admin changing sides, it’s now up to Germany, Israel, Canada, Australia and Japan to defend the free world.


12 posted on 07/19/2014 11:26:26 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: Squawk 8888

Not all of those listed are on the same side.


13 posted on 07/19/2014 12:21:56 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: cartan
Not a great feat—Sigmar Gabriel, a fat socialist whose nickname is Siggy Pop,

Damn, you preempted my Siggi Pop comment...Germany's Joe Biden...a trash can would poll better.

14 posted on 07/19/2014 1:50:28 PM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: cartan
Merkel in her better days at start of her political career (1980s).
15 posted on 07/21/2014 10:35:31 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: wetphoenix

;-p


16 posted on 07/22/2014 1:46:17 AM PDT by cartan
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