My Favorite Quotes
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 Angela Merkel - “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 Merkel - “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 Merkel - “As politicians we have to react to the fact that many people do not feel that they can relate to the EU.”
 Angela Merkel - “Although the Tories, our British counter-parts, are not in power, so one has to try to work out something with those that are make British politics.”
 Angela Merkel - “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 Merkel - “the woman who thought she had it all in her hands, but let it fall through her fingers.”
 Angela Merkel - “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 Merkel - “you sometimes need time to think and discuss things.”
 Angela Merkel - “Christian Democrats held out hope for a Merkel-led alliance of the two main parties. I do not rule out anybody revising their position, ... we are not playing for time.”
 Angela Merkel - “That was expressly confirmed by both sides today.”
 Angela Merkel - “He promised they would reduce unemployment by two million, ... Instead it grew. That's the truth.”
 Angela Merkel - “Today's Russia is not to be compared with the Soviet Union of back then.”
 Angela Merkel - “We will shape it -- and I have told the Turkish foreign minister this -- in a way that is mutually beneficial to our countries and the European Union,”
 Angela Merkel - “The Union will occupy the chancellery.”
 Angela Merkel - “The Union will occupy the chancellery,”
 Angela Merkel - “The capacity of the European Union to integrate would be overstretched if Turkey were offered full membership. We want friendly relations with Turkey but, mainly, we want honest relations.”
 Angela Merkel - “When you vote, I ask you to do so responsibly and think about who will bring Germany forward.”
 Angela Merkel - “Vote for change because Germany needs a future.”
 Angela Merkel - “Today's vote underlined that as the strongest bloc in parliament, it is up to us to build a government. We are faced with a challenge that is difficult, but solvable.”
 Angela Merkel - “We don't have a TV in our holiday home. During the 2002 World Cup Final I had to ask the people in the village if I could watch the game with them.”
 Angela Merkel - “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 Merkel - “I am not here for women only, but also for women.”
 Angela Merkel - “I regard full membership for Turkey as wrong,”
 Angela Merkel - “I foresee that Germany should in 10 years' time be able to say it is back among the top three countries in Europe.”
 Angela Merkel - “In Spain the planning process takes five or six years but in Germany 15 or 20 years, ... Planning laws must be streamlined.”

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