Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

 

Angela Merkel (born Angela Dorothea Kasner 1954) in Hamburg, Germany grew up in the then German Democratic Republic.
She earned a doctorate in physics in 1978  and later worked as a research scientist  at the Central Institute for Physical Chemistry from 1978 to 1990.

Angela 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.

In 2007 Angela became  President of the European Council and chaired the G8, the second woman to do so. She played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration. One of her priorities was also to strengthen transatlantic economic relations by signing the agreement for the Transatlantic Economic Council on 30 April 2007.

Angela has played a crucial role in managing the financial crisis at the European and international level and has been referred to as “the decider”. In domestic policy, health care reform and problems concerning future energy development have been major issues during her Chancellorship.

She has been married twice and has no children.  Read so much more about this powerful woman on wikipedia.

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