Angela Merkel after being re-elected as head of the CDU in 2002.

Angela Merkel after being re-elected as head of the CDU in 2002.

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The Era of Missed Opportunities A First Look at Angela Merkel's Legacy

Angela Merkel's 16 years as German chancellor have been characterized by crisis after crisis, most of them global in nature. Her intellect has been a critical tool in addressing those challenges, but her follow through left a lot to be desired.
Aus: DER SPIEGEL 36/2021
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Merkel, Trump and other 2018 G-7 participants in Canada

Merkel, Trump and other 2018 G-7 participants in Canada

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Angela Merkel on the World Stage
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Angela Merkel on the World Stage

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Julia Ossko / Eugen Schulz / DER SPIEGEL

Julia Ossko / Eugen Schulz / DER SPIEGEL

Julia Ossko / Eugen Schulz / DER SPIEGEL

Julia Ossko / Eugen Schulz / DER SPIEGEL

Julia Ossko / Eugen Schulz / DER SPIEGEL