Angela Merkel is the first woman Chancellor of Germany. For the last 8 years she has been negotiating German politics, heading the EU (and through a near bankruptcy) and today is also known as the woman who indoctrinated the word “shitstorm” into the German dictionary. She’s also responsible of being the most powerful woman on the planet. The first to reach #2 on the Forbes list. She’s the real deal, from West Germany with Polish and German parents who lived through WWII. She got her degree in Physics and Chemistry and pursued a political career. She is the step-mom of two kids with her second husband’s children and loves soccer (er – football).
- Merkel unusually blunt on Anglo tapes: ‘I have nothing but contempt’ (irishtimes.com)
- Report: Merkel sees no new Greek debt writedown (thestate.com)
- Angela Merkel: youth unemployment is most pressing problem facing Europe (guardian.co.uk)
- 50 Shades Of Angela Merkel (buzzfeed.com)