Stephan Werhahn remembers playing at the feet of his grandfather as a child. The man was a towering figure in more ways than one. Lionized as Der Alte, or the Old One, Konrad Adenauer was West Germany’s first postwar chancellor, a founder of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) political party and an early proponent of European unification.
Andreas Jacobs, the head of Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Cairo, is among 44 people associated with non-governmental organizations being sued by Egyptian authorities, the Financial Times Deutschland reported.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande put on a show of unity to mark a half century of Franco-German cooperation even as economic malaise in the euro area exposes divergences between the two.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will seek to mask tension that’s dogged attempts to resolve the debt crisis and agree on economic change as they embrace in Berlin amid historic pomp.