On the night French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost his re-election bid in May 2012, he told crestfallen supporters he was quitting politics. About two years on, he’s having trouble keeping his promise.
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.
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.
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said friendship between their nations is critical to saving the common currency, putting aside until today their differences on solving the euro debt crisis.
On election night in September 2009, Angela Merkel told her Christian Democrats they achieved “something fantastic” by ousting the Social Democrats from Germany’s governing coalition for the first time since 1998.
German Free Democratic Party chief Philipp Roesler resigned today after the FDP suffered the biggest defeat in its postwar history. Christian Lindner, FDP chairman in North Rhine-Westphalia, may succeed him.