Podcast My question to Angela Merkel | Episode 9

Leader of Europe and of the free world?

In this new episode of our series of podcast on the outgoing German Chancellor, Emilia tells how Angela Merkel became the reluctant head of Western democracies after the election of Donald Trump as president of the USA, and her thoughts on the Brexit referendum.

Published on 5 November 2021 at 12:06

By now we know all about Angela Merkel’s life and political career up until her famous “Wir schaffen das!”. Now Emilia will tell us all about Merkel switching gears on her Atlanticist side with the arrival of Donald Trump while at the same time being reluctant in taking on the role of leader of the free world after the departure of Obama. 

We will discover why she was against a referendum on Brexit and learn about her determination to show a firm hand throughout the negotiations which unfolded after the victory of the  “Leave” campaign. 

The guests featured in this episode are Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission from 2014 to 2019, previously President of the Eurogroup and Luxembourg’s longest serving Prime Minister; Eszter Zalan, journalist for the EUObserver, and Judy Dempsey, journalist and senior fellow at Carnegie Europe.


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🎧 Listen to What’s with the Austerity Angie?, the seventh episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Financial Crash and Angie: the Reluctant European, the sixth episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Bundeskanzlerin, the fifth episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Angela Merkel, the Snow White Killer, the fourth episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Merkel in a men’s world?, the third episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Where was Angela Merkel when the Wall fell?, the second episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Angie Kasner, a young girl stuck between East and West Germany, the first episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Angie and I, the pilot episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

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