Podcast My question to Angela Merkel | Episode 4

Merkel, the Snow White killer

In this episode, Emilia tells us about Angela Merkel's political rise in the shadow of Helmut Kohl, and how she freed herself from the man of German reunification to become a major political figure herself.

Published on 29 September 2021 at 12:57

With Angela Merkel’s youth and the beginning of her political career already covered, reporter Emilia will move on to tell us about Helmut Kohl opening many doors for Merkel both within the government and within the party.

Then, after having delved into the so-called “CDU donations scandal”, Emilia will tell us how Merkel managed to save the whole party from sinking and how she showed no mercy to her political competitors. We’ll find out how she took a European stance for the first time before even becoming Chancellor and how she managed to influence the choice of the President of the European Commission who would succeed Romano Prodi without even being at the negotiating table. 

The guests featured in this episode are Jacqueline Boseyn, journalist, speech writer and author of Angela Merkel. Eine Karriere; Michael Schindhelm, filmmaker, curator and former colleague of Angela Merkel at a laboratory in East Germany, and Florence Autret, journalist and author of Angela Merkel. Une Allemande (presque) comme les autres.

🎧 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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